Friday, September 9, 2011


can you see the ghost charm, the twine bow is covering its face
I am so excited for lots of reasons.
The biggest reason is that this post is as Guest Designer for Taylored Expressions sketch challenge #146.  Yippee!!!  A big thanks for Taylor for this fun opportunity. 
Would you like to know why else?  Well, you know I'm going to tell you whether you want to know or not.  It's time to be making Halloween cards.  Of course if you go by the stores you could have been starting your Halloween decorating two months ago.  But Moi, I think September is the time to start your planning. 
And the last reason I'm excited is because I got to use that funky ribbon, there's not to many places you can use cockroaches as decoration.
Is it possible that you just aren't feeling Halloweenish yet?  Well, you can make any kind of card you'd like, just follow the sketch.  It's posted on Taylor's blog.  Need more inspiration?  Stop by the design team members blog, you'll find plenty of inspiration.
Here's a list of the team with links to their blogs:

  • Cassie Trask

  • Jami Sibley

  • Lisa Hjulberg

  • Lori Craig

  • Margie Cortina

  • Monika Davis

  • Taylor VanBruggen

  • Tracy Clemente

  • Guest Stamper: Jessica and Chris (that's me)
    Stop by their blogs and leave them some love, you know how much you like to get comments.

    don't forget the inside
    Here's the deets:
    stamps - Taylored Expressions "Trick or Sweet"

    ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black"

    paper -Bazzill "Beeswax" and "Tangelo" cs; K and Co. "Halloween Specialty" pad

    miscellaneous - copics; EK Success "Graveyard" border punch; Stampin' Up circle punch; cockroach ribbon, baker's twine; ghost charm; mini brads; stickles; sewing machine

    Here's the challenges:
    Taylored Expressions #146 - sketch
    Freshly Brewed - Something New (cockroach ribbon)
    Stamp With Fun #127 - Autumn
    Aly's ASC46 - Add a bow
    Paper Play week 36 - use 2 or more stamped images
    Pals Paper Arts PPA110 - Halloween
    Thanks for visiting, I hope you'll come back again.  Now go visit Taylored Expressions where you can find the great sketch for this week's challenge as well as all the things you need to know to play along.

    AND again a great big thank you to Taylor for giving me this opportunity.  I had a blast. 


    1. Very very cute Chris - I love Halloween cards. Congrats on the guest designer gig!

    2. Love that creepy ribbon and the border punch is great!

    3. Hey there! Yes great minds do think alike. Needless to say I love your card! *wink* This paper is perfect for these cuppie trick-or-treaters!! So awesome to have you join us this week Chris!!

    4. What a FUN card Chris. Those cuppies look fabulous. Love the finished inside. :o)

    5. What a spooky fun Halloween card! Amazing inside and out! Great job :)

    6. WooHoo! thrilled for your TE Guest DT spot- how fun!! Love this card inside & out- awesome papers & fun fence die & that ribbon is perfect- fab charm too! & now i have to order these costumed cuppies-adorable!!

    7. This is an adorable Halloween Card, both inside and out! I love your little ghost charm and the beetle ribbon! Very fun!
      Thank you for joining us for our Month Long Challenge at Freshly Brewed Challenges! Use Something New!
      Hugs, Sheryl

    8. Great card! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

    9. Great fun Hallowe'en card, Chris - I love the stamps.

      Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

      Julie :o)

    10. Oooooo, how spooky...and I mean that in a good way!!! Love your card, it is adorable, especially love the ribbon!! Thanks for joining us at the Freshly Brewed "Something New" Challenge.


    11. Adorable spooky card! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!


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