Remember When Halloween Was "Cute"?

Posted by Kathy Torrence on Nov 1, 2007 in Family Stuff

When did Halloween go from this:

Matt as a pumpkin



To this:

Halloween Costumes

That’s Andrew (13), Emily (5) and Matthew (8) in the photo.  They grow up SO fast…and so scary, apparently!

We had a terrific Halloween filled with parties, trick-or-treating and of course, CANDY!!!  The weather was great and the kids had lots of fun.  Now if I can just swipe my favorite candy bars from their stash while no one is looking… :)


Today’s "Ways To Use It" Challenge

Posted by Kathy Torrence on Nov 1, 2007 in Cards

Today’s challenge on SplitCoastStampers was to use chalk inks on a project.  Now, I have to admit – I wasn’t sure if I even had chalk inks in my stash!. So I searched through my supplies and found a brand new set of chalk inks still in the wrapper!  I bought them in the Earth Elements palette back when Stampin’ Up! used to carry chalk inks and never even used them – how sad is that?

So after blowing off the dust and breaking the seal, I made this card:

Card - chalk ink

I used the Pick-A-Petal stamp set and stamped the petals on white cardstock with the rust chalk ink and punched them out with a large oval punch.  Chalk ink is like a hybrid between dye ink and pigment ink with a nice, soft chalky effect after it dries.  So pretty!  I also used the olive green chalk ink for the flower center and punched it out with a circle punch. 

I used a piece of Soft Sky for the card base and added pieces of SU!’s Fall Flowers Designer Series paper.  I inked the edges of the patterned paper for an even softer look.  The brads in the upper right corner are Build-A-Brads – I punched little circles from the patterned paper to make these.  I also added some random brads in the flower center to mimic the flower centers on the patterned paper. 

I’m really happy with how this card turned out – glad I broke out the chalk inks!

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