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Saturday, September 24, 2011


EDITED TO ADD: I have had alot of e-mails about the calendar I used. Here is a link to the one I printed out from Splitcoast  6 x 6 calendar,  I then cut it down to use on my card, (3-1/2" x 3"). I know that is a waste of paper but it was what I could find when in a hurry.

Happy Saturday Peeps, It is time for another Our Creative Corner Challenge. 
This week our hostess is the fabulous Sharon Wheet from Designs by Sharon. She has a fun challenge for us, here it is in her own words:

Everyone has a favorite number, or a number they will always remember.  So, for this challenge, include a number on your paper craft item.   Your paper craft item can be a card, tag, 3-D item, or scrapbook page.  Be creative on how you
incorporate your 'number'.  This challenge is pretty straight forward, without a lot of specific guidelines or requirements.  And don't forget to have FUN! 

I don't have alot of number stamps, well not any really, and couldn't think of a way to incorporate numbers into my card until I thought about a calendar. I decided to print off an October calendar and use it. 
The base of the card is basic black card stock and I followed that with some Cajun Craze and the DSP I used is from the Frightful Sights pack from Stampin Up. I printed out the calendar onto some whisper white card stock, I got the template for this from Splitcoaststampers, there is alot of printable calendars on there.
I trimmed it up and matted it with cajun craze and basic black card stock. I added a little zig zag on the side that I cut out with the Perfect Trim Die and some cajun craze card stock. I punched out a little circle in some scrap paper and layered it over the "31" and sponged it lightly with cajun craze ink.

I added a little haunted house from the Spooky Bingo Bits stamp set and the sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. I used some basic black ribbon and a few silver pearls to finish it off.

Be sure to check the Our Creative Corner Blog to see what the rest of the design team came up with for this fun  challenge. I hope you can find some time to play along and if you do don't forget to link it up over on the Our Creative Corner Blog so we can all see it!

Thanks for stopping by today and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!



Wendy said...

This is fabulous, Vicki!!!! LOVE what you've done with today's "Numbers" challenge! Sharon chose a good one this week and I cannot wait to play along! Love your papers, colors and how you highlighted the "31"! I know this is your favorite holiday! This is awesome, my friend! :)

Patti Willey said...

Genius! I think you should make 11 more and finish the yearly calendar! That looks like a lot of fun to make!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Your card is so cute, Wendy. Very creative to use a calendar on there! I love using calendars in my art and will have to check SCS to see what they have. Really fab DSP and I love that ric rac die. Your number card really nailed this challenge!

Have a great weekend.


Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous and fun way to incorporate your fave number!! GREAT layout on this card, Vicki!
Hope I can play along!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Marisa said...

Great idea and a wonderful card :)

-Susan- said...

Vickie your card is adorable. I love your blog!! To find that canledar, what would I search for on Split Coast Stampers? Calendar???

Kathy Martin said...

Super calendar card! :)

Wendy J. said...

Vicki this is adorable and a great idea! Very fun card!

Marjie Kemper said...

This is an awesome card, Vicki. Love all the DP, the layering and the rickrack (I just bought a punch like that last week). This is such a fun fall card.

Linda Callahan said...

How you can take such a simple thing like a calendar page and turn it into a work of art I will never know! Love this :)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

So adorable, and such a good idea! Thanks for the link to the calendar too....I'll definitely be using it! Hope you have a fabulous week :)

Gabriela said...

Vicki - I just love, love, LOVE your Halloween calendar card. Fantastic!

Tui Nathan said...

Great card Vicki ... I love your clean styling and this card is no exception ... what a great idea to incorporate a calendar, so so perfect ... i love the ric rac trimming, a subtle and artful detail!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Vicki, this is adorable!! I just love how you created this fun Halloween card, using the calendar. The ric-rac trim and the silver pearls finish it off beautifully. I just love your style! Hugs! :)

Lori Rider said...

This is such a creative numbers card - great use of the calendar! I just love your fabulous designs and this is no exception!