Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Paper Smooches Guest Designer {Week 3}

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Wow, this month is flying by! This is my third week posting as the October Guest Designer for Paper Smooches and I have two cards to share with you today. Both cards are holiday-inspired. The first one is for Halloween even though, originally, I was going to use the sentiment 'Feel Better Soon' from Chit Chat. LOL I was going to give it to my son who's been sick but I decided to save it for Halloween since we've been having so much fun watching the ever busy squirrels in the yard. My squirrel is up to no good. I mean, just look at the expression on his face! I wonder what he's boiling in that cauldron. Doesn't the spider look petrified at the thought of being thrown in there? I just love creating little stories in a card.

The spider, web, sentiment and potion bottle are from Halloweenies. I masked both the spider and potion bottle into the squirrel's hand. The spider's legs were too difficult to cut around so I cut it off completely and stamped it separately on to the background. I hope it still looks like the squirrel's holding the spider! Since the squirrel's hind legs are showing, I made him a chair with the top of the telephone poles from Hang Ups. The bubbling cauldron is made from paper piecing one of the cups from Hot Concoctions.

Next I made a winter holiday card. I stamped a little penguin couple using the penguin from My Peeps. Aren't they adorable? I borrowed the hat and scarf from Swanky Snowdudes. I shortened the scarf to fit the penguin. The sentiment is a combination of 'Season's Greetings' from Swanky Snowdudes and 'How Tweet of You' from My Peeps. I really like this card and I think it may be the design for my Christmas cards!

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Last week's winner of Sunny Side Up is...

Congratulations, Wendy! Please email me with your mailing address and I'll get this out to you right away.

This week's giveaway is Perpetual Bliss!

The rules are the same as last week. Just leave a comment in this post for your chance to win this incredible Paper Smooches stamp set. You have until Monday, October 24th 11:59 p.m. EST. I will draw the winner via Random.org on Tuesday and announce the winner in my {Week 4} post on Wednesday, October 26th.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I will see you again tomorrow when the next Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge begins. :D

Sources for Happy Halloween: Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; Echo Park Apothecary Emporium Collection; Paper Smooches Halloweenies, Hang Ups & Hot Concoctions; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copics; Stampin' Dimensionals

Sources for Season's Tweetings: Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; Paper Smooches My Peeps & Swanky Snowdudes; Memories Black ink; SU Riding Hood Red & Garden Green inks


53 comments:

Jennifer Roach said...

Ohhhh, that first card is brilliant. I've said it once and I'll say it again.....you amaze me with your creativity :)

Jen W. said...

LOL! That cheeky little squirrel is hilarious! Love all the details in the card (the masking the chair, the little web at the top, the fab patterned paper). It's brilliant! And those little penguins are super cute - love the mixed greeting too.

Annette said...

Another awesome and creative cool card...love the witches brew..thanks for the great giveaway...i have had my eye on this set...my fingers are crossed..

Miriam Prantner said...

What fund cards! That squirrel is having a great time, and I love the penguin couple.

Ujjwal said...

Oh My ! Emily, I am at a loss of words at how clever you have been with these awesome stamps :) Love these cards way beyond words :D

Wendy ten Hove said...

Woehoe!! I'm so happy!! Thanks so much Emily and Paper Smooches!!! I sent you an email! And your first card shows exactly why you are a true inspiration for these stamps! You know exactly which elements to use to make such a fun card!! That's just genius!!! Love the potion bottle he's holding! And those penguins are so cute together!!!
Hugs, Wendy

Cornelie said...

Such a nice cards you made!! Love the cute penguins!!
Bye Cornelie

Chari M. said...

Totally love the Halloween card! I love when you can use stamps in new ways, like the coffee cup as a cauldron! So clever. Perpetual Bliss is on my Paper Smooches wishlist so thanks for a chance to win it! Thanks for sharing your fabulous creations!!!

Jingle said...

This is so super cute!

Margie said...

How adorable! Love these stamps!

Miss Cooper said...

Great collection! I love the stamps!

Lisa said...

I am totally laughing about "Season's Tweetings"! How perfect :) Love the Halloween card too- super job, Emily!

Kristen said...

Fantastic cards! The squirrel holding the potion and spider is pure genius (; And I love how you combined the two greetings on the penguin card - they are perfect together! I'm curious, though: did you just write in the "-ings" part of "tweetings"? Inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

Carmina said...

Gosh; these are great looking cards. I'm still learning how to use stamps and all the help I can get is much appreciated. I love how these stamps are hand drawn so it gives a handmade card even more personality vs the cookie cutter cards you see in the stores. Thanks for sharing.

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Your cards are absolutely AWESOME Emily!!! I especially LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the top one - so super creative! PS couldn't have picked a better guest designer (-:
Thanks for great inspiration - as always!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, that top card is Soooooooooooooooo creative, Emily. I love the story you made up to go with it and all of your attention to detail!! And you are so clever with your PS images. The penguins are adorable, too!

maryz said...

Very nice cards)

Pam Sparks said...

Fabulous creating! love your cards! THX for the chance to win this fun set of stamps!

Shauna K said...

oh my goodness, these are too adorable!! the paper piecing in both are great!! :D

onecraftymama said...

Yay! for Wendy :)
Poor spider is just terrified! Squirrels are always up to no good, aren't they? Any rodent has no business being that cute. It can't bode well.
I hope your little man is feeling better soon - it's that time of year, right? Sniffle.
I think that penguin card is adorable, and it looks like a perfect choice for making lots!
I think Perpetual Bliss might be one of my fave PS sets I've seen yet....fun o'clock indeed ;)

c.darwin said...

I LOVE that lightbulb image in the perpetual bliss set. Thanks for the chance to win.

StampNK said...

Your Halloween card just cracks me up! That demented squirrel is hilarious and you were so clever to add that potion bottle and spider and the way you got creative with all the different sets is inspiring! It's going to make me look at my stamp sets in a new way!

Jenny said...

You really made me smile...making the cheeky squirrel into a trainee wizard! You have the most amazing ideas Emily :)
I adore the two penguins too.
I have the Perpetual bliss stamp set so count me out of the draw :)
Jenny x

Karen L said...

AWK! Your cards are the cutest!! Can't believe how you so creatively combined all those stamps to make such a fun Halloween card!

Trisha said...

Love your darling cards. The Seasons Tweetings is just precious. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Lizscraps said...

the squirrel made me giggle. great card and story. love it.

Frances Brown said...

I love the penguins.

Jay Gee said...

Absolutely amazing Emily, both cards are just brilliant!

Jen Carter said...

Emily, seriously? Can I spend just a small amount of time in your brain? I don't know how you do it all the time...coming up with such cute and creative ideas!! LOVE the squirrel! So cute!!

suem66 said...

Love your cards

Karen B. said...

We are all in for a treat when you create stories on your cards, Emily, as they are ALWAYS fabulous! These cards are too cute!

sharon g said...

How adorable!! I love that little guy!

lynn said...

emily, you are so amazing with the designs of your cards! love the squirrel card, and your xmas cards are too cute:)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

That Halloween card is too cute, but I love the simplicity of the penguin card. That card is OLC perfection! :)

Rachel said...

That really would make a fabulous Christmas card!

Sue D said...

Both cards are fantastic!
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Lindsey said...

Total wow on these two cards, Emily! The first one is so much fun, right down to the squirrel's chair. Trust you to have that kind of attention to detail. The second card is Christmas brilliance! Cute penguins, especially dressed up the way you have them!

Chunyuan said...

Love both cards. The paper piecing and stamping are perfect. I am so amazed each your card wows me!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SOOOOOOOOOOO cute! I love your squirrel with the potion. And those penguins---LOOOOOOVE! Clever! you amaze me:)

Jocelyn Olson said...

OMG, the Halloween card is so brilliant! I love how you made the scene--wow!! The penguins are super adorable. The way you got all of the accessories to fit as too cool!! (no pun intended.) You are rocking the PS GDT!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

These cards make me smile...

Dana said...

You're so clever in your card designs!
And this is a fabulous stamp set! So fun!

Helle said...

Oh my god, the holiday card is awsome!

Kary said...

Awesome cards Emily!!The Halloween card is SO cute!! The little squirrel is so mischievious looking. He makes me laugh! The penguins card is so adorable - love the added dimension with the scarf & hat. Excellent work, Emily!!

Brenda said...

Hi Emily, I hope your little one feels better soon! I so love that Halloween card, that designer paper is perfect and I love the little story only you could have created! Love your happy XMas card too, such great thinking!

*Alison* said...

Okay.. you are amazing! I just love both of your creations.. the little halloween one is amazing and so creative.. LOVE that you made him in a chair.. you cleaver girl.. and those penguins with the hat and scarfs.. LOVE the way you switched up the colors.. :) so amazing!
Thanks so much for the chance to win.. I don't have that set..hugs

melania deasy said...

I LOOOOVEEEEE both cards, I think all your work is amazing. I think I'm your new fans Emily :):)

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Oooooh so cute Em. You are the stampin' master. Such cute creativity.

Heather said...

Such a cute card, I love the way the green and red are diagonally placed :)

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Your cards are so much fun! Not sure if I like the scared looking spider or the cute little penguins the best! I really do like to do the play on words with sentiments, so I though the "Seasons Tweetings" was very cute too!

Angela said...

Aha! a Crazy Squirrel. Love him. And the penguins are adorable!! Perfectly squat and happy. Definitely worth a finalist spot for your Christmas card.

Rachel B said...

Very cute cards. I hope by now your son is feeling better. That little squirrel is too fun and I love the little penguins. They are my downfall this year. I had to get some penguin stamps myself this year!

Meg said...

Ah, two verrrry cute cards! My willpower against buying new stamps is...slowly....becoming.....weaker...

Love all the bits you put together to make Evil Squirrel (including the spider which totally fooled me). I can definitely see those penguins being your card this year (except now all I see is two VW buses with legs. :) ).