August 24, 2009

SHOEBOX SWAP - SPOOKY HALLOWEEN

Happy Monday all!!! I am so excited to tell you that I got to stamps LOTS this weekend with some stampin' friends and we had the best time!! We laughed and talked and of course STAMPED!! All three of us are driving to Sacramento next Saturday to participate in a Shoebox Swap - our first one ever! I know, as long as I have been stamping, I have never been a participant although I have always wanted to. So, not sure what to expect....do I reallly take a shoebox?? I am thinking all my kits go in there.....anyway, that is what I will do!! It is a holiday swap and I signed up for Halloween so this is the card I will be doing. It is not a SU! exclusive swap although there will be a lot of demos there. However, my card IS SU! exclusive since I am also using this to teach a card class next Friday night. I LOVE this new Halloween set called Happy Haunts, it is so fun to play with! I really had fun putting this card together. I did not want to make it too complicated, but I wanted it to be a card people would like - anyone been to a shoebox swap? Does this pass the muster, LOL? I think it turned out pretty cute *wink* I have really been getting into my cardmaking again and it feels soooo good - and I even got to check out some of my favorite blogs this weekend, whoohoo!! I feel FABULOUS that life is returning to some semblance of normalcy - heehee!!! I will have something to share every day this week too - YIPPEE!! So, off to work now, then I will check out YOU all tonight!! Thanks for stopping by, I love ya for it!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Elegant Eggplant, whisper White card stock, Cast-a-Spell Designer Series Paper
Stamps - House of Haunts, Sanded background stamp
Inks - Basic Black stamp pad, Elegant Eggplant stamp pad, Crushed Curry stampin' write marker
Accessories - Photo Corners Punch, Elegant Eggplant narrow grosgrain ribbon, mat stack and paper piercer

17 comments:

mochamama said...

awesome card Alex, miss having you around regularly! Have an awesome time in Sacramento.

Nikki Bond said...

Sounds like you have a GREAT weekend and another one to come! Love your card Alex...I so need to get going on my Halloween cards! {SMILES}

scrapnnMO said...

Good morning Alex! I absolutely love your newest cards. That image is so cute. I hope life is treating you well. HUGS! Have a lovely day! :)
♥Dawn♥

Crystal said...

Alex this is a GREAT Halloween card, love that spooky house!

corinnesomerville said...

Love this card....even though it's very scary !!! hehehehe

It's so nice to see you blogging again but remember to not push yourself too much ! We love ya and we'll always be here for you :) !!!

Big Gushy Hugs !!!
Love ya

Annacarin said...

Hi Alex, it seems you and your friends had a fun day *smile*
It's a wonderful Halloweencard!
Hugs Annacarin

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

That's a great card!! I've not done a shoebox swap either, so I'm no help there, but I'm sure it's perfect!!

kathleenh said...

I've participated in many a shoebox swap and this definitely passes muster! It looks fairly quick and simple but still very cute!

Dani said...

Never done a Shoebox Swap. But I'm sure this is perfect for it! Fabulous job, very cute!

Risa said...

Your card is awesome Alex! Although I have never been to a shoebox swap,I imagine they are loads of fun!
hugs
Risa:)

Christie said...

So cute Alex! I hope that you have fun at the shoebox swap!
Email me your home address...I have a little change of address card I'd like to send you!
:-)

Hope you and your family are well and happy!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hi Alex!! OOOH!! I just LOVE Halloween!! What a fun creation!! Love the colors too!! HUGS

Renee said...

Alex that's a great card! I'll be there Saturday and I am looking forward to meeting you in person.

Diane said...

What an awesome spooky stamp! Love what you've done with it! Great to see you stamping,i'm sure you'll have lots of fun on the weekend!

Natalie said...

Great card Alex, I love the spooky house. x

SASS said...

This a VERy cute card! I can't wait to meet you in 2 days. Yipee!

Maureen said...

Alex - great cards you have posted and so glad you love your job...press conferences...wooooweee girlfriend! Anyway - wanted to give a few pointers for the shoebox...I found that the plastic bins from Michael's that snap and hold 12 X12 scrapbook paper holds everything very well and its relatively see through...you can use a shoe box, but the smaller boxes - while they fit well on the tables - are just not quite big enough...ALSO - not only have your items tagged with your name - bring a little check off list of what you brought...learned that the hard way last time and learned that one from a pro...makes cleaning up much easier for you when you know EXACTLY what you brought. I left a pumpkin marker...and I thought I had everything...someone sent it to me after a while, but you know you always need it when its away from home!! LOL so - my 2 bits for you on shoebox swapping...
((()))reen