Stamp Set Googly Ghouls

Trick or Treat Tuesday

I sure have gotten a lot of stamping fun out of the Googly Ghouls stamp set and Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP.   I especially like the little mummy.  Yes, he is a cutie and also easy to cut out!  I like the other little figures but they take a little longer to cut out.  Today the little mummy is taking his pet spider out for a walk.

Googly ghouls patachwork

What do you think of the crazy combination of DSP?  Sometimes I look at it and it reminds me of when my sonwas little and wanted to choose his own outfit.  You know, the times when you wish you could put a sign on your child saying he dressed himself this morning!  

Googly ghoulsinside patachwork

Here's the inside of the card.    You want to see a close up of  what is stamped on the scallop?  Don't you love this web and the little spider?  It is from the Mixed Medley stamp set.

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Stamps: Googly Ghouls, Wicked Cool, Delightful Dozen, Mixed Medley(Holiday Catalog Hostess set)
Ink: Basic Black, White Craft Ink, Tangerine Tango
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP
Punches: 1-1/4" Scallop Circle punch
Extras: Googlies

Googly ghoulssideview patachwork

The Mixed Medley stamp set is a hostess set  available until Jaunary 2, 2013.  I love that it coordinates with the 1-1/4" scallop circle punch and that it has 10 stamps!  You will be seeing it used a lot by me over the next few weeks.  If you would like your own Mixed Medley Hostess set I would encourage you to host a Stampin' Up! party or a class.  There is a really great special for hostesses from November until mid-December.  Contact me and we will get it on the calendar.  


Just Hanging with the Ghouls

The Ghouls are Back!  This is so not the card I was planning to make.  I even drew a little sketch of what I wanted to make so I wouldn't forget but ended up not following it.  The good thing is that I still have the sketch to use another day.

Googly Ghouls 10-12window

Meet my newest set of sentiments, Seasonal Sayings.  This  set is a little hidden in the Holiday Catalog, you can see it on page 34 of the Holiday catalog.  The set will have you covered from Halloween to Valentine's Day!  

Can you see the little white spider webs?  I used a window sheet so you could see through to the inside of the card.  I wanted the sentiment to be a part of the overall design  of the card.  If you are wondering , I used the Apothecary Accents to cut out the frame in the front so it was very easy to do.

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Stamps: Googly Ghouls, Seasonal sayings, Wicked Cool, Mixed Medley
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, White Stazon, Basic  Gray
Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Window Sheet
Big Shot: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Spider Web folder|
Extras: Googlies, 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon

Have a Fabulous Friday!  It sounds like we are in for some rainy weather which may mean a lot of crafting!  I do have a lot of paper cutting to do to get ready for the Holiday Crafting event in Spokane, WA  on the 20th.  I am looking forward to seeing everyone and I think you are really going to have fun with the projects!

Happy World Card Making Day!

You would think as a card maker that I would be all over World Card Making Day!  Well, this year I am a FAIL!  The date has been  rolling around in my brain but before I did anything the day was here.  Don't you hate it when that happens?  I will be celebrating the day with some time in the craft room but am planning to celebrate for real next Saturday.

I want to send a big thank you to Jean.  You see Jean asked me to set up an email subscription to this  blog.  I seriously thought I had that already but after a closer look realized I did not. So, thanks to Jean I now do.  Look at the left hand side of the blog right below the Mailing List sign up.  You should see a little orange icon and next to it "Subscribe in a reader".  If you would like to read my blog posts in a reader click on that and it will take you right through the process to get you set up.  Right below that you should see "Enter your email" and  "subscribe".  If you would like to be notified by email when I update my blog fill in your email address and follow that process and you will be notified.   Thanks again Jean!

Remember earlier in the week I told you I was in a fancy fold card swap.  I received the cards and wow it was full of good ideas and some fun facny folds indeed!  I made this card based on the card folds  made by Jolene Harms and Mary Haugen.

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Stamps:  Googly Ghouls, Tiny Tags, Mixed Medley Holiday catalog hostess set, Delightful Dozen
Ink: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango Stampin Write marker
Paper: tag from Ghoulish Googlies Designer kit, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP
Punches: 2-3/8" Scallop Circle, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle, 3/4" Circle, 2-1/2" Circle 
Big Shot: Finishing Touches Edgelits
Extras: Googlies, 1/2" Striped Black and Gray Satin Ribbon

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I love these 2 images!  They are both from the Mixed Medley Hostess set in the Holiday catalog.  All the images coordinate with the new 1-1/4" Scallop Circle punch and the 3/4" Circle punch.
Halloween tri-fold halfopen

This view is with the card partially open.  I have had so much fun using the Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP.

Halloween tri-fold open

This view is the card all the way open.  Do you see the teeny spider hanging out in the web?  Way too cute.  

This may very well be the longest post I have ever written!  Have a wonderful day!  Make something cute for World Card Making Day and be sure to tell me about it!

Googly Ghouls Valentine card?

I know, I can feel your eyes rolling at the very idea of Valentine's Day!  The only reason I even dare mention this is in case you are on the fence about purchasing the Googly Ghouls stamp set.  If you are like me I am always thinking about how I can use the stamps I have for other occasions.  I wanted the Googly Ghouls set and so I needed to figure out ways to use it other than  just for Halloween.   After some brainstorming this is one of the ideas I came up with.  Hope you like it!

Googly Ghouls valentines
Here's the sentiment on the inside of the card.

Googly Ghouls valentines

Stamps: Googly Ghouls, Delightful Dozen
Ink: Black Stazon
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Polka Dot Parade DSP, Red Glimmer paper
Punches: Owl Builder (small heart),  Small Heart
Big Shot: Heart Collection Framelits,Perfect Polka Dot folder
Extras: Googlies

What other occasions can you see using the Googly Ghouls stamp set for?  Anyone for Happy Mummy's Day?  I would love to have more ideas to show that  Googly Ghouls is not just for Halloween!   To order your own set go to my online store and be sure to share with me all the fun and creative ways you come up with using this set!

Same Layout Different Stamps-Googly Ghouls

I hope you liked yesterday's card because I am using the same layout for today's card!  If you haven't figured it out yet I am having a lot of fun with the Googly Ghouls stamp set.  I hope that by using this fun set in so many different projects you will have  LOTS of different ideas on how to use the set.  I think it is a great stamp set to have and be sure to check out the Ghoulish Googlies Bundle.


In the Ghoulish Ghouls Bundle you will receive 20 printed double sided tags (10 each of 2 designs), 10 glassine bags, 50 adhesive backed googly eyes(love these!), 10 pieces of Pumpkin Pie and White Baker's Twine, and the Googly Ghouls stamp set.   If you choose the Clear Mount stamp set the bundle is only $16.95 and the Wood Mount stamp set  bundle is $20.95.  

     Googly Ghouls SS Case

Stamps: Googly Ghouls, Delightful Dozen
Ink: Basic Black  pad and marker, Tangerine Tango marker
Paper: Tangerine Tango card stock, Very Vanilla Card stock, Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP
Big Shot: Labels Collection Framelits
Extras: Neutral Glimmer Brads, Rhinestones, Black Sharpie, 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon 

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If you need any supplies to get your Halloween cards started be sure to go to my online store.  If you need any assistance you know how to find me!

Googly Ghouls One More Time

Are you ready for one more Halloween card using the Googly Ghouls set?  When you see this card you will see the element that inspired my Googly Ghouls Haunted House.

Googly Ghouls 4 square

Here's the inside of the card.

Googly Ghouls 4 square inside

Stamps: Googly Ghouls, Delightful Dozen
Ink: Basic Black, Black and Tangerine Tango Stampin Write markers
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP, Tangerine Tango, Basic Gray
Punches: 1-1/4" square punch
Big Shot: Scallop Squares Duo Bigz die
Extras: Googlies, 1/2" Striped Satin ribbon

That is it for now!  Hope you are having a wonderfully creative weekend!  



Googly Ghouls Haunted House

I was working on making some swap cards with the Googly Ghouls stamp set and you know how much I like using a grid pattern.  Today the little grid reminded me of a window so I took a break from making my swap cards to make a little haunted house.

Googly ghouls haunted house

I used the new Woodgrain embossing folder on Early Espresso Core'dinations card stock and distressed it even further with the Stampin' Standing block.   This little house is definitely in need of a paint job!    When you approached this house I am sure you felt a lot of eyeballs on you.  It is SO convenient that the googly eyes are adhesive backed. I am ready to order more Googlies! I cut a crooked little chimney following the chevron pattern from the embossing folder and also used it to add texture to the roof. 

Back to making swaps!  Have a Bootiful day and let me know if you need any supplies to make your own Haunted House!


Googly Ghouls Boo!

I know, I know it is only August and you don't even want to think about Halloween yet.  Please just bear with me and file away these ideas because before you know it, it will be October!  One of the sets that i really liked from the Holiday catalog is the Googly Ghouls set.  It is a super set at a really good price and who doesn't love some googly eyes!  Be sure to check out the adhesive backed Googlies!  Genius!  Really the bundles that Stampin'Up has put together are really quite the deal.Be sure to pay close attention to them.

Here's the first thing I made with the Googly Ghouls set.  I found this frame in my stamping stash and knew exactly what I wanted to make to fill it. This frame is going to be fun addition to my mantle.

Googly Ghouls

Stamps: Googly Ghouls, Wicked Cool
Ink: Black Stazon
Paper: Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Punches: Elegant Butterfly, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Big Shot: Typeet Alphabet Bigz
Extras: Googlies, 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon, Dazzling Details,Rhinestones, red Sharpie

Boo Frame letters

I cut the little ghouls out so they could hide among the letters.  

Boo Frameribbon

I love this new ribbon.  Are you wondering where it is in the Holiday catalog?  A friend of mine had to point it out to me!  Check out page 26 of the Holiday catalog.  It is an easy one to tie and I love me some stripes almost as much as I love polka dots!

Need a Holiday catalog?  Contact me if you don't have a Holiday catalog.  It is FULL of funtabulous stamps, dies, papers perfect for your Fall and Holiday crafting!