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Friday, October 2, 2009
Today is our kick off for the first Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential. Vicki and the team have so many fun challenges to share with you and we just can't wait to get started.

Since it is October and Halloween is this month, our first challenge is to use Non-halloween stamps to make a Halloween Card. Doesn't that sound fun!! The fun thing about these type of challenges is that the sky is the limit and it is open to your own interpretation. The goal of this challenge is to find your hidden potential!!

For my card I chose the Inkadinkado set Birds in Flight set and a retired shapes set from SU. I inked up the owl from the Inkadinkado set and used a circle shape to make a moon. The images were embossed and then I used I used embossing resist to create the sky behind it. The dp is actually wedding paper from Cloud Nine but it just reminds me of black bats so I thought it would match. I added some sewing, dry embossing, and punching with my EK Success Morocca Punch. The sentiment was created on my PC.

Card REcipe:
Stamps: SU Shapes, Inkadinkado Birds in Flight
Paper: Cloud Nine, Elegant Eggplant, white
Accessories: Moraccan Lace from EK, Purple satin ribbon, Swirls embossing folders, silver baubles

I hope this creation inspires you to think outside the box. For more inspiration, you should really visit my dt sisters or the Saturday Spotlight Blog, their creations are so creative and eclectic!!

So Here is what you need to know for this week's Challenge:

*For this week's VERY first challenge, we would like
to challenge you to come up with a Halloween card/project BUT...WITHOUT using any Halloween images!*

Now onto our VERY FIRST sponsor!!

CLICK HERE to see the website!!

**Denise has graciously donated a special $25.00 gift certificate for Whimsy Stamps to our very first challenge winner!!** How stinkin' cool is that?!!!

Here are a some reminders for you to follow:
1) Be sure to place the DIRECT link to your creation in Mister Linky here in order to qualify to win the prize from our sponsor or voting for the top 3 creations.
2) If you upload your creation to an on-line gallery, please be sure to label it with the keywords SSHP01
3) Have your creation uploaded in Mister Linky below by Friday Evening, 7:00 PM CST in order to quaify for any prizes awarded for that sponsor week.
4) We would like to have only NEW creations for this challenge please!
5) Link your creation back to the Saturday Spotlight Challenge blog

Now let's see those Halloween-NOT creations!!

For more information about our Sponsors or this challenge, I encourage you to please visit the Saturday Spotlight blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!! Have a great day and weekend!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Chris!! WOWZA!! What a really outstanding post hun!!! Thank you so much for sharing all the wonderful details about the challenge!! Of course I ADORE your card!! You've used my fav color purple and you did an excellent job of interpreting this challenge hun!! Thank you so much!! YOU ROCK!!! ;) HUGS

Penny said...


Mandy said...

Hi Chris, your card is gorgeous, and fab challenge hun. I've just discovered your blog, love your style of cardmaking
hugs Mandy xx

Cindy Coutts Designs said...

Chris, all of your work is just stunning! I'm hanging out here for a while to see what all you've done. Very sweet blog candy as well! Happy Belated Birthday too! Hugs.

dolcreations said...

This card is such an awesome Halloween card! I love that punch design for the side of your card! As always your designs are just so stunning!
Happy Card Making Day,

Risa said...

Happy WCMD Chris!
What a beautiful card and awesome details! I love it!!

Holly Young said...

Fantastic card Chris! I'm going to be playing along for sure.

Maria Matter said...

This is beautiful the purple and black combo!!! The backgrounds are spectacular too!!!
Have a lovely weekend!
Blessings, Maria

Jessica G. said...

This owl is the perfect Halloween mascot, especially with his spooky sky background. Striking color combo; the purple against white really makes him shine!

jacque4u2c said...

Luv the colors it is so rich and elegant!

Erin... said...

SO fun, the colors are gorgeous!!!!

Lori said...

Sounds like fun! Loving how your blog looks!

Danni said...

Love that purple! So cool! Very creative and fun!

Kim Dellow said...

Wow Fabulous and I just love all the details - tha colours are wonderful too. Kim

Rachel said...

OMGoodness girl this is fabulous!!

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Purple is fast becoming my new favorite color - especially when I see creations like this!! AWESOME!

Heather Schlatter said...


I have so so so so so so so missed coming out you are truley one of my top favorite designers adn you are so stinking sweet and kind!!! I wish we lived nearer to each other because I really think we could hang out and be good friends!!!

This Card literally jaw on the floor and I am not kidding you!!! This is totally gorgeous!!! I adore it!!!

Amazing in every way and I just can not get enough of the purple and white together I have got to try this out!!!


Darlene said...

You are amazing Chris! LOVE your interpretation ... your colors, layout and of course this "hootie owl" are awesome! LOVE all the textures & dimension you have on this creation and last but not least ... my favorite color of PURPLE ... PERFECT!!!

stampingtink said...

Love your bat paper! What a great card! I love the colors, that cutie owl, the layout, and that touch of yellow pops right off the page! Just delightful! I had the best time presenting with you today!

Grace said...

Great job with your non halloween halloween card Chris! That black paper is perfect and what could be more perfect than an owl!!!

Ann Kranitz said...

what a fabulous non halloween halloween card!!!You really rocked this challenge!!

stephanne said...

Hmmmmmmm, sounds like fun!!! Lovin your use of image and yummy nummy purples, gorgeous!! I'm glad your lil pack showed up safe and sound. Now, to go and take a peek at that challenge!!

Cheryl said...

Just fabulous,love the colours and the technique you have used!!!
Hugs xx

Crystal said...

Chris I LOVE the purple and black combo!! That owl is just perfect!!! Wonderful card girl!!

Kathy Jones said...

That is so clever Chris!!! This is a lovely card and I love how you used non-Halloween products to create this masterpiece!

Benzi said...

Love your non Halloween image card. Nothing better than an owl for this. Too cute!

Dawn B. said...

I love the emboss resist. It is perfect for your color behind this sweet little guy. I really like the colors you chose. My fav. The swirl embossing folder gives you card great depth...Super job...sorry I am so late.

Nicola said...

Fabulous card Chris, you sure do think out the box with excellence. Loving this wee owl and what gorgeous paper - great detail with the resist and what an awesome punch.
Nicola -x-

Tammy said...

What a fantastic Halloween card!! Love all the purple and your owl!! Such a fun challenge, Thank you for stopping by my Blog!

Tammy x


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