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Halloween Cards Galore

It has been quite a long time since my last post. But it is not because I haven’t been creating cards. I have just been a bit busy with life lately. So today I thought I would jump back in with an quick and easy post featuring some Halloween cards that I created for my nieces and nephews.

Halloween Ride

I used several different stamps set together to create this Halloween scene. After it was stamped, colored and die cut I cut it into strips and placed it on black paper. Then I die cut the shape again. I don’t know if this is an actual technique or not but, I think it’s cool looking.

poison apple card

The poison apple die cut is available as a SVG file from Silhoutte and the Beware Sign is a die cut sticker from K & Company.

Witch Card

The witch with the pumpkins and the cat are both K&Company die cuts. I doodled the tree and then stamped and colored the leaves. The fence is a Martha Stewart Halloween punch.

Zombie card

This card feature 4 different stamp sets. And the focal image  features stamps from the $1 bin at Joann Fabrics.

Thanks for looking. I promise that my next post will include more information about the stamp sets and techniques I used. For this post I just wanted to get back into the habit of blogging my cards.

Happy Stamping,


Wolf Boy Wobble-een

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A few weeks ago I was awarded the honor of being the guest designer for the Wobble Wednesday Challenge sponsored by Action Wobble Challenges. That means that I got to create the challenge for the week of August 28!

Wolf Boy Whimsie DoodlesI chose Halloween as my theme. Halloween is my favorite holiday! And since I usually create 10 cards each holiday to send to my nieces and nephews, I enjoyed getting a jump on my Halloween card stash this year.

Action Wobble Halloween

This is what an Action Wobble Spring looks like in action. It’s fun to give it a pluck and watch it wobble!

I used a free digital image from Whimsie Doodles and I printed it out twice so that I could cut out the Trick or Treat bag to be my wobble feature.

The grass, the sky and the cobblestone path are all created with Tim Holtz Distress Inks. You rub them on with a foam applicator and then flick  or spritz some water on them to create the speckled effect.

Action Wobble

Action Wobbles are easy to use. Just peel, stick and pluck. I purchased mine from Ellen Hutson but they are available at a variety of online stores.

If you want a list of the materials I used to create this card I’ve listed them below.

Action Wobble spring, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in colors, Mowed Lawn, Dusty Concord, Broken China and Vintage Photo. The stamps are Whimsie Doodles Wolf Boy, Hero Arts Bat Clings and Martha Stewart Clear Stamps Classic Halloween. I used various Copic Markers to color the Wolf Boy.

Happy Stamping,


Eerie Inspiration at Simon Says Stamp

I am playing along this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog. This week’s inspiration includes some spooky images that are just perfect for Halloween.

I created this adorable witch on a broomstick card using some K & company Halloween die cuts. I used my Waltzing Mouse Midnight Feast, stamp set to create the embossed stars and witches for my background paper. I also used some glossy accents on the witch to highlight the sentiment.



I made one more card using K & Company Halloween die cuts. This one features a cute Cyclops creature. In order to dial up the cuteness I added an over sized googly eye and a double layer of Halloween patterned paper.


You can enter a card at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog; Joy’s Eerie Inspiration for a chance to win a $50 gift card to the SSS store!

Happy Stamping,



Haunted Mansion

Last year I bought  two Martha Stewart  Halloween paper punches for 50% off in November. And this year I finally got around to using them.

This card features the Martha Stewart Iron Edge punch. I love the little bats on the posts of the fence. I also used some of my new distress inks to create  a spooky hill and twilight sky for my haunted mansion.

Rather than have the house seem abandoned I opted to color some lights in the windows.  When I was through it kind of reminded me of the Bates Motel. The sentiment is a rub on transfer that I have had for ages and ages.

I am entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Dies and/or Punches. Someday maybe I’ll get lucky and win the $50 gift card that is always the prize for their challenges. I could spend that real quick at Simon Say Stamp.

Happy Stamping,


Trick or Treat, Smell my Feet

Yesterday, I finally mailed off the Halloween gifts that I had been working on for my niece and nephews! Have all of you finished your Halloween gift shopping/making yet? Or am I the only strange one here who thinks that Halloween is the second largest gift giving season?

I made some Trick or Treat bags using pre-made canvas totes, crafting felt, embroidery floss, fabric paint and polyester stuffing. Each bag took several days to complete because, I was sewing them on my breaks at work and I free-handed most of the patterns.

First up is the first bag that I made. There is a bit of a learning curve and improvement that you may notice as you see each bag unveiled. This one was for my sweet little Grandnephew, Craig. I think that black cats and jack-o-lanterns are perfect companions for Halloween night.


Next up is Eli’s bag. By the time I started on his bag I had a few more tricks up my sleeve, like rubber stamping and background embellishing.


See the cool little witch stamp from Waltzing Mouse and the spooky little spider on the other side of Eli’s bag? Wish I would have thought of that for Craig’s bag too. But, I had given him his in person a few weeks back so it was too late for me to tweak anything.

Sam’s bag is a little bit different from the rest since he is much older than the other kids. He is the big 1-0! I made his with an edgier, more creepy theme in mind. And for Sam’s bag I used some images from The Graphics Fairy and printed them out on Iron-on transfer paper and then added just a touch of felt by using some skulls I die cut on my Big Shot.


Last up is Addie’s bag and this one is my personal favorite. I was sorely tempted to keep it but, I know that Addie will enjoy swinging this bag on her arm, and I couldn’t deny her the pleasure.


I used the Create a Critter cartridge from Cricut to make a paper template for my owl and the pumpkin too. And I used a Sizzix Nesting Circle  die to cut out the eyes.  (Trying to hand cut a perfect circle is just insane) Addie’s bag includes the most stamping and and I think it has a definite feminine appeal.

Thanks for looking,


A Sneak Peek at Some Halloween Surprises

Here’s a sneak peak at somethings that I am working on for Halloween gifts.

 An adorable something for Addie.

 Something spooky for Sam.

 Something exciting for Eli.

  And something creepy for Craig.

Once I put these gifts in the mail I will post a full reveal.

Happy Stamping,




Halloween Upcycled Card

I am a firm supporter of recycling. Whether that means donating items we don’t use anymore, recycling plastics and such or up-cycling objects into something new. For this Halloween card I used the back of a factory made birthday card I received last month. The color of the card inspired me to create the following Halloween card.

I used my skull and crossbones die to cut out my image from felt. The texture reminded me of the flocked cards and stickers I loved so much as a kid. I used Hero Arts, Clings Bat Background stamp with Versamark and dark blue embossing powder to create the background. The banner is from Recollections and I heat embossed it in green. I added the red gems for the eyes to give the skull a little more presence. Now the skull reminds me of something out of an Indiana Jones movie.

  The orange Ombre of the up-cycled card really did provide a great backdrop for my card and I saved it from a landfill!

 I am entering this card for the CAS-ual Fridays CRC69: Embossing challenge.

Happy Stamping,


Kraft Paper Creation

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It is still as hot as blazes here in Florida but I like to sit inside my air conditioned house and pretend that it is Fall outside. Making Halloween cards just helps to strengthen my illusion 😉

I used Kraft colored paper for this card and a diecut from K & Co. (the diecut is from  a Halloween package I bought 2 years ago) The sentiment is a stamp from the $1 bin at Michael’s that I bought last year. And the background cobwebs are a $1 stamp as well. The black dots are just hand doodled.

I am entering this card at A Blog Named Hero for their #10 Krafty Crafter Challenge.



Happy Stamping,


Halloween is Here Again…2011


Our daughter decided  one week before Halloween that she wanted to be Eyeore. She made her custom Eyeore hat on a knitting loom and I made her tail with just some gray felt, black yarn and a bow. Once we painted her face the costume really came together. She is so clever!


My mother and father came over for our annual Halloween party. My dad’s beard was made with the old school trick of burning the end of a wine cork and then rubbing it on your skin. I went on many Halloween nights as a kid dressed as an old hobo with the exact same beard!

My honey and I were Zombies! Jeff was a Charlie Sheen zombie with crazy Sheen Quotes all over his tee. I kept it traditional with torn clothes, greenish skin and painted on wounds.



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Fall Fun

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This little cutie is another freebie from Torico.I tried to add a little more panache to my card this time by adding two different patterned papers and the scalloped edge. But it wasn’t until I added the tiny buttons that I felt the card looked finished.

Autumn is my favorite season of the year and this scene makes me wish summer was over already.  I am a typical Floridian…I can’t stand the heat in summer but the winters here in North Florida freeze me to the bone…I would be happy to  have just a spring and a fall each year.  Maybe I should move to Hawaii! If only!

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