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Ultimate creepiness awaits...

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Ok, we all know I have the flair for creepiness... so if you don't dig that, please avert your eyes!! Since I only have tonight and maybe tomorrow (if I have time!!) to get my final Halloweenieness out of my system, I thought I'd go out with bang... or 'thud', or an AAAAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCKKKK... or however you roll :) The only TAC about this Skull Poem card is the olive & sage cardstocks. I just couldn't resist using my Glimmer Mists again (which you CAN'T see in this photo... dang it!). The skull is from Artful Illusions and the cemetery is from Cow Town. The poem, I think, was a Battle Axe stamp (not sure, got it at a convention!). In case you can't read it, it says: "When the deep purple falls over the sleepy walls, And stars begin to flicker in the sky, Through the mist of a memory you wander back to me, Breathing my name with a sigh. --Mitchell Parish" No, I'm sure Mr. Parish did not intend for his poem to become part of some creepy H

Zzzzzzz....zzzzzzzzz....zzzzzzzzz

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Let me just start off by saying that I am half asleep while writing this. I only had about 2 hours of sleep last night (and the night before) because Poot's snoring is getting worse and worse. I was such a cranky bi-yatch today, that I am sure my boss and co-worker wanted to kick me to the curb. So, without further ado, and so I can go to bed EARLY , here is tonight's fun stuff: Jack-o-Pop Boo card supplies: Stamps: Halloween Town, Fresh Air Favorites, & Boo! gwp stamp Paper: DCWV orange, misc. black & white cardstocks Ink: Chartreuse, Landscape, Jardin Moss, Violette, & Noir Palettes Other: hydra sponge & sanding block What do you think? Yes, a simple one, but I'm pooped...

Halloween Angel Art Challenge blog-hop!!

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Finally! Here it is... the Halloween Angel Art Challenge ! I decided to create these little Goblin Sweet Pails to give to a choice few on Halloween night to the kids with the best costumes! I'll put candy in the ones I give out, but for today's purposes, I just used marbles to hold up the 'Spooky' pick. I had purchased these little pails from the Target $1 spot a year or two ago and finally used them!! Goblin Sweet Pails supply list: Stamps: Glitter Goblins, Fresh Air Favorites Paper: Bazzill Basics and misc. eggplant & black cardstocks Inks: Noir & Landscape Palettes Other: hydra sponge, May Arts ribbon, black crochet thread, natural jute, large silver eyelets, wooden skewers Using Landscape Palette, I stamped an image from FAF on the upper left & lower right portions of the tag. It looks like a greenish charcoal color in real life due to the base being rusty orange. After punching the scallop, I wadded it up and tore portions for effect... I also d

Winter Holiday Stamp-a-Stack Info!!!

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Ok, so I didn't get all of my stuff done that I needed to so that I could post something fun tonight :( But I DID get my project done for tomorrow's Halloween Angel Art Challenge! It turned out pretty cute, so check back tomorrow morning!! I'm going to start posting my classes & events on my blog now, so if you are in my area and would like to attend, just email me for additional information! Depending on how it all goes over, I may start offering monthly project kits, too... please let me know if you would be interested. Here are a few details for my November class AND my 2nd Annual Winter Holiday Stamp-A-Stack (SAS): November Creative Class Night: November is going to be all about WINTER HOLIDAY CARDS and tags! Yep… once I can get past October 31st, I can start getting into the Winter Holiday mode!! Here are the details: When : Tuesday, November 11th @ 7pm Why : Because it is fun fun fun! Cost : Class cost varies from $8-$10 depending on how much we’ll be doing

More Halloween and, Yep... I'm a tease...

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Just a really quick note for tonight, and no papercraft photos... instead, I'm showing you a couple of shots from last year's Halloween at The Foster's!! The first is my dining room table... and yes, those bottles contain the actual herbs that are written on the labels (Mugwort, Vervain, & Witch Hazel)! [ how witchy is that?! 'come here my little pretty...'] I tea-stained a bit of torn cotton fabric and merchandise tags w/ Palette re-inkers and then just used a black journaling pen. The chain on the tall bottle was a metal embellishment from Karen Foster Designs (I think). The little antique bottle is one that I had found at Artful Illusions at a stamp convention, and the other two were from Hobby Lobby (I think). Be sure to check in Monday morning... a few of my fellow Angels and I are doing a little blog-hop-of-sorts. We're calling it a Halloween Angel Art Challenge ! I've got one little lovely done, and am hoping to find the time to create another on

A rant and a little haunted house...

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The Maple Leaf Festival was super busy on Saturday! Last year we went later on Sunday and there wasn't near as many people... we show up right before parade time, so it was wall-to-wall people! I didn't spend very much this year... I think it was because, though I may seem to be sort of a 'people person' , I'm really not! :) I just don't feel comfortable in crowds. A lot of it is because people are just not cordial like they used to be... hello... ...is the phrase 'excuse me' in your vocabulary?! I must be showing my age or something, but I actually attempt to move over on the sidewalk if someone is approaching me so that they may pass, and I ALWAYS say 'excuse me' or 'pardon me', 'please', 'thank you' . Am I wrong on this?! Some of these people today [and no, it's not just kids & teenagers] have absolutely no common manners . I'm not saying that I am Eloise or Miss Proper Etiquette or anything, but com

I know, I know... where the heck have I been...

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I don't EVEN want to get into it... let's just say, I have been crazy busy. I still don't have half of my stuff done that I need to, and... I want to be a kept woman! Yeah... didn't see that one coming, did ya'?! :) Anyhoo, on to the quickie post for tonight: Skull Swirlie Cards . One has a bit of bling, the other... not so much. Stamps: Halloween Town, Swirlies Paper: Winchester SWIC & Cardstock, Cha Cha Cardstock Ink: Purple Hydrangea Versa, Graphite Black Brilliance, VersaMark Bling: Diamond Stickles Other: paper piercer, pop dots, distresser Me likey. I'm thinking that this could be used for more than just a Halloweenie card... how about a break-up card?! ;) Just kidding... well... maybe... I mean, not for ME, but SOMEONE might need one! [insert ornery grin with raised eyebrow here] Simple and quick, but with a lot of POP! What do you think?

Hostess Club Night & a Halloweenie Treatie...

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I just got home from a trip to the stylist, and I almost feel human again... now that I have short hair, I swear it grows twice as fast... and those pesky grays mixed with dark brunette is just NOT me!! :) The crazy orange-red is much more in sync with my personality [insert raised eyebrow and sheepish grin here]. I don't know what happened, but I swear my calendar blew up and I have had ZERO creative time! I am so bummed. At least the hubby FINALLY hauled all of my Halloween stuff up (well most of it... he did miss two of the COOLEST things and he'll have to fix that soon!). OH! There's the garage door opener... maybe he'll grab the last goodies now!! [another raised eyebrow] Yes, he is, but he is not happy about it... poor Poot... [me screaming: "Love you... big kiss!!"] One of the COOL things is the awesome witch hat in the first photo... definitely one of my favorite purchases last year. Anyway, my Hostess Club ladies were here last night and they

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaack.........

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Well, I'm back from my trip to my aunt's house (near Abilene, KS), and I am pooped! I had so much fun with my aunt, mom, and two sisters... I swear we are all dorks. So much giggling and joking and reminiscing. My sister, Linda (the middle child), and I were camped out on two sofas in the family room for our sleeping assignments... my face still hurts from laughing... we were up until at least 1am each night... everyone heard us upstairs all night! My aunt has a fabulous old stone house out in the country, and has it decorated so cool. Most everything is vintage or antique... with a little splash of contemporary... I love it. She quilts and has such a charming sewing room upstairs. All of us were up there helping to cut all of the fabric for Linda to make her 1st quilt! That should have been captured on video... what a bunch of crazy women ! I was trying to 'do the math' so we could cut the correct amount, since my aunt and mom thought it would be easier to just desig