Saturday, October 29, 2016

Bat Window Card

I am heading out to enjoy this beautiful Fall day from the back of my pony today. I hope you all have wonderful weekend plans!

I just have a quick post for you today. This is the last Halloween card I will feature using the Spooky Fun and Halloween Scares stamp sets. It's been a fun Halloween season for me creating with them. They will be available in the catalog thru January 3, 2017.

I hope you've enjoyed the last few day's posts. If you need any Stampin' Up! products, I'd love to be your demonstrator. You can shop with me here.

Stampin' Up! has an awesome opportunity coming up November 1st. Be sure to watch my blog for details.

Until then, Happy Stamping!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Spooky Fun

TGIF! It's suppose to be a gorgeous day here in North Central Illinois. My goal is to saddle up a pony and enjoy it before it's gone, but first, I have to share another Halloween card with you.

I'm still having a blast with the Spooky Fun & Halloween Scares stamp sets plus the Halloween Scene Edgelits which you can bundle here for 10% savings!

I did some sponging with Night of Navy for the background on these two cards. I masked the moon and added Halloween Night Baker's Twine on the one on the right. The card on the left is embellished with Halloween Night Enamel Dots. I'm not sure which version I like the best. It just seems to depend on my mood that day, LOL!

Either way, these stamp sets & edgelits have certainly made my adult Halloween more fun -without all the calories! ;)
And look at that cute li'l spider! He may just be in the running with the bats for me, LOL! Love him!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Halloween Trifold Card

The moment I saw Dawn Griffiths make this card on, I knew I had to CASE it. She's so creative!!! This card was as much fun to make as it is to look at. 

I used the Lots of Labels Framelits to die cut the top flap. Halloween Scares and Spooky Fun are the stamp sets used to decorate it. The title "Spooky Fun" really sums the stamps up. That stamp set is awesome and when you combine it with the Halloween Scene Edgelit Dies, wowza!!! You can also get the edgelits and Spooky Fun as a bundle for 10% off here. Fun with ink & paper :) 

One of the nicest things about this particular card is that you only need 3 ink pads - Memento black, Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango. Heck, you could probably use Daffodil Delight cardstock and sponge the Tangerine Tango on it, instead of sponging both colors on Whisper White. You'd get a similar affect and use less ink ;) 
I finished off the card with a bow made from the Halloween Night Baker's Twine

I love how the card stands on it's own. You can set it out with your Halloween decorations! 

I hope you've enjoyed today's card as much as I enjoyed making it and sharing it with you all! 

Happy Haunting
Happy Stamping

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


As some of you know, I sub in our local school district. Recently, I've been with allowed to try to keep up with hang out with the preschoolers.  When I saw these broomstick suckers make their debut on I was inspired to try to make them for the kids.

Well.....these little suckers (pun intended) are harder than they look! I had glue everywhere. I couldn't get the brown paper to roll well onto the sucker handle and the twine....oh the twine. I needed 40 suckers to make it fair to everyone. I got to number 16 and raised the white flag!
If you care to try them, there's a tutorial on the splitcoaststampers website. Go ahead. I dare ya! ;) LOL!

On a fun note though...I got to punch out many bats with my butterfly punch and y'all know how happy that makes me!

Have I told ya lately how much I love those silly little bats??? I'm sure gonna miss them when Halloween is over next week!

Signing off before my fingers are permanently stuck together from all this glue!

Happy sticking, errr, I mean crafting!
Good Luck!

Monday, October 24, 2016

BOO!!! #2

Once again I'm diggin' the Cookie Cutter Halloween set.I saved the best card for last IMHO. This was my favorite card we did at the previous class.

I made sure that when I die cut the letters with the Large Letter Framelits for the last card, I did it in a way that would allow me to use the negative image for another card. And Viola! New card front! :) The skeleton & mummy were stamped with our white Craft ink and allowed to dry before I moved on (the craft ink takes a while to dry and I didn't want smeared creatures ;)  ) I used my white gel pen to really make their eyes pop.

This time I used Pumpkin Pie Cardstock for the base. I popped up the Halloween Night Specialty Paper behind "BOO" with dimensionals to give it depth. I punched the orange circles out of Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper with the Cookie Cutter punch and adhered them with Tombow Multipurpose glue starting with the middle circle and working my way outward so I could move them if I needed to (that's the beauty of tombow glue!) And of course this card needed bats as well (see I told you I loved those li'l bats! It can't be that I'm a little batty myself, can it?)

The sentiment inside is from the Glamper Greetings stamp set.
And that's it for today's card. I hope you enjoyed it!

Please feel free to leave me comments so I don't feel like I'm talking to myself all the time :)

 Happy haunting :)

Sunday, October 23, 2016


I just love the Cookie Cutter sets in the Holiday catalog! I'll be using them a lot this holiday season :)

Today I'm using the Halloween Cookie Cutter Stamp Set. We created this card in last month's class too. 

I started with a Pumpkin Pie card base and layered it with the Halloween Night Specialty DSP. I stamped the Vampire on Whisper White with Memento ink and colored him with the Many Marvelous Markers . To finish the card off, I punched BOO out with the Large Letter Framelits.
The inside was layered the same way with smaller pieces of DSP & Whisper White. I just love that little bat! I used him everywhere! :)

I hope you enjoyed today's card. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. If you don't have a demonstrator and need supplies, I'd be happy to be your demo. If you're in North Central Illinois and would like to join us for a class, the next one is November 8th.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Fall Scarecrow Card

The end of September/beginning of October is always a whirlwind for me. I try to cram as much riding in as possible before the snow flies. Hubby & I meet our friends down in the Missouri Ozarks for 10 days of riding and camping at the beginning of the October every year.

Here's one of the pics we had taken with our friend, Jill, this year. I love how the photographer placed us in front of the water so she could get our reflection in the shot.

I tend to ride and camp locally as often as I can. This year has been different though. The weather hasn't been cooperative in the Midwest and I've had other obligations and had to place riding (and crafting) on the back burner. It's been tough for me since riding is my fair-weather passion and crafting is my not-so-great weather passion. Please bear with me as I start to settle back into my non-riding hobby as the temps lead into Winter.

This is the first card that we created in September's class. I just love that li'l scarecrow from the Halloween Cookie Cutter set. The card base is Cajun Craze. The layer is Sahara Sand. I cut the leaf out with the Leaflet Framelit dies and stamped the leaves on the card front and the envelope with the coordinating Vintage Leaves set. The Scarecrow is colored with my Many Marvelous Markers. The sentiment is from the Acorny Thank You stamp set.The finishing touch is the Kraft Rope Trim tied across the front.
I hope you've enjoyed today's card. I will try to be more consistent in the near future :)