Friday, October 9, 2009

Halloween Decorations

I've always decorated our house for Halloween in a more "cutesy" style...funny eyes that light up, a big stuffed spider on a cobweb, lighted feet that I got on sale after Halloween from Michaels. Last year I picked up some hanging skulls from there when they went on sale - I know that sounds scary - but they aren't!

We have new neighbors (who are great, by the way) and they have a 3 year old little girl. Well, on Sept 30 out came the Halloween decorations and they are making my 11 year old son drool. Three fake graves with fresh dirt, skulls and skeletons, cobwebs - everywhere!! hmmm....the man was having so much fun and I asked him if this was all for his daughter, or him!? We did get a good laugh.

Okay, so where am I going with all this? A cute Halloween card!
  • Recently Melissa Phillips (and I'm sure many others) used one big and one small googly eye on a project and I just loved the silly look.
  • I've also been itching to do some black and black embossing after seeing the terrific results Mischelle, the owner of The Angel Company, has gotten and featured recently on her blog.
  • Lastly, I loved the recent sketch over on SCS (used in my very last post) and challenged myself to try again with it.

Card Materials: All stamps and papers from The Angel Company

Stamps: Happy Haunting, Spring Dream

Accessories: Designer Collection papers, DCWV, black/white paper, brads, Martha Stewart punch, versamark ink and black embossing powder

I hope you have a terrific weekend, and be safe over the holiday here in the US! We have a football game on Saturday and are meeting my sister and her family for an Ocktoberfest on Sunday.


sam said...

this cards rocks!! it's so cool with those eyes! fun!

Danni said...

This is such a fun,cute card! It really made me smile!

Trudy Osborn said...

What a great card! I LOVE it! That punch is perfect

Teresa Jenkins said...

Great card! Love the colors and the embossing is great!

Barb said...

Too incredibly cute, Chris!

Silli said...

OM!!! Chris, your card is beautiful! i love the colors, the spider is fab!!!!!! The borderpunch is great. Love this! Happy weekend... Big hugs Silke

Ingen said...

What a great card this is Chris!

Claudia Rosa said...

hmmmm Chris how cute!
love the colors and those eyes


Agus :) said...

Great card! love those eyes :)!

Elisa said...

I love this,so cute.x

Andrea said...

Hi Chris, deine Karte ist super geworden!
Liebe Grüße

Anonymous said...

This is just so very cute! Love the different size googly eyes! rita w