October 25, 2015

Pile It On #92 - Cute or Spooky


It's been a while since I've posted anything crafty, so I'm excited to do so today.  It's been a CRAZY month, to say the least.  We've wrapped up all of our college visits, visited Kansas City to see the Broadway play Wicked, went to the zoo in Omaha, and had senior pictures taken yesterday.  Whew!  I'll be excited to have some down time.  That won't come for another couple weeks, as her birthday is next weekend and then mine is the following, but I'm trying to enjoy every last minute that I can with my girl.  I'm happy, and excited, and sad and much more emotional than I thought I'd be.  How is it that I'm almost an empty nester, when just yesterday I brought her home from the hospital?!  Goodness, how time flies!  *sigh*

With today being Sunday, the new Pile It On challenge has been posted.  This week's challenge is Cute or Spooky.  We're sponsored by Sami Stamps, and the winner will get a digi of their choice.  Here is my card.

I think it's cute and a little spooky.  You can ask anyone who knows me, I dislike spiders, with a passion.  I though this flower image was perfect for the challenge this week.  I colored it with my Copics and SU! Blendabilities, and added some sparkle with my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.  Here is a close up, so you can kinda see it.

I think it's lovely, in real life.  It's very sparkly, and I didn't have to worry about using glitter, which I also dislike with a passion. lol  Once I was done coloring, I chose some Halloween themed papers and used some of my favorite dies.  This card came together quite quickly, and turned out exactly how I had pictured it in my head.  Love it when that happens! I'm going to submit my card for the following challenges:

Sami Stamps #30: Anything Goes
Mojo Monday #420: Sketch
The Challenge #47: Inspiration Photo
Stamp, Ink, Paper #19: Tic Tac Toe (I chose sequins, Halloween & patterned paper)
Addicted To Stamps #167: Make Your Mark
4 Crafty Chicks #269: Happy Halloween
Cute Card Thursday #369: Anything Goes
Fusion Challenge: All Hallow's Eve
Time Out Challenge #42: Inspiration Photo
Card Mania #73: 1 digi, 2 patterned papers, 3 embellishments

I do hope you'll head over to the PIO blog to see what my friends have put together for you this week.  They're all pretty awesome.  Maybe your schedule will allow you to join us for this weeks challenge too.

Have a wonderful day!

What's In It?
Paper:  MFT Black Licorice Cardstock, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, SU! Pumpkin Pie Cardstock, Pebbles Tricks and Treats Patterned Paper
Stamps: Sami Stamps Spooky Flower 2, Winnie & Walter Moonlight
Ink:  Mister Huey's Tannenbaum, SU! Blendabilities Pumpkin Pie & Old Olive, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen, Copics: YR12, YR15 & G43
Accessories:  Maya Road Natural Twine, Recollections Orange Paper Flowers, Pretty Pink Posh Silver Sequins, MFT Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banners Dies, MFT Blueprints 20 & Blueprints 21 Dies


Julie B said...

Must invest in some of these WoS as I always manage to get glitter everywhere!
Spiders don't bother me but I know lots of people who do including a few blokes.
Thanks for making your mark at ATSM this week. :)

Lori Turner said...

Awww...Steph, this is super cute! And ya...a bit spooky lol - I share your dislike of spiders UGH...they are creepy little things. Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

stampwithsandy said...

Your card is both cute and spooky, Steph! I love the spider and web coming off the blossom, and your patterned paper and embelishments are awesome! Thanks for playing along with my tic-tac-toe challenge at Stamp Ink Paper!

Lori said...

What a great non-traditional Halloween design! Love the sparkle on the flower image. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

Maggie Mata said...

Just a marvelous card...everything from the mad color skills to the cute spider hanging from the flower.

sandie said...

You rocked the challenge! And your colouring is superb and I love the touch of sparkle. Thanks for joining Fusion and Time Out

Carolyn Lindenmayer said...

Hi Steph, I think your Halloween card is rather cute. Love the image here with the spider off the flower and the theme carried thru of the web on the background paper. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper. Carolyn xx

AJ Bodine said...

Beautiful, I love the clean look with the bursts of color and sparkle!

Marlena M. said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! My word, it's amazing how you can make "eek" look so pretty! ;) I feel your pain...my girlies grow up way too fast. I still see glimpses of their toddler giggles and expressions in their teen years. ;(

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally awesome card Steph! You inspired me to play along!

Neets B said...

Love this...spooky does glam! Wonderfully put together and I love the added Wink for shimmer.
Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

Jill V said...

Wonderful card! I love how you balanced the spooky elements (spiderwebs) with the classy elements (roses) - great design! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play along with us! Jill

Kathy said...

Stunning! I love the layout and the sparkle of the wink of stella. Thanks for joining us at Sami Stamps.

scrapfantazje said...

Great card!
Thanks for joining us at the Card Mania Challenge!
Marzena DT

chanya13 said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Sami Stamps.

Unknown said...

This is such a fantastic card with great coloring and papers, love it! Thank you for choosing a Sami Stamps digi for your card and for sharing it at Sami Stamps challenge.
Sami Stamps DT

Lisa Kind said...

That is a very cool image! And I love your card (I don't like spiders either!). Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

sandie said...

Congrats on getting HM at Time Out x