Thursday, October 28, 2010


Hey there! This is my second post for today. Click HERE see the Halloween goodie bag I made for my dad!

Ted over at Happily Ever Crafter is not only a talented paper crafter, but he also hosts really creative challenges! This time around participants had to e-mail Ted and say, "Trick or Treat!" Then, he replied with either a trick or a treat and that was what determined the guidelines for your challenge card. Is that clever or what?!?! Well, my e-mail from Ted said "Well, you got yourself a juicy, plump TRICK!" HA! So that meant I had to create a Halloween card using only pastels and cutesy non-Halloween animals.

Well, Ted, I have to tell you that you certainly gave my brain a good workout! It took me FOREVER to figure out what I was going to do for this challenge! I debated on ducking out, but then I was like, no...I can't do that! I e-mailed Ted to accept this challenge and he replied so promptly---I MUST figure something out! Here's what I came up with:

Those sweet little birds are the "Tweety Bird Border K83" from DeNami Design! I paper pieced them with Bitty Box Basics DP (Papertrey Ink). Paulina has created lots of cute cards using these little guys!! (Thanks for the inspiration, Paulina!)

I created the sentiment in Microsoft Word.

So, what do you think? Did I succeed in this challenge? It sure was a tough one, but I really like how it got me thinking outside of the box!!

Thanks for stopping today!


Karen B. said...

Ted's challenges are my FAVORITE because they always make me think outside the box! I think you did an excellent job with your mission to create something cute and pastel for Halloween, I know it is tough!

Ted said...

Oh my gosh, Lisa! This is just incredible! What a clever sentiment! I don't think I've ever seen it... so original. :) Those birds are adorable...wise to paper piece them. Thanks for playing along! :)

Paulina said...

Oh Lisa...this is so tweet! You totally rocked this challenge- no question about it! I love the colors and the sentiment is so darling!

Brandi said...

You took this challenge and rocked it girl! This is the best idea ever!

Michele Gross said...

Girl this is darling! I love the sentiment you created!! I think you should submit that one!! ;)

Jenny said...

This is super cute Lisa!

Trinh said...

You aced this challenge, Lisa! Those birds are adorable and your sentiment is perfect! Thanks so much for leaving a sweet comment on my blog for the Caring Hearts blog hop.

jen said...

I'd say you knocked this one out of the park!! :) Nicely done!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What adorable tiny birds and a fun sentiment.