Saturday, August 6, 2011

Have a Sweet Halloween!

Hi All! Happy Saturday to you! I can't believe how fast time is passing, pretty soon, kids will be back in school, if they are not already lol, and Fall will be upon us!  And since Fall is my all time favorite season, I can't wait! 8-) I Love crisp fall days and the cooler temps...8-)
Well, today I'm back with another Fabulous Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge! Yay!  I had lots of fun with Korin's Terrific sketch this week and made not one, but two Fun Halloween cards!  One specifically for The Sweet Stop and the other for Impression Obsessions Orange Challenge.  Now, there are those that may think it's a bit silly, but I love to send out Halloween cards to my friends and family.. I'm not real big on the dressing up part.. but I love to pass out candy to the little ones and send fun cards to those near and dear to me.. 8-) So without further delay, here's the Sweet Stop Sketch #120 for this week and my first two Halloween cards of the season:

I chose to flip the sketch for my cards for just a bit a variety.. First up is my Card for The Sweet Stop...8-)

I stamped my Fun little I/O Spooky Cupcake image by Leigh Hannan onto Flourishes Classic White with Momento Tuxedo Black and colored it up with my trusty Copics. I cut out and layered my cupcake with the help of my Classic Circles and Scalloped CirclesNesties sets.  I shaded my image with a touch of Antique Linen Distress Ink while my die was still in place and then popped my matted Cupcake up with a few dimensionals.  For my Mats and BG layers I chose a combination of black CS from my stash and some fun dp's from Making Memories Toil and Trouble set.  I created my own custom stamped Main BG panel using I/O's  Pumpkin background, also by Leigh Hannan, with Memento Tuxedo Black and sponged on some Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. To finish it all up, I stamped my I/O sentiment onto a little punched tag with Memento Tuxedo Black, added fun Cricut die cut Moon and Stars blinged up with a bit of Stickles,a few tiny black gemstones, some black seam binding ribbon, a cute little button, and a  black gemstone brad to top it all off.... 

As you can see, it's pretty much the same design as the first one with a few minor changes, I used the same I/O Sentiment , I/O Spooky Cupcakes stamp  & I/O Pumpkin background stamp all by Leigh Hannan, I just featured a different one of the cupcakes.. And some fun Orange polka dot ribbon.. No button or brad this time.. but still very festive.. I also really emphasized the Orange.. lol.. It's almost Orange Overload! LOL...  

Anyway, I Sure hope you can play along with us at The Sweet Stop, can't wait to see your take on this weeks sketch! And please, make sure to stop by and take a peek at the rest of the Sweet Stop Sugar Babies Adorable creations! Oh, and speaking of the Fabulous Sugar Babies, lol..I'm so excited to announce We have  brand new Sugar Baby joining the team this week, so please give a warm welcome to the Very Talented Kim O'Connell of Paper Perfect Designs. I know you are all just going to love her Wonderful Creations! 8-)

The Sugar Babies

Hope you all have a Super Weekend & thanks so much for dropping in! 8-)
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Shannon, these just might be the best Halloween cards I have ever seen! So festive! Love how you've flip the sketch! Thanks for the warm welcome! I am honored to be part of this DT and working amongst such talented women!

  2. What a cheerful Halloween card, Shannon...the colors and DP are perfect for the occasion! Your friends and family must love receiving your cards!

  3. (picks self up from the floor....) WOW...these are so cool and crisp and clean...just like fall!!! I'm with you, I can't wait for that season. :D
    Shannon, as always, I'm in awe of your creations. I don't know how to describe your style, but they always have the perfect amount of "goodies" on them and just bring a smile to your face! AND I'm jealous on the other hand because I have ZERO holiday cards started yet. :( LOL...oh well, I'll live vicariously through you.
    Hugs to you my friend,
    Lisa xx

  4. Wow, Shannon~! What cute, fun, and pretty card designs too! How did you pick which one to enter! Love your detail on both. Thanks for playing and good luck in the drawing too!

  5. Too stinkin' cute! Love em both. I am soo ready for fall and Halloween projects. :)

  6. Oh WOW!!! These are SUPER! What fun Halloween cards! LOVIN' those cupcakes!

  7. What a fabulous Halloween card Shannon. Love the spooky sweet images. :o) The papers are perfect and the touch of sparkle looks great.

  8. Great card!!!!
    Paula Huiras

  9. Cute cards Shannon,
    Love the papers you used, bright and cheerful.


  10. Great Halloween cards! Love them.

  11. Shannon these are absolutely the cutest!! They just pop off the screen.. I love everything about them.

  12. These are both fabulous Shannon. Look at all that orange! So bright and fun.

  13. I am not a Halloween person but this cards are cute! Love your coloring!

  14. Both of these cards are crazy cute!! The images are so adorable and so different from anything I've ever seen, and I love all the great orange colors! Great job on these!!

  15. I love Halloween cards and these are AWESOME Shannon!! Both cupcakes are so cute and I love the sentiment!!
    Hugs, Tammy :)

  16. I love your cards! Good luck in the IO challenge :-)

  17. Super cute card Shannon! Love the Halloween themed cupcake! Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. Awesome coloring on those cupcakes! Love the orange polka dot ribbon layered over the black ribbon. It's amazing how much different the two cards look because of the different ribbons you used.


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