Friday, August 26, 2011


Good Morning!  Is anyone else glad it's Friday?  Whew!  What a week!!!!!  I am so ready for the cool weather of Autumn,, and my favorite holiday, which is Halloween, so I've been breaking out the Halloween papers and crafting away.  Did you know that there's a new Halloween release out at The Scrapping Cottage?  There are some wonderful new designs for 2011, and we've got some fabulous dies from last year to play with, as well.  That's what I've been playing with, and I've combined several dies from several of the releases this year for this card.  

 In creating this card, I used the following Cottage Cutz dies:  Knickety knack Cat 3x3, Ghost and Bat 3x3 (both designed by Peachy Keen Stamps, and include stamps), Airplane with Banner & Sign (designed by My Little Shoebox), and Circle With Eyelets.  I added some sparkle to this design with the glittery paper, and I shadowed/shaded the cat and moon with a little sponging.  To give the cat a little more dimension, I cut two cats, one in black, and one in light gray and glued them together, offsetting the gray just a little bit.  This gives an awesome shadow effect, and was a technique that was shared on this blog, by my fellow designer Erika in this post a few days ago.  The sentiment was stamped with the "Boo" stamp, which is included in the Ghosts & Bat die/stamp set.

I'm so glad you could spend some time here today!  I wish you a very happy Friday, and a blessed and beautiful weekend!

Oh, I almost forgot!!!!  I wanted to remind you about our latest challenge here at The Scrapping Cottage Blog.  Angelica is our hostess this month, and she's got an awesome sketch challenge posted for you to play along with.  Just click on the blinkie in the top left sidebar of this blog, and it will take you directly to the challenge.  There's a $25.00 gift certificate to The Scrapping Cottage up for grabs to one lucky player, so what are you waiting for?  Let's see what crafty goodness you've got up your sleeve!!!


Cheryl Walker said...

Awww Lorie DARLING halloween card! Yes Im glad too that its friday, now hubby will be home for the weekend, no work :)

Love the new halloween collection too :) and love the collection you used! I too love decorating for halloween, however im not wanting the cold to come just yet, as when it does, it wont go away for a long time. :) hehehehe

Ok sweetie enjoy your weekend

Joanne said...

Lorie this is so cute! I love the combination of dies that you used. Can't wait for Halloween. One of my favorite times of the year. Have a great weekend!

CreatedbyKay (Kay Norman) said...

Love how you did the cat, very cute!

Unknown said...

Your little cat is just adorable! This card turned out great!

Lori said...

Love the highlights on your cat...really makes him perfect. You did an awesome job.

Hugs, Lori