Skip to main content

It’s October 1st! And I Have so Much to Share!

I hope you’re in a comfy chair…because there is so much going on today! Today is of course, the first day for Smeared & Smudged’s 31 Days of Halloween. There is a new Desert Islands Crafter’s Challenge. I have a special Bombshell Stamps recipe layout. Plus, Simply Betty Stamps is having an early release on their newest line! Holy cow! Ok…let’s jump right in! We’ll start with DICC and my first Halloween project.

Karen McAlphines Itinerary

1. No White
2. Torn Edge
3. Dry Embossing
4. Fabric
5. Circle(s)
6. Beads
7. A Fish
8. Sentiment with the word “Happy” in it
9. A Tag
10. Water coloring

As always, you need to use at least 3 of the items in the itinerary. I used #’s 1, 2, 3, 4, 10. This card is also a bit of a sneak peek… It is also being used for the new Beyond the Burtonesque Dolls Challenge that will begin on October 4th. Originally, it was supposed to kick off today, but things had to change. So I wil give you the full scoop on this card on the 4th.

This is a close up of this beautiful Sweet Pea Stamps image. I used Twinkle H2o’s and my watercolor markers for it. Again, I will have all of the deets posted here on the 4th. Something for you to look forward to! :)

For my second Halloween project, I have a Bombshell Stamps recipe layout. The entire Bombshell DT was challenged this month to make 8x8 recipe pages. With it officially being October 1st, I knew I needed to make it a Halloween recipe of some sort.

This recipe (from Mr. Booze) is for The Dracula Cocktail. And I tell you what…I wish I had one right now! You can click on the pic to see it (and the recipe) bigger.

I used Man’s Ruin for this page. I vamped her up by using E40 (Brick White) for her skin, and a black shiny dress.

I made my background by using a Martha Stewart cupcake stencil of splatters and Candy Apple Red Glimmer Mist, and I had a stamp that says “Count Dracula.” I only inked the latter. See the gold glimmer?

I distressed the hell out of the recipe using Distress Inks in several shades. And I added some cool bat stickers from Mrs. Grossmans. Now, how much do you like my page??? Would you vote for it? I have a shot at winning a set of Bombshells if I do! I will soon have a link here (that goes to the forum) with all of the details And, if you  like my layout the best, please vote for it. Thanks!

As I mentioned before, today is the first day for the 31 Days of Halloween by Smeared & Smudged (dreamt up originally by Kelli and Terra). Basically, I (along with many other folks) will be posting a Halloween or Day of the Dead project everyday from now until Halloween. There’s a boatload of other info, but since this is already a long post, I will direct you to Terra’s blog for everything else. What I will tell you, is that all of the Wicked Bloggers, as we’re called, are posted on my sidebar.

Simply Betty Stamps is doing an early release of their newest collection, called Jude and the Rockers Fall. There are some very serious things going on with Betty and her family, and honestly, I am not comfortable being the one to discuss them. Please visit the SBS Blog for the information.

Today, while we are releasing the entire collection for purchase, I am only sharing 2 cards with you. I will have some more tomorrow. The first one features Ariel.

Isn’t she sweet? I love her outfit and her big, beautiful sunflowers.

Check out the skulls on her sweater! I wish I had it!

The card is pretty straightforward, but I like it a lot. The colors make me feel all warm and fuzzy. Now I’d like you to see Jude and his Pumpkin Wagon.

Again, a pretty straightforward card, but super sweet!

He looks so proud of his pumpkins! Do you think he grew them himself? Or just went to a local farmer to pick them up? Either way, he’s adorable!

The ‘fall” was done with rub-ons from Making Memories. And take a good look at my background paper. See the dots? They are pearlized, and soooo pretty!

That was quite a long post! Thanks for sticking it out with me. I do hope you will go and visit all of the other wonderful blogs I’ve mentioned here today. You won’t be disappointed. But, if you go to only one blog, please let it be the SBS Blog. Betty really needs her fans right now. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!


Kelli said…
You busy person you!!! I love all of these projects!! All of them, but my recipes are gonna win!!! Just sayin!!!
Wow... Alison, you do have a huge amount of things going on today!!! Let's see... I love every creation!!! Awesome coloring on all of them and I will stop by and give Betty some love!! Have a wicked day!!
DonnaMundinger said…
Whoa, lady! You've been a very busy gal! Fabulous creations, ALL of them! But I'm particularly fond of your recipe. Sounds like a "must have". Is it Happy Hour yet? xxD
Laura B said…
Wow! What a bunch of amazing projects! Gorgeous work, as usual.;) *hugs*
ike said…
Gosh - these are AWESOME. I love the cocktail but not sure if I'd drink one LoL. Great SB stamps.
Ike xxxx
Kristina said…
Oh my gosh girl! lots of fun eye candy today from you! They are ALL wonderful. You color so beautifully!! Thanks for sharing all of your creative and beautiful art work w/ us today!
monique said…
wow you've been busy,love them all
jennifer said…
you've been busy! love the first card the best, but I am a bit partial to sps!
Susan said…
all of these are great projects Alison!
LOVE that recipe page!!
Jane said…
Love all your projects you have been busy fantastic colouring
Luv Jane xxx
Dragonfly said…
Love all your cards but the sweet pea one is my favourite, love the colouring and the image.

J x
Jamie said…
WOW so many projects!! They are all awesome!!
~Lady B~ said…
Geez! You have been one busy lass! All of your projects are amazing! I am in love with your sweet pea halloween card! Your bombshells are hawt and you made your SBS images so adorable! You are one talented lady!
ldfdesign said…
oh wow girl you have a lot going on! have a drink! wonderful projects! so many great images and you did a wonderful things with all of them
DK Spins said…
Wow! Look at all these projects you've done, Alison. Do you ever sleep? I love them all, especially the Bombshell recipe "Dracula Cocktail" . I'll vote for it! Great work, TFS, Di
Scrap Vamp said…
All of your cards are amazing and creative!
Steph said…
So many amazing projects! Now I feel lame with only one, lol. Love them all and thanks for the heads up on SBS early release I love her images. Good luck on the recipe contest :)
Alex said…
Alison, I love them ALL! The Bombshell one is so creepy wonderful and the Sweet Pea is beautiful!
Sharon Sahl said…
Wow, you have been one busy lady! Love all of your stampings but the cocktail lady is my favorite.
MaRyKaY said…
wow alot of eye candy here. im gonna have to go check out those sweet pea stamps. all your cards were awesome.
yes I'd like to have a sweater with skulls too. cant find that kind of stuff in this small town much.
thanks for sharing all the cards
great coloring too
Alison, you are amazing, as are all these projects! :D
Alison these cards are FANTASTIC!!!! and as always the colouring is beautiful :)

Fiona. x
Sugar said…
wow girl youve been busy! great projects!

Popular posts from this blog

Creamy Cupcake

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is sharing different projects for birthdays. Who doesn't love to get a birthday card? My card for today is bold and bright!

FMS4072: Creamy Cupcake Metal Stencil
Pen from any of the Stencil Duos sets

My Colors Cardstock: Coral Rose
Zig Clean Color Markers: 025, 033, 062, 080
Memories Mist: Blue Martini, Lavender Tea
Imagine: Turquoise Gem Versa Magic, Rose Bud Fireworks! Spray
Canson Watercolor Paper and Mixed Media Paper
Beacon Adheseives: Zip Dry Glue

1. Using Canson Mixed Media Paper, tape down the stencil and trace it with the pen from a Stencil Duo set.

2. Take off the stencil and color in the image using the above listed Zig Clean Color Markers.

3. Cut out the cupcake leaving a border around the image.

4. On the watercolor paper, spray the Memories Mist and Fireworks! Spray.

5. Trim dried watercolor paper to 5" x 3 3/4."

6. Create the card base with Coral Rose cardstock cut to 5 1/2" x 8…

Horse Friends

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is previewing some of the newest stamps that will be in the 2018 January catalog. You are in for a real treat! There are so many wonderful new images! I had a tough time deciding which to share first, but the beautiful Horse Friends stamp by Laurel Burch won out. I had a fantastic time coloring it, and I couldn't wait to share it with all of you.

LBP009: Horse Friends

Imagine: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
Bo Bunny: Blueberry Vintage Double Dot Cardstock #12BV807 & Pink Punch Vintage Cardstock #12PPV951
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 010, 020, 022, 023, 024, 025, 027. 032, 033, 036, 038, 041, 042, 043, 050, 051, 070, 080, 081, 082, 083, 202, 302
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ-Dots
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Water Brush

1. Stamp Horse Friends on to Mixed Media Paper with VersaFine Ink.

2. Color the stamped image with the colors indicated.

3. Trim the image, leaving a white border.

4. Create the card base w…

Travel Home Bear

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is featuring "On the Road" projects, or those with a travel theme. I'm going to be honest, I really love the card I'm sharing today. It's really different from what I normally do, and I think it came out great. I've got all of the instructions below in case you'd like to make it for yourself.

SSC1254: Travel Home Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
DCP1005: Fitted Frames Set A
STF082: VersaFine ink in Onyx Black
MPW811: Mixed Media White Paper

Zig Clean Color Markers: 044, 060, 061, 062, 065, 068, 072, 075, 092, 093, 302, 400
My Colors Cardstock: Brown Eyes
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Ranger: Water Brush
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue
Glue Dots: Pop Dots

1. Stamp the part of the luggage image you'd like to color with VersaFine ink  on Canson's Mixed Media Paper.

2. Color in the image with the listed Zig Clean Color Markers and the water brush.

3. Die cut a portion of the colored image wi…