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! 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 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!


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

    Great card and great coloring Gloria!

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

    Great job!

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

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

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


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

  6. Anonymous4:55 PM

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

  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!

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

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

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

    -- dalis