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Friday, August 13, 2021

Halloween Happiness

Happy Fri-yay to all! 

Really, I'm not sure why I'm excited about Fridays now that I'm retired, LOL. But, there are plenty of workers out there who probably are, so I'll continue to be excited for Fridays.

I had a really fun, crafty day yesterday and made several cards. Some playing with new techniques that I'm learning by watching YouTube videos. (It's great to have the time for that now.) However, today's card isn't made using a new technique at all, rather the oldie and goodie technique of using markers to color directly on the rubber before stamping. This Halloween Happiness is a single stamp with multiple images that I wanted to use different colors on, so coloring with markers was the way to go. It's a rather old SU stamp that was wood mounted. Recently I unmounted all of my SU wood sets and I'm loving how much less storage room they take up, as well as being able to use them in a stamping platform, like the Misti. 

This is my card for this week's Freshly Made Sketches Challenge, and I love the center oval design. Because this stamp included a sentiment, I used some Halloween embellishments from my stash in the place of the two sentiment banners in Jen's sketch.

I've used another older SU Halloween stamp set for the inside greeting and images.

My photos this morning turned out much better than yesterday's, and I did use the Shot Box again. I lowered the light intensity today. Besides brighter, no blue tones either. Maybe this is the secret! I need  to try and find some additional instructions or suggestions on the web, but I'm feeling much better about my purchase.

Have a great day and weekend, and thanks for looking in!



Halloween Happiness stamp and Halloween Smiles set both by Stampin' Up, SU Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and Basic White card stocks, Halloween patterned paper from my misc stash, SU Markers in various colors, Gina K Designs Black Onyx ink cube, GKD Master Layouts 2 and Stitched Oval dies, Altenew Featured Sentiments die set, Misti, Gemini Jr, stash Halloween embellishments, Connect liquid glue


  1. Absolutely adorable. Perfect for the sketch, and the inside is fantastic as well. Just LOVE it.

  2. I Started following your magnificent blog/cards :) Have a blessed evening.

  3. Love these pumpkins! Such a cute card. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  4. What a fun row of pumpkins!!! And I love how you used the strips on the sketch for the eyes and the bats! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  5. What a fun Halloween card! I love this row of cute pumpkins . Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.


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