Saturday, October 9, 2010

Bubble, Bubble, Toil, and Giggles

I had one of the best days at work yesterday. First off we had a crew of kids working at Habitat for Humanity. They worked all day building the frame of the house. Being someone who habitually volunteers, but NOT one to raise a hand to work in the sun and the outdoors, I got a group of co-workers together to make the manual laborers lunch. Dave and I took them lunch at noon and even though the temperature was heading toward the upper 80's, the yard was devoid of shade, and the work was - well...WORK, the students were in high spirits, laughing, swinging hammers, and hoisting supplies alongside the volunteer contractor and the future owner of the home. It was uplifting!

Back on campus I had two 'regulars', Jenna and Kayla, stop by my office. For more than an hour they played with some of my office toys and with a bottle of Bubbles. They were totally ignoring me - which was fine by me as I had a pile of paperwork to slog through. For the most part I ignored them too - except for listening to the giggling, guffawing, and laughing. These sophomore college kids, a music major and elementary education teacher, giggled and blew bubbles like they were 3 years old. I have such a cool job!

Here is the output from my OWN Bubble.

Tearing around the Bubble
~Base card PaperTrey Ink - white
~Lots of different color cardstock scraps torn into shapes
Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger - "Funky Fall" Abstract Folk Art Painting by Catherine Horvath Buchanan from SoloWorkStudio on Etsy
Stampin' B's - Fall inspiration
Stampin' for the Weekend - Autum inspiration
Charisma Cardz - Autumn inspiration
Kaboodle Doodles - Autumn inspiration

Web Avenue
~Base card - PaperTrey Ink - white
~Background - digital printed then smudged with orange and grey stamping inks
~House and pumpkins created using torn Core'dinations color Core Cardstock - Hocus Pocus
~Bats stamped using Versamark and embossed using Ranger Black embossing powder
Shabby Tea Room - vintage Halloween
City Crafter - Hurray for the Holidays
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  1. very creative! thanks for joining us at the Shabby Tea Room! : )

  2. How cool is this.. Very different.. I like it..
    Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  3. Wow! I so love what you've done with these cards. Unique and creative! So glad you joined the Stampin B's this week.

  4. Great card--so whimsical! Love your 'tearing skills' ~ I can't seem to get this technique :(

  5. What a wonderful Halloween card! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

  6. How cool is this, simple amazing, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  7. What a great card! Absolutely love the colours! Thanks for playing along with Kaboodledoodles this week and hope to see you next time. Jill

  8. Really amazing .... Thanks for sharing at CCCB

  9. A gorgeous Autumnal card and the torn card is very inspirational.
    Thank you for joining us this week at Kaboodledoodles and we hope you will join us for our next challenge.


  10. Cute! I really like the technique of tearing the paper to create an image. Great job!

  11. Hey Nancy! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

  12. Wow, you really took a chance doing something so unusual!! And it totally works! I love these cards!
    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!

  13. Such a wonderful and colourful design. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week. Good luck.
    xx Vee

  14. oooh, how cool is this! Thank you so much for joining the SFTW challenge and good luck!


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