Halloween Fun

This week’s class was dedicated to Halloween fun and what better way to express it than with the very Happy Haunting DSP!  Tangelo Twist, Basic Black and Very Vanilla are the quintessential hallowed colours.

My guests often ask where I get my ideas from and I am not afraid to say that lots of ideas start with the dozens of different challenges that are put out on blogs every week!  This month’s cards were naturals for a number of inspirational combinations that are out there.

When I saw SIP Challenge 19 – Tic-Tac-Toe at StampInkPaper.com I knew I had the black, orange, ghost all wrapped up!  How could you not with Halloween in the air!

Also, Nacho Average Challenge #164 is absolutely made for the Happy Haunting DSP! What a fun package of paper to play with and I just love Halloween!

This first card was deeply inspired by the CCMC375 – Sketch Challenge – Create with Connie and Mary.  Most specifically the card made by Connie Babbert for the challenge.  Mine was made too late to link to the site, but check them out anyway for lots of good inspiration!  Here is my card:

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All supplies are Stampin’ Up! even the now retired googly eyes.  (Card Stock:Basic Grey, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Happy Hauntings DSP; Basic Grey and StazOn Black inks, Owl Punch, Thick Vanilla Bakers Twine and Among the Branches stamp set)

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Stampin’ Up!’s If the Broom Fits stamp has just the right amount of sass!  How many people do you want to say that too! (Card Stock: Tangelo Twist, Very Vanilla, Happy Hauntings DSP; Basic Black Archival ink, 2014-2016 InColour Stampin’ Write Markers, Small Banner Punch, If The Broom Fits stamp and the spider from Cheer All Year set)

The last card is also full of ghosts with black and orange and a couple extra ghoulish colours!

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(Card Stock: Tangelo Twist, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate, Very Vanilla, Happy Hauntings DSP; Basic Black Archival and Blackberry Bliss ink, Into the Woods 3/8 Cotton Ribbon, Sweet Hauntings stamp set)

Hope you all have a Deadly Happy Halloween!

Inking of You…

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Paper Pumpkin Fun October 2015

I have to say that I am really enjoying the way Paper Pumpkin has developed over the last couple years since it was introduced!  Every month a little bit of crafting fun shows up at my door by FedEx and the October box arrived yesterday.  WHOOT!

The September box had been a wonderful little treat bag great for those that only get a few kids at their door or to have some Halloween fun with co-workers or friends:

October brings some great cards for your stash!  Congrats, Thanks and Thinking of you are always useful sentiments to have on hand.  Everything is ready to go inside the box.  Just stamp and assemble.  How easy is that!  Here is what my October Paper Pumpkin looks like…

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October 2015 Paper Pumpkin

I assembled these during the last couple innings of the ball game last night.  Since the Jays weren’t getting anything done, I thought I would!  There were even a few pieces left over so I can keep the creativity going :-).  You can follow the instructions in the box, get some help from the online video, or check out all the creative things that people do with their paper pumpkin kits on Pintrest.

For just $24.95 plus HST a month the Paper Pumpkin subscription brings crafty fun to you and something homemade for someone you love.  If you think you might be interested in something like this, check out My Paper Pumpkin to have a look at past kits and find out more about subscribing!  Then, contact me and I can help answer any questions you have to get you up and running.  You need to sign up under a demonstrator and I would be honoured if you would choose me :-).

…just Inking of You…

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If The Broom Fits for Retro Sketches #184

The second I saw the sketch for this week’s Retro Sketches #184 my mind went to Stampin’ Up!’s If the Broom Fits stamp set from the 2015 Holiday Catalogue.  This set was one of my must have’s for the Halloween season.  However, I think it could be useful all year long.

2015-10 If The Broom Fits

2015-10 If The Broom Fits

Pick a broom and go for a ride!

All Supplies are Stampin’ Up!

  • Tangelo Twist and Very Vanilla Card Stock
  • Happy Haunting DSP
  • If the Broom Fits stamp
  • Archival Basic Black Ink
  • Stampin’ Write Markers Soft Suede and 2014-2016 In Colours, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow and Tangelo Twist
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Here we go…..

Welcome to my very first blog post!  I have had this site on WordPress for a couple of years but haven’t made good use of it until now!  I have been creating cards with Stampin’ Up! for many years now and have been an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator since December 2011.  However, until the beginning of this year, I was a hobbyist.

This year I started to hold classes to share my love of crafting with other people.  We have had quite a fun year.  Often when I create my cards, I use one of the many websites out there that publish challenges for a card template or a colour combination.  While I would like to have been sharing along the way, I often don’t get my cards done until long after the challenge period is over AND you need to link to your blog which I also did not have!

I have to be honest here.  This whole blog thing kind of makes me nervous.  There seems to be so much to learn and when you visit other people’s sites they look so organized.  Mine looks pretty plain-jane right now and hopefully I will learn how to create a fun blog for people to visit and where I can share my creations 🙂

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