A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Gypsy Challenge & A RAK!!!

Hey yall! Happy Thursday to you! I hope you all are having a fabulous week!!! I finally am back home in PA and am working on getting back in the scrappy groove. We drove home on Monday and it took 16 grueling hours! I think I will never get into another car as long as I live! LOL. But I did play with my new Cricut Gypsy (her name is Esmerelda....tee hee....goofy I know, but so am I) on the way home!!! I was able to design a few Halloween cards and a idea for a Thanksgiving altered project. Well, when I came home and hopped on the Cricut Message Boards under the 'Gypsy Chat' section, I noticed that SassyLady had posted another challenge for us!!! How awesome is that! These challenges are helping me immensely!!! It is really encouraging me to pull out my Gypsy and learn all that I can. Fun times!
Anyways, the challenge, if you want to play along, can be found HERE. If you want to play along, the due date is 9/15!!! I hope you fellow Gypsy owners will join us...it's fun!!!
The challenge requirements are:
1. Project must be done on Gypsy-check
2. Project must be a Halloween theme-check; I made a card.
3. Project must use 2 separate welds-check; I welded 9 spiderwebs together to make a spiderweb mesh and I also welded the shadows of 2 of my spiders together.
4. Project must use 1 stretch-check; I stretched my 'Happy Halloween' title.
5. Project must use 1 flip-check; I flipped 5 of the webs in the mesh and I also flipped one of the spiders.
6. May use any cart-check; I used Happy Hauntings, Pumpkin Carving, Doodlecharms, Home Decor', and Lyrical Letters.
Now, I wanted to try to explain the 'spiderweb mesh' in the background. I used the 'Pumpkin Carving' cartridge for this one. I took 9 of the 'spiderweb circles' and welded them together to form a mesh. Now, instead of cutting the mesh, I decided I wanted to 'draw' it. I had not designed anything to draw using my Gypsy yet, so I thought this was a perfect opportunity. I used the Cri-Kits pens in 'Black Glitter.' I was so pleased with how the mesh came out!!! I love those Cri-Kits pens!!!!
Oooh, and what is a project without my favorite Helmar Adhesives!!! I used the Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner, Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, and Helmar Zap Dots on this card.
Here is my card:
For this card, I decided to dig in my scrap bin. I found the patterned paper in my 'fall' scrap bin and tried to pull the colors for the card out of it. I stretched the 'Happy Halloween' seen below. I also added Stickles Glitter Glue to it for some bling. And of course...some pearl bling.
I hope you can see the mesh that I drew in this picture below a bit better. I used my Heidi Swapp Edge Distresser Tool to distress the edges. I hope you can tell that I flipped some of the spiderwebs. I used Stickles on the 'Creepy Crawly' title as well for some bling. The spiders 'eyes' are leftover bling from a kit.
AND since I haven't done one in a bit, I am hosting a RAK (random act of kindness) for all of you fabulous crafters out there! I am going to be giving away some rub on's, a stamp, and ribbon from the Imaginisce 'To Love & Cherish' Collection. Here is a pic of the goodies....

All you have to do to be entered in the RAK is leave me a comment AND tell me what your favorite Halloween candy is!!! :) Please leave me some way to get back in touch with you in case you are the winner!!! I will use the random generator at random.org to choose a winner on Sunday!!! Good luck!!!

As always, thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Scrappin'!!!

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Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

love the card! My fav candy is Milky Ways! Thanks Aymee for the chance to win & welcome back home.

Jamie said...

Your project is wonderfull! My favorite halloween candy is KitKat.

Leanne said...

Love your card Aymee!! I want those new Halloween cartridges sooo bad lol!! As far as favorite halloween candy it's got to be candy corn! I luvvvvvvvvv me some candy corn hee hee!!

kimmie said...

this is amazing!!!! you're good at this!!!!!

Maria said...

I would have to say that my favorite Halloween candy is the mini butterfingers! Yum!!!

TeenaBugg38 said...

I love your card!!! I am hoping Santa brings me a cricut for Christmas......it's getting really boring being good :)

favorite halloween candy without a doubt is those candy corn pumpkin thingies. MANNNNNNN! I know they are basically the same thing as candy corn but it just doesn't cut it for me the way the pumpkins do.....lol

Debbie10 said...

Love the card. Thanks for explaining how you did the spider webs. Have seen those pens and been tempted but have yet to take the plunge. My favorite candy is the mini mounds bars. You can reach me at k u r t s m o m 2 3 @ h o t m a i l . c o m

Melissa said...

Aymee, the drawn spiderweb mesh is fantastic!

My favorite Halloween candy is CANDY CORN!!!!

Mel said...

OMG!!! I would love to win your RAK giveaway!!! Everything is so yummy.

You can leave me a comment on my blog if I win http://mels-scrappy-mess.blogspot.com/

Thanks Mel

Suzy said...

I love your easel card!!! I'm using that Imaginisce collection in my wedding album - thanks for the chance to win :) oh, and my fav Halloween candy is Mary Janes ! :)

Deb said...

your blog is beautiful! I love smarties they are the best!


shari said...

Aymee, Your card is Awesome!! My favorite halloween candy is the bite size 3 musketeers. Thanks for the RAK. Shari (cricutrookie)

Carrie K said...

My favorite Halloween candy is ANYTHING chocolate! When my brother was little, I would trade him all my suckers and other stuff I didn't like for his candy bars! Man, I miss those days!!! LOL

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Love your card!!! Look at how beautiful those webs came out ... you gotta love those Cri-Kit Gel Pens. You are doing great things with Camerelda, she really knows how to strut herself already!

Brenda said...

Wow! I can't believe I'm the 1st one to leave a comment! I'm never 1st LOL
My favorite Halloween candy is the big Resse Peanut Butter pumpkins! and I can't help it...I love almond joy bars! :)
Thank you for doing such a sweet RAK!

Anonymous said...

Hey gf, glad you are back home, I love your card.
Don't include me in the rak, I just wanted to say hey. love ya,

kim.mom said...

WOW!! You are really getting this Gypsy figured out!! Your card is AWESOME!!! My favorite candy is Milky Way but....really anything chocolate will do very well!! (he! he!)

*BJ* said...

Great card! My favorite candy is .. Halloween peeps. I saw them at a Joanns and they were so cute! I didn't want to eat them but they were so cute! I can't eat candy but I was tempted to buy them.

Debbie said...

Your card turned out great and I love the webs with the gel pens! My favorite Halloween Candy - CANDY CORN!!!! Gosh everything else you can get year round, except the candy corn!

Judy B. said...

Your card is great! Can popcorn balls be considered a candy? If so, that is mine!
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Mrs.Debbie said...

I have to say I like the pals bubble gum.


Valine said...

mmmm I love Halloween candy! Any of the bite sized candy bars like the twix or butterfingers! I also loooove candy corn!


Chadwick Family said...

My favorite halloween candy is milk duds!