Thursday, August 26, 2010

Erin Lee Creative & OMC Challenge

Hi everyone!  It has been a crazy week here with soccer starting.  And tonight, my son broke a bone in his arm halfway through practice.  So we spent about 2 hours at the emergency children's place.  He only has a temporary cast and will need a better one.  What a week!

So, I was going to do a post before this one with a project for Emma's Throwback Thursday.  But it was not pretty--LOL!  I'm going to try to make a new project for it, but I have to go back to work tomorrow and fit in an Ortho appointment for my son :-)

But I am very happy with this project for Erin's challenge!!  She's having a Halloween challenge with Oh My Crafts--check it out!

Her challenge was to make a Halloween themed project so I decided to make something in a frame.  I used the October 31st cartridge for all the cuts.  The Beware is cut at 3 1/2 inches high and 11.05 inches across. I found black glossy cardstock at JoAnns today.  I also cut out 2 others out in regular black and pop-dotted the layers to make it stand out more.  The bat was cut at 2 inches high with only one more black layer like beware.  The paper did not go all the way across--the frame is 14 inches long so I tapped aother piece and covered it with the ribbon.  So I needed something to go on that side and I realized the skeleton would be perfect!  It's 5.75 inches tall, if I remember correctly. 

To finish it off, I used the Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Punch--love that!  Then I sponged black ink on the orange background and the skeleton.  It still needed something so I pulled out my irock gems and found the purple and orange ones.  Oh and the frame was a little plain so I put some halloween ribbon on the outside of the frame.

I was having trouble getting a good picture with the glass in so the 1st is without the glass.  And the second has the glass in it.  My daughter loves it and wants it in her room--LOL! 

I hope you enjoy!  I'm going to try to get some projects made this weekend, but you never know :-)



  1. This is great! Fun and spooky! Sorry to hear about your son, my daughter broke hers doing a cart wheel!

  2. Wow This is super cute ;) If you can say that about a spooky project. I do love it. Oh, I hope your sons broken bone heals quick!!

  3. really cute decor project! I hope your son's arm will be better soon too!
    liz :o)

  4. Great card! Very spooky! So sorry to hear about your son - I hope he feels better soon!

  5. YAY! So glad you were able to enter your gorgeous project into my challenge, I love it!

  6. helen...i hope your son is doing better. i am so sorry for him and you.

    your project for dear erin's challenge is great. i really like it and putting it in the frame is another great idea. tfs!

  7. I love your the beware! sorry to hear you spent the night at the hospital.

  8. Oh so sorry about your son, Helen. What bad timing with back to school and all. Hope he mends quickly. I ADORE your spooky project. Haven't had that much time to create with all of my Halloween carts yet, but this is FABULOUS! xxD