Monday, October 31, 2011

happy halloween

Here's the last of the Halloween cards from our Ladies Cards Night.  I stole this idea from Kelli too.  So simple  yet so stunning.

Tonight I'll be out with my little ones.  I'm that dorky mom who dresses the family up in a theme.  This year we have a zoo theme: tiger, giraffe, monkey, and zoo keepers.

What are you up to tonight?  Trick or Treating with little ones?  Passing out candy?  Turning off the lights and pretending you aren't home?

Sunday, October 30, 2011

{blank halloween}

I copied this card from Kelli (not to be confused with Kelly).  I really like the "SOS" look of the web line.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

{blank halloween}

Another Halloween card by Margaret and Kelly.  Check out the fun ribbon on this one.  And try to ignore my crooked application.

Friday, October 28, 2011

{blank halloween}

Margaret and Kelly embossed the web then rubbed regular old chalk over the top to give it a "barely there" real web feel.  Then they die cut spiders and heat embossed them with an iridescent type of embossing powder.  So simple, but so cool!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

{blank halloween}

Another great card with all the pieces provided by Margaret and Kelly.  Add a simple ghost sticker and it's done.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

happy halloween

So if all the cute little projects at our Ladies Cards Night wasn't enough, Margaret brought these cards for us to make.  She and her daughter, Kelly, designed, dry embossed, heat embossed, die cut, and pre-cut EVERYTHING.  All we had to do was glue!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

{halloween treats}

Our friend Carol, had us over for another Ladies Cards Night.  This month was a Halloween theme.  We made these adorable goodies!  Now to decide who is worthy of them...
mummy chocolate bars

ghost lollipop

easy box finished with a sticker
(i love this Halloween paper Carol had)

Monday, October 24, 2011

trick treat

Okay here's the final card in my series of "oldies".  I hope it wasn't too painful.  Happy Halloween!  I hope you your kids get lots of candy!  I'm personally hoping for Snickers, Baby Ruths, and Skittles.  What are your favorite Halloween treats? 

stamp: Impress witch & ghost, A Muse skeleton
ink: VersaFine onyx black
other: ribbon, stickers, brad

Sunday, October 23, 2011

happy halloween

Yet another card I made a couple years ago, but I am unearthing for you.  Some of these cards just make me cringe at how basic they are.  Other times, I get inspired to revisit a technique or layout.  What about you, do your old cards make you recoil in shame or inspire you to go back to those days?
stamp: Savvy ghost, Impress "happy halloween"
ink: VersaMagic persimmon, VersaFine onyx black
other: balsa wood 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

eek! lil' spooks

Another fun Halloween card from awhile back.

stamp: Stampin' Up! spider tag
ink: VersaFine onyx black
other: sticker, brad, ribbon, Marvy markers

Friday, October 21, 2011

boo to you

Simple but still fun.

stamp: Savvy ghost
ink: VersaFine onyx black
other: sticker, brad

Thursday, October 20, 2011

{blank halloween}

Another card inspired by Linda's great window cards. (I taught elementary school with Linda and she teaches the Halloween classes at Impress.  No one has a larger collection of Halloween goodies than her!)

stamp: Impress cirlce, Stampin' Up! bats
ink: Impress jet black & lemon yellow
other: tree punch

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

trick or treat

I like the little trio of ghosts.  It reminds me of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Halloween where almost all the kids dress up as ghosts.
stamp: Impress ghost; Savvy "trick or treat"
ink: VersaFine onyx black
other: Prisma colored pencils

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

{blank halloween}

Linda was also really good at using embellishments that added to the pop of a card.  I typically keep my cards flat as I often mail them.  This was fun to use the wire.  I'll have to get it back out!
stamp: Impress ghost; Savvy circle dots
ink: VersaFine onyx black & VersaMagic persimmon
other: Prismacolor colored pencils, (old) Memory Box window layers

Sunday, October 16, 2011

{blank halloween}

My friend Linda made some cards like these and I had to borrow her pumpkin punch and make some for myself.  Unfortunately I photographed it still in the cello bag.  Sorry for the glare.

stamp: Impress cirlce, Stampin' Up! bats
ink: Impress jet black & lemon yellow
other: tree punch, pumpkin punch, (old) Memory Box window layers

Friday, October 14, 2011

trick or treat

I like the falling candy in this card.  Let's face it, I just like candy.  What's your favorite Halloween candy?
stamp: Memory Box bag & candy
ink: VersaFine onyx black
other: ric rac ribbon

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Again, ignore the poor photography.

stamps: Impress background stamp; Stampin' Up! halloween and letters
ink: VersaMagic persimmon; ColorBox parchment
other: white embossing powder, circle punch

Monday, October 10, 2011

{blank halloween}

I can't take credit for this adorable card.  I saw it on display at Impress many years ago.  I just love the creativity of putting the jack'o'lantern face on the lantern.
stamp: Memory Box jack'o'lantern face; Impress lantern
ink: VersaFine onyx black; VersaMagic persimmon
other: Marvy marker

Saturday, October 8, 2011

may halloween find you in good spirits!

Here is the second of the old Halloween cards.  Forgive the horrible photography.
stamp: Savvy ghost; Impress "may halloween..."
ink: VersaFine onyx black
other: (i either hand cut this tag or borrowed if from a friend, and then trimmed the polka dot paper to match)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

trick or treat

I found a big stash of Halloween cards that I made and photographed quite some time ago (at least 2 years ago).  I'm going to keep you in suspense and drag them out slowly though.  What are you (or your kids) dressing up as for Halloween?  I personally love any reason to dress up in costume/themes!  I'm a nerd.

Past costumes for me have included:

  • Waldo (from Where's Waldo?)
  • a Q-Tip
  • a tacky tourist
  • black cat
  • Ernie (my husband was Bert)

Family themes that i have forced my family to do we have done:
  • Fisherwoman, my catch/net, scuba diver, octopus, & lobster
  • Fireman, fire dog, & fire hydrant
  • hot dog, Heinz ketchup, & French's mustard

stamp: Impress witch, ghost, & circle; Savvy "trick or treat"
ink: Impress lemon yellow; VersaFine onyx black
other: pumpkin punch, bat punch, Prismacolor colored pencils