Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Happy Halloween (Cat Card)

OMG!!!  I can't believe it is already Wednesday.  The last couple of days have been an adventure.  We got one blown out tire and put the spare on, then went over to Costco to by four new tires.  However, they don't keep these tires in stock.  It would take 5 - 7 days.  Okay, so we paid for them and had them ordered.  Now yesterday, while driving up the canyon on gravel roads and over wood bridges (doing 20 mph) with no cell service, we blew out another tire with no spare.  Hubby walked up to a cabin home and asked to use their phone to call AAA.  Thank god for AAA "Plus" 100 miles of free towing.  Within the hour of arrival of tow truck we got our second flat tire.  Now we are talking three blown tires total with no spare.  Needless to say, we were able to replace all tires with used tires for $69.00 with no towing fees, until our new ones arrive.  Again thank god we had AAA "Plus" or our towing fees would have been over $200.00. 

Then this morning we wake up to our first snow day.  Yes, we are very excited, since we should have already had some snow.  Went back out to finish up some work we couldn't do yesterday because of sunlight.  When we got home we received a call from Costco stating that our tires are in.  Incredible!!!

So to help relieve some stress....  I decided to go ahead make a card and post it tonight.  Hope you enjoy it.


Black cardstock (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
Fluorescent Green cardstock (4" x 5 1/4")
We R Memory Keepers (Halloween) (3 3/4" x 5")
Spellbinders Nestabilites S5-019 Hot Pink cardstock
Purple/White Twine (Walmart)
Studio G "Happy Halloween" stamp
Momento Tuxedo Black ink
Glitter Glue "Purple" (JoAnn's)
Glitter Glue "Pink" (JoAnn's)
Jiggly Eyes (JoAnn's)
Glossy Accent (whiskers, cheeks and nose) 
White Gel Pen

Cricut Cartridge:
Trick or Treat (Lite) Cartridge (Walmart)
Fluorescent Orange cardstock <Cat> @ 3 1/2"
Black cardstock <Cat-s> @ 3 1/2"
Tan cardstock for cats face
Hot Pink cardstock for ears, cheeks, and shoes
Challenges I'm entering into:
Little Scrap Pieces - Ribbon or Twine
Pile It On - For A Child
Paper Playtime - Trick or Treat, Plus Die Cut or Punch
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
My Creative Time - Googly Eyes
As always, thank you for stopping by.  I surely hope the rest of this week will end on a happier note. 
Have a great evening!
~ Shawn


  1. Love that background paper! Looks like a Halloween chalkboard!!! Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time ~ Designer Challenge :)

    ~ Cassandra

  2. ps....a SNOW DAY???? We are still 100+!!!

  3. I love your kitty girl! She is adorable! Love the googly eyes on her! Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Creative Time!

  4. Shawn ~ Okay this little cat woman is too CUTE!! LOVE the background paper too! Way to ADORBS! Well you poor thing and those dang tires! WOW! Let alone snow ~ YIKES!!! Well Thank You for joining over at My Creative Time ~ Goggly eye ~ Designer's Challenge!

  5. Shawn your card makes me smile just adorable really like the way you put the twine on your sentiment. Thanks so much for joining the LSP challenge. Karen

  6. Very cute card. I can't believe you are getting snow. Here in AZ were still pushing 100!!


  7. Adorable! Love the inking on the sentiment mat! Thanks for playing along at Little Scrap Pieces! :)

    Karen- LSP Guest Designer

  8. Aww how fab is that . Thanks for sharing with us at Challenges 4 everybody . hugs trisha x DT

  9. Super, super cute! Love the kitty girl!! Thanks for playing along with us at MCT Designer challenge! Hugs, Leanne

  10. Your card is sooo SUPER CUTE!AWESOME job with it,Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time/Designer Challenge!!!:)

  11. Aw, the googly eyes on your cat girl is too cute. She is adorable. Thanks for joining the My Creative Time Designer Challenge. Hugs- Glora

  12. Not gonna lie -- I wanted to shut my eyes when I read "SNOW DAY"!! ACK!! That's scary enough for Halloween!! :) Your card is precious!! Love the little image... Hope your tires are all done being difficult for you (and glad it worked out as it did!)...

    Thanks so much for joining the FUN at Paper Playtime this week!! :)

    Big hugs,
    Amy :) at
    Paper Playtime Design Team