Monday, September 29, 2014

Happy Haunting for CCC15 & My Last Blog Post

Hi Crafty Friends!  I'm sure you've noticed that it's been a bit quiet around here for the past few weeks.  Well, there is a reason for that, but I'll get to that shortly.  For now, let's talk about this fun Halloween card I created for this week's Creative Challenge Club sketch CCC15!

Here's CCC15.

Here's my card!

It would have been very easy to make a card exactly like the sketch using the Autumn Accents Bigz Dies, but that wouldn't be any fun, I thought.  

So, I grabbed my Freaky Friends Stamp Set, Ghoulish Greetings Stamp Set, and Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper and let them be my muse!

I've been quite afraid to share my creations using my Stampin' Blendabilities, but for this challenge, I colored parts of my witch with them.  I finished her off by putting some stars overhead using the Hearts and Stars Decorative Masks.  I even stenciled some stars on the inside as well.  So fun!

Don't you just love this Motley Monsters Suite (pp. 44-45 in the Holiday Catalog)?!  And to think that I never used to buy Halloween stamps and paper en masse, but both last year and this year, Stampin' Up! bowled me over with such cuteness.  I can't wait to play with this suite of products LOTS MORE!

What a great sketch!  I just love those Freaky Friends!  I had so much fun putting these fabulous products to use...finally!  

You will find all of the products I used to create this card below.  Order what you need by going to my Online Store, or click any of the links to go right to that item. 

I hope you like this card and play along with us at the Creative Challenge Club!

This is My Last Blog Post

I will wrap up this post by letting you know that this is both my last day on the Creative Challenge Club Design Team and my last day blogging.  I will remain a Stampin' Up! demonstrator (unless an act of Congress or God see it otherwise!), and my online store will remain open for a little while longer, but this is my last post. 

I've had a blast blogging and sharing here with you, but there just aren't enough hours in a day.  I will miss it, but life calls.  

 Some of you may recall that I earned my master's degree in business administration (MBA) last spring.  Well, a wonderful job opportunity has come about, and I am so happy in my new role.  Exhausted but happy.  As hard as I have tried, I'm actually not that good at juggling being 1) a full-time employee, 2) a mom, and 3) a blogger (full-time or even part-time) all at the same time.    

From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU for the kind words you have shared with me during this journey!  They have meant so much to me!  

I hope the friendships will remain and that you will continue to visit this blog and search my archives for projects that will inspire your own creations.  (You can search by keyword or by category.)  This blog isn't going anywhere, so please continue to use it as a resource.

Just so you know, I will continue making cards for friends and family, but I will also resume my love of scrapbooking and finally dive into Project Life once and for all.  I've got quite a growing collection of stuff.  My fiancé and son can't wait.

Thank you again for EVERYTHING you have given me, and I hope that I have given you something too.  It's been real.

Big hugs and lots of love.  Muah!  

Happy crafting!

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CONGRATULATIONS on your new job!! You will be missed.


Thank you so much, MaryJo! I will miss being here too.


Congratulations and good luck on you new adventure!


Congratulations on the new job and of course for reaching that MBA milestone. It's great that you will still be our Stampin' Up sister but also wonderful that you are moving to a new phase in your busy life. You will be missed. Best wishes for you and yours.


Congratulations!! How exciting for you.


I've never posted on your blog but have looked forward to seeing what you have made. Congrants on your new life but you will be missed.

Carey and Roscoe

Donna Bagwell

Thanks for all that you have shared. Good luck on your new job!


Best wishes.


Congrats on you new job! Will miss seeing all the new things you do!


Thank you so much, Liz!


Thank you so much, lisa808!

Carol Carriveau

BIG CONGRATULATIONS on the new job - and please know that I will miss your blogging like crazy but our connection will never be broken...I look forward to seeing you in November and giving you a huge congratulatory hug! Smart decision - each of what you are juggling is a big job and to do them all at the same time, will drive you crazy...I know it was not an easy decision but I applaud you for making the right one for you and your family!

Carol Carriveau

Totally forgot to compliment you on your fabulous witch card..I need to order this DSP and play with it as you have....great job!


Thank you ALL so much! Your words mean the world to me!!!

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