Ghosts of Halloween Past and Present

Well happy FRIDAY! I hope you haven’t fallen over. It’s true, I’m posting more than once this week but I had to share these cute bags I made using the Gift Bag Punch Board. I decided to make some cute treat bags for some teachers at my daughter’s school. I used old and new supplies and I’m happy with the way everything came out!

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These are super easy to make and fun! And I’m thinking they’ll like the Ferrero Rocher chocolates inside. 😉 Thanks for stopping by! Think ahead friends and make your own bags for Christmas! Shop with me for your supplies here!

Here is a great tutorial on how to make the gift bag topper!

 

BOO!!

I know that I constantly talk about the time warp that I seem to be stuck in BUT honestly, can you really believe that Halloween is this weekend?! I mean that truly is scary!! AHHHHH!!!!!  But soon friends… soon day light savings time will be here (please know that I am actually smiling as I type this) and we will get an extra hour of sleep! 😀

But alas, t’is not here yet and I have a new sketch challenge to share from Create with Connie and Mary!

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Looks easy right? Sure… I thought the same thing. Then I sat down (stood up and sat back down about 12 more times) before I came up with my card.

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My little ghosts look a bit ominous, don’t you think? That’s thanks to the Among the Branches set! I used simple oval punches to create the ghosts bodies. I played with the paper a bit on this one. This is some of my favorite Halloween DSP ever and I think I’m not the only one that feels this way. I went to order some more not too long ago and it was on back order.

And that’s all folks! I hope you feel inspired to play along. Check out the other designer’s cards for some creative inspiration at Create with Connie and Mary!

And last but not least, I hope you have a very great, safe, and spooky Halloween! 😀

How Many?!

Happy Thursday Friends! I don’t mean to freak you out BUT… Can you believe there are only NINE Thursdays left before Christmas?!?!?! EEEEK! I’ve started some shopping but I’m usually a lot further ahead than I am now. I digress, let’s talk color darling. Without further adieu checkout out the color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary this week!

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I just can’t help but think of nature when looking at this trio so here is what I came up with:

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I played around with different stamp sets and finally decided on a trio of Kinda Eclectic, Butterfly Basics, and Papillon Potpourri. This is clean, simple, and without any bling I dare say. I did use the Bitty Butterfly Punch to give my winged friend some dimension.

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And that’s all she wrote! Stop on by Create with Connie and Mary to join in. Be sure to check out the other designer’s cards for some awesomely creative ideas! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy your Thursday and remember, only a few Thursdays are left until Christmas so join the fun and play along!

 

 

Treaty McTreatens

Hello there! It’s that time again! Sketch challenge time at Create with Connie and Mary. Don’t let this simple sketch fool you. This was one of the hardest for me yet!

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So I played and played and came up with this monstrosity. I supposed it’s OK to be a monstrosity when it’s a Halloween card. I stamped some Gorgeous Grunge on the banner but you can’t see it in the light for some reason.

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I also inked up the sides a bit. Speaking of ink. I also used a sponge dauber and inked the trees using craft ink. I kind of wish that my washi tape was yellow. It just makes me think of the police caution tape which would definitely lend a creepy feel! ha!

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to stop by Create with Connie and Mary and see what the other designers came up with!

Color Me Wonderful!

Hi Friends! First off, merci beaucoup for stopping by! It is color challenge time at Create with Connie and Mary this week and I just happened to LOVE this color combo!

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My stamp set is from the Beautiful Bunch. I used the Greetings Thinlits for my sentiment and added some Lost Lagoon banners under the button using the Banner Punch. They are embossed, but I was lucky enough to have it in my scrap pile. No extra work for those beauts!

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I also decided to play along with Retro Sketches this week. I flipped the sketch because… Well… I’m a flipper, what can I say?! It was a fun sketch and with a color combo like this it is a win win! 🙂

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I hope that you can play along this week! It is truly a beautiful color challenge and pop on by to Create with Connie and Mary and see the other designer’s cards to get your creative juices flowing! 🙂

 

Boo!

Happy October everyone!! We all know what this month brings. Perhaps some ghosts and goblins? Well that is what I’m bringing anyway! First, the fun sketch from Create with Connie and Mary!

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Now this was fun, but boy did it take some serious thinking! After much deliberation this is what I came up with:

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Told ya I’d bring you some ghosts! 😉 I used the new Happy Haunting DSP and the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. I used the basic metal buttons and stringed them along the white baker’s twine. I used a candy dot next to the sentiment to add weight and visual interest to the left.

And that just about wraps it up! Hope you get a chance to play along this week! Come on by to get some ideas from the other designer’s cards, you will not be disappointed! www.createwithconnieandmary.com