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Welcome. My name is Lisa and I live on a farm in Northeastern PA. I have a wonderful husband of over 30 years and two fabulous sons. One with a wonderful wife and another with a wonderful girlfriend. I have a 6 year old granddaughter and an 4 year old grandson. We have a dog, two cats, and 5 horses. I started into this art as a possible scrapbooker until my good friend Lou Ann (SCS Crooked Stamper) invited me to a Stampin' Up party. Now I'm hooked. We had to turn a room of our home into a craft room for all my stuff. Then I needed a second craft room and did classes. Then I decided to open an in home store using three more rooms of our home. Between Lou Ann (Crafter and IT department) and Mary Ann (Crafter and Jewelry department) and a few other friends, I'm having the time of my life!!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Mary Ann's October Birthday

     Well, for the month of October we had only one Birthday Girl in the Gigglers.  It was Mary Ann, who just LOVES Halloween.  She always has a Stampin' Up party in October and between the decorations and the food you know she has a Halloween baby.  She also LOVES ATC's. (If you're not familiar with ATC's, they are Artistic Trading Cards measuring 3 1/2 X 2 1/2.  They can be traded, but not sold).  So size and content was already picked by her.  I just had to put it all together. 
     I picked The Artistic Outpost for my images.  Black was the color for the card itself.    After inking my background of the cardfront, I stamped the frame and vines/leaves.  On the frame I stamped Black Soot DI, then stamped it with Embossing ink and covered it the UTEE.  I was a little disappointed with the effect, so I used a Q-tip and Black Archival ink to add more darkness.  I sponged the edges with Black Soot DI.  Next I die-cut an oval and added the skeleton cameo, which is also embossed.  She looked a little plain, so I gave her some black pearl earrings and necklace.  A girl's gotta have her bling, right?  I then just taped it to the back of the ATC front. 
     Inside I blended color on the vanilla cs, added a die-cut spider web and a few punched spiders.  The sentiment I typed on my computer.  Hope you like it..........
Stamps:  Artistic Outpost
Paper:  SU Very Vanilla & Basic Black
Ink:  DI Black Soot, Dusty Concord, Dried Marigold
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Spiderweb, Spellbinder Ovals
Tools:  UTEE, Spider Punch, Gilder Ivory EP, Pearls


  1. You nailed this card for Mary Ann...birthday, ATC, Halloween all in one!! The outside definately shows the "dark" side and I love the spider web on the inside, it's the perfect fit.

  2. Now why didn't we all think to make her an ATC card? Great idea and it turned out perfect.