Friday, September 03, 2010

New Stamps!

To know me is to know that I simply cannot resist buying new stamps! I have 1000s of stamps. Hundreds of sets. Wood mount, foam mount, unmounted, clear, cling, foam. The list is ENDLESS. And yet, I buy more and bring them home. I order them from online stores and from Stampin' Up or Close to My Heart! Sometimes...it takes me a while to even put ink on the newbies! GASP! {Hello, my name is Gloria and I am a stamp-a-holic!} But please do NOT cure me! I love new stamps! I am now starting a collection of digital stamps! Oh, the horror!

Last Saturday a few new sets managed to tumble into my shopping basket. One was this super cute set from Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps, called Halloween Fun. I have a few of their sets and think they are adorable! I stamped the little witch and colored her with Copics.

I used some Basic Grey Oliver paper (from my August LSS kit) and a sheet of Cosmo Cricket from the new Matilda 6x6 pad. Another new purchase! (Like I need any more paper, either!) The little black cat was also part of the Crafty Secrets stamp set. I stamped him and then used a Spellbinders circle and then an inverted circle die to make a "bottle cap" embellishment.

Because I am a convert to decorating the INSIDE of cards, here is a shot of the inside. I used more of the Basic Grey and Cosmo Cricket papers.

I stamped a greeting (from the Hero Arts Happy Halloween set - another new purchase). The spiderweb is from the Crafty Secrets set, but the tiny spider is from the Hero Arts set. I drew in his web string with a black glitter pen.

Do you love it?! I like that this card has a vintage feel, but is not over the top vintage. It puts me in mind of those old Halloween postcards from the 1920s. I am entering this in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week, which is LAYERS. I know this card is not as "vintage-y" as they get on that site, but it does have layers! And a vintage feel...so maybe they'll let me play!

I am not a fan of "modern Halloween" with all the gore and occult and creepy stuff. But I do love vintage Halloween images. To me, Halloween is about playing dress-up and getting free chocolate. It's about one night a year when our neighborhood is out in force, sharing fellowship and fun. It's about hot apple cider and fresh donuts and face paint and making a costume out of Thrift Store clothes. So, enjoy...and pass me the chocolate before those cute kids eat it all!

10 comments:

  1. I absolutely adore that kitten, I MUST have this!

    Great card and great coloring Gloria!

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  2. Hi Gloria, your card with our little witch turned out so adorable!

    Great job!
    Sandy

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  3. Awesome card...That little girl image is the cutest!! (I totally agree with you about modern day vs vintage Halloween.) TFS :)

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  4. hehe cute little witch!! I love the candy paper too!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

    -Sarah

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  5. ooohhh....ahhhhhh...sooooooooo fabbie gloria!!!

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  6. OH GLORIA!!! This card is PRECIOUS!!!! Welcome to ATT, so glad you've joined. LOVE your blog!

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  7. I think your card is just fabulous, Gloria, and perfect for the layers challenge. I, too, love all things vintage for Halloween - such fun! Your little witch is adorable and your hand-drawn spiderweb is over-the-top phenomenal! So happy you could join in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hope you'll play along with us next week too!

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  8. best card ever!! did I tell you my bday is Halloween?...lol...glad you are a "vintage Halloween" fan -i was worried you didn't like the day at all!

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  9. WONDERFUL COLORS....great card!
    thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

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  10. oh my... I think I need that stamp set!!!! oh gloria you are a bad influence in my wallet!

    -- dalis

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