Saturday, September 5, 2009

OCC Challenge & Giveaway

Hello and thanks for stopping!! We have a BIG announcement over at Our Creative Corner. We have 6 NEW talented designers joining us each Saturday. They will be hosting some fresh ideas and challenges!! You will see a fun variety, from sketches to color combinations to project ideas - whatever the host designer can dream up! Don’t forget to subscribe to receive new challenges by email - that way you won't miss a thing!!

We also have some fun goodies to giveaway. Play along with us this week and you will be entered to win!! When you get a chance, stop by the OCC to check out the NEW designers and a chance to win!!

Our September host this month is Dana Grothaus. Dana thought it would be fitting to have a challenge using Stars & Stripes. Your card/project can be patriotic if you like, but it's not necessary. Just include both stars and stripes in your design.

For my project I started with a ton of scalloped circles that I created using my circle Nestabilities. I probable cut about 50 circles and glued them all together around a rolled piece of cardstock for the pumpkin stem. I created the pumpkin hat and decorated it with the stars. The legs were added using stripped Halloween designer paper from Stampin' Up!

To add some character to the pumpkin face, I used circle punches for the eyes and an oval Nesabilities for the mouth. **My lighting is a little off, so I will update the picture a little later today.

Remember there is never a time limit on our challenges - feel free to participate whenever you are able. To play along, upload your creation to your blog or gallery, then include a link to Mr. Linky form at the bottom of this post so we can check it out. If you upload to SCS, remember to use keyword: OCCC

Have a wonderful weekend!

15 comments:

Melissa said...

So cute! Looking forward to lots of more sweet designs and working with you on the OCC!

Mrs B said...

Jennifer, I LOVE this!!! I am going to give this a try....Such a fun idea!!!!!
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Loretta said...

Holy shamolies!!!! Wonderful project, Jennifer!

Joycelyn Turner said...

Oh this is just waaaay too cute!!! So fun, Jennifer!!! Congrats on a Fabulous new team!!

Dana Grothaus said...

Wow! That little guy is awesome. I love that you didn't make a card. I think I might have to recreate this. We are going to have so much fun this year!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

He,he,he - how fun is this - awsome take on the challenge - Jennifer!!!

Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Shantaie said...

Jennifer, This adorable pumpkin is nothing short of inspiring! I love it !

the funkie junkie said...

Oh my goodness, Jennifer, that little guy is just too cute!! I can't imagine how long it took you to create him, but you did a stellar job! Thanks for giving us something so bright and funny to drool over. I am so looking forward to working with you this year on the OCC team.

Lori said...

This is amazing, Jennifer. I can't believe all the work you put into cutting those circles - it was totally worth it! I just love the end result. I'm so excited to be on the OCC with you and looking forward to lots more great challenges!

Jenny Gropp said...

OMG-- all those circles -- you got way more patience than me!!! Your little pumpkin head critter is beyond cute!!!! I love the DP you used for his legs!

Ravengirl said...

Adorable! You must be in total Halloween mode! So cute!

Cat said...

What a cute project! I LOVE it!

Amanda said...

This is super cute, I just love it.

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Dawn B. said...

This is so cute Jennifer. I just love this idea. That is alot of cutting.. Great job..