Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Haunted House and Cupcake Delights!

Happy Tuesday everybody!

The house is officially sided now. They just delivered the new shutters and put them all up. They look so good! They are my favorite color, green. I really think they set the house off. I can hardly wait for Jason to get home and see them.

Yesterday and today have been crazy busy. I made 18 broom (brown bag) treat bags for the kids coming to our party on Saturday and 62 mini treat bags for the party. I also finished up the main body of Izzy's costume, don't worry I will get tons of pictures, and made two challenge cards for today. I am exhausted. I can't wait for the party to be over, but I am also dreading it because it has been so much fun to plan.

Izzy has discovered that feeding and/or watching Tuxy eat is the best thing in the whole world. Poor Tuxy can no longer eat without a little girl hovering anywhere from 1 to 3 inches away from his face. I wouldn't be able to eat, but Tuxy doesn't seem to mind. I also think that the two of them are scheming together. Today I put Tuxy in the bathroom while the guy was here to install the shutters and I look up ten minutes later and he is running around again. Izzy had let him out of the bathroom. She has figured out that all she has to do is push on the door and it will open. This of course means dogs escaping and no privacy in the bathroom for Mommy.

Now on to the stamping. It felt so good to be stamping again today. I really missed it yesterday! My first card is a Halloween card that was created for this week's Freaky Friday Challenge over at Sunflower Studios. You are supposed to create a card using black, dark orange, olive green and purple as the main colors. It was so much fun as those are the colors that are in my Halloween papers.

Isn't it creepy and cute all wrapped in one? The idea for this card actually came from a class at The Inkspot that I was unable to attend. :( I fell in love with the stamp and the pop up card and asked Julie there to hold back a stamp for me if there was any extras and there were. Yeah!!! I started this card off by stamping the House by Imaginations! on two pieces of Halloween DP and a piece of dark purple card stock. I then paper pieced the house together. I used my black marker to highlight different moldings on the house. I then attempted to make a pop up card. I have not perfected the construction yet, but when I do I will post the tutorial on my blog. I made the box part out of purple card stock and covered it with DP. I then added the tree buttons and the ghost button to the house and punched out a black bat with my Martha Stewart punch. I finished the card off by printing off the sentiment and adding it to the front with some metal hardware and brads. I added a punched out bat and pumpkin to either side. It really turned out well, and it was super fun to make!

The second card I made was for today's color challenge over at SCS to use pink, olive green and brown. I knew that I immediately wanted to create something that was yummy and dug out Mimi's Bake Shoppe by DeNami Designs. Can you believe I haven't inked it up yet?

I started off by stamping Mimi on a piece of whisper white and coloring her in with my prisma color pencils. I then adhered her to a piece of DP. I cut out a piece of brown card stock to resemble a window frame and adhered it to the top. I then cut out another rectangular piece of brown card stock and adhered a piece of pale blue card stock behind it. I added a brad and some steps (green card stock) to the left to make it look like a door to a shop. I stamped the sentiment "delish" from Merry Muffins by Eclectic Paperie. I then stamped the second sentiment from the same set on a piece of whisper white and mounted it on a piece of DP. I threaded through a piece of black ribbon and attached it to the brad/doorknob. I wanted it to look like a sign hanging from the door. I then cut out a fence from whisper white and popped it off the window. The finishing touch was to punch some DP with my scalloped edge punch, draw lines and pop it off the top to make it look like an awning. Don't you just want to go inside and get something to eat? Ohhh, I am hungry.

Well this is the end for me today. Thanks as always for stopping by and leaving comments. I enjoy every one!


Joy said...

This turned out ADORABLE! :)

Cassie said...

this both leave me speechless!!! amazing!! you won my blog candy so email me your address so I can get it mailed to you! casslarson at suddenlink dot net

Paula Still said...

OMG ... these are so cute, unique, inventive, totally awesome!!! I want to be the recipient of these cards! I don't have any blog candy to hand out, but will a Kit-Kat tempt you to send them to me? LOL!!

Kristine B. said...

WOW!! I'm so not into halloween, but your haunted house is SOO IMPRESSIVE!! I'm just blown away at all the detail you have going on. FABULOUS talent you have :)

Leigh O'Brien said...

OMG! That is one super awesome card, Janna! I just love it. Way way way way cool. Thanks for playing again!