Saturday, September 29, 2012

My Favorite Vegetable

Candy Corn. I love it. I know it's just a sugar extravaganza... I love it anyway. As much as I just plain think its yummy (when fresh of course - cos no one wants to eat stale candy corn) it's very nostalgic for me as well. (Watch out-this is going to be one of those "I hiked 10 miles in the snow to get to school" moments) When I was a kid Halloween was different. People made things like caramel popcorn balls  and candy/caramel apples to give out to trick-or-treaters. We'd make up Halloween bags and fill them with candy to give out.  I remember many a Halloween afternoon stuffing bags with candy to hand out. 
Vintage Trick or Treat Bags
Some houses gave out full size candy bars instead (they were enormous!) - and even if you got the "snack size" they were 2 or 3 times the size of the ones you buy now. Oh and the actual "trick-or-treating" itself went on for hours. We'd take a pillowcase and go from house to house to house gathering ridiculous amounts of candy. Oh and parents didn't need to go along. Ah. those were the days. Nowadays - well its just different. I think my kids would say they had wonderful Halloweens - filled with homemade costumes, pumpkin carving, and endless candy gathering.... but for me it just wasn't the same. Ok, I'm done now LOL  
Onto the card - my wonderful friend June gave me the "My Favorite Vegetable is Candy Corn" stamp for my birthday a few weeks ago. Isn't it just the cutest stamp? I wanted to make her a Thank You card but I really wanted to use the stamp to show her how much I loved it (and her). The vampire is from PTI's Tremendous Treats: Halloween set. I made the background paper using the candy corn stamp from the same set and coloring it in with Copic and Zig Markers. The tag is a PTI die - Tag Sale #1. Okay - I gotta get moving on the day. Hope you have a good one!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

More Halloween!

I promised I'd be back with another Halloween card didn't I? Yup I did. So here ya go - wish the pic was a bit better but ... you'll have to look hard but I stamped the background with Versamark and clear embossed those spider webs (as well as the wee spider in the right corner). All products are Papertrey Ink (I'm particularly in love with that squiggly die - called Loop De Loop - its just so cute and I couldn't resist using it as the same kind of squiggle was in the patterned paper). I'm hoping to be back again tomorrow to share another card. Thanks for stopping by ~

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Halloween cards

I've been busy. Obviously ... no posts in a month. But this past weekend I got the chance to make some Halloween cards! Yay... so fun. So thought I'd take a quick minute and share one today. Isn't that cat the cutest? And he's a dead ringer for my younger boy cat, Westley. Seriously. He looks just like this stamp from Papertrey! All the supplies are PTI (well cept the embroidery floss) oh yeah - i colored the cat using Prismacolor pencils.
Ok - gotta run - hopefully i'll be posting more cards over the next few days. Thanks for stopping by ~