Sunday, October 30, 2011

To Be Frank - I Love Halloween

Happy Halloween!! I know I'm a day early but I only post on Sundays so ... Poor little Frankie here just wants to have a good time on Halloween, he's not trying to scare the kiddies, why he's even cracking a little smile.

This is the best $1 stamp I've ever bought. First because its too cute and second because it fits me to a tee. LOL  This card is a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 square.  I know its an odd size but I don't have envelopes to fit a 5in square and this size will fit into the card envelopes perfectly.  The dp on the card is none other than DCWV.  The stamp was picked up at Michaels last year in the dollar bin.  He's colored with SU markers and I added a little striping to his patch on his shirt.  And why not throw in a little drippy goo for good measure (punch by Martha Stewart)   Have a safe and hauntingly good Halloween.  See ya next month.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

And Boo to You Too

When I made today's card the first thing I thought of was It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown when you see the back of Snoopy rising out of the pumpkin patch and Linus passes out.  A classic.  Again I used the Halloween stamp set from Recollections.  Its become my new favorite set and I paired it with the pumpkins from Verve's set Bountiful Harvest.

The papers are DCWV Ghosts and Goblins mat stack.  I love the pumpkin, gray and cream combo.  I stamped the ghost cut him out and did the same with the pumpkins after I colored them with SU markers.  I added a little bling to the pumpkins with some lime and yellow stickles. 

I hope you enjoyed today's card and before I go I wanted to share with you a Halloween card my little budding artist made for Daddy.  The only thing I did was cut the paper and fold it and help him punch the circle.  Everything else he did on his own.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

We're Off to Find the Witch's House

Who's house? The witch's house.  We're off to find the witch's house, but we're not afraid.  No we're not afraid.  This is one of my son's favorite books and has us read it often, even if its not Halloween.  So how about a Witch card for today. 

This is another image from the Halloween Recollection set from Michaels.  I colored her with the new SU marker Wisteria Wonder.  I didn't think I was going to like this color but I do.  The SU book really doesn't do it justice and I think pairing it with gray and yellow is a pretty good color combo.  I embossed the wisteria layer with Tim Holtz Damask folder.  The yellow glitzy paper is from DCWV and on top of that I threw in a little cricut with the scary tree from Celebrate with Flourish cut at 4in. I chalked the edges of the moon to give it a little more color.  The purple strip was some left over dp that I thought matched well and added the scallop border punch to it.  I'll also share the inside of today's card with you. 

I decorated the inside with some dp scraps and stamped the little skull in the corner, also from the same Recollection set.
 ... We're knocking on the witch's door.  Who's door? The witch's door .... There she is- she's standing there! She's standing where? She's standing there! There she is - she's standing there! and we all scream TRICK OR TREAT!

Well I'm off to find the witch's house so you have a great day.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Haunting We Will Go ... Mini Halloween Album and Scrapbook pg

You know how they have CAS for Clean and Simple cards well I'm going to come up with my own abbreviation ... QAE for Quick and Easy scrapbook page.  This page was so simple to do mainly because it was already sectioned off into squares as the design.

All I did was add some dp to break up the plain colored squares, section off where I wanted my photos to go.  Added some 3 dimensional stickers, a little stamping and one cricut cut.  It took a matter of minutes to put together.  Now on to the mini album ... this post has many pics

When I originally had the idea to do this album I was going to make everything from the Cricut to embellish it then I started digging through my enormous stash and found a HUGE amount of Halloween stickers that I just haven't been able to part with.  I know it seems using stickers on anything now is so taboo.  But I hope you like the way this turned out. 
All the papers are from Cloud 9 Season stack that I picked up at Joanns last year.  The house shape was cut with the cricut using Kate's ABC cart and the house image cut at 5 1/2.  The inside flap here will hold a 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. picture.
The next pages gives you a little journaling block with Mrs Frankie there and a place to hold a 3x4 in. picture.  I sponged the edges with Tim Holtz tea dye ink distress ink.  I'm sorry I can't tell you the name of all the stickers I used for this but I've had them so long none are in their original packaging.
This spot is big enough for a 3 x 3 1/2 in. picture.  So are you rethinking your sticker stash?  You know you have one.  Go ahead dig into it.  I won't tell.
Almost done now.  This one will hold a 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 inch pic and I left it so the picture will fit up under the scallop the witch is on.  One last page to go.
You have here a little journaling block under the flying witch and another space for a 3x3 pic.  For the stickers that are sticking up above the house or off the edge somewhere I rubbed a cottonball on the back of them so they won't stick to anything else but where I have them.  So now go on and get to making your own little album.  This one only took 2 1/2 hours to complete so I know you can do it too.  Happy Haunting.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Have a Fang-Tabulous Halloween

Well its my favorite time of the year and instead of being a month early with my Halloween posts like last year I tried to control myself and wait till October.... woo hoo its time.  I tried to mix it up a bit.  Last year was all about the witches but this year I've got vampires, ghosts, Frankie and a witch thrown in for good measure.  Not to mention I did a Halloween scrapbook album that I will post next week along with a quick and easy scrapbook page.  So onto today's card.

This vampire is from a Recollection set I picked up at Michaels.  I would post the name but it doesn't have one on the package.  Its a cling rubber set that I used for most of the Halloween projects this month.  Old Edward here (yes I named the vampire Edward, aren't all good vamps named Edward?)has been colored with SU markers.  The patterned paper is DCWV new Halloween stack Ghosts and Goblins.  I dry embossed the black bg with a Tim Holtz folder Damask.  Of course it wouldn't be complete with out Martha's drippy goo punch.  Make sure to stop back next Sunday to see the mini Halloween album and scrapbook page.  Thanks for stopping by.


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