Monday, October 21, 2013

A Freshly Made Curtain Call: Paper Sweeties Scarecrow

The current challenge at Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge is a photo of gorgeous blue gourds.  The sponsor for this challenge is Paper Sweeties who provided the design team with a discount code and, more importantly, is providing the winner of the challenge with a $20 gift certificate.  One of the sets that I got because it had pumpkins/gourds in it, also had a cute scarecrow.  I had used the gourds here in a more elegant card, but I also wanted to ink up the scarecrow.  I found the perfect sketch to showcase him at Freshly Made Sketches.  The sketch also led me to create his hay bale border.  This guy makes me smile!!!

Paper Sweeties Scarecrow

I have a couple of scheduled posts this week but other that, it will be fairly quiet on my blog.  My children have state marching championships on Friday and Saturday.  It's in a town that's a five-hour round trip away so those days are shot from a crafting standpoint - but very exciting from a marching standpoint.  It's also finals week for me in a couple of accounting classes (this school does 2 classes for 2 months instead of the standard 4 classes for 4 months - so finals are hitting me right now!)  Everything is due on Sunday - but I really want to be done before the state championships.  Think of me when you are happily crafting and I have my nose buried in accounting textbooks and financial statements!

  • Stamps: Paper Sweeties Stand Add-On 3 (scarecrow, hay bales, big gourd), Stand Add-On 2 (two little gourds)
  • Paper: My Favorite Things Primitive WWhite, blue is a scrap piece, flags are Stampin' Up More Mustard CS and dsp
  • Ink: Memento black and Copics
  • Accessories: Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangles, My Favorite Things Fishtail dies, Hemptique twine


  1. Of course we'll think of you!
    You'll manage just fine I'm sure!
    You seem to me like you're a well organized person in control of everything! :-)
    Love how you made this card and the sketch is perfect for your cute scarecrow!
    Looks like he's enjoying himself tremendously! ha, ha. No birds, so he's done a great job, chasing them away.
    Good luck for all of you!
    Maybe you can show us some pics after the championships?


  2. This guy is as cute as can be! Your coloring is wonderful! Enjoy the marching competitions......I bet they are fabulous to watch! And good luck to your kiddos!

  3. I'll be thinking of you as your wrap up your classes (you'll ace them!)and especially, while you travel to the exciting marching competitions! Hope you'll share photos, because marching bands in Alberta are rarely seen. Your card~ yes, that scarecrow makes me smile too, such a cutie-patootie he is! Happy Monday and wishes for a most wonderful week!

  4. Super sweet card! I love how you used the sketch!

  5. Super sweet card! I love how you used the sketch!

  6. Super sweet card! I love how you used the sketch!

  7. Super sweet card! I love how you used the sketch!

  8. I am just loving the non traditional Halloween colours on the challenge - and that scarecrow is SO adorable!! Good luck on your finals!!

  9. Love the blue background and your coloring is fabulous!

  10. This guy is adorable and I love the colors :)

  11. ADORABLE card, Kim! hang in there this week:)

  12. This is adorable - such a cute scarcrow! Lovely combination of challenges.

    Good luck with the finals and I hope the marching competitions go well too!

  13. He is quite the charming little fella isn't he! Cute card Kim. Good luck to your kiddos with their competitions and to you on your finals!

  14. Oh this is just adorable and colored perfectly!
    Good luck with the band State competitions!

  15. Your card is very cute, Kim! And I absolutely love the colors!
    Good luck with your school tests!
    And best wishes for your kids and you during marching championships! :)

  16. Have a great time being a supportive mom this weekend and best of luck on your finals (although I'm sure you won't need it!)! Don't tell him, but our 'scare'crow is a sweetie pie!! Hugs, Darnell

  17. Super cute card Kim. Love the fab fall scene and the colors. :)

  18. What a perfectly colored treasure, Kim! I adore how you cleverly created the border from the hay bales! Thanks so much for showcasing the Paper Sweeties stamps so wonderfully :)


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