Happy Halloween Part II and a Christmas Tree

As promised last week, I have another Halloween card for you today.  Don’t know what possessed me.  I found the bat and spider web punches at a local scrapbooking store and had to have them.  I thought they were the neatest!  So this is what I came up with.

Halloween 2013-2

Isn’t it adorable?  Here’s what I used on this card.

Basic Black Card Stock  121046

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock  105117

Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper  132185

Best of Halloween stamp set  134381

2 1/2″ Circle Punch 120906

Modern Label Punch  119849

Basic Black Classic Stamp Pad  126980

Rhinestone Basic Jewels  119246

It was a pretty simple card to make.

Yesterday, I along with several other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators in my area held our annual Stampin’ for the Cure Event.  All of us belong to the same group, and out up line started it seven years ago in memory of one of her friends that was taken by breast cancer.  It has always been a big success.  All of the product we use is donated by the demonstrators, and a few demonstrators hit up local business for donations for our silent auction.  All the money we raise is donated to our local chapter of Susan G. Komen.  The people who attend pay an entry fee, and they can buy raffle tickets for prize baskets filled with Stampin’ Up! product.  Attendees make a total of seven cards.  I thought I would share one of them with you.  It was created by my good friend Cathy Casey, and I am sure she won’t mind me sharing it with you.

Christmas 2013

The stamp set used is a carry over set called Evergreen (127973).  The card stock is Coastal Cabana (131297).  Also used is Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (132341) Silver 1/8″ Ribbon (132137), Tea Lace Paper Doilies, (129399), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), Metallic Encore Pad, Silver (132142), Pewter Embossing Powder (124114), and Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003).

Hope you enjoyed your visit here today.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!


Toil & Trouble

I am not one for Halloween.  I never was a good parent as far as this holiday goes when my children were little.  I always hated the thought of dressing my kids up in costumes and dragging them (or should I say them dragging me) door to door gathering candy from strangers.  I did it mostly because it was the right thing to do so they would have some of the same good childhood memories I have when it comes to trick-or-treating.  The terrible parent in me always viewed it as a hassle, and I still do.  No, I don’t have to take my kids door-to-door anymore.  They are too big for that.  If it wasn’t for my husband, I wouldn’t buy Halloween candy and hand it out.  I guess you could say I am the “Halloween Grinch” or witch…I make no apologies…it is just how I feel.  Give me any other holiday, and I will do it up big, but I never liked Halloween.  Until I saw this adorable stamp set!  It is called Toil & Trouble from Stampin’ Up!’s holiday catalog.  Take a look.

Halloween 2013

Here’s what I used on this card.

Toil & Trouble stamp set  131724-w or 131727-c

Witches Brew Designer Series Paper  132185

Basic Black Card Stock  121045

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock  105117

Black Stazon  101406

Whisper White Craft Ink 101731

2 1/2″ Circle Punch  120906

2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch  118874

Decorative Label Punch  120907

Apothecary Accents Framelit  127003

What do you think?  I think I am going to have to make a few more Halloween cards for the “little people” in my life and a few of the bigger ones too.  It was fun doing this one, and I have a few other stamp sets that I want to try out.  Sometimes it takes growing older to realize how “dumb” we were when we were younger.  I realize now I should have enjoyed this holiday a little more with my children.  Hopefully, their childhood memories of this day are better than the ones I have of their childhood on this holiday.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

Happy Halloween!

Don’t sweat the silly stuff!


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