I love Halloween! It's such a fun, scary, creepy holiday. Of course I can't get enough horror films! I love all the "13 days" of scary movies on all the different networks during October. Can you remember your scariest Halloween? I do. When I was a teenager, maybe like 14 or 15, my boyfriend and I went walking around the graveyard on Halloween night. The moon was the only light, but it made it bright enough to see clearly. This graveyard was on a hill, and we walked down the hill turned around and started walking back up. Only about half way up the hill, there appeared a coffin! Right there, where we had just walked! It was resting on some sort of table or stand or something, so the coffin itself was about chest high, and it was all black. We both stopped, we both saw it. We looked at each other and looked back at this mystery casket. We just stood there for a few minutes because we didn't believe our eyes. There was no one else around, not even a sound, so we could not figure out how it got there. I was half tempted to open it, my curiousity was killing me (no pun intended). I don't think my boyfriend shared this desire. Instead we just walked around it, keeping our eyes on it, then bolted the rest of the way up the hill and out of that cemetary!!! We were soo scared! I will never forget that. Do you have any super scary Halloween moments? I'd love to hear them. Just send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org. Maybe the scariest one will get a treat! bwa-ha-ha!
Now here are a few quick and simple Halloween cards. I used foam stamps, a rubber stamp,and some stickers.
I made this card for my six year old niece. I can't imagine anyone not liking Hello Kitty. Heck I'm in my 30's and I still like her! lol Talk about an icon that spans the generations. I printed her out several times and made her 3D with about 4 layers. I stickled her dress and flower and used clear glaze on her eyes, nose, buttons, and center of the flowers. The card is actually a buttery yellow, with a cranberry cardstock behind the orange patterned paper. Text is a glittered sticker. I also used my new favorite toy, a white Sharpie. The Sharpie is so much nicer and easier to use than those white gel pens. It is always smooth and fluid. I love it.
This one I made for my sister in law. The colors aren't really right in the pic. The card itself is a sage green, and the printed paper is pinker. I also used good ol' Stickles on the Crafty Secrets image attached with foam dots, a corner punch, ribbon, button, and deco scissors.
I had to use this picture for a card for a friend. She loves her cats and she is a professional photographer. This pic was destined for her card! lol It's a Crafty Secrets image, some flourish stamps, Stickles, RitzyDitzyGlitz, and brads.
Wow! I'm so excited. For the first time I won some Blog Candi! I never win anything so this is pretty cool. One of the blogs I try to read frequently is Jen's over at Pieces of Me, and she had a contest going on regarding the background music on her blog. I knew it instantly cuz it is from one of our favorite movies: Ocean's 11 (you know what Vegas Nuts we are!) My name was randomly drawn, but I think it was a little bit of Lady Luck on my side! teehee If you get a chance, go on over and browse Jen's blog, there is always a lot going on!
Yay, I've finally started to get our vacation pics posted on my web. Here is one of me at the Grand Canyon. Pretty cool, huh? There are a few good pics of my hub and brother out on a ledge. I crawled out there too. I wasn't really afraid, which was weird. I also have a funny pic of my feet dangling over the edge of the canyon. I am still sick. I swear, I feel like I have been almost constantly sick since July! This time I am just letting it work itself out. It has to clear up eventually, right? Grrrrr....
Hello again, I am back from my week in fabulous Las Vegas. It was so awesome! We had such a good time. Unfortunately I came back with a cold which is why it is taking me a few days to post anything. I can't believe all that we saw and all that we did. It is such a cool town! It really is true, that time has no meaning there. I woke up when I felt like it and went to sleep when I was tired, or the slot reels started getting blurry, whichever came first! LOL We stayed in our timeshare villa for the first time and it was very nice. Only a block off the strip behind the Harley Davidson Cafe and next to Planet Hollywood. We took a day trip to the Grand Canyon which is just breathtakingly spectacular--I don't care how many times I see it, it will never cease to amaze me. Another highlight was the Cirque de Soleil's Beatles Love show. Sooooooo cooooool! That was our first Cirque show, and we will definitely see more. I haven't downloaded the pics from our camera yet, so be patient. Hopefully within the next few days. Viva Las Vegas!