Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Happy Haunting meets Wicked...

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.


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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 guys get my jibberish!

Have a wonderful day - hugs and smiles to you all!!!

Patti J.
Food for thought:  
Make the most of life before the most of life is gone.


  1. Well, my did clean and simple VERY well, that card is great! I like your 2nd one too. I don't know why you have a problem with it but I totally understand...I make cards I don't care for as well. Have a wonderful day!

  2. Well, I think both cards are fun! Great job on the CAS one -- I think I work harder at those than one with layer upon layer! And what's wrong with the other one, I'd like to know? -- poor thing, Mama likes the "other" one best! lol

  3. Pat, I think both cards rock!
    Hugs and smiles

  4. thanks for the mention! and your card looks great!

  5. I love the spider skull background so cooooooool

  6. Lovely fold Patti


  7. Great cards Patti! Very spooky. I am rubbish at the CAS style but it has such impact.
    Hope you aren't too lonely!
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  8. Fantastically spooky cards my dear. Both are delightfully frightening (in a good way). HA!

  9. Loving both your cards Patti, loving the spooky humour my friend. Take care, Annette x

  10. LOVE your cards, Patti! They are both amazing! Love your chatty-ness today too! Hubby is playing golf, and the house is way too quiet.
    How is Sweet Sophie? Did she pass tinkle training? LOL

  11. Your cards are very creative Patti, even though they ARE Halloween!

  12. That is so sweet of you to give me a shout out. Wow, how nice! I certainly don't know why you would hate the second card!?! I like it a lot, and I like your twist on the easel card. Shows wonderful creativity. You also did a great job with Mark's stamps. Don't you just love those little puffy stars he makes? Mark is such a funny, great guy. OK, thanks again for the shout out! Best, Curt

  13. Oh wow girl!! What a really clever fold design!! I love your Halloween elements too!! TFS! :) HUGS

  14. Scarrry first one and the second one is just too too cute for words, Patti~

  15. ack! I LOVE your CAS card!!! you did a wonderful job Patti! you're a closet CAS crafter, I just know it! haha
    Gorgeous easel card too, so creative!!!
    Well done on both!
    hugs & blessings

  16. these are fantabulous! i love that background paper on the 1st one and i just love that "stairstep?????" 2d one. it's awesome.

    yeah, yeah. i've been to curves and back at least 100 times. i just don't want to sign up with the winter coming because i KNOW i WON'T go. anyway, as luck would have it, i asked my neighbor if she had a treadmill which she doesn't use and she said YES! guess who's getting it???? hooooooooooooray!

    hugs :)

  17. Loving the designs- especially that adorable step card with CTMH witch.
    You are always an inspiration.
    Jabber? Please that isn't jabbering.
    Love visiting Curt, he is a talented sort isn't he?
    Thanks for the visit sweetie.

  18. Fab CAS card! You did a great job! And the witch is gorgeously colored too! And gibberish isn't a bad thing, I absolutely love reading your blog!

  19. Patti, with that gloriously creepy dp, you don't NEED anything else!!!! I'm so proud of you!!!! And your other card is delightful...not sure what you don't like about it.

  20. i really love the cas card..less is more !!.sweet little witch and really like what you did with the "twist " on the easel card..tfs..loves ya

  21. Wow Patti! Love them both....the simplicity and great design of the first and the fun witch and fold on the second! Awesome girl!

  22. I think both totally rock! How can you hate the 2nd one? It's actually my fav of the 2!

  23. Love the skull card! Great job with the less is more CAS style! And you're being too hard on yourself with the witch card...looks great too! TFS!

  24. Just love that sassy and cool easel card !

  25. What a wonderful CAS halloween card, Patti...sooo fun...and the fancy fold card is sooo cool!!!!!!!! I used to see Mark every now and then at a little stamp store in Salado, Texas...he is a real sweetheart!!

  26. Love, love the twist on the easel card, fabulous card!