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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

THE WEDNESDAY EVENING POST FOR OCTOBER 2, 2013

Hey All!


October is finally here!!!  For those of you who are observant, you noticed two new elements that I've added to my blog.  The first element is the YouTube video of the song This Is Halloween from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas.  Just press the small play button and enjoy my most favorite Halloween song!  You'll also see right below it the Halloween countdown clock!  Both are located to your right in the side bar at the top.

On to the post. . .


My sister's birthday was yesterday and this is the card I made for her.  I created another one of those punch pumpkins from an oval Spellbinder's die.  However, I got a little creative with this one and embossed that great leafy swirl pattern across the front of it.  It is embossed with Zing sparkly copper glitter embossing powder and it is so sparkly.  Added two patterned paper panels behind it and a 3-D happy birdaty banner (made from scratch and embossed with the same ep).  The card is a 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 square.  I love how my pumpkin turned out.


Ahhhh. . .the dark side of House Mouse. . . .BBBWWWWAAAAAAAHAHAHAHA.  There is a lot of fussy cutting going on here!  Both main images are cut out and attached with dimensionals.  The fence is a die by Spellbinders as are the grave stones.  The specialty box is called a Flat Backed Treat Box and is a tutorial on SCS by my own blogging buddy Patti J. from Cherrish Each Precious Day.  You can find the tutorial HERE.  It is a great, well written tutorial and these have so many ways to use them.  I added some mini Reeses in the little box.  Can you imagine this with a (dare I say it now) Christmas scene?

This is just a simple Autumn note card.  I started with a scratch piece of card stock and stamped the script writing on it.  Then I used a leaf punch and punched 3 leaves from it.  Then just distressed them a bit with Distress inks.  Ran the background piece through in a CB embossing folder for a wood grain look, attached the leaves with dimensionals, added the copper brad and twine, and completed it with the little hello tag.

Pic of the Week
SHOTSY THE GIANT VAMPIRE SCHNAUZER
Hope this post finds you all well and happy.  I'll be back to visit you again this week to see what you've been up to. . .I hope I find that there are lots of Halloween and Fall projects to look at!

Hugs,

Curt

"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."

22 comments:

Patti J said...

That is one very handsome vampire in your pic of the week! Scratch his ears for Aunt Patti! I'm sure Ethan your sis loved her Birthday card...belated wishes to her! You are a good brother :-) How fun your little box is! Very ghoulish and spooky! Wondered where your countdown was...glad to see it on your sidebar! Have a great weekend, dear friend!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Hi Curt! Love the cards, but the Vampire really made me smile! Is this the one who got you with his fangs?? Tee,hee! Love, love, love the scary house meece.

Hugs!

Diane said...

Well, lovely cards, but I think Shotsy takes the show this week, LOL!! My daughters birthday is today, MY GOD, an I really that old...it's "her birthday" and I am worrying about my age!!! Love the cards, the house mouse has to be my favorite...love it!!...So fun to see your Halloween cards...love them...lots!!!!!

ursula Uphof said...

Very creative Halloween cards, Curt, but as I am not into it, I do like your fall card with the leaves. Love how you made the leaves. Have a great week and take care, Hugs, Ursula

Audrey Frelx said...

OMG, I love the pic of Shotsy as a vampire and he soooo looks the part... hee-heee!

Curt, the cards are amazing! I'll have to get some of the glittery Zing embossing powder, it looks fabulous; and, your fussy cutting -- wowzers!

Hugs, my friend!

Beth Norman said...

Love Shoty's photo. He's such a sport! Your cards are great. I also like the way your pumpkin turned out.

richardbreaks said...

Curt--Loving your projects this week! The sparkles o the pumpkin are fantastic. Your text covered leaves are really terrific, too!

What a good Shotsy! So adorable!

Mary said...

Those little House Mouse characters are so cute! Of course, I like fall and the cooler weather that comes with it, so I really like the fall leaves. Cute way to decorate a pumpkin, I bet your sister loved her card too! Hope all is well with you and your tribe, blessings.

Bonnie Weiss said...

Holy crap ... I just lost it when I got down to Shotsy's photo! Too stinkin' cute and funny!!!! I am going to post his photo on Pinterest, if it's ok with you.

Bet your sister loved her card. Does the "Halloween Thing" run in your family?? So glad it's not contagious because when I come down there to stay with you for a while, I want to make sure that I don't come back liking Halloween!

Please do dare to say Christmas! At least then, Halloween will be over! That aside, your creation is very cute ...must be the mice.

The leaves card is well executed Curt. All of our trees up here are full of colour right now. Like the woodgrain background you used.

Erin Morley said...

Curt when I saw your House Mouse card I awed out loud! So cute. I really liked your "simple autumn" note card as well. I really should pull out all my woodgrain stuff and get movin'. Inspiring as usual.

Krissy said...

Shotsy makes an adorable vampire! Too fun! Great cards, as always. I really love the pumpkin card. I think I'll have to break out my oval Spellbinders today and give it a try. My birthday is in a few weeks, I think you just gave me inspiration for my thank you cards. Thanks, friend! Have a great week!

Miranda said...

OMGoodness Curt, your cards are AMAZING as usual. I love the flat back treat box, I'll have to give it a try for my grandsons. Halloween is my favorite holiday, well next to Christmas! LOL Have a great week! Can't wait to see what you create next week!!!!

Jackie said...

This is my favorite time of year on your blog! Your cards are lovely and I agree that Shotsy steals the show this time. I can't wait to see what you come up with next week...bwhahahaha.

Sonja said...

Hello Happy October to you, please forgive me for getting here late... I had a long busy day yesterday and today I am so behind... tired and just not moving very quickly...so here I set with my tea and the most inspiring place I know... Love you Curt you are amazing
Now onto your post as you say...lol Well #1 is so simple with elegance in the perfect proportion... love it and I will be casing with your permission...
#2 OH MY I admire your fussy cutting and your abilities so cute in a spooky sort of way : )
#3 is very cool again something I might be able to achieve...I love it when you shown me I CAN DO THIS...

Oh and the picture made me smile all the way from my heart... so awesome your boys are...

Thanks for enjoying this month as much as I do...
Have a Spook tac ular time enjoying it ...

Hugs from Soni ...

Linda said...

Shotsy looks adorable. I love the beautiful cards. Your sister's is amazing! and I love that the dark side of House Mouse. That cracked me up. Thank you for sharing.
Have a wonderful week!

Myrna said...

Curt
Still not a big fan of Halloween but am enjoying making a few cards with all the great elements there are out there and so, I do love your House Mouse vampires.
The leaf card is lovely and your sisters card is really gorgeous.
Now that is one patient dog!! He makes a great Halloween mascot.
Myrna

Anonymous said...

I CAN SEE WHY YOU LOVE THE VIDEO/SONG & COUNTDOWN CALENDAR...ALL PERFECT FOR THIS POST. LOVE THE "SPOOKY" CARD, AND OF COURSE JULIE'S SPECIAL CARD. GREAT POST AS ALWAYS...LOVE YOU, MOM

lisa808 said...

The embossed stamping on the punch pumpkin looks very elegant. Love your HM card! I'm going to have to try your script-print leaves. tfs the idea.

Cool trick-or-treat vampire!

Sharon Madson said...

I thought I would visit your Blog again, and I can't believe how all out for Halloween you have gone! Wow! Anyway, those Autumn treat boxes are great as well as that awesome card for your sis. Love your Best Shot Slide show too. This is such a great interesting colorful Blog.

Carmen O. said...

Oh Curt! Your sister's birthday card is exquisite. What a fab idea to add the embossed swirl on the pumpkin. Oh and a card that holds treats? Hmm I think I may have to give that tut a try. I also have a leaf die, so I'm always in search of great ideas on how to use it. Shotsy is adorable. Some day I'll live somewhere where I can have a dog. Thanks for always inspiring me and congrats on being stamper of the week. What a great honor and so well deserved!! Hugs Carm

Ellen said...

Shotsy looks spookacular all decked out for halloweening! A fabulous collection of card Curt! Love the elegant pumpkin and those adorable mice! Nicely done! Have a wonderful week!

Gail said...

Hmpfh!
Where the heck was I last week?
Good Gawd, I so look forward to your posts, and cards!
If that vampire came to my door I'd empty all the treats into his bucket!