Monday, October 1, 2012

Boo to You

Hi friends!  Welcome to October and the first Monday of the month!  That means it's CONTEST time over at Mojo Monday!  We hope you'll have time to show us your take on this week's sketch, for a chance to win some Verve of your very own!


Since it's October (even though I have no idea where the summer went!!!) I thought I'd kick things off with a little Halloween card.  Boo to You is the October stamp of the month over at Verve and it's 40% off all month long!  It's funny, when I designed this set last year, the twin ghosties were inspired by the twins I was carrying.  Now the boys are here and they totally remind me of this image in the wee hours when they're trying to wiggle free from their muslin swaddle blankets!  So cute!

Anyhow, I used a Spellbinders die I bought sometime before or after the twins were born and just now "rediscovered".  I thought it was perfect for a little Halloween theme.  The papers are some old Prima papers from my miscellaneous drawer and I added some wide striped ribbon from SU!  A little doodling and distressing with a gelato and a baby white kept things from looking to stark and I finished off with a little Zva flourish of bling.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  We've got a few plain janes we're releasing this Saturday for World Card Making Day, so I've got some crafty time in the studio ahead of me this week.  Woohoo!  Have a fabulous week!

Enabler's List
Stamps:  Boo to You (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Dude Collection (Prima), Black (SU!), cream
Ink: Black (Mix'd Media), black micron pen, black gelato (Faber Castell)
Accessories:  Star Circles and Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), rhinestone bling (Zva Creative), baby wipes, clear detail embossing powder, distressing tool, wide striped ribbon (SU!), rhinestones

15 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Julee, this is fabulous! Love the distressing and the sponging you've done! Those dies are fantastic too. Don't think I've seen those before....very cool!

scrappingnana said...

So cute. Love the sketch and all the layers.

Ravengirl said...

Very cute! When I saw your post title, I thought of the twin ghost image and just now put it together, before I read the text in your post, about the inspiration for the set!

Marisa said...

Wonderful as always, Julee! I don't think I have ever seen those nesties - they look great on the card and love the paper pieced ghosts. Great sketch and card :)

Lee-Anne said...

Love the star edged nesties on this, Julee! The little punched stars with the gemstones are such a great embellie! Love the doodling and distressing! Fab design as always!

Lisa said...

absolutely love this adorable halloween card!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Julee.

Hugs Riet.xx

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous, Julee! Love how these ghosts appear to be in the spotlight!

Katy said...

Boooo! I love the little ghosts and the grungey effects. Katy xx

Heather Cooper said...

So cute! Love these colours together and all the amazing details.

stampndeb00 said...

Julee, your card is just sooo cute. I love the star circles those are just awesome. Deb

Traci Williams said...

So fun, truly enjoying the layers!

DIANA L. said...

OMGoodness this is amazing those papers are great but what a fun Halloween card
Thanks for the fun challenge. Great Design Team inspiration
DIANA L
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Patrice said...

Great use of the sketch - I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week and enter my washi tape giveaway!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/10/52-card-pickup-week-40-and-giveaway.html

Ellen said...

love those ghosts and papers! A fabulous halloween card!