Friday, September 18, 2009

A Simple Scarecrow

I'm a pretty practical person, most of the time. And as anyone who has looked at my blog knows, I LOVE to do challenges (I might be addicted but that's another post..) My practical side stops me from doing challenges if I don't have any use for the card I would be creating. For example, I don't send out Halloween cards so I rarely participate in a challenge that would have me make a Halloween card. Okay, so this week...a lot of blogs are challenging us to make a fall themed card. Well, my practical thought was "What in the world am I going to do with a Fall themed card?" Answer: nothing. So I decided I wasn't going to participate in those particular challenges. UNTIL...Dustin Pike came out with his Wednesday Freebie and it was this totally adorable Scarecrow! Well, all practicality went out the window because this guy is just too cute so I made the card, don't know what I'm going to do with it but that's okay because I love him! So suddenly I have a card that meets the requirement for several challenges:
Cardmaker: Use a paper bag for your cardbase (used a lunchbag)
Tuesday Taggers: use die cuts or punches (pumpkins)
Digital Tuesday Challenge: Use a digital image to make a simple, fall themed card (Scarecrow)
Creative Belli Blog: Fall or Halloween themed card (Scarecrow)
Our Creative Corner: Fall themed (Scarecrow)
Spoonful of Sugar: Fall themed (Scarecrow)
Doodle Palace: Use green and orange on your card
PPA: keep it simple (well, all of my cards basically qualify for this!)
Just Buggin: layer it (I layered my pumpkin with a black and green layer)
So, here he is...very simple but I think he's a cutie.
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For this card:
Copics: C5,E00,E31,B29,YR04,R29,Y21,110,E08,E37
Ink: Memento "bamboo leaves"
Stamp: Dustin Pike Freebie Scarecrow 9/16/09
Sentiment Stamp: Hero Arts "Thinking of You"
Diecut: Cricut Doodlecharms pumpkin at 1.5"

25 comments:

  1. Wow you accomplished a lot in one card! Like the lunch bag idea - and your scarecrow guy is definitely cute!

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  2. This is adorable. I love how you stamped your sentiment inside a pumpkin. So glad you decided to join us this week at digital tuesday, and this card will surely make the recepient smile!

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  3. Awww, don't ya just love him? Such and adorable scarecrow and you made a great card!

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  4. I have so many cards kickin' around from all the challenges!!!! The one thing I won't do is Halloween cards - I really have no reason to make them. Fall, now that can be twisted into other things - fall thank yous, fall birthday etc. Those I like :)

    Now that I have blabbed on and on... Great card! He is uber cute!

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  5. Oh this is just fabulous I downloaded this image the other day and you have inspired me as it looks just so cute and love the added pumpkin. Thank you for joining us at Digital Tuesday

    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  6. Oh this is So ADORABLE, Lori! Gorgeous coloring!
    If you're ever at a loss for where to send a card...I would LOVE to have one of your fabulous creations...just let me know and I'll give ya my address! :)
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  7. LOVE to make paper bag cards! Very cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Doodle Palace Challenge!

    Dee and Robin

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  8. What a lovely card for autumn!
    Thanks for playing at Tuesday Taggers this week.
    Hugs,
    Teri x

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  9. Wow you managed to fit all those challenges in on one card.... I am impressed.
    Thanks for playing along with my choosen colour theme this week at Doodle Palace.
    Hugs
    Tracy

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  10. Such a cute scarecrow! And I know what you mean about cards you'll never use. I regularly take mine to work and the girls all go through them and take what they want!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Doodle Palace. Viv

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  11. I'm glad you were inspired by the freebie, Lori! Otherwise, we wouldn't have been able to see your cute card! Thanks for sharing this! Great job with all of the challenges!

    Margaret Moody
    margaretmoody.typepad.com

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  12. Cute! Thanks for playing at DTC!

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  13. I think since you managed to work in so many challenges that your card turned out to be very practical indeed...not to mention just darn cute!!

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  14. This is fab. I love that cute scarecrow.
    Thanks for joining us at Digital Tuesday this week.
    Lora x

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  15. Such an adorable scarecrow! What a great job with all of the challenges! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

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  16. how cool is this! Great job for a clean and simple fall card....love the sentiment pumpkin!!
    I'm so glad you could play along with us at the Digital Tuesday Challenge! Blessings, Maria

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  17. Great job meeting so many challenges! Thanks for playing along with us on the Belli Challenge!

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  18. Hey Lori...I forgot to also thank you for joining in the challenge over at the Doodle Palace! So glad you fit so many challenges in...I love combining challenges too...which is a challenge in itself! lol
    blessings, Maria

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  19. lovley card Lori. Thanks for joining us on TT's this week. Emma xx

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  20. On behalf of the Pals Paper Arts design team, thank you for playing @ PPA!

    Be sure to join us for our next challenge on Thursday, September 24, 2009.

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  21. Lovely card Lori - like the pumpkins! thanks for joining us at TT this week xx Janet

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  22. Cute Card! Thanks for playing along with us on the Belli Challenge!

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  23. How cute! Love that multilayered pumpkin! I'm so glad you played in our Belli Challenge!

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  24. WOW!!! That's a lotta challenges packed into one adorable card....I love the DP scarecrow and how creative to use the lunch bag!!!! Thanks so much for joining us in the Belli challenge this week!!!

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