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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Spider Webs and Wiggle Wires, Hairy Legs and Googly Eyes!! :)

Hey everyone!!  If you haven't hopped over to Kristal's blog, Getting Cricky, yet, then be sure to pop over and see the WINNER from our last team blog hop (I have a winner to announce here too!)...

I've been having a "throw-back" week of crafting...  Sometimes, I really love a card or layout that I've made in the past, so I update it or change it just a bit to make it new all over again...  Last Halloween I made THIS card:
It ended up being one of my favorite cards EVER, so I decided to use it as inspiration for this year's Halloween card (I've made it in BULK -- 45 cards going all over the country!!)...  And here's the "new and improved" version:
I used the Sizzix Spiderweb embossing folder on white cardstock and then distressed it with black ink (in the first card I had used the color core paper and sanded it up!)...
My spider was cut at 2.5" (I cut TWO and adhered them together to give him extra stability since I wanted to put him on one of my homemade Wiggle Wires)...  This is the spider from the Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge -- Isn't he so cute???  I used a Gelly Roll White Glaze pen for his mouth, a tiny circle punch for his purple nose, and glow-in-the-dark googly eyes...
My sentiment is stamped on a little hand-cut tag and can be found on the Fall-O-Ween Stamp Art Set (CLICK HERE to get yours for 60% OFF!!)...
I realize that it's hard to tell in the picture, but this little guy is actually attached to a Wiggle Wire so that he can dance and jiggle and cause a giggle!!
Yes, that really is a HAND holding up my card...  You can see more of that hand and the party decor that matches that big creepy eye by visiting my blog over the next week -- I hope you'll stop on by and see all the creepy FUN...  In the meantime, this is what made me happy tonight:
My wall has been slowly accumulating these Halloween decorations, but I was missing a few little things...  Like that pumpkin garland that I added to the top of that much needed shelf that my awesome dad made for me just last week...  See that awesome Jack-O-Lantern picture on the top left???  Oh, that is just the most awesome picture EVER!!  The eyes, nose, and mouth of the pumpkin have little flashing lights behind it so that it twinkles in the dark (SPOOKY!!)...  My mom gave this as a birthday gift to The-Love-Of-My-Life and, lemme tell ya...  He LOVES it -- We never get to turn the lights off (the flash cancels them out in the picture, but it was dark and rainy here today)...  I'm not even sure he's going to let me take it down after Halloween.  Do you think we could add a Santa hat to the top of the Jack-O-Lantern to keep it around longer?  Hmmm...
I did not make this oh-so-awesome Subway Art Sign, but I couldn't resist sharing it with you...  My mom gave this to me for a special celebration...  Isn't it fantastic???

That's all I have to share with you for now...  But I'll be back with more before ya know it!!  :)

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
     1.  Crafty Friends Challenge:  Dry Embossing
     2.  My Craft Spot:  Embossing
     3.  My Crafting Channel:  The Gh'oul Times
     4.  Everyday is an Occasion: Sunday Funday #2 Linky Party
     5.  Really Reasonable Ribbon: Ch#58 Halloween
     6.  Simon Says Stamp!: Joy's Eerie Inspiration

Now, before I rush off, I have a WINNER to announce from the last blog hop!!  I do apologize that it took much longer for me to announce this -- Some of you already know that my dad had open heart surgery last month and things got a little crazy during that time...  My dad is doing exceptionally well, and I thank those of you who sent me kind notes of encouragement and prayer before, during, and after his surgery.  I really appreciate all of your support!!  Now...  Let's announce that WINNER!! picked comment number 35:
 And the winner is.........
Congrats, Karen!!  Please email me at with your mailing address so I can get your labels sent out!!  :)

Until next time,



Well I am glad to see you are back to blogging!! I love the card super cute!! glad that your dad is doing well!!

Karon said...

Fabulous cards and I love the word art. Glad your Dad is on the mend. Congrats to Karen.

Beate said...

Great cards! That spiderweb embossing folder is cool!
LOVE the sparkly letter home decor. Awesome.

Thanks for participating in the Crafty Friends challenge! Have a great weekend!
Hugs and smiles

Lin said...

Great design, Amy! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

Lisa said...

Both the original and the new and improved version are so fabulous!! I love the embossing folder you used!! The distressed web is so awesome!! And that spider is too cute (if they all looked like that, I wouldn't either run screaming or squash it under my shoe!!) The ribbon is fabulous!! I can't wait to see more about that creepy hand and gah, eyeball!! You are so creative and talented my friend!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Hugs, Lisa :)
A Mermaid's Crafts

Nana said...

Great cards. Love the embossing and spiders are awesome. Thanks for linking up over at
MCC Challenge #1 - The gh'oul times!

Hugs Nana
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Cheryl Walker said...

Awesome cards and perfect for Halloween!!! Boy you have been super busy!!!

Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbons Halloween Theme Challenge this week!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

So, so cute! Thanks for playing along!

Migdalia said...

Super cute and Cool card!
Thanks for joining us at MCC Challenge #1 - The gh'oul times!

Karenladd said...

Oh, I love the way you showed your original card and then the updated one for this year! I always say, if you have a design that works...keep it around!!! Both of the cards are just adorable!!
Thanks so much for your giveaway! It was a sweet surprise to see my name as the winner. Off to email you!
Glad to hear your dad is doing well after his surgery. I'm sure it's really been stressful on your family.

Claire Spielman said...

EEK!!! Amy your card is adorable and we must both have EEK on our minds!I also created an EEk spider, wobbly thingy and yours is super cute! I am sorry to hear about your Dad's surgery...I had no idea and I've been busy with many family issues here and have not been as active following through.
I'm updating my blog as you've seen, so please be kind enough (luv YOU) to be part of my button swap. Yours is posted on my left side of blog.
Wishing you a healthy holiday season for you & your family ! Your table decorations are looking wonderful!
Creative Wishes & hugs,
Claire S

Sherrie K. said...

I love both versions:) They are both so fun and interesting! I love the web and the creepy spider:) and of course the fun ribbon!
TFS-awesome creations my friend!
Sherrie K

Jill said...

CUTE, spider cards! Thanks for linking up to Every Day is an Occasion! SMiles, Jill

Gwen said...

Super cute! Love their smiles! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot.

Bonnie Garby said...

Great cards! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Norma said...

OMG! your table looks fantastic and LOVING those cards with googly eyes! Have a fantastic weekend!

Rhonda Emery said...

too cute love it. I have award for you on my blog.

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