Our weather this week has been up and down…temperature-wise. I have been wanting to bake and waiting until heating up the house was actually a good thing. Anxious to get some of the Halloween ideas done and up on the blog, I decided to start baking “something” – I can’t tell you what it is until I get done it. I didn’t have a lot of time because I had to run an errand with a friend, but I decided not to waste the time in between putting “something” in the oven and taking it out, so I returned to my workroom to make a few more Halloween cards. By the time the baking came out of the oven, it was time to go with my friend. I now find myself back to my computer, but it is after 11pm – this is just how my days go sometimes. I am finally ready to blog, but no energy left! You know what that means? Lots of pictures with just a sprinkle of text!
I used up a few pieces of the My Mind’s Eye Mischievous line from the previous batch of cards – since the colors worked okay – but moved on to using the Authentique Glowing “Luminous” collection, with a little touch of Teresa Collins Haunted Hallows 6″X6″ paper pad. There were some fun die cuts to add – that’s always a nice part of a collection. A couple of strips of the paper tape (Tim Holtz), some vintage crepe paper, linen thread, Doodlebug Halloween twine…I hope I’m not forgetting anything – oh wait! I was talked into buying a Smooch Spritz and I used it on the Broom Rides card, and I really like it.
With this card, I added a few “hard” elements. I’ve had these dominos for-e-v-e-r, and they are not something I would use for just any project, but it seemed appropriate on this one…for some unknown, random reason which is why I like paper crafting so much – I get to decide on the randomness of my work. The key was a “found” item and a keeper…until I give the card away!
Next we have the Happy Halloween card.
This is an easy card to execute. Oh, and I see other supplies – the paper punched border is from Marvy, and the punched box the cat is on is from EK Success. I am trying to find the stamp I used, but it is buried on my desk. I think it might be from Memory Box. (Stamp found, checked and verified…Memory Box.)
Last time I made cards, I had accordion-pleated a strip of paper, but hadn’t used it on a card. After all that work, I couldn’t let a perfectly good accordion-pleated strip go to waste, so I pleated, hot glued and added a circle die cut piece to the center – it almost makes her look like “super witch”!
All I can say is that I only have a few minutes until the clock strikes twelve and I’ll turn into a pumpkin. So until tomorrow, I’ll say “good-night!
P.S. When I got up the next morning, I went back into the post to realize that my “sprinkling” of text was almost incoherent, so I made a few lot of changes. Honestly, I had made so many mistakes that I was shocking myself! What I realized was that I was so tired when I was typing up this post, that all I could think about was putting my head on my pillow! My apologies to anyone that has already read it and wondered what I was on…self-imposed sleep deprivation can do that to you! I hope this is a little clearer.