TSOT Challenge #242 Boo!

I am  excited to be a part of the Try Stampin' on Tuesday (TSOT)  team.  Today is the first challenge I am  participating in as a member of the team.  

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The optional theme is Boo or EEK!, in honor of it being the week of Halloween.  

TSOT Challenge 242 Boo!

I was quite faithful to the sketch and the optional theme.  Lots of cloud sponging using Whisper White Craft ink to make the night sky.  It is hard to see but I also used the Black Glimmer paper to for the "boo". 

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I hope you will play along with us on this sketch challenge.  I would love to see what you come up with, I double dare you!   You can get all the details on this challenge #242 on the Try Stampin' on Tuesday blog.   

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Halloween!

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Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop... Halloween!  Are you ready for some Halloween ideas? Follow along the Stamper's Dozen  blog hop path and you will find lots of inspiration for your Halloween crafting!

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I made a little shaker card for you.  At first I didn't know what to put inside the shaker, then it hit me...Googly Eyes!  I think it is a perfect thing for a Halloween shaker card.

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The Spider Web doilies are so fun and I highly recommend them. Unfortunately they are on backorder but lots more are expected to arrive in the next few weeks.  The doilies are black on one side and white on the other so they can be used for other occasions, like snowflakes!  

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Love this little inside fold!  When the card is closed you have no idea that there is a surprise lurking within!  Here's how to create the little pop out.  Make a light pencil mark 1" on either side the fold.  Score a diagonal line connecting the 1" mark to the fold, repeat on the other side.  This is such a fun and easy way to add some drama to your card.

There's more Halloween fun to see on your next stop!  Be sure to continue on to see what France has to share with you!

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If you just came from France's blog then head on over to see what spookiness BJ has in store for you!

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Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you are enjoying the hop and your head is full of fun and spooky ideas!



Spooky Saturday: Quick and Easy

Today's Spooky Saturday is a quick and easy card.  The Happy Haunting DSP (Designer Series Paper) is really one of the best.  The patterns are easy to mix and match and the designs are Halloweeny but not overtly.  

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You see what I mean?  The design on the left are little bats but I think you have to really look to see them.   

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Here's a peek inside of the card.

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I used the sentiment from the Happy Scenes stamp set and since it is a photopolymer set, I was able to manipulate it a bit.  This little trick is a good one to remember when you don't want to worry about stamping straight.

That is it for Spooky Saturday.  Be sure to check back Monday night for another edition of the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop.  The theme this month is Halloween so there will be lots of spooky ideas for you.  

Spooky Saturday: Boo!

Time for another Spooky Saturday!   I am sorry to have gone missing for a few days.  Yesterday was the first day in a week that I even was able to spend some time in my craft room.  Here's what I came up with for Spooky Saturday.

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I am still playing around with the Halloween candy I purchased.  I cut down the window frame that was cut using the Hearth and Home Thinlit so it would fit the side of the Baker's Box.   I love the spookiness of the ghouls looking out of the window.

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The "Happy Halloween" and the bird are from last year's My Paper Pumpkin box.  It was the perfect size so I had to use it.  Hope you enjoyed today's Spooky Saturday.  

Spooky Saturday: I See You

Today is the first of my Spooky Saturday posts.  Lots of fun and spooky ideas to share with you. Today's project was inspired by a stop at the grocery store.  There was a large display of different Halloween candies and I picked up a few different ones and I came up with this idea.

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Just a few more days until you can order from the Holiday catalog.  Please be sure to let me know if you need a catalog.  

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Sneak Peek: Happy Scenes Latch Card

I received my box of new goodies from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog.  This catalog is amazing.  I really had to exercise some self control and not push the “ i want it all “ button when I ordered.  

I wrote out my to do list for the week and at the top of my list is to finish a tutorial on  this card.  I want you to know that I am working on it and it will be posted this week.  In the meantime here is another latch card using some of the new products that will be available to purchase in September.  I couldn't resist the call of the new stamp sets and accessoires.

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I love the Happy Haunting DSP.  It is not overtly Halloween.  Most of the papers flip side has a design that would work for any occasion.   I already regret not ordering 2 packages cause I know this one is going to get used up.  

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The Happy Scenes stamp set is another must have.  This set will take you from fall through the winter. The fact that I only used one stamp set to create this card is pretty amazing.  

Keeping this short so I can work on and finish  the tutorial.  Thanks for your patience and gentle reminders.  

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Halloween Street and More

Back in the stamp room again!   It has been too long since I have dedicated any time to being creative. Feeling a little rusty and dusty.  

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You know I love the little images in a row look.  The PL Holiday Cheer set, Holiday Home, and the Holiday Invitation set are just full of fun small images.  All of the stamps can be found in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop... Spook-tacular!

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Are you ready for a Spook-tacular good time?  Well you are in luck!  The Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop is ready to go!

I may have gotten carried away. The Holiday catalog is full of  fun stamps, paper and accessories perfect for Halloween.  I just couldn't resist.  

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Here's a list of the fun things I used on this card.

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I also used a lot of googly eyes!  There's just something about Halloween that demands lots of googly eye usage.

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If you would like all the measurements to make your own spooky card go here.   Be sure to share with me your spooky creation!

Now you can be on your way to see what France's has in store for you!  It is definitely spook-tacular!

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If you have just come from France's blog then your next stop is BJ's blog!  She's got something spook-tacular for you too!

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Sneak Peek: Mingle All the Way and Motley Monsters DSP

Oh how I love this year's Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog!  It is full of amazing products that will make your holiday crafting so much fun.  I have had a hard time controlling myself and it would probably have been easier if Stampin' Up! had a single button that said "send it all to me!"  I think once you see the Holiday catalog you will totally agree with me.

Here's a quick and easy Halloween card that features the Mingle All the Way stamp set and the Motley Monsters DSP(Designer Series Paper).  The Mingle All the Way stamp set has fun sentiments that will take you from Halloween through New Years.

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The Holiday catalogs have been mailed and should be arriving in your mail boxes.   If you have not received one and do not already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would love to send you one.  Contact me and I would be happy to get a Holiday catalog on its way to you!