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Day 1 of 31 Days of Halloween

It’s here! October is finally here! It is officially my favorite month, and what better way to celebrate it then with the 31 Days of Halloween??? This is going to be the biggest, baddest, creepiest Halloween stamping event on the web (or at least we'd like to think so)! 31 Days of Halloween started last year with two like-minded stampers, Terra and Kelli, (fellow Smeared &Smudgers!)who vowed to make and share one Halloween or Day of The Dead stamped project for each day in October. They had a huge response from others who enjoyed it just as much as they did. So without any further adieu, here is my Day 1 project!


This is a layout of my dear Mom at Halloween a couple of years ago. This page was originally going to be simple, with only one stamp on it…but it quickly morphed into something complicated and full of stamps! But the end result is way better then I had anticipated…and isn’t it rad when something like that happens???


This was going to be the only stamp I used…it’s from Inkadinkado, and I love it. I embossed it with Purple Pearls so that it’s a little more ghost like on the deep Indigo paper. I framed it with an awesome transparent frame from Recollections and stapled it on.


I decided I needed to break out the Glimmer Mist. I used Black Gold and one of their fabulous Glimmer Screens. I sprayed the screen, then flipped it over to get the opposite image on the top of the page. The “Creepy” font is from (gasp!) Martha Stewart.


Here you can see the reverse. It’s a good way not to waste Mist. The designer papers I used each have foil on them, so it gives a fabulous sheen to the page.


Around the photo, I stamped “look into my eyes” which is from Smeared Ink’s Lil Grumpies set. Please click on any of the photos to see it bigger.

There are some fabulous prizes throughout the month, so please make sure you check in with the 31 Days of Halloween group everyday! Here are the Wicked Blog Participants!

Terra ~ Tori~ Black Dragon ~ Jane ~ Anita Marie ~ Meredith

Sugar~ Kapree~ Kelli~ Alex~ Lynette~ Lisa~ Alison (me!)

Shelley ~Danielle~ Lady Brayton

And I need to mention, that I have not only some fabulous new images to share from some of my favorite companies, but images from a brand new company as well! In fact, I am SO excited, that I may just post a second project later today! The company is called Strange Skin…and trust me, you ain’t seen digis like this before! Click HERE to visit the store!!! Have an inspiring day!!!


Macabre Monday #58: Magical Mayhem My Mom totally wants to put a spell on you!

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Jane said…
Hi Alison I love your scrapbook page the skull stamp is fantastic
Luv Jane xxx
Shelley said…
Alison, what a great layout! Love the skull.
Shelley :)
Kelli said…
I totally love this! It's amazing!!!!
Jorge said…
Alright, Halloween! I am so pumped. I am officially bleeding black and peeing orange. I can't think of a better way to kick off the bash than with a hooded spooky mom! And those Strange Skin fellers seem to have some swell stuff! The good thing about a crowd of zombies eviscerating a poor soul is you can use that year round, not just for Halloween! I'm buying two of everything! - Jorge
AnItA mArIe said…
well done babe,the photo of ya mum is awesome love the colours too
DonnaMundinger said…
Great page and fab pic, Alison! How FUN! xxD
Alex said…
Love the layout Alison and a first glance, loving the new store!! Thank you for bringing it to my attention!!! :)
Sugar said…
hahaha *gasp Martha Stewart* lol
Great layout doll!
SuzieQ said…
Love the skull and the frame with it - very ghoulish ;)
~Lady B~ said…
cool scrapbook page! Great tip on the glimmer mist as well. I can't wait to see what you bring to us tomorrow! I'm off to check your link!
Danielle said…
Alison, you are just awesome!! And so is your mom!! This is an amazing piece of art!! Simply Fabulous!!
Betty Boo! said…
Super cool layout and picture! Love that Skeleton! Thank you for joining in on our first day of 12 days of Halloween!

Tori said…
MS LOVER! ha ha ha

love the metallics and even the "CREEPY" MS.
:) tOri
Lynette said…
Now you got me wanting to break out my glimmer mist. Beautiful paper and a great way to showcase your MOM.
love the reverse masking- so effective. It's a terrific layout and a great way to remember your mum back then
Love this layout of your mom. Love all of the details/work you put into it. What fun.
ldfdesign said…
love your layout!!!! and i love the pearl embossing powder!!! great job!!!
Steph said…
Love your layout, and the "look onto my eyes" works
KC said…
Martha Stewart...NOOOOOOOOO
just kiddin, I do love this layout it is so cool and the colors are so fun!
Barb said…
Your mom looks fabulous! I wish my mom dressed up at Halloween... so much fun!! Great layout, Alison and thanks so much for playing along with HDH's Macabre Monday!

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