Monday, September 22, 2014

Happy Halloween 2014

Happy First Day of FALL, ya'll! 
Here in Texas we are getting a taste of cooler temps.  This week is suppose to be in the upper 80's and no one can be more excited than I am!!  AC - OFF, WINDOWS - OPEN, FALL cleaning here we come.  This year I am going to assign each household member a thorough, deep cleaning job to help out. I want no stone unturned, no cobweb left behind and all those pesky cat hair-balls captured!  Since having breast cancer, my stamina is not up to par yet, so I need some serious help.  Two of our boys live home so, like it or not, they are going to do the climbing and lifting!
OK, so that's the plan.  Now on to more fun stuff.  Over at SplitcoastStampers, I belong to a SWAP group called JAMs III.  An ATC swap  (Just Add one More) that consists of 4 players adding one or two things to the ATC card and sending them on to the next player.  I am shamelessly addicted.  I know that you are expecting my Halloween card for this year, but I have to tell you how it came to be.
It stated with the sign-up of the Halloween JAM. I am first in line so it was my duty to make the tracking (address list and who sends to whom) the backer card and the background card. So I was searching the internet for some inspiration, and came across this poem.
Isn't it cute! Then I remembered that I had a witch stamp from SU! That would go perfectly, and an Owl stamp from Paper Smooches that would go well, umm, as well.

Then I realized that the poem took up most of the ATC and I got a little carried away with it. 

So I started adding layers and the Owl stamp
And my Halloween card was born! TA DA!
I really like how it turned out, isn't the witch adorable.  When I bought this set, I wasn't sure if I would ever use it, but I needed some Halloween stamps.  Now I'm glad I did.  I think this is  retired  but they have a new set in the Holiday Catalog.

So here is the Recipe I used:
  1. STAMP SETS - SU! Googly Ghouls, Paper Smooches - Chubby Chums
  2. CARDSTOCK - (ALL SU!) Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Green Galore(ret), Gable Green(ret), More Mustard
  3. DSP - Misc. scraps
  4. INK - Versamark (for  embossing), Su! refills (for "painting the Owl) Only Orange, Crushed Curry, Baked Brown Sugar, Creamy Caramel
  5. MISC. - SU! Black Embossing Powder, SU! Googly Eyes, SU! Deminsionals (to pop up the witch) Ribbon - American Crafts - Gold Glitter, Stickles - Orange, Lime Green, Patina, Spellbinders - Circle Framelit Die (for the "moon" the Owl is stamped on), Verse - internet, Font - "Chiller"
Thank you so much for stopping by. 
Leave a comment and let me know what you think!


  1. Great start on a blog! And the Halloween ATC.... tooo darn cute!!!

    1. Thanks Sassy, it most definitely is a work in progress!

  2. Cute card! Chiller is one of my all time fave October fonts. Happy blogging!

    1. Thanks Julie. I was really surprised at how easily it came together.

  3. Really cute Sandi! and nice job on the blog...I have one too and its basic...not sure how everyone gets all of the cute things on their blogs!!!! oh well...I am satisfied that I even did it to begin with! you have a place to join your blog???

    1. Thanks Marci, I am so new to this that I really don't know how to get people to join, Mondays are my "blogging days" so I'll have to investigate! :)

  4. This is the cutest Halloween card I have seen yet. Love it. I like the poem and the scrunched background paper you used. It just pops the card. You little hooo...t owl is adorable with his googly eyes.

    1. Thanks Norma, I love how I start something and think I have an end in mind. Then my mind goes in a totally different direction! Thanks for your nice comment.