Friday, October 30, 2009

Have a Hauntingly Happy Halloween!!

With mere minutes before Halloween begins (although, if you check your friends emails, Facebook status updates, or are there yourself, you'd think tonight was Halloween for the sheer number of Halloween parties occuring!), I thought I would share a Halloween card of my own.

Now, since I have a mighty innocent Halloween on my agenda, here's my confession for the holiday.....this card is not from this season. I made it way, way, way back in 2007. But, I did get inspired by the rockin' blogger and creator, Taylor Vanbruggen at Taylored Expressions!! Thanks, Taylor!!

After digging around her blog a bit, I found the original post (scroll down to the second post) that I was inspired by. You know something strikes a cord in you when you remember it over two years later! :> And I knew I had the perfect stamps to CASE her creation with. I used my ooo-llll-dddd All Night Media stamps from back in my early stamping days of the mid-'90's and my Vintage Label stamp from Purple Onion Designs that I love as much today as I did when I bought it then!!

So, you are probably wondering, why two pics of the same thing, same angle, etc.??? Right??? Back in 2007, you know, waaaaayyyy back when, I wasn't worried about taking pics for blogging or anything other than remembering what I made. And since my son and I were arguing, debating, conversing, contemplating, and disagreeing on which pic to use, I put both up. He thought it was a "Before" & "After" shot, simply because the windows 'lighting' (colored in with Prismacolor colored pencils) was so much...more in the second pic. As he put it, "See!! The lights are on in this one and they aren't in that one. Its a "Before and After" shot!!" I haven't made him watch too much HGTV, I swear!!!

Hope tomorrow is Spooktacular for anyone celebrating Halloween and if you are not, well, then I hope your day is simply fabulous!!!!! If you are getting your spooky groove on, what ghosts and goblins, or fairy princesses are gracing your door?


  1. This so cute Karen! I love the bats in the background and that house is SPooKy!!

  2. Very cute! Love how the ribbon looks like spider's legs and I agree with your son - on the second picture it really looks like the lights are actually on :) Happy Fright Night, Karen!

  3. hello sweet friend! cute card then AND now!! i dont think there is ANYTHING that i would be brave enough to share that i did in 2007!
    HA.. have a happy and safe halloween!!

  4. Hi Karen,
    Thanks for your visit today! Your cards are lovely.
    Happy Halloween!

  5. Fab-U-lous card and adorable lights on/lights off story! :-)

    Thanks again for stopping by my blog and offering such encouraging words. You know I love ya dearly!!!!

    Hope you have a spook-tacular Halloween!!!


  6. This is awesome, I love that you used the furry looking trim!

  7. WhoooOOOOooooOOoOo! THis is SPooky! I love that A has a light perspective. And no, it's HGTV, it's watching his talented mama!


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