Good morning, and I wish you the happiest of Wednesday's!
I have a couple of Halloween cards for you today.
The first card is total CAS! Susan R., (Susan, a.k.a. Late Blossom, has this incredible and amazing blog of ALL things CAS!!!) if you are reading, you simply HAVE to be proud of me!
You all know how hard a CAS card is for me to do..... WELL.... here's the story, morning glory...
I ordered this Skull Spider stamp from Mark at Deadbeat Designs. If you've never checked out his stamps, you should. They are very unique, and you won't find designs just like his anyplace else. I also ordered another larger stamp that I can't talk about just yet, or 'someone' won't be surprised with her Christmas card. When I received my order, the box was full of teensy little puffy paper stars (Mark's a Texan), AND a free stamp! Mark had included the Mini Skeleton, as well, with a nice note to enjoy the free stamp. Service with a smile, a free stamp, and VERY speedy shipping - what more can a stamper ask for?
I proceeded to grab up an old paper pack "Rockstar" from DCWV, found an eerie looking DP, mounted it on craft, distressed the edges a bit with some purple Tim Holtz ink, stamped the four skeletons and sentiment (an older TAC sentiment), and drew my line with a Tombow Marker. DONE! Not one single pearl, rhinestone (I was SO tempted), ribbon, or button! Yay, me! I did it!
I'm entering this card in the "Less is More" Challenge. The gals are hoping to get 1000 entries for their 1000th challenge. They are close to halfway there!
So, do you all remember the other day, when I said that I had worked for HOURS on a card that I gave up on because I hated it? Well, here it is.....and I still hate it! lol....Momma said there'd be days like this!
For this card, I used a Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month, called Wicked. My bestest ever stamping friend, Shirley and I placed a combined order in August with a local CTMH lady, JUST to get and share this stamp. We do things like that often... if one of us buys a paper pad, or fun ribbon, the other gets their fair share!!! Anyway, I thought I'd sorta make a twist on an easel card.
Three little tidbits -
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2. Last call - if you think that you might like to participate in a ribbon swap, please drop me an e-mail at: mamagilliam at gmail dot com
3. Wednesday's rock - I wait all week for them, because our blogging friend Curt, posts on Wednesday's! If you have never visited his blog, you must. Too much fun, every Wednesday!
Lots of fun, and lots of talent, all in one place!
That's all for today - sorry I jabbered so much - both kids are traveling, DH is at work, my bestie stampin' friend has plans today, and even the dogs are asleep, so ha ha ha....you guys get my jibberish!
Have a wonderful day - hugs and smiles to you all!!!
Food for thought:
Make the most of life before the most of life is gone.