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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!

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This was a GREAT year! Here’s a quick story… I live right next door to my Mom. There’s a fence in between the 2 houses. We decided to put a hidden gate there, so that we could travel back and forth between houses through the back yard. So, on this particular year, I decided to make the most of this nifty little gate. I would answer my door before the kids would even get to the door. Sword swinging, and shouting “ARRRGGG!!!! Happy Halloween!” Now, you must imagine me doing this in my best pirate voice… They of course, would be startled. I’d give them their candy, blah, blah, blah and they would be on their way. Well, if they were going towards my Mom’s house, I wuld make a mad (and I mean MAD!) dash through my house, through my back yard, into my mom’s backyard, though her house and make it to the front door, only to repeat the greeting I just gave these very same kids not 2 minutes before! Now, of course I would be jumping out the door towards them, so the parents saw me the first time and laughed. The second time though…? They were a bit startled and QUITE confused! No one knew about the break in the gate! They had no idea how I did it! It was AMAZING!!!! The kids and parents were so creeped out! I LOVED that Halloween!!!!!

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I make a good pirate don’tcha think? Now, off you go! Head on over to my friend Margie’s Blog and see what she’s cooked up for ya! But be sure to come back and visit me all weekend, I’ll be showing more photos and more creations! Happy Halloween!!!


Cheri said…
Great post. Glad to see you on the hop.
margie c said…
LOL! Love your Pirate-Halloween story! Poor kiddies :)
Gorgeous witchy card! I love the look!

Happy Halloween!!!
:*) margie
Jacqueline said…
You make an AMAZING pirate! :D LOVE that story!! hahaha...that totally sounds like something I would do too! I really love this card Ali, Great image!! Hugs!
Trish said…
Love the outfit. Trish:)
~Jeri~ said…
This is beautiful!! Great job!!!
Viv said…
Great story. Love the costume too. You make a great pirate!
Viv xx
Donna said…
You are the best pirate ever!!! I loved you story too..It made me giggle!! Great card sweetie...But then again you always make spectaclar things!! Have a brilliant Halloween and a fantastic weekend!! LOVE YOU!! Xx
I am sooo glad you ladies are having a great time....
Lori said…
Oh how I wish you lived in our neighborhood - haha - that story was great.
LOVED reading about your wedding too - how very cool!
Loving the hop so far........on to the next
Emily said…
I can only imagine the kids reactions at seeing you twice within just a few minutes. Freaked out quite a few of them i bet....lOL
Beth said…
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Beth said…
That is hysterical! I bet the kiddos freaked! LOL But that CARD - that is freaking COOL! You have the most unique way of using your color - it looks awesome! When I grow up, I want to be able to do colors like THAT! :)

I've been under the weather - so I missed the big date on my fb calendar! HAPPY Anniversary! I hope it was wonderful! XX
Sharon said…
What a great card and costume, Happy hallowen
Cheryl said…
What a cool card! And your pirate costume ROCKS!

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