Friday, October 28, 2011

Calendar Girls October Challenge

Woohoo....it is once again time for our Calendar Girl challenge and our lovely hostess is Tami....I'm so excited because in her challenge she chose to have us use my FAVORITE embellishment...."GLITTER"...heehee...

This is what the challenge read...


:::: OCTOBER CALENDAR GIRLS CHALLENGE ::::

I really cannot believe that it is my turn to host our monthly challenge already! This is such a fun group. I appreciate being a part of it.

Although maybe not a super original idea, I would love to see what Halloween cards the Calendar Girls can make! I have seen so many fun designer papers, stamps and embellishments at the craft stores of late. Fun!


Here are the details……..


Theme: Halloween


Layers: At least three layers somewhere on the card, one layer being a designer paper {I love me some DP}


Colors: Somewhere on your card please use the color purple


Embellishments: Two for sure - and are you ready Carol.....
one needs to be a glitter product *gasp*

Blog Post: Please share what your favorite candy is to receive in your trick-or-treat bag and if you participate in this holiday, please include what fun things do you like to do for Halloween


I am so looking forward to seeing what our great group of Calendar Girls has to offer on this challenge. I can hardly wait!!!


Until then…….


Tami, Miss October

Isn't this just fun...(can you tell I'm excited????)



Well, I decided that since our talented Miss Tami said we must used glitter as one of the embellishments, that I would glitter my card up...lol..(hopefully I didn't overkill)...I chose a Sassy Studio Design digital image and colored her up with my copics...Then I cut her out and used black glitter on her hat and dress...and some of the pieces on the frame. I then took my nestie and made a background from some amazing black glitter paper I got at Target to mount the image on...I used more of the black glitter paper as dsp behind the other two layers. Now in the directions it said to use the color purple on the card somewhere...I decided to use purple mirror paper behind my witch image...(it looks better in real life).

yay me, so far I have everything pretty much covered.....except....I can't find my Halloween embellishments in my messy craft room....bummer...so on the way home from work I stopped at Michael's and many of their Halloween embellishments were on sale so you know what happened next....lol...I of course couldn't decide on just one thing so I ended up buying two different packages of embellishments...(glittered of course).  I used the purple witch on the front to hold the flap of the joy fold card down and the ghost to highlight the word ghost on the dsp in the front...Inside I used a black cat and a gold broom to surround the SU sentiment...

Now for the next part...I have always loved to get snickers as treats and for treats, so I guess that would be my favorite thing for my treat bag...I also love to light up pumpkins and decorate the house a bit for all the cute little trick n treaters that come our way...(last year we had 250)...I've scaled down a bit since we get soooooooooo.....many but I still do have fun....especially now that my granddaughter comes over and goes out trick n treating (I generally make her costume like I did for her mom and auntie growing up)...

I hope you enjoyed the card....please stop by all the rest of the calendar girls blogs....I am sure you won't be disappointed...

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

11 comments:

:: BlueInks :: said...

Carol, I love your blog post and card!!!

I just *knew* you would be the Glitta Soul Sistah! You have the touch to make the glitter look good and never too much.

Your embellies are just perfect for the card. Great job!

Darlene said...

Just beautiful Carol!! Such a little vixen that image-and you colored her to perfection. Oh, can you EVER use too much glitter??? LOL Really, your card is simply great!
Have fun with Little Miss this year!

April said...

I cannot believe it.....check out my immie.....lol. You are such an enabler to me!

Your card rocks. And I don't think YOU could ever over do glitter!!

Barb said...

Oh Me Oh My! What an awesome card. That image is perfect and I bet I am going to see the same one on another card.................

Love the design of your card--and all of the glitter--that Rocks! I too have some of the Target glitter paper and need to use it!

You sure did a great job with this month's challenge and I knew you would!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

WOW!!! I am in awe! Your card is so soooooooo sparkly, BOO-ti-ful, and Perfect!!! Love all the glitter (never too much on someone else's cards. Mine? Well, I guess there's NEVER too much there either, because glitter still scares me! Tee Hee!)

Your image is such a fun one and I love the way you cut her out and mounted her on purple mirror paper. Love the shopping element...... ummmmmmmmmm... I mean EMBELLISHMENTS on your card, too! Fun!!!!

Have a Happy Halloween, Carol, and snicker some for me, too. ;)

Lorie said...

Oh, there's that sexy witch again! Absolutely stunning card, Carol! 250 trick or treaters? Oh my goodness! I'm guessing you don't even get a second to sit down until the porch light is off!

~Paola~ said...

Holeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee GLITTER!!!
definetly perrfect card from our in house Glitter Queen!!
As always U AMAZE me!!
This card ooozezzzz Halloween beauty from the inside out!! Such a perfect image!
WELL DONE MY FRIEND!!!! :o)

MiamiKel said...

Awwwwwwwwwwesome Witchy poo beauty! I love it!! I love all the glitz and glitter - SOOO YOU!! She is colored up just beautifully and this layout is rockin' da witches house! What a fun, fun card! Happy H'ween to you, my friend! x0x0

Terry said...

You sure do love glitter, and you do it well Carol!! I love all the sparkles on your card! If that were mine, I'll bet you any money that half that glitter would be on my face....in my hair....all over my clothes....all over the floor....

Awesome job as always ☺ I love it ♥♥♥

Terry

djones said...

I love all your glitter!! You are truly the Glitter Queen!!!! What a fantastic image and your coloring is beautiful. Love all the Halloween embellishments!

Melina said...

great image! love the colors you used :)