Monday, August 31, 2009

Trick-or-Treat Sweeties!!

Happy Monday my favorite stampin' friends! Did ya have a terrific weekend? Our's was pretty darn good even if we did end up getting more rain, hee hee! On Saturday, hubby took our son to the Open House at our local airport to see old bombers & war planes--they had a blast & got to go on many of them. Hubby called and asked if he & Riley could go on an actual flight on one of the bombers for $800--LMBO--I said "no way Jose"! Are you kiddin' me--we could all fly to the West Coast for that much money! Once they got home, we all went and finished up all the school shopping (hurray) including school supplies--only thing left is to get Alexa one more pair of flats for school. Yesterday we just hung around the house and enjoyed the almost fall-like weather (gasp--not ready to say goodbye to summer yet)! The kids have eye exams, dental appts & school orientations this week---nothin' like good ole' mom cramming everything in the week before school, LOL! Gotta fit in haircuts somewhere too--although my son says he's growing his hair out "a la surfer style", not sure about that but we'll see!


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So today I have 2 Trick-or-Treat cuties for ya! I just ADORE & LOVE these new Fall SugarPlum stamps by CC Designs (available HERE on September 7th)--each one is just too cute for words! On this lil' pumpkin card I used the girl Sugarplum and made her costume a "giraffe", but she would be cute as a lil' "cow" as well!

The pumpkin was made using my largest oval nestability to make 3 ovals & then I shaded the edges. The middle oval is attached with dimensionals so it pops just a bit. The vines were made with my scroll punch (love this punch--buy yours HERE) and then I free-hand cut out the stem. She's colored with copics & then I added stickles to her tummy and the stem, the pumpkin bag got a coat of diamond glaze & then stickles on top! The sentiment is from PTI's "Spooky Sweets" set--perfect for this lil' image! Isn't she cute--I just love how this one turned out!

Side view of my pumpkin card--I simply scored a 1" scor-line across my cardstock using my Scor-Pal & folded & attached to the pumpkin with Scor-Tape to make the card. Easy Peasy!


Second fun card uses the lil' Sugarplum "mummy" image (available HERE on Sept. 7th)--too cute I tell ya! I used my Nestabilities Mega Labels 8 to make the cool shaped card! I forget who the bat dp is by (from last year's scraps) but I created a faux "mummy wrap" by cutting strips of PTI's shimmery silver cs & attaching to the dp. I added some actual medical gauze behind the image for fun & texture & the bats are from a Martha Stewart punch. The sentiment is from PTI's "09' Halloween Tags" and I used my smaller pinking circle nestabilities as a back mat.
Even though he's a cute mummy he had to have a lil' bit of shimmer a la Suzanne style, hee hee! So I gave him a good coat of Pixie Dust Shimmerz on top for just a soft shimmer. Spooktacular I say!


Have a Boo-tastic Day!!
hugz,
Suzanne

29 comments:

  1. Looooove your cards, they are so cute and wonderful!

    Have a fabulous week!

    Big hugs,
    Aud

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  2. 2 Fabulous cards and the pumpkin is wonderful, what a great idea.
    Love Paula.

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  3. Oh, boy! Are these ever CUTE! That pumpkin really gets me. It was so clever of you to make it with the Nesties! That is why YOU have a blog and I do not! LOL! You have such creativity! I can't wait for the release of these stamps but I bet my wallet can! LOL!

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  4. Oh they are both fantastic but I love, love little mummy boy, how cute is that. Thanks for the inspiration. Sandi

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  5. Fab cards Suzanne,very sweet and funny images, and so lovely colours too.
    Very clever to make it with the Nestabilities!
    hugs Ula

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  6. These 2 cards are just lovely. I so enjoy your blog and visit every day!

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  7. Suzanne, these are absolutely spooktacular! I lovey the mummy detail in background of your card.

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  8. Wow, you have a busy week comiong up! My boys start pre-school next week, so I need to get last minute goodies too :)

    Your cards are SOO SOOO SOOOOO cute! I have to get those stamps - love how you made the cow into a giraffe! Thanks for sharing :)

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  9. *Love Your cards!!! So adorable and lovely!

    Hugs

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  10. wauw love the pumpkin card! it looks amazing!

    hugs
    daisy

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  11. Both adorable! Love the pumpkin....& those Sugarplums are just the cutest!

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  12. SERIOUSLY ADORABLE CARDS!!! Awesome, Suzanne!
    Blessings!
    ~H

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  13. Awesome! I especially love those pumpkins you made, and as always your coloring is "to die for"! I'm so glad you made the tutorial on the "Bow Easy". I have one, but haven't had the nerve to try it yet! Big THANKS!

    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  14. What darling cards! Those stamps are just soooooo doggone cute! Love em!
    Huggies ~
    Sharron

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  15. Ooh ooh ooh, Suzanne, these are 2 of the cutest shaped cards. And those images are soo... adorable. Perfect colours for both cards--fabulous shade of orange. Goes without saying that your colouring is awesome.

    Hugs.
    Norma

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  16. Hi Suzanne,
    I adore your cards today! They are so very cute. LOVE that you made your own pumpkin and told us how - thank you! And the bandaide mesh is a wonderful idea as is the sparkly card stock. These really rock for the kids!!
    Hugs, Candy

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  17. Hi Suzanne! Love love love this card. These images are too cute and I love how you made your pumpkin. I am SOO copying that! How do you come up with this stuff?!! Peace, Angela

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  18. Darling cards! I love both backgrounds so much. They don't distract from the image but are amazing in their own right. WELL DONE!

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  19. oh so cute! LOVE your giraffe girl Suzanne! what an adorable idea!!! oh, I still haven't inked mine up, I'm so wanting to, but here I am, on this computer! no hope for me! lol
    Pam Going Postal

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  20. That pumpkin card is just the cutest!! I am sorry, but I am going to have to steal (I mean case) that one!!
    ~lacey

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  21. Oh Suzanne, my goodness, I love these super cutes cards. Those CC Design images are so attractive!
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  22. Suzanne ~ Your cards are AWESOME!! Of course, your coloring ROCKS ... but the pumpkin card blew me away. :)

    I love how you inked the edges of your pumpkin ... do you recall what ink you used?

    Thanks for the ongoing inspiration!!



    Judy

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  23. SUZANNE! This is just too stinkin' cute! One more beauty for Suzannes "Hall of Fame"!
    hugs,
    Pam

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  24. I just love Halloween! I love the fabulous pumpkin card! Gonna have to try that out with my nesties! Thanks for inspiring me!!

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I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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