Happy Halloween!

I loved the Lawn Fawn shaker card so much I had to make the Mama Elephant version:

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This is my first time using seedless preserves distress ink – I love it! It looks so beautiful when blended with picked raspberry distress ink.

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Instead of using gold enamel dots I ended up flicking the Heidi Swapp color spray onto the front of the card.  I love how the gold circles are different sizes! Wishing you a spooky Halloween!

 

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Monster Hugs Being Sent Your Way!

Sometimes you need a hug…even if it is from (cute) monsters!

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I am so glad I bought this stamp set before it was sold out on lawn fawn. It is way too cute to pass up for Halloween!  I colored the little monsters to match the cool starry background. I luckily found some star bling in my stash.

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I like that this card screams happy! Umm….scary and happy – perfect for Halloween!

You Are Boo-Tastic!

This year I decided to start early on my Halloween Cards.

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For seasonal cards, I find it easiest when  I pull out all my supplies that way everything is at my fingertips.

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Last year I bought most of these supplies and did not get a chance to use it! So glad I saved all my goodies.

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Here is my original card but I decided it needed more dimension and depth so I popped everything up and added some clear cardstock for the circle window.

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Hopefully, I will have a ton of Halloween cards to share in the next few weeks! Have a wonderful labor day!

Happy Halloween!

It’s not too early to start on Halloween cards right?

I am in love with these stamps from whipper snapper designs!

  • Recipe:  CS from PTI, Fence border punch from MS, Copic Markers, Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, Star Border punch from MS, Spellbinders, Halloween Stamp from Michaels, White Gel Pen, Stickles, Glossy Accents, Rounded corner punch from MS.

Happy Halloween!

“Black cat, nine lives, shorts days, living on the edge not afraid to die.” Janet Jackson

Thought I would save one of my very favorite halloween cards for this post!  This card was so fun to make because I designed everything around the glitter cat sticker.  *Meow!* I cut out the gray cardstock and added texture so it would look like a roof.  Then, the puffs of smoke coming from the chimney were given a little extra pop by adding foam adhesive squares. I cannot tell you how much I adore the skulls and cross bone ribbon! How can that be so adorable! It’s supposed to be scary! Love it!

Hope you have a safe and spooky halloween weekend!

  • Recipe: All craftstock from Recollections, Sticker/Ribbon?bling from Michaels, Sizzix Wild Dashes Texturz Plate, Cuttlebug 2×2 Flower die cut.

May I be frank?

I love Halloween!

Just when I thought I had gotten over my halloween hype, I picked up the most adorable mummy stamp this weekend! Looking forward to making a cutie card with it!  But I digress because this stamp is too adorable and I must gush about it!  In case you are having a hard time reading the sentiment it says, “To be Frank, I love Halloween!” LOL!  Seriously, who comes up with these sentiments. I love it!

So for this card, I really wanted to try using a lot of layers but keeping it very clean too.  I like the texture I used on the olive scrapbooking paper because it almost looks like aligator skin! And the ribbon is great because it has the word “Boo” in between the ghosts!  This card may inspire a costume for Halloween but we shall see!

More Halloween cards to come!

Recipe: All craftstock from Recollections, Olive paper from Scrapbooking Supplies, Ribbon/Stamp/Bling from Michaels, Sharpie markers, Sizzix Wild Dashes Texturz Plate.

Trick or Treat!

“Smell my feet. Gimme something good to eat!”                                                                      

I love how this card turned out! I got the wonderful idea to make a path made out of bling and I am lovin’ it!  The trick or treatin’ ghost came from a set of glitter foam stickers which are absolutely adorable but hard to tell from the photo that it sparkles! The skull and cross bone ribbon is to die for too! I’ll say it again and again-I am loving halloween cards!

  • Recipe:  All craftstock from Recollections, Stamp/Ribbon/Stick/Bling from Micheals, Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black, Sizzix Diagonals Texturz Plate, Fiskars Twist and Flip 2-in-1 Corner Punch.

A Haunted House!

“When there’s something strange in your neighborhood…”

I can’t stop myself from making Halloween cards! I know it is only September and am worried that in October there will be nothing left to make.  Oh wait, we have thanksgiving! *Whew!*

I absolutely love love love the purple sparkly bat! I must get more of these great glitter foam stickers! They are simply fantastic and I love the purple bling.  I usually don’t use a lot of brown card stock but I think I have been missing out and will have to use more of it.

Welcome to my happy haunted house!

  • Recipe: All craftstock from Recollections, Haunted House/Happy Halloween stamp from Craft Smart, Bat sticker/Bling from Michaels, Martha Stewart Fence punch, Stampin’ up Circle #2 Original Dies, Fiskars Twist and Flip 2-in-1 Corner Punch.

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I have yet to meet cute spiders in my life time but these ones are pretty darn close!

My best friend showed me a few weeks ago the most adorable Halloween card she made.  I loved it! So of course, I had to run to Michaels and find the exact same stamp, ribbon, etc.  I nearly cried when I saw that there was a matching spider ribbon for the stamp!  I used the ribbon as my inspiration and tried to incorporate all the different colors.  It took me about 3 hours and 5 different attempts to finally make this card!  I had such a hard time dealing with all the empty space surrounding the two spiders that I finally decided to add a spider web in the background.  On a side note, the red bling on just one eye of the spiders totally cracks me up!

Now I know why people make Halloween cards-It’s so fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun!

  • Recipe: All craftstock from Recollections, Eek! Stamp from Craft Smart, Ribbon/Red Bling from Michaels, Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black, Fiskars Two-in-one corner punch.

Boo!

I’ve decided to get in the happy halloween mood!

I saw this adorable halloween card at one of my favorite card blogs and knew I had to make a scottie version of my own!  No reason we can’t start thinking about trick or treatn’ in September!

Plus, all things scotties are always in season.

  • Recipe: All craftstock from Recollections, Sharpies, Highlighters, Green bling from Target craft section, Martha Stewart Fence Border Punch, Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet die cut, push pins.