Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Wee Spooky Giftie

Here's the honest to goodness truth behind this card - uh, bag. Last Friday it should have been illegal for me to be a mom. I gave my kids a serious, loud lecture at least twice. It was a hard day. Then our sewer pipe backed up and flooded out furnace room with 2" of yuck, and my house smelled a lot like potty activity #2. City workers came to unplug the sewer pipe and I could hear the them talking and they were blah blahing about it was likely plugged from toilet paper since there are so many females in my house.

Once my furnace room drained and they gave me the all clear, my kids gathered at the stair rails because they were loudly summoned. I was in the basement looking up to give them whatfore about the toilet paper thing, and I felt the ligaments give way in my neck. It felt like my whiplash recurred full force and I thought I might be sick right there. My payback for the illegal parenting I was doing all day, I guess. I have hardly been able to hold my head up unsupported all weekend and there was a significant pain factor. There was no crafting this weekend. No stamping, knitting or sewing.

Last night, I wasn't able to sleep and I got up at 3:30am and came into my studio. My neck wasn't hurting as bad so I thought I'd get my late Halloween card project done for By Lori Designs.

I finished up fairly quickly and went back to lay down at about 5:30am. When I got up an hour later to take my older kids to school for band rehearsal, I took a peek at my email and was kindly reminded about my 3-D Halloween project that was past due. I had forgotten it needed to be a 3-D project...

So I grabbed a gift bag and stuck my card front on it. Desperate times call for desperate measures!!! I saw a tutorial for this bag topper by Tosh Leyendekker on her blog. Thank heavens I was able to take a little time to surf this weekend!!! Tosh, I owe you!

I used Lollipop Lil' Chef (girl) dressed up for Halloween and the Pumpkin By Lori Designs Halloween Tote along with a sentiment from Halloween Sentiments, from the set pictured below.

                                          Lollipop Lil' Chef (Girl)
 I coloured this darling girl using the following copic markers;

hat, bowl, apron, background; T0/1/2, colourless blender
shoes; T5/6/8
skin; E000/00/01, R12
hair, spoon; E51/53/55/57
tote, shirt; YR000/01/12/16/24

stamps; lil' chef (girl), halloween totes, halloween sentiments (lollipops by lori designs)
accessories; drippy goo border punch (martha stewart), pumpkin pie stripe ribbon (su!), long classic rectangles large (spellbinders available from ihp), orange rhinestones (mambi), copic markers (available from ihp), bow easy (available from ihp)

crazy 4 challenges - halloween
hiding in my craft room - halloween (was an A2 card until panicked realization set in!)
delightful challenges - fall
4 crafty chicks - fall
paper pretties - fall
crafty catz - autumn
card mad fairy - lots of layers 
stampin with the dragon - 3D 
scrapbook sisters - fall


LORi said...

WOWZA, Loretta!! I hate that you had such a rough weekend! I hope you are feeling much better now!! Your bag is beyond fabulous!! I LOVE your coloring and the idea to use Lollipop Chef Girl is PERFECT as this is such a season for baking!!
Big hugs!!

Karen Giron said...

Holy cow! I LOVE how you turned your card into a bag BOX - how fun is that? Love the way you colored her and that bow is delicious! Hope you are feeling better today.

Lysa said...

This is ADORABLE!! I love that drippy goo border (I *need* it now :)) Hope everything gets back in order for you soon! HuGS!

Mette Neele said...

Lovely colours ... it's simply great!

Mary J said...

So gorgeous Loretta!! I love your colouring!

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and love the presentation so beautiful, thank you for sharing with us at Stampin with the Dragon
Hugs Kate xxx
PS I have candy if you are interested

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Ooooo!! I love your goo-dripping topper Loretta!! And I'm so glad it worked for this challenge!! Woo-Hoo!! Your front panel is so beautifully colored and charming and I love your sweet little pumpkin bucket. Thanks for the shout out too!! You're awesome!!! :)

Curlybear said...

OMGosh this is one gorgeous creation,
Superb Autumnal colour theme its just perfect for our challenge this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge #101Autumn

I hope you can join us again next week

I have some new Calorie free candy if you are interested

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

Danni said...

Gorgeous! Love your coloring on this fabulous creation!

lindyloo said...

wow what a fantastic creation and just perfect for our challenge this week at the crafty catz lindyloo x

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Loretta, this turned out super duper cute!! I love that yummy bow and the fun bag you created. Fabulous job!!

Carol Ann said...

A great project Loretta the little baker is so cute lovely pumpkin colour and lots of lovely layers too. Thanks for playing along at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days this time.
Carol Ann xx

Tamie said...

Love your bow, the image and sentiment is just so awesome. Fantastic colors. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh no so sorry to hear about your pain, what an ordeal you had that day, it makes you so thankful that everyday isn't like those days...
Your card or should I say bag turned out awesome, great idea to put the card front onto the bag and I love your topper too!

Peggy said...

So cute!!! I am going to have to remember this for another time! Love how you 'saved' it too! It is amazing what you can do when you need too!

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our Fall Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job! WTG!

carol said...

oh wow fab creation, love that ribbon, thanks for joining in with our autumn challenge at CRAFTY CATZ, x carol

Tammy said...

Sorry to hear about the bad luck and pain but what you've created is fabulous! Thanks for joining the fun at Stamping with the Dragon!

Shelby Goolsby said...

What a horrible day, I hope you are doing better. Even though it didn't start out as a bag it turned out way too darn cute. I love that topper.

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