Saturday, September 6, 2008

Boo to You!

Happy Saturday to you all! We have battened down the hatches here in VA for Tropical storm Hanna---lots of rain and tornadoes to watch out for. I get to spend the day in my craft room and hopefully we don't lose any power or get any flooding from this. We need the rain, but can do w/o the wind and such! Hope wherever you are, the weather is good!

I get to share 1 of my "secrets" with you all today--next week I'll share the next one, lol! I got asked to be the Guest Designer for Jen del Muro's blog every Saturday for the month of September--woohoo! I have been visiting her blog for awhile and if you're not familiar with her, then you should be (ha ha)! She has fabulous Saturday sketches of which I will be a part of every Saturday this month. She's also an uber-talented artist and is a DT Member for quite a few companies. So make sure to take some time checking out her blog and of course my sample card for this Saturday--she's giving away some yummy BLOG CANDY too. I used one of my new Whiff of Joy stamps "Willow with Lantern" and made a Christmas card--I lovee it and hopefully you will too!

Ok, onto my projects for the day. I decided to go with a Halloween theme since I have all these new fall stamps and dp just sitting here begging me to be used--lol! The first card uses a new stamp from Spiral Whisper from their Max & Millie line--and yes this is another new company that I've sniffed out by blurfing way too much and am now obssessed with. I ordered 2 batches of stamps--I just couldn't help meself! And the artist Janet Roberts has stamps that she made in honor of her cairn terrier--and I have 2 cairns, so I love that.

Isn't this lil' witch the cutest? I used this dp from MFT and I really loved the colors in it and I wanted to pull out the hot pink from it to use on her dress. She's colored w/ Copics and I cut her out and popped her up. The layout is from the Friday Sketchers blog #18--great layout me thinks. The bats are from a Martha Stewart punch and I just folded their wings up for a 3-D pop! I made a moon w/ one of my circle punches and added yellow stickles for shimmer. The cute sentiment is from CC Designs--perfect with this image.

The second project is a "Boo"! In our neighborhood at Halloween, we neighbors "boo" each other which is basically done anonymously and you leave a small treat at their door and then they have to go and "boo" someone in return. Really fun and the kids love to do this--one runs up and rings the doorbell while the other kid does the "goodies drop" and then runs off! I thought this would be a great treat for that. The ghost/pumpkin stamp is from Whipper Snapper Designs called "Peek-a-Boo Ghost", isn't that the cutest lil' ghost ya evah saw!!! (I know, I say that about everything) Following up on my promise to start using my 800 coasters, ahem...which is now like 750...hee hee, I made this into a cute doorhanger. The dp is from SU's new Halloween line and the ribbon is from Michaels. I added a few stickles and the background was done with twinkling H2O's to make it just a little more spooky.

The cute lil' treat bag I made from a tutorial on Amy Rysavy's blog--I changed my bag to a clear one and put Halloween M&M's in it. The sentiment and cobweb are from PTI's "Spooky Sweets" sets 1&2. I found these cutie-patootie spider stickers at Michaels (Sandylion) and attached one to the front. Not scary, but cute so its appropriate for all ages. This treat bag would be great for all holidays or party favors--really quick and easy to make. (I may update this with better pics later cuz' it was getting stormy when I took these)

Hope you like the projects today! I'm still stuck here in rainy VA, so I'll be stamping the day away so I'll have lotsa things to share with you. Until tomorrow...


PS--The Whiff of Joy Design Team is having blog candy this month--each DT member has a different stamp and goodies to give away. Today is Inge's turn, so make sure and check it out. Mine will up on Tuesday.


  1. great card Suzanne, I love the bright colours and for a witch she is very cute, love the candy bag and tag, and amazing colouring Jill x

  2. love all your halloween projects! we don't celebrate as much here in the UK, but I still send my grandkids a little spooky something! annie x

  3. Congratulations on your news Suzanne, that is so awesome! I just checked out your sample on Jen's blog and it is amazing, as always :) I also love your halloween projects. I love that little girl on the broom . . . more money I'm going to have to spend :) Thanks so much for sharing your aweseome work.

    Christine :)

  4. oh suzanne i just saw you over on Jen's blog and just had to run over and say congrats!! love your goodies today and we also boo each other here in our neighborhood - i LOVE it. and thanks (sort of) for the heads up on yet more cute stamps - i JUST shelled out for some willows!!

  5. Congrats on being Jen's guest designer! Your projects are simply fabulous...and your coloring is amazing! :-)

  6. Congratulations Suzanne! Sounds like fun times ahead! Love alll your goodies you made too. All my blog candy arrived safe and sound and I hope to get to play with it some this weekend! Woo Hoo thanks again so much!

  7. What a fun and cute card Suzanne! And the treat holder and coaster are so darn adorable! I am going to have to try a treat holder like I also have a bunch of Halloween stamps calling my name! I just adore your work!
    Hugs~ Kim

  8. congrats on the i{heart}tostamp gig! I adore the card that you made. Your coloring amazes me! Gorgeous cards here too :o)

  9. Susanne, I just love the pumpkin stamp. I am not a big halloween person but that is just too cute. Be safe down there.... prayers coming your way for safety. Heidi

  10. Love all of your projects Suzanne! Congratulationon ebing September's guest deisgner too...can't wait too see your creations all month long!! Kelly

  11. Oh Wow Suzanne! Love the card you have made with Milly, gorgeous colours! Love your pumpkin too! I can't believe my designs are traveling over to the USA, I am so pleased! Can't wait to see what you do with the "little Gem" stamps. Have you seen the new Christmas ones of her yet with the bauble and holly around her neck!I just adore Cairns,have had them since I was a child. Gem is my sweet baby!X

  12. Beautiful card. Love those bright colors!! The text is so great with it!! All the other haloween project are also very beautiful, wish haloween came to the Netherlands also ;-) I make some cards to sent to stamping friends, but it is not a celebrating day overhere. Thanks for playing my sketch on FS!! Love from Holland,

  13. Fabulous cards Suzanne - your colouring is amazing!!!

    hugs Bev x

  14. Wonderful Halloween projects and creations. Love the SW image...your Friday Sketchers card is awesome! Thanks for joining us at FS.
    Carole ;D

  15. Congrats on being Jen's guest designer!! Your work always blows me away -- these projects are fantastic!

  16. Great card, just love the bright colours and that cute witch. The candy bag and tag are amazing. Jillix

  17. a loveley halloween card. It was nice stopping by. Hugs Jasmin

  18. Your card is wonderful. i really love it.Great Halloween card
    Thank you for joining Friday sketchers

    Hugs from

  19. Wonderful Halloween projects!
    We don't really celebrate it in Belgium yet, but I'm crazy about it! Love the history behind it, and think it's a wonderful day for young and less young. ;-)

  20. I never really get round to making anything for halloween but your projects have really inspired me!

    Mrs Wonka x

  21. Your work is just gorgeous. Kimx

  22. Suzanne ~ First I wanted to let you know that you have an AWESOME blog!! I LOVE your projects and know that I will continue to be inspired.

    You did a great job on your Spooky Sweets Treat bag. You noted that you followed Amy Rysavy's tutorial for making it, but you used a clear bag instead of the glassine one that Amy used. I'm assuming (since you used a clear bag) that you didn't need to score the bag. I'm also wondering how you adhered it to the holder. (Amy used red liner tape. I'm wondering if that's what you did too?). I copied Amy's tutorial when she posted it, but haven't had a chance to make it, as I don't have any of the glassine bags as of yet. When I saw your post, I thought I'd give it a try with the clear bags (which are easier to find). I'm hoping you can give me some pointers.

    Thanks again for the inspiration!! ~ Judy


I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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