Friday, October 23, 2009

What's Brewin?

Woo hoo, today is my first official day as part of the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge Sketch Crew! I still can't believe I'm part of the "Crew." Someone pinch me!

Taylor comes up with great sketches, and this one is no exception. I can think of lots of fun ways to play with this sketch, can't you? Be sure and play with us this week 'cause I'd love to see what you come up with!

As you can see, I'm still in the mood to use my cute Halloween stamp sets before it's too late. I was thinking the other day how we stampers are just like magazines and department stores... always working ahead to the next season. Halloween was so two months ago, and Thanksgiving so last month, and Christmas so now! We'll be onto Valentine's Day before you know it! {LOL} But yours truly is living in the moment. I'm not done with the autumn holidays quite yet (*grin*).

I used Spooky Expressions for my card, along with DP, cardstock and embellishments from the Halloween Key Ingredients kit. The rhinestones are by Martha Stewart. Oh, and the green and white polka dot paper is a bit left over from last year's kit.

Something I haven't done in a long time... and want to do more often...is stamp my own background paper. I did just that on the orange panel, and then decorated the vines with orange rhinestones. I don't know what it is with me and stitching lately, but I can't seem to resist it!

For more inspiration, check out the awesome creations from the rest of the Sketch Crew:

Jackie Pedro: The Scalloped Edge
Jami Sibley: More is More
Lynn Mercurio: Stamperosity
Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper
Sherrie Siemens: Card Creme
Melissa Sauls: In Stamping Mode
Rachel Sztonyk: Gingerbread Gallery
Alice Lihsuan-Wertz: Alice's Little Wonderland
and of course Taylor herself: Taylored Expressions

Now it's your turn! Ready...set...go!

Edited to add:

In honor of Halloween, Taylored Expressions is having a Fright Night Special just for YOU.

All Halloween stamp sets AND the Halloween Key Ingredients are ON SALE for 20% OFF Friday October 23rd through Sunday October 25th ONLY!
So don't miss out on this last minute holiday deal!

Plus you'll want to check out the TE What's the Deal Department for some incredible deals like JustRite Stampers products at 40-50% OFF! These JustRite products will not be re-stocked, so grab them while you can!

22 comments:

the whimsical butterfly said...

SUPER cute, Lisa!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Super cute, Lisa! I love how you used the long border punch in the background and I'm living in the moment right along with you today! :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

TOOOOOO fabu Lisa! First of all, CONGRATS on being on the sketch team! YOu know I think you totally ROCK!!!
You and I were on the same wavelength with our cards today! This is amazing!!

Sherrie said...

Ahhh Lisa...I love it! I especially love how you mixed up the embellishments at the side with adding a round element....creative!
Your coloring is spectacular too! Love it all! Welcome to the crew!

Cindy Haffner said...

Super card Lisa, love it.

Jami said...

Well I'm glad you're living in the now 'cause this is an explosion of Halloween goodness! Love the way you've mixed patterns - so fun! Welcome to the Sketch Crew!

Melissa Sauls said...

Oooh, I just love that polka dot paper with the Eerie paper. Really makes it more fun! Beautiful job on the sketch and I'm right there with you....addicted to stitching! :)

NinaB said...

I saw this on Taylor's blog and I was excited to to see your name and beautiful card there. I love all the colors and am a big fan of stitching, too. Have a great weekend, Lisa!

Alice Wertz said...

this is so cute! I'll have to go and check out those Halloween sets now!!

Sharron said...

Your card is fabulous. Love the mix of colors and patterns. And your coloring looks wonderful. I really like that stamp too--so cute!

Danni said...

Very nice!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is GREAT, Lisa...what a fun Halloween card and in such great papers/colors. Awesome job.

Gingerbread Gal said...

So spooky and cute Lisa! Gotta get this set while it's on sale! Great details and love the stitching! Fabulous Work!
:) Rachel

Lydia said...

great card, I love that cauldron!

Debbie Pamment said...

Woohooo - crew card #1 and a real winner! It has EVERYTHING - am loving all the little details and it's great you can enjoy the season you're in NOW and not jump too far ahead - LOL
xXx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Lisa. Love the great image, the colors... nice job on the sketch... the embellishments and stitching... TFS!

Stamp and Smile said...

Hi Lisa!!! :) I'm poppin' in to see what my sweet stamping friend has been up to and "WOW", I'm so excited for you! Your FIRST day on the job... and doing amazing work I might add! LOVE ♥ the halloween theme with the CUTE DP's you chose.

I'm in the moment too with my cards, when I can stamp... ha! After a bit of blog surfing I'm going to my craft room, yes I have a free afternoon! If you hear a scream all the way to California, it's me! :) Hugs.... Lisa!

Patti J. said...

Darling card dear friend!!! Love it! Love the colors, and the embellies and the sewing! And..of course the image!!! Great job - and how exciting! Thanks for sharing with us! Can't wait for card #2!

Chat Noir said...

Hi Lisa,

Well done being on the TE team, no surprise to see your skill recognised. So you have more than 24 hours in YOUR days???

Love all the details in your card...spent hours with my nose half an inch from the screen... makes me wish we celebrated Halloween here too.

Jackie Pedro said...

Lisa, this is fantastic!! Love the DP and your stitching!! Welcome to the sketch team!

Cat said...

Congratulations on joining the Sketch Crew! I love your cute card!

peggysue said...

This is too cute! I can tell you're going to have fun as part of the sketch team!