Friday, October 30, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Well, tomorrow is Halloween, and all the little spooks and goblins will be dressing up and getting sackfuls of treats which they will consume in great quantities over the next week and leave their parents and teachers to deal with the sugar highs and lows. There is also the last full supermoon around now! Parents and teachers - take cover! I love seeing the costumes the little ones wear. The older ones, with the evil and gore - not so much. I love clever costumes that are home made. My little grandson, Parker, wanted to be an astronaut so my daughter put one together using a silver batman costume with the batman logo covered up, a hockey helmet covered in tinfoil and duct tape and a jet pack made out of pop bottles!

Clever Costumes

Think about it!


When I was growing up, as soon as we were old enough, we had to make our own costumes, and we had such a fun and creative time doing that. No one went out and bought costumes. If you couldn't do anything else, you got an old sheet, cut two holes in it and went as a ghost. We would burn corks and use them to draw beards and mustaches and dirt on us and Mom's lipstick added some colour. We also roamed the neighbourhoods in a group and there were no parents along for the night. We went out, got our loot and came home again in the dark and no one worried at all. That would never fly these days, but that taste of independence AND responsibility was heady! We had to look out for each other.

Since today is Friday, it's another As You See It Challenge for this week:

Amanda has come up with another great sketch for us to play with, and since it's my last chance to get a Halloween design in, that's the direction I took for my card.

  • One last chance to use my Happy Haunted Designer Series Paper. The two designs are actually the reverse sides of each other, so I just cut out one 4" x 5 1/4" sheet, cut 1 1/2" off one end and turned it over to get these two to fit perfectly, side by side. I used one of my last pieces of Black Glimmer Paper to cover the transition.
  • I took one of the Spider Web Doilies and cut the mini doily out of the center to add to the middle of my Deco Label die cut, and used the outed part separately, peeking out under the Glimmer Paper.
  • The sentiment is from the Six Sayings stamp set, which you may have gotten the impression that I love! You'd be right, but your time is running out to get this one. You can't just order it. It is a host set, so can only be earned with Stampin' Rewards. You may want to book a party or private class, get your friends together for a night of stampin' fun, and earn some Stampin' Up! enhanced rewards up until Nov. 9. Email me to set your date.
  • Who can tell me how I made the ends on the sentiment panel? Leave me a comment with the answer below and I will email you a free tutorial if you get it right.
Have a great weekend!

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1 comment :

  1. Great card Heather. These colours look so good as Halloween colours. We don't really do Halloween in New Zealand - there might be some scary movies on TV tonight but that's about it but I can see from your blog what a family together thing it is for you.


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