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Easy as Pie Halloween Card Makin’ with the Kiddos!

* Please take a moment and head over to My Cricut Craft Room and check out the challenge I entered in to be on their Design Team.  Cast you vote by leaving a comment on the BEST project you think there is. 

Well it is now officially fall in Southern California. . . the Santa Ana wind (East Winds) and heat showed up!  It is a howlin’ out there right now and it makes me cringe worrying about fire bugs. I live in an area near the hills and if we see a fire there, we could face potential fire hazard issues.

When the wind is howling like this, no one wants to go outside for the fear of flying debris or blowing away, so it is indoor project time with the kiddos.  What we decided to do is make Halloween cards for family using the kiddos feet and hands.  The feet are ghosts and the hands are cats.  Each girl stamped their foot or hand on a 8.5×11 piece of card stock that I cut in half.  We used plain old craft paint and had wipes handy, handy, handy! Once they dried the girls added eyes and the embellishments of googly eyes, Primas, green Skittles (kitty eyes) and bling on their own using GLUE DOTS!  Love those things, especially with kiddos. NO MESS!

Then folding a piece of 8.5×11 card stock in half I glued down the craft the girls did to the front with an ATG.  Inside the card, I stamped it with a Halloween salutation from Close To my Heart’s Perfect Fit- Halloween!

See! Easy as pie!  Now we are just popping them in the mail today so they will make it to their destinations before Halloween!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “easy as pie Halloween cards” with me!

I Feel the Love Project

Hello everyone! I have been very behind in posting, but not without reason.  Last Sunday, while I was training for my ocean swim in the ocean, I had a kidney stone attack and have been passing them all week.  If anyone has ever had kidney stones, you will know it has been a challenging week and to come down with passing one while swimming 1/4 mile off shore, the shark risk was no longer a worry. And I am not kidding about the fact there was a true shark worry since there has been several sightings of hammer heads and great whites off the local coast thanks to a random colony of 300+ seals that took up residency on the “world’s safest beaches” of Carpinteria and Summerland.  I sadly admit I had to be pulled in by a support kayaker; not my most shinning moment.

So here I am finally getting back into the craft room, even though I am still not finished passing my stones to make a project for the I Feel the Love Project of making a Halloween card for the kids at Casa Pacifica.  As I mentioned in an earlier post this cause hits close to home and is close to my heart.  You still have time to participate in this awesome cause!  Deadline to link up is September 30th!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “swimmin’ with the sharks” pie with me!


Cricut Cartridge: Create a Critter 2 (house cut at 3.5 inches Fence cut at 1.25,1.5,1 inch Bat (hid the work “scary”) cut 1.25  ) and Mini Monsters (Light Post cut at 2.75 inches)

Paper: Papertreyink – Halloween and multi color paper

Cuttlebug: Traffic Jam

Stickles: Diamonds!

Pop Dots

Note I layered the house 3 deep.

A “Spook-alicious” Halloween Card!


Hi everyone!   I have been having so much fun in my craft room these past couple weeks.  I am gearing up for a Halloween party where I have challenged myself that I am going to make all of the decorations and favors.  Even though my craft room looks like Halloween exploded with six different projects going, I did have some time to make a few Halloween cards specifically for family using My Pink Stamper’s Spook-alicious and Spooky Puns stamp set. 

Thanks for coming and having a piece of “Spook-alicious” Halloween card making pie with me!




Cricut Cartridge: Mini Monsters – Spider and shadow cut at 2 inches (This is my first project with this cartridge and I love with it! I fell in love with this cartridge thanks to Quick Chick Designs.  Check out her Mini Monster inspirations!)


Die Cuts with a View: Shimmer Mat Stack (green 4×4, orange, and purple 4 x 5. 1/4)

Recollections Black Mat Card Stock 8×11.5 cut in half and then folded in half for card base.

Recollections White Mat Card Stock 4 x 5 1/4 for the inside of the card

Ribbon – Celebrate it – Halloween Seasonal (made a bow for the Spider)

Glossy Accents (Black  and White Enamel for the eyes)

Signo Uni Ball Gel Pen- White (for the mouth)

Stamps: My Pink Stamper’s Spook-alicious (“Boo to You”) and Spooky Puns (“Happy Boo-day)

Ink: Craft Smart Embossing Ink

Embossing Powder: Martha Stewart’s Peridot Embossing powder (this is the first time embossing anything with heat.  I am using my husband’s commercial grade heat gun, so I was unsure if I was going to catch the house on fire.  It turned out great and it took only a few seconds to do with no need to dial 911 🙂 )

Stickles: Orange Peel (for belly marking on the spider)

White Spiderweb: Stretched just a small amount around the green 4×4 paper.

Stick and Spray: Used to lightly spray on the spiderweb for glitter to stick to it also made it possible to stick the spider to.

Glitter: Creatology Halloween Glitter set (orange) – used to sprinkle on the spiderweb

Pop dots

Two-Way Glue Pen