Sunday, August 22, 2010


Yes, it is time to gear up for Fall and Halloween!!  It doesn't seem possible, but it is just around the corner, and orders need to go in now for all those Halloween projects and cards you have in mind.  Personally, I do not do Halloween, but that doesn't mean I don't like to decorate my porch.  Today I have just the project that everybody can do, which is fast and easy, but oh so lovely.  As you know, pictures never look as nice as the real thing and today is no exception.  You have to actually see these in person -- they are so awesome.  And the nice thing, for $14.95 you can make these and more when you buy the new "Spooky Things" Décor Elements, from the Holiday Mini catalog.  These vinyl images (set of 10) go a long way for just the coolest decorations.  I still have a few images left for more projects (especially can't wait to use the raven -- but still thinking about just the right project because it is so large).  Take a looky:

To show how easy these are to make, my grand-daughter, Holly, decorated this 12" x 12" tile (after spray-painting white) with the Spooky Things Décor Elements and new 1/2" Raven Lace Trim.  She did such an awesome job, in about 10 minutes tops.

After spray-painting these metal pumpkins, Holly and I decorated again with "Spooky Things."  This idea was a CASE from Brent Steele's presentation at Convention.  The other table decorations were all done by Tami Ackerson, for Ronda's Holiday Event yesterday.  Tami's presentation used the Halloween stamps, etc., from the new Holiday Mini. She asked if she could use my Décor Elements on her table (I felt so honored because she is such an awesome stamper).  Sorry about my picture cutting off part of the elements, but you get the gist of it.

Here is a picture of Tami's entire table of projects (you need to right-click to enlarge as she has some beautiful projects).  My projects using the Décor Elements are for a workshop I am having this week.  The Hostess is going to love getting these for her front porch.  In an upcoming post I will show you pictures of the Christmas projects for the workshop.

And of course, I need to have a Fall card!!  Here is my card I did for Ronda's Leadership Meeting on Friday.  We had a shoebox swap -- very first one for me and let me tell you, I learned a lot!!  I won't even go into details about all the things I did wrong -- I just hope I get invited again!!  This card uses the new "French Foliage" stamp set, which was just crying out to me to do a vintage design (yah, just about anything I buy has the same cry).  I used all 6 stamps in the set on this card stamped on Glossy White cardstock (that had been brayed with River Rock ink), the new "Tasteful Trim" Bigz XL Die to cut the new "Deck the Halls" Designer Fabric (inked in Cajun Craze), the "Leaves #2" die stamped with the "Elegant Thank You" single stamp set.  Yes, that was one of the things I did wrong -- I used way too much product!!  I do have a problem with getting carried away with my cards, but trust me I'm still working on that issue.

All in all, I had a great weekend!!  My next post will feature the cards from my card class yesterday.  We had an awesome "ladies day," and they all created some fantastic cards.  I so love seeing what they create because everybody adds their own style to each card.  It's a win-win situation for all of us because they learn new things and they teach me new things.

Until next time, happy stamping, and "Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another." -- Romans 12:10



  1. I really like your Fall card. I am not usually a fan of "busy" backgrounds, but this one comes together so nicely. Colors are great.
    Theresa in Kitimat

  2. You didn't do any worse that I did at the shoebox swap. I totally messed up your card. And on Sat I didn't finish the make and takes because I took pictures. Well, I got home and had no idea what a couple of them were suspose to look like so I just did my thing. At least their done.

  3. By the way, I love the pumpkins. Where did you get them? I've looked a couple of places but haven't found any.

  4. Sandi, thank you for making our leadership night so special with your awesome display, and your cake!! Plus, your smile, your laugh, your swap, your hugs, and everything else!!!
    Love you,

  5. And now I want to do Fall stuff! :) Great card and fabulous display! Thanks for sharing!

  6. sounds like you were a hit, why am I not surprised. I do not think your card is too busy, I think it is just right. I love the pumpkins, you and Holly did a great job. Stampin Up makes it so easy for us.

  7. Wow!! These are wonderful projects. Thanks for sharing. Love those pumpkins.

  8. Wow Sandi, you have been busy. Love all the halloween stuff but the 3D stuff is way cool. Your grand-daughter Holly did a wonderful job on the tile and the pumpkins are really neat.

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