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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday: Orange & Black Attack!! :)

Happy Sunday, everyone!! :)  It's another GORGEOUS Fall day here in sunny Pennsylvania -- I sure hope you're enjoying a fabulous day too... It's always nice to look out the window and see sunshine, don't ya think?  It's a reminder that it's a NEW day with NEW promises and NEW hope!!  :)  When things seem to keep going wrong, it's easy to only see the downside of everything...  But it only takes looking for that one small positive thing to turn your day (or week or month) around!!

I had a fantastic weekend with my kiddos home from college...  Even though The-Girl-Child and The-Boy-Child still find silly little things to bicker about ("You didn't ask to put your apple cider on my tv tray!"), they also find plenty to make me laugh (and smile) about too...
The-Boy-Child: "Mom!!  Look who's going back to college with me!!  I'll be the coolest kid there!!"
Mom: "Do you have ANY clothing left at school?"  The-Boy-Child: "I've discovered a way to make all my clothing last between trips home..."
The-Girl-Child (via Twitter): "egg quesadillas for lunch?  #mymommylovesme."
So, yeah...  Life is GOOD!! :)

Now, on to one of my favorite challenge days!!  It's Simply Sunday Challenge Day over at Getting Cricky!!  This week, we were asked to create a card, layout, or project using ONLY black, orange, and one other color (if needed)...  It doesn't have to be a Halloween project, but it does need to use those colors!!  We can't wait to see you use your CREATIVITY and show us your interpretation of the challenge!! :)

I decided to make.... 
A creepy spider card!!  :)  This is a standard A2 sized card...  I used some Coordinations Color Core Cardstock for the background (black with an orange core) and embossed the web with a Sizzix embossing folder (it's part of their Halloween set this year)...  I sanded the embossed image so that the orange would show through.  To add a little more dimension to it, I also inked the sanded area with with SU!'s Only Orange.
I found the FUN spider on the Smiley Cards Cricut Cartridge (available as a download on the Gypsy last year), used "hide contour" to remove the mouth and eye cuts on the face, and cut both layers at 2".  This black cardstock was in my scrap-stash, and I liked the texture for the spider image.  I punched a crescent for the mouth using my circle punch and added two big ole orange googly eyes (SO FUN!!)...
The "eeek!" sentiment can be found on the "Fall-O-Ween" Stamp Art Set by K Andrew Designs...  I stamped it onto a 1" tag found on the Plantin SchoolBook Cricut Cartridge and inked the edges with Only Orange ink.  I attached it to the card by threading it on to some orange 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon (LOVE this ribbon!!  Be sure to check it out!!)
When I was all finished, I realized that I didn't even need that third "extra" color!! :)  I think it's a pretty fun card (and not too terribly scary)....  Now that I've shown you my take on the challenge, I hope you'll hop on over to see what all of my Design Team Sisters made for inspiration...  Then, I hope you'll enter this week's "Orange and Black Color Challenge" for this week's Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky...  We can't WAIT to see what you create!!

Dont' forget to stop by and see Kristal's NEWEST Stamps available HERE!! 

Until next time,


Tami B. said...

Yay, for having your chickadees back in the nest for a few days. Is that REALLY your laundry room? He must have rented a U-haul just to get all that back home to be washed. Your card turned out great.

Pam said...

Amy you are mother of the year!! That's a whole lot of laundry!!!

Your card is perfect, but I hate to be the one to tell you, the spider is adorable not scarey:)) Love those eyes. Hugs, Pam at


This is so cool, love the way you sanded the paper!! Great job!!

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, nice job on the card. Love the sanding, really gives it a grest effect. Great job!

You have got to be the "best" Mom in the world to do all that laundry!! You rock! My kids used to do that too... "seroiusly" just as much" but now they have their OWN place. Yeah! Glad those days are over:)
Enjoy your kiddo's
Sherrie K

Vicki said...

I'm probably not the first to tell you this but that spider is anything but scary with that smile on it's face!! :) Love the card, Amy!

- said...

Cute card, and I agree you didn't even need the extra color. Looks great with just the orange and black.

Ildi-The craftin mama said...

Tooo cute Amy, Love it!!
Happy Craftin :)

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SueNJ said...

This is an awesome card and I need to look for this paper!!! :) TFS it!

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B

Peggy Sue said...

ok, give the kids some quarters already would ya? ha! theres nothing better than mom doing laundry though!
love the card, that spider is adorable, I mean scary!!!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Your spidey would make a good combo with my Halloween Pumpkin Card No 2. Tried out my Gypsy with the updated software I loaded on my laptop but Gypsy's blue screen goes black almost immediately so I'll be mailing it back tomorrow with the FedEx label they emailed me.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Kathy said...

Amy, this is just so darn cute. You always have such cool ideas. Can't wait to see what you make next. Hope you have a blessed week girlfriend!
Big Hugs!
Kathy - DT Sister

Cheri said...

What great techniques. Thanks for sharing this fun card.

Sarah said...

So glad you had a good weekend with your kids. Your comments go perfectly with the devotions we have had at our last two weekly staff meetings! One was on finding at least 3 beautiful things each day and the other (today's) was about being in a worshipful attitude each day. You are spot on!!!
Great job on the card. I've never tried Coredinations paper - I need to get some!

Tracey said...

Great card the spiders googly eyes. OMG, look at all that washing!

Sheena said...

Oh my Super Cute!!!

Hugs, Sheena

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super cute and spooky!

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