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Monday, October 5, 2015

CIE Creepy Crawlies

Well, it's been a difficult weekend for friends on both coasts -- for entirely different reasons. Thoughts and prayers to everyone dealing with unforeseen difficulties and challenges.

 A New CIE Challenge

The calendar shows it's the first Monday of the month. Guess it's time for another Cards in Envy challenge.

And here's a photo of my one-googly-eyed spider.  :)

Bazzill black and orange; Stampin' Up! garage-sale dp
Fiskars web  impressions/texture plate
Pizazz It die-cut spider, coated with Glossy Accents
SU word bubbles die with Creative Memories alphabet stickers
Really Reasonable Ribbon ribbon; Twinery baker's twine
Darice googly eye; Mark Richards gem
adhesives: Scotch ATG; Recollections foam squares; Glue Dots; Zig 2-way glue pen

There are so many things I love about this card -- and I used quite a few items that had been stashed away for a while.
  • The little spider came from Pizazz It, a gone-but-still-beloved LSS. All it was missing was a googly eye and a little Glossy-Accent shine.  :)
  • The green designer paper was in a stack of paper purchased at a garage sale several years ago.
  • The spider web texture on the orange cardstock was made using an impression plate, that was purchased at my very first crafting garage sale.
  • And, the lettering came from some a sheet of Creative Memories alphabet stickers that have to be at least ten years old. As you can see, these stickers were originally blue, and I colored them with a black Sharpie. There's also a photo showing how I used a ruler to line up the stickers.

The tops of stickers were attached to the bottom edge of a ruler to help with alignment.

The decision to use the colored alphabet stickers was an easy one. However, I struggled with the speech bubble. I first planned on going with a white bubble. But, that really took attention away from the creepy crawler star of this card. Finally, I had the idea to go with orange so that the bubble would blend in with the background paper -- but used white and black bubbles to give it just enough of a presence.

Parting Thoughts

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we launched a Fight-Like-a-Girl challenge at Words 2 Scrap By. Hope you'll stop by to read hostess Penny's amazing post and check out our gals' creations. Cards/Projects can be linked up until October 28.

A huge thank you to Colette and her gang of merry card makers for letting me play along yesterday. It was such a fun afternoon!  :)

Have a good week. Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Hi Sybrina! Great tutlorials on coloring the stickers and how to line them up. Scary spider too! Have a great day!

  2. I LOVE the one eyed spider! Great elements.