Oh man. Remember running around the house yelling: "TRICK OR TREAT, SMELL MY FEET, GIVE ME SOMETHING GOOD TO EAT"! The funniest part is that we thought it was hilarious every time we said it. At our stamping retreat a few weeks ago, we did an image swap. We each stamped off 2 images and then lined them all up in a row & swapped images. With over 20+ participants, we each ended up with over 40 different images to play with. What a cheap way to make the most of your rubber stamp money! SHARE THE LOVE!
This image is a new "Stampendous" Halloween image that Joy from Eclectic Paperie stamped off for the swap. It's called "Treat Bag Trio". I wanted to give this card a little jazz, so I added "Smell my Feet" with my letterpress letters. The swirl is by Autum Leaves (Swirls v.2) and is stamped in black brilliance ink. The paper is K & Company "Happy Trails Checked Stripes Flat Paper". I don't think it's meant to be Halloween paper, but I loved the browns and oranges in it. I ran a stripe of Martha Stewart Yellow gold glitter down one of the stripes to make the paper glittery.
There's a reason I haven't been posting much cutesy stuff lately.... first, I've been obsessed with the Crafty Secrets vintage halloween images, and secondly, I've got it in my head that I need to color cutesy images with copic markers. I've always watercolored all of my images, but after playing copic at the retreat, I'm feeling the need to color in solid colors on all of my cutesy stamps! So I took the plunge and ORDERED COPICS! I'll be posting lots more cutesy once they arrive. So this weekend was completely productive for me. Bedroom painted? Check. Laundry done? Check. Housework, vaccuming, dishes, misc errands? Done. So this week I'm going to slack off and make cards every night. Hope you had a great weekend!