Thursday, October 30, 2008

Stamp Simply-- All Buttoned Up!

Hi all! TGIF! Today's Stamp Simply challenge hosted by the fabulous Sharon Johnson is about being cozy and all buttoned up for winter! It's funny because as I type this, we are just finishing up a 75 degree day. Hard to think about winter! Well, now is the time to do it! To get ready and button up! The challenge - to make a fall card and incorporate a button on it somehow! Oh, and keep it simple! You can check out the official details at Sharon's blog HERE.

With All Hallows Eve here.... I thought it might be fun to do a Halloween theme card. I had the perfect ingredients! My friend Viv recently gave me these darling Crafty Secrets Cotton Scraps and -- they just make up such cute and simple cards! Perfect for a Stamp Simply challenge!

All I did was mat it up on some fun Halloween paper, add some stitching and a fun epoxy button with some Halloween gingham ribbon! I'd say this is Stamped Simply -- but there's no stamping on it!

Want to see what the other Stamp Simply gals cooked up?

Check out Darlene Pavlick’s sample here.
Check out Dee Jackson’s sample here.
Check out Jennifer Buck’s sample here.
Check out Janine Orchard’s sample here.
Check out Tammy Hershberger’s sample here.
Check out Becky Oehlers’ sample here.

Before I go, wish me luck, tonight Cal - my 11 year old- is having all his friends over for a Halloween party. Oh my! Can I handle ten 11 and 12 year olds? On sugar? Really? EEK!

I do have a fun photo to share. My friend Lovely came over yesterday and took some fun pics of Ellie. She is so stinkin' creative! She had this idea that Ellie should have a broom and jump so that she could get a shot of her "flying!" OH MY GOSH! It was so funny, but I have to tell you-- pretty cool results! Check it out! Hope you have a frightfully fun Friday and Halloween! I'll be back tomorrow with some fun Shimmerzy news! You won't want to miss it!

27 comments:

hemidemisemiquaver said...

Oh. My . Word. FIrst of all the card is fantastic! LOVE the button AND the picture is BRILLIANT! Just amazing! I even thought to myself...holy cow..how did they get it to look like she was flying? Very cool!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Very cute card and adorable photo! Good luck with the shindig!

mochamama said...

cute card Julie but that photo is awesome. I mean she really looks like she's flying!!!!!
May the force be with you tonight!

Joan Fricker said...

What a cute card!!! I love that striped button and the ribbon just sets it off. Great job!

Have fun with all those 10-12 year olds. Those days are the best days of your life. They grow up so quickly!

I love your little goblin. How precious!!!

Joan

catdidit said...

OOOoo what an awesome card! Love it Julie! Love that stitching around the edges...I so need a sewing machine, lol!

And what an awesome photo! I didnt read what you said at first, I too kept looking thinking, where are the strings??? haha! NEAT idea!

Jerri Kay said...

Oh Julie, your card is so adorable, but you shouldn't have posted it with that adorable picture, she totally stills the show you know! That has got to be the best costume I've ever seen and she's so beautiful! How precious!

Janine said...

Love your card Julie... I think those cvintage images are so beautiful and your daughter is the cutest!! That photo is brilliant!
Have a great day.

Elena said...

Wow! What an awesome picture! Little flying witch is adorable! How did you make her flying!
Love your card! The button is so cute!

Dee Jackson said...

Your card is beautiful!! That picture is totally awesome!!!

Bev said...

Great card and photo-cute little witch. Like the CS element for your card-I keep looking at the Christmas ones-guess I should order. tfs

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

LOVE the photo of Ellie ... she's so cute and your friend is such a great photographer!! It really looks like Ellie's flying ... great job!!
Your card is so cute ... I LOVE Crafty Secrets and their halloween images are fantastic. That button is PERFECT!! Awesome card!!

denise g. said...

A darling AND appropriate card! The button with ribbon is great. Look out, Cover Girl. I think Ellie, with the talent of Lovely, could well be on her way. Hope you survive Cal & Company and Mom doesn't get the opportunity to call you "cheap entertainment" because you needed a few glasses of wine...

Jennifer Buck said...

How cute is she! That's awesome on the broom! Hope you have a wonderful time tonight! She's the cutest little witch! :) Your card is adorable, Julie! I am such a fan of Crafty Secrets! This is the cutest! ;)

Tammy Hershberger said...

Fabulous card, Julie! Aren't Cotton Scraps fun to use! I love your striped button, too!

And your little "witch" is darling! What an amazing picture! That is too cool!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Great card! I love those Crafty Secrets Cotton Scraps!! That picture of Ellie on her broom is perfect! She looks like she's taking off!!

Lori A. said...

LOL!! That is a priceless picture!

Jamie Martin said...

Great Halloween card, stictching is the perfect touch :)

Curt in Carmel said...

Your post, Wonderful.
Your card, Amazing.
That picture of your daugher, Priceless!

Happy Halloween!

Curt

Ida P. Krause said...

Fabulous card (love the striped button) and what a great picture of your little "witch". Too Cute!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Love your card. What a great use of the fabric. Also love the picture of Ellie flying. Reminds me of The Wizard of Oz, except she's a much cuter witch. Very, very cute and clever. Good luck with the Halloween party. :)

Phyl said...

This is an awesome shot!! She is so dang cute. Miss seeing ya.
Phyl

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Oh my goodness! She is the cutest lil witchy-poo ever!!!

wendyp said...

What a cool photo! It does look like she's flying!!!

Awesome card!

Shirley said...

Well, your card is really cute, Julie, but I have to tell you that the photo of your little witchess is just precious!

Belas Creating Place said...

Julie that is the best picture I have ever seen...truly looks like she is flying off of the ground LOL>..what a cutie.

Emily said...

I just found you and I totally love the pic....I just had to reply

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