Tuesday, October 18, 2016

This is Halloween...

...this is Halloween...

The other song that popped into my head while I was working on this was, "It's the most wonderful time of the year..." I love Halloween!

How convenient... Blogland loves Halloween, too! This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is
Make a Halloween greeting for the ghouls in your life using all that old stuff you bought and didn't use up... or use at all...

  • "Network" paper by Authentique, years ago
  • Paper doll from MME set years ago... this is one of those items I could keep "special" forever... but I feel liberated to have used it!
  • The "hill" is a scrap of Tim Holtz paper 
  • Bats from a goody bag from The Funkie Junkie 
  • Garland (background) made by painting the reverse of some patriotic bunting with Black Soot Distress Paint and by doodling with a FC Pitt and adding pom-poms with a nail head dipped in Wild Honey Distress Paint (this is, like, the perfect vintage orange color!!!)
  • Greeting bunting written on an old library catalog card, cut up and smudged with Blackbird ChalkBox cat-eye. Twine from stash.
  • Panel mounted onto a page of the NY Book Review... my MIL reads it religiously, and I take them for using in the scrap shack for protecting surfaces, though I always end up reading parts-- especially the classifieds! LOL! People are so interesting...
See you at SOS! Use up your stuff!  Make a card for a kid's lunchbox!  Really... you can't take it with you... use it!



  1. ohhhhhh yes, that is the PERFECT song for the card; this chick could oh so easily be friends with sally & jack! :) :) :)

  2. Awesome card love it, love the last line of your post....how true it is but it put a smile on my face today.

  3. This has such a retro vibe! I LOVE it!

  4. You say you feel liberated having used that special held on to for ever item, that is exactly how I feel too when using special items. It's better to use then while loved than to one day realize it has lots its charm, that has happened to me with some DPs. It's an adorable Halloween card this.
    I'm soon off on holiday so it's possible I won't be around until the end of the month...

  5. I love your halloween card! It is so whimsical and fun! I wanted to give your daughter a shout out as I just read Jingle Belles pink wrap up and she is very generous!

  6. Hi Mimi: I'm always amazed at all the awesome things from your stash you use for your cards and this time, I'm so happy you decided to use this special little paper doll, she is priceless!!
    And you are correct, you can't take it with you so you might as well use it!!!
    Awesome card, teammate.