Saturday, September 24, 2011

Be Afraid

My eyes were too big when the time came to stock up on Halloween papers this year, so I have a definite surplus, but I have to say of all of them, the Mischievous line by My Mind's Eye is my fave! I'm also really loving all the adorable sentiments in JustRite's Halloween Mini Sentiments. They're sized perfectly to tuck in here, there, and everywhere. I stamped "Be Afraid" onto one edge of a punched label shape, then tucked it behind the horizontal panel and embellished with two mini banner strips. The doily is from My Favorite Things, the buttons from Papertrey, and the little spider image is something I punched from one of last year's Halloween papers (from Toil & Trouble by Making Memories, I believe).

I used Jen Shults's Deconstructed Sketch #20, without the scallops and a slightly repositioned and downsized bow.

Next up is a card using last week's Deconstructed Sketch, #19:

I kid you not, I started this card over a week ago! It's been a busy and at times difficult week and I just have had no desire to craft at all. Don't you hate when that happens? When I finally ventured into my stamp room last night, I was pleasantly surprised to find this card mostly finished, minus a few finishing touches. Once again, I combined Mischievous (the owl is cut from one of the patterns) and the JustRite Halloween Mini Sentiments. This time I divided the "Trick or Treat" sentiment onto to Maya Road miniature tickets. Pretty straightforward -- lots of pattern on this one!

Here's the sketch I used:

Last, have a peek at JustRite's Halloween Mini Sentiments:

I will soon need to plan out (and make) spooky teacher/staff Halloween treats for my kids' elementary school and have been pinning ideas over on Pinterest. I'm thinking these JustRite sentiments are going to come in handy. Whatever I come up with, I'll be sure to share here!

Have a great weekend, friends. I've missed you this week!


Marisa said...

Sorry to hear you had a busy and rough week :( I can fully relate to your comments as DD is having a tough transition to HS and it's been a very emotional week. But alas you have surfaced and your cards are fabulous as always. Love the first one and darling owl on the second. Hope you have a restful weekend!

tatyana said...

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Dawn Easton said...

Sorry your week hasn't been great. Sure hope tomorrow starts a GREAT new week for you!

Both cards are fabulous!! Love the Halloween themes and those papers are awesome! Wishing I had picked some up last week :(

Kathy Martin said...

Wonderful Halloween cards!

June Houck said...

Hi Amy! I haven't popped by in a while, and I see lots of Halloween inspiration here :) I want to get started on mine…my Halloween MME and Echo Park arrived earlier this week! I love your coffee card (earlier post) too. My sweet DT sister, Marlene, CASEd you beautifully (again…second time this week!)

I shot you an email…you up for coffee???

Oliwiaen said...

Great cards, I love the papers and the colours! And you know I adore your sketch interpretations, they are fabulous!!

Lana said...

2 fabulous cards in lovely warm colours!
Lana x

Jennifer Shults said...

Oh my goodness girl these are fabulous! I love them both! That first one is so cute... I love the offset circles and those stacked buttons! The second one is so perfect... love all the layers of paper and the focal image is perfect. Just GORGEOUS. I hear you about avoiding the craft room (or desk at my house). I've just been dragging this week. :(

Conniecrafter said...

Such cute cards with great embellishing!

Heidi said...

Oh I do love both of these sketches!