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Monday, October 3, 2011

She Turned Me Into A WHAT????

Happy Monday!  Today I am sharing this week's Bitten by the Bug 2 weekly challenge project.  The Cricut cartridge challenge cut of the week was selected by my design team sister, Carrie from DoubleClick Connections - AKA Abusybee Blog, who chose the cute frog from Cricut's Create a Critter cartridge. 

Given that today is the third day of October and OCTOBER brings constant thoughts of Halloween, I chose to go with a Halloween themed card. My theory is that every witch has a story that involves a frog. Perhaps the frog was a prince or perhaps he was a two legged human toad. Either way, the witch had a plan when she turned him into a frog. In my card, the frog was neither prince nor toad, but a nice man. And he is incredulous that he has been turned into a frog!  And yet, he is smiling because he is trying to make the best of the situation.

The crazy little witch (from Mini Monsters) is doing a happy dance with her arms and legs flying out, so thrilled is she that her frog spell worked.  Since she had planned to stay in and work today, the witch is not wearing her usual black outfit that she wears in public.  She is wearing her witch's "lounge at home" wear, hoping the color is becoming with her green complexion. 

In front of the background moon, I added the Have a Wicked Halloween tag.  I cut the tag using the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge and stamped the phrase with a stamp from the Close to my Heart September stamp of the month.  For more information on the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge, click on the name to go to Melanie's CTMH site. 

I used the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge and cut a cauldron for my witch's use.  I added a bit of white foam to the top of the cauldron.  The pumpkins are from a chipboard sticker set. 

Inside the gate fold card (built with George and Basic Shapes) I added a grey journaling rectangle along with a line of pumpkins and a phrase strip.

I designed this project as a gate fold card with the Halloween scene on the front of the card.  I welded a circle, the witch, cauldron, and the frog shadow images together to create a scene background.  I attached the scene to the right side of the gate fold card. 

Before I close I want to share with you the cute decoration I purchased last Friday.  I found these eyeballs while waiting to have dinner at a Cracker Barrel in Conyers, Georgia.  I was on my way home from returning Ian to Atlanta.  I thought these eyeballs were just too cute.  They are actually salt and pepper shakers, but they were not sold in sets, but individually.  I grabbed a few (at $1.00 each!) and was quite pleased with my purchase!!

I will be back tomorrow to share a Man Card - a fall man card!!  Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Oh Susan what a fun little story that was! I think in all our lives we've wanted to do that to at least one man in our lives (in mine maybe a few more, and actually today at least two, lol)! Love your little scene and love the gatefold card, what a great idea, you always have such neat ideas on putting your cards together, that's why I love this group of gals, you all make me think outside the box!
    Froggie ((Hugs)) Thersa

  2. Love your little Halloween story! Such a super cute card! Love the idea of witch "lounge at home" wear. LOL So full of fun details. Love it, girlfriend! And no, I didn't get to see the game on Sat. BooHoo! xxD

  3. LOL! Your story just had me laughing! Your card is all the elements... So FUN! :o)


  4. Such a CUTE card! I love how it opens and I love the little story. That witch IS happy!! Too cute! I also really like those eyeball salt and pepper shakers. My Grandma never had sets like that. ;)

  5. This is awesome you did a great job on all the detail love it.
    DIANA L.

  6. You are so funny :) What a FUN card!!! Love the papers you chose and that stamp...hey wait I think I have that stamp--thanks for reminding me :)

  7. Super cute and spooky! Love the pattern papers! Great eyeballs!

  8. Just love the story you set up to go with your card design. This just came out fabulous. That little witch is so cute. I keep looking for that Mini Monsters cartridge, but haven't come across it yet. Great design!!!!

    P.S. How 'bout those Sparties!!! It doesn't get better than beating Ohio State. Now if U of M can do the same thing.

  9. thanks for the smile this morning susan , much needed :) love your card :) the witch is adorable :) oh i need to get that cart if only for her! and of course love the froggie :) have a great day :)