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It’s Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween my Pretties! It is I, the Queen of Hearts! What could be better than Halloween on a Saturday?!?! We’ve been out trick or treating a bit, but the kiddies needed a nap, so I thought I would share a couple of photos with you. Here’s a layout from 2002. I loved this costume. I was Barbie. A blonde and in baby pink lace. SOOOOO not me! But that’s one of the things that Halloween is about right? Being something your not? At least in my world it is! Gene was a pirate… and a darn good one I might add! That wig is ridiculous. Really. So, I will of course have lots more to share with you over the next few days. We are already having a wonderful day! Hope you are too! Happy Halloweenie!!!

Happy Halloween Blog Hop!!!

I’ve said it before… this is my favorite time of year!!! Yesterday was my Wedding Anniversary (thank you for all the well-wishes!) and tomorrow is Halloween!!!!! I’m so excited!!! So, did you start this hop at the beginning? You should have started at Sarabeth’s Blog . To get to me, you would have just come from Cheryl’s Blog . Hope you’re enjoying the hop so far! There a lot more stops along the way! So here is one of my Halloween creations. I love this witch! I wish I could tell you who made it… but it’s an unmounted/marked rubber…and I got it so long ago…. Anyway, This card features the Halloween Collection Glimmer Mist, and one of their new Glimmer Screens. The “Best Witches” s from a Cosmo Cricket stamp set. I embossed the witch with Amazing Glaze to give her a glassy look. Click on any of my photos to enlarge them! Now for a memory… This is one of my favorite costumes! I LOVE being a pirate! This was a GREAT year! Here’s a quick story… I live right next door to my Mom. Ther

It’s My Wedding Anniversary!

1,825 days ago, I married my Best Friend. My Soul Mate. I’d like to share a few photos with you and invite you to look at our wedding web site from The Knot. Please peruse around the site to learn about how we met, and a bit of our magical day! Click HERE to view the site! How amazing are our rings?!? I love this photo. I love how my makeup turned out. How cool is this picture?!? Another favorite of mine. This is a great shot of my dress and cape. My Mom made BOTH!!! Ahhhh… what a moment!!! I’ll have some other things to share with you, probably early next week. Can’t show you yet!!! But because of the Halloween Hop I’m in, it will have to wait a few extra days. Hey! Did you check out my last post? It’s got some great Halloween photos! Make sure you take a peek! Hope you enjoyed this post. It brings back such beautiful memories. Hmmm, maybe I should pop in my wedding video! Enjoy your day. I know I will!

Halloween Blog Hop Starts Friday! And Some Cool Pics!

Hey everybody! I am going to be in another bog hop this week! This time it’s all about my favorite day of the year.. Halloween! I’ll be sharing some of my crafts, some photos, and probably a funny story or two… you know me, I love to tell a good story! And it seems that you guys like hearin’ ‘em so a HUGE “Thank you!” to all of you!!! So you need to make sure you stop back here for the Halloween Hop, starting on Friday! I will of course have a list of all the stops. Yes, there will be some candy too! It couldn’t be Halloween without candy right?!?!?! So, to help us get in to the “spirit” of things (yeah… like I need help with that!) Here is a brief walk down my memory lane… Enjoy! Thing 1 and Thing 2. Ain’t that the truth! This is of course Gene and myself during my Fam’s Halloween Party. It happened to fall on our One Year Anniversary (which coincidentally, is tomorrow!). The Fam surprised us with this lovely cake! How ridiculously cute are we?!?! Here I am i n my “October Outfit.” I

Twilight Tuesday Anniversary Blog Hop

Happy Anniversary to Twilight Tuesday ! I have been actively participating in the Twilight Tuesday Challenges since challenge #24: Carlisle Cullen. That was before I even had a blog!!! Well, for this very special week, we are doing a huge blog hop, filled with wonderful cards, layouts, and surprises! Make sure you show some love to all of the participants! The hop will start and end at Twilight Tuesday . If you’re already on the hop, you should have come from Dani’s blog. For the hop I decided to revisit one of my favorite challenges, #29, BFF’s Jacob and Bella. We were to make a project celebrating our best friend (or Jake and Bella’s relationship). I made a layout that I have wanted to make for quite some time now. I’ve had the pictures printed and everything… well, I finally got to make it! It’s not a crazy layout like I sometimes make… I didn’t spend hours pondering what the heck I was gonna do with it… I wanted to focus on the photos… and it just kinda fell in to place. Dontcha

TTSC #12

Happy Monday! I finally got to do the Twilight Tuesday Sketch Challenge #12! I am participating in a Breaking Dawn swap hosted by my awesome friend Tia. These cards are for the swap. But first, here’s the sketch: And here is my card: I liked using something other than the traditional Twi-colors of red, black and white. I wanted it to be fresh. Bella is transformed in Breaking Dawn, and I wanted to reflect that here. I used bright, cheery colors and I highlighted the chess piece almost as if it were an icon. Please click on any of the images to get a bigger photo. I used 2 stamps from Artful INKables, cardstock from DCWV and Prism and markers from EK Success. Dani just posted a new Sketch Challenge, so make sure you go over to Twilight Tuesday to see it. And be SURE to check in with me and TTIC because it’s our 1 year Anniversary Blog Hop!

Chills and Thrills Card

Where did today go? All day I wanted to get this post up… but at least I’m getting to it now! This is a Halloween card I made for a friend of mine that recently moved. It’s nice and creepy… just how I like my Halloween cards to be! Please click on the image to see the card bigger. The detail in the stamps is really cool! The skull and spider swirl stamps are from Inkadinkado. The title is from Cosmo Cricket. I embossed the skull in a metallic purple, and rubbed to shades of purple on the edge of my grey paper (which is from Provo Craft). I also threw a little Black Soot Distress Ink (Ranger), around the edge of the card itself. Seriously, how freakin’ rad is this stamp??? I am so in love with it! And I am really happy that I got the embossing powder to bubble a bit, instead of smoothing out. I think it makes it look a bit creepier. Now I HATE spiders. Tremendously. Yeah, their good for eating mosquitoes and what out, but they just freak me out. We all have our things… spiders ar

Beth’s Halloween Greetings

I wanted to share this Halloween card with you. I made it for Beth. I thought she might enjoy one of my creep-tastic creations! I started of crinkling the corner of the card for some dimension. Then, I sprayed it with the 3 Halloween Glimmer Mists. Jack O’ Lantern, Haunted Shadow, and Raven. I wanted to give the effect of a sunset, so I sprayed the Jack O’ Lantern first, shooting it horizontally, then the Haunted Shadow, and last the Raven. I dabbed on some Black Soot Distress Ink (Ranger), then I added Amazing Glaze (JudiKins) to the outer edge of the card. On a separate piece of paper, I stamped the crow and fence image (from Inkadinkado), sprayed it with Jack O’ Lantern, tore the edges and then inked it with Plum Wine (Ancient Page from Color Box). Next I pop dotted the piece on to the card. But I thought that it still needed a little something………… A little creepy spider. He’s also from Inkadinkado. And it was just the right little something that I needed to add. Well, Beth said

TTIC #51 Edward Cullen

Happy Tuesday! There’s another great Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge for you to participate in! This week we are focusing on none other than Edward himself! The super talented Jen came up with this one, and here it is! It's time to focus on Edward. Even though the stories are told from Bella's point of view all of the books with the exception of Breaking Dawn focus almost entirely on Edward, through Bella's mind. Even in New Moon when Edward is gone her every action is focused on not losing her connection with him. So for this challenge I want you to focus on your connection to Edward. What does his character mean to you? For the creative challenge: Create a project that focuses on Edward. For the comment portion: How do you feel about Edward's character? Is it like, love or disdain? Have you read the partial draft of Midnight Sun? What did you think about reading the story from his point of view? This week, I decided to combine the Edward challenge with the Twi


It’s Fandom Friday over at Twilight Tuesday , and this week I am super excited about that! Why? Because not only are we once again focusing on my favorite Vampire book series (I wish I could see your look of shock!) the Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward . Have no fear… The Twilight Saga is a close second! But what makes this BDB challenge even better is that we are focusing on my favorite Brother…Rhage! He’s amazing. Totally. But, before I go on and on, let me have Beth tell you about this challenge: I know I really shouldn't keep repeating myself, but it bears repeating... Thank Goodness It's FRIDAY! That means we are in for another edition of FANDOM Friday! This week is the second Black Dagger Brotherhood challenge, and we are focusing on the second book, Lover Eternal. If the first BDB Challenge didn't get you to read the books - this one might do the trick! One thing you will learn from the devoted fans of the brotherhood, is that these books ROCK! Back to the challen

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC #37)

I am really getting into participating in all different challenges. It’s forcing me to get my projects done. Not hat I don’t want to do them, it’s just hard finding the time. So, if I’m doing a challenge, at least I have a deadline. This week the Flourishes team offered 4 sketches to choose from. Actually, it’s one sketch that they rotated, so you could choose your positioning. I needed to make Thank You cards from Rhiannon’s Blessing, so I used this sketch. And, amazingly, I got all of them made in one evening! As much as I love circles, I wanted to do something with a little more pizzazz. Do you recognize this shape? It’s the outline of the Petal Point inks from Color Box! I cut around the container with my Coluzzle blade and mat and voila! I was really please with how perfectly my stamped image’s flowers matched the patterned paper I used. I inked the edges of almost everything to add a little “more” to this simple but nice design. I added some Stickles and that’s about it. I th

Twilight Challenge #50: Charlie

Hello fellow Twi-Hards! It’s Tuesday again, so it’s time for another FANG-tastic Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge! This week’s challenge was created by My darling Aussie friend Donna. Here’s what she wrote: “One of the best things about Charlie is that he doesn’t hover.” This has to be one of the most memorable lines from both Twilight the novel and Twilight the movie… Let’s face it, we all love Charlie….. And Stephanie describes this quite and thoughtful man’s personality and temperament in this one single sentence. But as we all know his relationship with Bella changes from starting out as strangers thrown together in an awkward situation and slowly grows into a bond that any father and daughter would be envious of. So, this week my challenge to you is simple… Craft Portion: Create a project that represents Charlie’s and Bella’s relationship or a relationship you have with a ‘father’ figure in your life. Comment Portion: Tell us about your relationship with a ‘father’ fig