Sunday, September 11, 2011

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge - Halloween

Hello friends!  I always find it difficult to write a post on days that weigh heavy on our hearts.  My father died on this date in the year 2000.  I still miss him very much and can't believe it has been 11 years since his passing, 21 years since my mother's death.  Life is a journey and I believe I will be reunited with my loved ones in heaven some day.  Enjoy life and try to find the good in each day and the good in each other.  God Bless us all!

Now for today's challenge at Getting Cricky.  The Simply Sunday challenge is Halloween.  I made a couple of cards today using the new stamp set Fall-o-ween, by KAndrew Designs.  I love Halloween and had fun with this challenge.

I used many of the stamps to make the background paper.  I used a large bat punch by EK Success.  I punched one from confetti cardstock and stamped the word Batty on it.  Added some lace trim, twine and bling for the eyes to finish it off.

For this card I started with a piece of patterned paper.  I stamped a row of crows for the "banner".  I then used the exclamation points turned upside down to create the spooky fence.  The green grass was stamped with the wings stamps from the set.  I used Cottage Ivy Memento Ink for the grass and the Happy Fall Sentiment.  The pumpkins and the black cat were punched with  Martha Stewart punches.  I used some green gingham ribbon to finish the card.  I hope I have inspired you to look at stamps in a different way, with a different purpose.  Please be sure and check out what the other designers have created.  You won't be disappointed.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs and smiles,


  1. You did a great job with the cards. I love the way you used the stamps for an "out of the box" image. Loved it.

  2. I wish I would have thought of the idea of using the stamps to make the background paper! I might have to borrow that idea from you!

  3. Wow Janice! I am in love with your second card!!! Thank you for sharing new ways to use our stamps, GENIUS!
    Becky- Your DT Sister

  4. Both of your cards are so absolutely fabulous, Janice!! I love the black and white batty card - so spooky and awesome! And the second card is so amazing! I love the stamps you used, especially the upside down exclamation marks! Both are so creative and fun! Love them!! :)

    GCDT - Sister

  5. I love your cards. Great job on this challenge. You rocked it girlfriend. Have a great week!
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM – Sister

  6. Janice awesome cards! I love how you made the background paper yourself so creative.
    Becka M
    Your GC design sister

  7. Janice, I just love ideas like this where you use stamps in new and creative ways!! Both of your cards are so adorable!! :) Thanks for sharing your tricks!!

    Amy :) at

  8. Hi Janice,AWESOME job with both cards!You are sooo creative,I LOVE your background paper you made yourself,SO COOL!AMAZING as always my friend!!:)

  9. I love the way you made the row of crows and the fence! So creative!
    :) Janis
    Getting Cricky DTM - sister
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  10. I agree with you Janice about finding it hard to write a post on days that that mark sad anniversaries. I so understand about missing your Dad and Mom..I lost my younger sister 4 years ago and it seems like just yesterday. Thank you for reminding me that we will be reunited again, that is how I find comfort. Anyway, you did an amazing job with your cards, and K's stamps:) Love how you made the background paper in the first one! The second card you managed to capture of fun fall feel, but also gave it that spooky Halloween feet too! I know I wrote a book..sorry!