Monday, September 10, 2012

Feeling a Little Witchy?

Hello my stamping friends and happy Monday!

OK, I realize that for some of you, the words "happy" and "Monday" do not go together.  Just grit your teeth and soon your Monday at work will be over.  Tuesday will be a better day!

 I trust that all of you had a restful and relaxing weekend.  Did you get a chance to take a break from your usual weekend routine to stamp something pretty?  A little creative "me" time can do wonders for your disposition, so next time you are feeling a bit witchy, go off by yourself and stamp for a while.  I promise you'll be in a better frame of mind when you are finished.  And if you have some of the old-style stamp pads, you can really pound on them, thereby releasing even more negative energy. 

Check out this "witchy" card I received at a recent demonstrator swap... isn't it cute?  I can tell by her delighted smile that this little witch means no harm. Fellow demonstrator Marcy Morris created this fun Halloween card that would be enjoyed by children of all ages.  Here's a quick list of what Marcy used.  She started with a base of Basic Black card stock, then added a strip of the new Howlstooth and Scaringbone designer paper along the side.  The front panel is cut a bit narrower than ususal so the designer paper shows.  She stamped the focal panel in Basic Black with the new stamp set Googly Ghouls, which you can find on page 27 of the Holiday Mini-catalog, then colored the details with a Tangerine Tango Marker.  Adding a moon is easy when you cut a hole from a scrap of card stock and then sponge color in the cut-out area.  Marcy added texture by running her focal panel through the Big Shot with the Spider Web embossing folder, p. 189 of the annual catalog. The googly eyes make this card even more fun and they are easy to apply as they already have adhesive on the back.  She added a great touch with the scallop dotted ribbon in Tangerine Tango, p.172 of the annual catalog.  If you'd like to add the fun zig-zag edge to your stamped creations like Marcy did here, you'll need the Finishing Touches Edgelits at the bottom left-hand corner of page 190 (in the annual catalog).

There's still plenty of time to stamp up a few Halloween cards for your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, the neighbor kids and your co-workers.  You can make yourself even more popular by including some chocolate, which to me is the best part of Halloween.  You can keep all of the Starbursts and Good and Plentys and Skittles, but please save a Milky Way for me!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you'll come back and see what I've got for you on Wednesday.
Don't forget to stamp something pretty today!

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