Monday, October 8, 2012

Halloween Greetings

Hi friends!  Can you believe Monday is here again?  I don't mind so much this month, since October is my favorite month.  I just love the crispness of the air.  Slippers in the morning, hot apple cider, sweatshirts layered over t-shirts and especially cuddling up in a nice cozy blanket.  There was lots of cuddling to be had this weekend, as the twins haven't been feeling very well.  I did sneak a little time when the grandparents were visiting to make a little card for today's Mojo Monday sketch, though!



Even though I love October, I've never been much of a Halloween fan.  But for some reason I've totally been on a Halloween card making kick this year.  This twin ghostie image from Boo to You (40% off this month at Verve!) just makes me smile and I knew I wanted to use it with the Night and Fall papers from Recollections that literally JUMPED into my cart last week at Michael's.  Seriously, CUTE paper!!!

Anyhow, the ghosties are stamped and hand cut and distressed a bit with a black gelato and baby wipe.  I made a rosette with the Tim Holtz rosettes die and layered it with a Scalloped Flowers die (distressed with a few colors of paint) and a Star Circles Nestabilties die cut.  The star flag is stamped with a border from Borderline and I hand cut and matted the tails.  I stamped the coordinating frame from Borderline onto the Mini Vintage Oval die cuts and added a little stickles and the Halloween Greeting sentiment from Boo to You.  The Pennant Trim Die made another appearance, layered behind a punched border and I finished off with some rounded corners and good old fashioned distressing.

Okay, that's all for today!  If you missed it, be sure to check out the 5 new plain janes that released on Saturday!  They're on sale 15% off through the end of today (Monday, 10/8).







Enabler's List:
Stamps: Boo to You, Borderline (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Night and Fall (Recollections), Black, Soft Sky (SU!) cream
Ink: Black Soot (Ranger), copic markers, black micron pen, craft paints, black gelato (Faber Castell)
Accessories:  Mini Vintage Oval Die Set, Scalloped Flowers Die Set, Pennant Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Star Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Rosette Die (Tim Holtz), Dotted Wave border punch (EK Success), corner chomper (WRMK), sewing machine, stickles (Ranger), paper distresser

14 comments:

Lisa Lynn said...

Julee - love your gorgeous card.

Lee-Anne said...

Well my stars this is cute! LOL! Julee I love all the stars on this! Lots of great distressing, stitching, faux stitching...just as cute as can be!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Wanda Cullen said...

These twin ghosties always make me smile and they are fabulous paired with this starry paper! Love it! Hope the boys are feeling better soon!

Chris said...

the way things jump in Michaels I'm surprised they don't give out safety helmets at the door. Be careful next time.
the card is adorable, when I saw the two ghosts I thought of your twins. Sorry they weren't feeling well, hope they're better now.

Maureen said...

uh, oh....paper jumping into a cart? That happens to me! Although it's usually an online cart! LOL I can see why this paper wanted to come home with you...it is super cute! Those ghosts are just adorable! Hope those sweet babies are feeling betters...cuddling is the best!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful Halloween card, Julee! Love those twin ghosties and all the stars in the background! Hope the boys feel better soon!

Marisa said...

I had better beware of jumping paper at Michael's wink, wink :) It is great paper and you have used it wonderfully with this week's sketch. Love the bits of blue trim. Hope the boys feel better soon.

Teresa Kline said...

this is adorable Julee....luvin the distressing...sweeet...hope you have a wonderful week!

enjoy *~*

Debbie Carriere said...

Absolutely fantastic!!! Love all the little details and the distressing you added! I am not a huge Halloween person either, but do try to make a few cards for my kids :)

Maryleva said...

Love your spooky card.

Dangina Martinez said...

Super Cute! I can't believe Halloween is so near! Where did the year go?
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Christina Gualazzi said...

I love this card!

DIANA L. said...

Too adorable