Monday, November 2, 2009

Holiday Magic - ALREADY!

I know. There is still a Halloween Pumpkin on my blog... but hey! A card-makin' fool has got to go where the inspiration is! And I got me some! Yipeee!





Don't ya just love this adorable owl... {Remember that owl from the Tootsie Pop commercial!?! "A one.. a twoooooo, a threeeeeeee - CRUNCH! " Oh, c'mon ~ some of you do! Don't make me name names! tee hee} ANYWHOOOO, I was, again, inspired by COLOR! Please, please, please check out my adorable blog friend, Dawn and her fabulous colors! No, not Dawn, the queen of all things RASPBERRY, but let me tell you, this Dawn has been in Ms. McVey's spotlight MANY times and she's cuttin' her teeth with her own color challenge! She's super talented in her own right and she knows color! Get a load of this gorgeous swatch!





I was happy to have such a delightful combo of colors to help me tackle this sketch from the cute and sassy Get Sketchy girls! Here's their current sketch:






Fabulous and convenient was this sentiment and how wonderfully it "rectangled" to become the center of this great design... Just picked this set up and I'm glad I did!



So there you go, friends! I'm trying desperately to make up for my absence last week ~ so far November is off to a decent start! {Dontcha' just love a clean slate!?!} I'm delighted that you stopped by and I'll be even more thrilled if you join in on both of these great challenge sites! I just can't get over how much sketch and color challenges have inspired me and helped me grow my CRAFT! I wouldn't have touched these notions in my scrap booking endeavors back in the day, so I'm pretty humbled that they have rocked my card making efforts in such a huge way! Please check out lovely Dawn's colors and join in her challenge! I'd love to see her have some eager challengers to give her momentum with her great ideas! Give yourself some extra time to check out her work - she's SERIOUSLY, a fabulous talent! Giddy-up!

Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Hero Arts
Ink - Stampin Up!
Glitter - Stampin' Up!
Ribbon - Stampin' Up!
Snowflake Dies - Sizzix

13 comments:

Karen said...

Hey there! Glad I trusted my instinct to just pop over (knowing this is 'your hour'!), even though a new post hasn't popped up my blog yet..............and sure enough, you've got an E card up! :> And yes, I do remember that owl!!! lol Love the sentiment to go on with the owl and another new challenge site?! You've got some fun ones to play along with...thanks for the heads up on another! :>

DottyJo said...

Cute, cute, cute!
Love that little owl and his big, snuggly scarf and dashing top hat. Yep, these are really yummy colours and a great take on that sketch. Ooooooh, its so, so good to have you back and creating, Jo x

Beth said...

I remember :-)

~amy~ said...

I might remember the tootsie pop owl:) LOL...of course I do...it seems in the crafting world I'm one of the oldies..sheeesh....

Anywho's...you card is simply spectacular...I'm kinda partial to owls...okay, I'm obsessed by them so I absolutely adore this...tons....

Can I just say that I love it when you leave me blog love? It instantly energizes me...you are a fabbie whipper snapper!!!!

Rosemary said...

Good golly Miss Molly!! You have been busy!! Great card and I will take you up on the "challenge" {wink} to check out this new color challenge! Those colors sure are purdy!

diane said...

Hey there Miss E, another cuuute card from the ol Rancho D. Happy to have you back a bloggin...you have no idea how many times i check your site to see what amazing art you've produced and how sad it is when you disappear for a week! (no guilt,REALLY) xxxooo diane o.

Courtney Baker said...

Super cute and I do remember that owl! And I'm only 27... I mean that's not old yet? Right? RIGHT???? :)

Dawn said...

Oh yeah, do I remember that owl!? Of course I do! Love those tootsie pops. And love your card. And love, love, love your blog and all of the kind words you had to say!

You really are just too sweet. And you sure do know how to make a girl blush. ;o)

Dana Gustafson said...

I know him! One, ta-whooo, crunch! Wait...was there a 3? Now I can't remember! Anywhooooo ;) Your little owl is quite the dapper addition to yet another fab-u mamacow creation!

Dora said...

This is so lovely, just perfect!
thanks for playing!

FresaBonita said...

Beautiful.. I love how you did the glitter and the clouds.. perfect..

Ann said...

Sooooo darn cute! I love your owlie card! Thanks for playing along with us at Get Sketchy!

Bree said...

Fabbie-licious ( i just made that word up... but i like it almost as much as this card)
Thanks for playing with us at GetSketchy!