Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Addicted to Stamps - Challenge #158


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Hello blog friends! Before I begin my post, I want to apologize for being MIA a few times over the past week. Hubby and I took some time out to 'hang out' at the beach for a few days and I haven't had a chance to get caught up on visiting everyone's blog...If I haven't been by, please be patient...I promise to visit you asap :)

So, it's time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and our theme is Holiday! Our Sponsor is Stamplorations, and they will be giving a $10.00 voucher to the store for the winner. I hope you'll take some time to check out the ATSM Blog to see what my amazing teamies have created for this challenge, and that it will inspire you to join in the fun!





For this challenge, I created two Halloween cards and a goodie bag:




For my first card, I blended distress inks, using one of the new colors (Abandoned Coral) with Ripe Persimmon and Squeezed Lemonade, and I was happy with how it turned out. With some basic stamping, embossing, Copic coloring and die cutting...it was done!

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For my 2nd card, I die cut the witch with my Silhouette, then die cut the SSS Falling Stars Die, and backed it with glitter paper. I cut the card on an angle to match the angle of the witch, embossed the sentiment and popped everything up with foam tape.

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I love to send goodie bags to my granddaughter in Florida, so I thought it would be great to get a head start, and I created this bag:



 I used the Lawn Fawn Goodie Bag die and after I cut the bag, I stamped it with bats from the Mama Elephant Bootastic stamp set. A little orange gingham ribbon, and that was it!

So, that's it for me...Thanks so much for stopping by ~











25 comments:

Judy Tuck said...

Cute cards Barb and the ink blending on your first card is gorgeous. Love the sweet goodie bag too. Hope you had fun at the beach!

Betty Keefe said...

glad you had a nice getaway with DH - cute cute cards - love halloween cards and these are darling!!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh these are such DARLING Halloween projects!! I just love the blended sky with your cute witch! The little bag is so adorable!! :)

Cindy C. said...

Oh my goodness these are sooooooooooooo cute!!

donna mikasa said...

Love your spooky cute projects, Barb! Your ink blending is gorgeous, love the "sexy" silhouette, and what a cute treat bag! Hope you had a well deserved break and picked up a tan, too! :)

Joyce said...

What a fabulous bunch of projects. Love your inking--you have blending down to a science. And, I really love that little bag--such a fun way to send off some treats. Hope you and DH had a nice getaway. You did leave me lots of comments, so I assume he did not notice when you snuck off every so often.

lostinpaper said...

ooh, she looks like the witch from Bewitched! I just loved that show, and the starry die cut background is a perfect match Barb! What a great collection of holiday inspiration!

Tanja said...

love the blended background and your coloring of the cute images

Dawn Turley said...

fabulous set. Love the cards and the gift bag is awesome.

cm said...

ACK! Oh my goodness, Barb! I've bypassed crushing over and being smitten by your Halloween cards and treat bag, and zoomed straight into LOVE! I adore Halloween themed 'stuff' and yours, here, have me over the moon dazzled. Oh, how I would love to own the Bootastic set but...that darn Canadian dollar is holding me back! I'm planning to make a whole bunch of Halloween cards/tags and so on for my niece's kindergarten class (60...can you believe that number???) and nephew's daycare pals (about 20). You've given me ideas for sure! In awe...and delight...and dazzlement!
Hugs~c

Monika Reeck said...

Oh dear Barb..I come here right away coz I love to tell you..very great sponged background in orange n yellow..the image sooo cuutttee luv it..
Second card hmmm sexy witch..I own so less Halloween things..if you dont mind send me this DIE cut witch 1 or 2 pieces I am a happy giel in the world...you are also great at making goodie bags wohoo...luv all these sets Barb..too adorable for words...now I wait for your visit...I made shoe card again :) hope you will like your visit..hugs..ATSM teamie..Monika

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Ohhhh, you picked my favorite holiday! Great card and goodie bag! LOVE everything!!!! Can I be your granddaughter ;) ???

I Card Everyone said...

Love your cards, Barb... but that goody bag? A total treat to me!!!
Halloween is my favorite holiday, too ... is this bad? Nah...
=] Michele

Anita in France said...

Fantastic projects, Barb ... your sponged background is beautiful ... and the silhouette witch against the starry sky puts me in mind of 'Bewitched' ... it's brilliant! That little goodie bag is just adorable ... and so fun ... your granddaughter's sure to love it! Hugs, Anita :)

KayM said...

Barb, these are both AMAZING!! Oh gosh I adore the little ME witch and that stunning background!! Wowza!!! Love that! And the witch die cut with the starry purple background is soooooo wonderful! You did good lady!! ((Hugs)) :)

Bobby said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who makes Halloween cards, Barb, and yours are fantastic! I love both the inked and the starry backgrounds. Great idea for a treat bag, too.

Cat Craig said...

All of your projects are great Barb. The stamped bats on the white are perfect...I thought it was patterned paper. Love the orange accent too. That die is probably going on my list...I love those little bags. Your blending inks are fabulous, great color choices there. Welcome back.

Rosemary said...

really fab set of projects, barb!! the little treat bag is just too cute!

Laura Norris said...

Super cards and bag Barb! I just love that first card-so cute!!

sandie said...

Well I have to say I adore the purple witch!! Wanted to say thank you for such a sweet comment on my blog, made my day xx

Greta said...

You are so creative, Barb! I totally love the darling witch card--beautiful ink blending! Just got some of the new ink colors & can't wait to do something with them now!

Kamila R. said...

Such gorgeous cards Barb! I especially LOVE the colourful background card that you created! Spectacular!!

Neets B said...

Fabulous cards and bag, Barb. Your first is my fave, I'm loving Abandoned Coral right now and it blends so well with the other two colours (which I don't yet have!) I love the cute images and the great sentiment too. Great Halloween card x

Julie B said...

That's better, Blogger threw a wobbly and decided to put your blog within your blog!!!
Anyway it's back now.
Love the bright blended background to those cheeky characters as well as the goody bag and purple silhouette card. :)

Shona Chambers said...

I bet your grand-daughter loves getting your goodie bags!! My grandma used to send Show Bags to us from Australia and we couldn't wait to go thru them and see all the chocolates etc that we couldn't get in New Zealand. Just love your two cards. The blending on your first one is perfection. I just got the Abandoned Coral ink on Saturday and boy is it a gorgeous colour!! And your star die is brilliant on your second card, especially with the glitter background and your witch silhouette.