Quick and Easy Halloween Cards

We are two weeks away from moving into the new house.  We are moving a majority of the furniture and boxes this weekend which means I will not be able to stamp for the next 2 WEEKS!  I will be in complete withdrawal and desperate for glitter in my life.  I am looking forward to having a much bigger space to create in though so I can handle a few weeks without my crafty stuff.

I did snap a few photos of some cards I made last week and thought I'd do a quick share between the packing.  I think I'll be sending these off to a couple college kids that I know could use some candy and a quick hello from home.

These were super easy to make using the Happy Haunting DSP from the Holiday Catalog.  I layered the pumpkin pie piece of DSP with basic black on top of very vanilla.  The spider web dollies are just awesome!  I have enjoyed using them on all of my spooky creations for Halloween and plan to continue to use them for fall projects as well.  How do you ask?  Well, you can cut all the web like pieces off leaving the inside of the dollie which can be embossed in other colors OR you can turn it over and color it with stampin write markers.

Can you figure out where those little ghosts came from?  If you guessed the same DSP as the background paper, then you are correct!  I cut these little ghosts from another design in the Happy Haunting DSP pack.  

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Watercolor Best Thoughts Hostess Set

I have been doing a lot of watercoloring and trying to get better at the technique.  I have found that I do my best watercoloring on images that have been heat embossed as opposed to free hand watercoloring.  I really love the look of watercolor and plan to keep practicing to improve my skills in this technique.

For today's card, I used the hostess set called "Best Thoughts" that has this gorgeous flower image which is perfect to practice watercoloring.  I used Wisteria Wonder and Bermuda Bay inks to create the soft contrast of color in the petals.  For the stem and leaves, I used Garden Green and Wild Wasabi.  

After finishing the main image, I struggled with how to use it on a card.  I created the background using the Watercolor Wash background stamp with Wisteria Wonder ink.  I felt like it needed something else so I flicked...wait is flicked a word??  Anyway, I flicked some gold ink that I watered down all over the background.  I then layered this piece with some gold foil paper.  I thought the strip of vellum softened up the look and hello, do you not love the font used in the sentiments in the Cottage Greetings stamp set.  So gorgeous!  

Here is the finished card:

Over the next few weeks we will be moving.  I am trying to pack my crafting supplies up at the very last minute so I can continue to create during this chaotic time.  I need my creative time to keep me from going crazy, and wine, always wine.  So bare with me if I don't post as often or am able to do videos.  I will be back in full business come November.  

As always, thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Halloween Mini Treat Bag with Video

Well hello strangers!  It has been way too long since I've blogged or made a video.  Have you missed me?!?!  If yes, then I have a special treat for you with giving you both a blog post and video.  If you haven't missed me, well boo to you!

I absolutely love Halloween.  It has to be my favorite holiday.  I am a little sad this year because I have not been able to decorate and won't be home to celebrate.  We are in the middle of getting ready to move and pulling out all the decorations just doesn't seem like a good idea.  My cousin is getting married on Halloween day so we'll be celebrating the holiday at a wedding but hopefully they will have lots of candy as part of their theme.  :)

So on to my project for today.  I have been wanting to make a project with the mini treat bag thinlit die set and thought this was the perfect time to come up with something.  I have been seeing lots of cute punch art critters on Pinterest and thought a bat would be super cute on this Halloween themed treat bag.  So here is what I came up with:

How cute is that bat?!?!  So if you want to make your own treat bag or bat, check out my video on YouTube:

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