How was your Halloween? It was pretty nasty weather in Portland. Did you take pictures of your little gobblins? I have a great way to record the memories and it's not going to take you hours to do either.
It's call Project Life by Stampin' Up! Simple fun, easy to do. Here's some sample pages.
And we have a giveaway! YIPPEE! Who doesn't love a giveaway right?
Happy Halloween. I love the tradition of Halloween. Although I might be a bit too old to go out Trick-or-treat, I still can eat oodles of candy. This was my Halloween card this year.
Can you believe this card came from this stamp set?
I know - it is so versatile isn't it? The stamp set is called Holiday Home and it's only $15.95. It has a matching die set as well so no fussy cutting required. Can't wait to show you what I am making with it for Christmas.
But I digress. This post is about Halloween and some tips to have a safe and happy haunting. The history of Halloween may be rooted in fear and scaring away the evil doers with tricks, but that doesn’t have to be how you celebrate it. In modern times, it is about having a little fright, a little candy, and a lot of fun. I don't want to spoil that for generations to come.
Keeping it safe is everyone’s responsibility so let's take a look at how to stay safe while having fun during Halloween. So here are my rules I've had written in my photobook as a reminder:
Trick-or-treat during daylight hours – Nighttime is scarier but it is also a time of greater safety risk. If you have small children, start your journey around the neighborhood well before dark. This ensures that you will be on the home stretch as the sun goes down.
Drive the route – If kids want to go out after dark, chauffeur them around in your car from house to house. Small legs won’t get tired and you can keep tabs better.
Stay on the doorstep - When kids go out in groups, remind them not to step any further into the home than the front step. Even friendly looking neighbors may be strangers and precautions need to be taken. You can not be sure your friendly neighbor is the one home to answer the door.
Examine all candy first – Before the first piece is eaten, inspect all wrappers for pin holes and any candy that is half wrapped or not wrapped at all. Discard any candy that looks homemade unless you got it from someone you know well.
Don't forget to carry flashlights – Kids and teens that go out at night should be aware of possible dangers such as obstacles in yards and potholes in streets. Stick to the sidewalks, but if you do have to cross the grass, use a flashlight to guide you away from potential hazards.
Use good judgment – When out with a group of friends, the goal is safety and fun. If they want to egg people’s cars and homes, toilet paper trees, or any other mischief, don't go along with them. Parents and kids should talk this through before the big night so you already have a plan in place to resist peer pressure.
Stick to sidewalks – Even in your neighborhood, sidewalks is safer than walking in the road. Take a route where you face traffic so you can get out of the way of oncoming cars.
Use lights for pumpkins – It is eerie to use a candle but they can fall over and catch something on fire. Especially for parties, use flickering battery-operated bulbs for jack-o-lanterns and window illumination.
Wear costumes with full movement and vision – Oh, I know those masks are cute, but if they obstruct your child's peripheral vision, don't let them wear it. The same goes for tight dresses that restrict walking. If your child is in danger of tripping or not seeing oncoming traffic, choose a different costume.
Wear light colored costumes – Choose a costume with glitter, sparkle, and light colors for trick-or-treating. You may even want to attach some reflective tape to your child's costume. You may be watching for cars and assume the car coming sees you because you see it. That's an assumption that can not and should not be made.
Enjoy the holiday but remember that staying safe is the first priority. Once you're safe, you can start having fun!
There's no place like home for the holidays - frosted window panes gently reflecting in the soft glow of twinkling Christmas lights. A festive wreath hung on the door. Children pressing their noses up against the chilly glass to get a peek at the falling snow. This Wonderful Wreath card bundles up all of those cozy holiday feelings in an envelope and warms those who open it with your holiday wishes.
Here is another card using the same Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set Bundles
Today I have a video to share. You can watch the product video by clicking on the video below.
Wonderful Wreath Framelits & Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set bundle
1" Square Punch
The holidays are just around the corner and I have a special series available just for you. This is one of the 12 Holiday Helper Projects that will not only put you in the holiday mood, but help you enjoy a handcrafted holiday season. With each email mailing, you will be able to download a step-by-step tutorial that shows you exactly how to recreate this project. But you can only receive these projects by joining my special Holiday Helper mailing list, so watch for a sign-up soon!
Hello Awesome One. When I saw this newly-released stamp set I let out a scream of glee. It scared my husband almost out of his car seat. We were driving back from San Francisco to see our daughter. It's a 12-hour drive so after a while we got a little bored but I woke him up with my scream. Don't get me wrong - we had a great time visiting the Redwood Park and stopping at the last In-n-Out Burger in Redding. But still - it's 12 hour drive so there were times I was perusing the internet on my phone. Anyway, I often go to the New Arrivals section of my site to see what goodies Stampin' Up! has offered up. And there it was - the perfect stamp set.
You've got lots of wonderful people in your life, and the You're Wonderful Photopolymer Stamp Set will help you tell them so! It has 18-pieces in the set which gives you tons of options to help you match the perfect sentiment with the occasion and recipient of your choice.
This stamp is only sold as a Photopolymer stamp set. Photopolymer stamps are quite different from traditional wood-mount and clear-mount rubber stamps. What are Photopolymer stamps? Photopolymer stamps are completely clear stamps created from photopolymer plastic. Photopolymer stamps are ideal for 2 and 3-Step layered stamping and for greetings because you can see where you are stamping to get neat placement of stamped images.
Click Here to learn 4 things every stamper should know about photopolymer stamps.
Don't you just love this stamp set! Sure it will take some fussy-cutting on the banner but it is SO worth it. I won't get the stamp set in time for My Way this saturday but come and see some other great cards you can make for only $2.