Mingle All The Way

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Today’s 2-4-Tuesday is another from the Holiday Catty – Mingle All The Way Stamp Set. When you hear the name you immediately think of Christmas parties but today I chose two events occurring this month – Thanksgiving and Halloween. As much as I can’t believe I’m saying this but we’ll save Christmas for another time, lol!

The first card is my cryptic version of a turkey. I know I’ve said this before but I have to say I’m lovin’ how the Blendabilities Pens color the Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Mingle all the Way - Thanksgiving Feathers - JIF

For my Halloween card instead of the Pumpkin Pie Cardstock of above I used the Tangelo Twist Cardstock with the Filigree Embossing Folder . And just for a change I used some Pear Pizzazz Cardstock as my card base with some Back to Black DSP. The eyes are from a Word Window Punch cut in half and Basic Black Cardstock 1/4″ punched circle added.

Mingle All the Way - Halloween - JIF
Cardstock: Whisper White, Naturals Ivory, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie,
Tangelo Twist, Basic Black, Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Stamp Sets: Mingle All The Way, Gorgeous Grunge
Classic Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Blendabilities: Crumb Cake + Memento Black Ink
DSP: Back to Black
Framelits: Feathers
Embossing Folder: Filigree Frame
Stampin’ Markers: Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie
Punches: Word Window, 1/4″ Hand Held Circle, 1-3/4″ Circle Scallop
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Stick Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Scrub & Mist

As you can see, this is a great set for so many occasions – so much more than simply Christmas!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Almost Halloween!

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This flu has knocked me around so much since we’ve arrived back from holidays that the only decorations we’ve put up for Halloween is those that thankfully I impulsively bought one Saturday before we left.

Another non-event were the painted pumpkins I had planned to do and unfortunately bought two days after arriving home. I was so inspired by these pumpkins we saw in Quebec City last year that I wanted to do the same the same, albeit on a smaller scale, on our front stairs.

Quebec City Pumpkins

Sadly by the time I realized what day it was tonight and asked the children to paint the pumpkins, three had already been carved with another three having to go in the garbage collection this morning, leaving me only two. As you can see though, they did the job!

Halloween SU Pumpkins - not just paper crafting!

The orange glitter I’ve used is that offered in the Holiday Catty. How good do these pumpkins look? Goes to show you that Stampin’ Up! products are not just for paper products! This is the glitter you’ll find on page 20.

Black and Orange Stampin Glitter

 Now I have just have to challenge myself to use these two glitters in a non-Halloween manner… just. Happy Halloween everyone – wishing you all a stress-free trick or treating time!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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