Friday, October 28, 2011

Wishing You a Glittery Happy Halloween

It's the 28th of October... that means it's time for the Calendar Girls Monthly Challenge. YAY!

Our amazing Miss October (Tami) has challenged us to glitter it up, layer it up, and to shout celebrate Halloween in style. I love it!

Here are Tami's exact plans for us...

Theme: Halloween

Layers: At least three layers somewhere on the card, one layer being a designer paper (I love me some DP)

Colors: Somewhere on your card please use the color purple

Embellishments: Two for sure - and are you ready Carol - one needs to be a glitter product *gasp*

That last comment, directed to Carol (our Miss June), is a reminder that she (Carol) loves glitter! Tee Hee! I, on the other hand, do not consider glitter my friend! In fact, I sometimes get very VERY frustrated trying to use glitter........ so, yes, Tami... *gasp*

My solution? I used Stickles GLITTER glue! LOL!

Here's my card:

I know the Stickles doesn't show up very well, but look closely. It's on the angel wings and also on the purple designer paper. I met the GLITTER requirement!

I also decorated the inside of my card:

I'm learning from Kelly (Our Miss February) that cards just look better when they are decorated on the inside, too.

In addition to the card, Tami asked us to share our favorite candy to receive in our trick-or-treat bags and to share what fun things we do for Halloween.

Well, I didn't really get to go trick-or-treating as a child, so I didn't have a favorite candy to receive. But I will say that my favorite candies are things like Jelly Belly Jelly Beans, Fruit Slices, Mike and Ikes, Swedish Fish, those filled Twizzlers... you get the idea. I prefer chewy/fruity candy over chocolate. I know... I'm a bit weird!

We don't do much for Halloween. About the only thing is a few simple decorations on the porch and passing out candy to the trick-or-treaters who show up. That's Brock's job. He LOVES answering the door and giving candy to the goblins, witches, and others who ring the doorbell and shout "Trick or Treat!" That is until 7:30, when he promptly turns out the light and heads for the shower. LOL! That's our Brock - a man of routine.

So come on over... ring the bell and shout "Trick or Treat"! We'd love to have you!!!

Now, I need to ask you to do something. See the Calendar Girls list in my left-hand side column? Please go to the blogs of my fellow Calendar Girls and check out their cards and their Halloween traditions. And please leave them a comment! They will appreciate it!!!!!!! I do, too!!!

Thanks for stopping by... have a very Happy Halloween!!!

Image: Magnolia

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markesrs

Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Black, Green Galore, and Only Orange

Designer Paper: DCWV Halloween & Fall Stack

Embellishments: Michael's Paperclip Trombone and Stickles Glitter Glue


April said...


I love your card!! And, the inside is super! Your little witch is sure to get lots of treats this Halloween!

I love that Brock wants to open your door (until 7:30) and check out all the costumes! I sure do want to come trick or treating to your house!

Barb said...

This card is so stinkin' cute--you are the queen of images on a slant and this one, along with the clip, is perfect!

I love the inside of your card too and all of the colors you choose.

So, since I am heading to your door to see Brock, is the night for trick or treat Sunday or Monday in your little town?

Great Card--perfect for the Challenge!

Lorie said...

So, so cute, Jeanette! Love your card, and your tradition. I'll give you ALL my licorice for your chocolate! Heeheehee! I love me some chocolate!!! ;-)

Darlene said...

SUPER cute card, Jeanette! I was here in the wee hours but your card wasn't available yet, glad that I snuck back here a few hours later! The inside is beautiful too! Like you, I too am afraid of glitter, so opt for Stickles often. Love your card! Tell Brock to have fun watching the Trick or Treaters, that's my favorite part of Halloween also!

~Paola~ said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh how much do I LUV this card?? Let me count the ways...*wink*
*SUpahhhhhhhhh dupahhh sweet image...
*COlored awesomelyyyyyyyy
*Soo may many BOOOtiful layers of FUNtastic dp
* LUVVVV the slantiness of it
*And the inside is TDF too....
...and on and on...
In a nutshell this is an absolutly ADORABLE card...
Did I mention how much I lUV it!? SUPERB work Jeanette!!!!

MiamiKel said...

Super sweet!! What a wonderful an fun and festive image!! The layout is super cute, love the layers and paper choice (how you do that, I'll never know - a 6th sense you have!) WOOT, thanks for the shout out hee hee - love me some card insides decorated :) This is all around spookalicious - Happy 1st Halloween in your new town!

Terry Ladwig said...

Great card Jeanette...both inside and out!! I absolutely love!

I too used Stickles as my glitter element, and I also prefer chewy over chocolate (if you are weird, than I am weird).

Love the new blog layout too ☺

Great big hugs to you and Happy Halloween!!

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness Jeanette...this card is all about goodness...I love, love, love the layout and the image...I love how you used the paper clip with the beautiful flower on the the glitter paper, love the stickles on this cuties wings, I absolutely love what you did to the inside as well...hmmmmm....I'll tell you what I really think about your card.....

I ♥ love, love, love ♥ it...and you too...Great job!

:: BlueInks :: said...

So cute!!!! I love, love, love Magnolia images. I can't believe I do not have any!

Your card is just great. The papers are devine! The green and purple, oh my. They work perfectly for your layout - inside and out!

Great job - oh and I used Stickles too!!!

Darlene said...

Oooooooh, I see that you also changed your blog template!!!! I love it! Maybe I am going to mosey on over to this fountain of templates...see if Bijou likes anything...! Nicely done!

Brittney said...

Pretty new layout!

dweatter said...

SO cute. Love all the layers and what a darling Hallowen image. Love the clip embellishment. I agree the inside looks much better when decorated and you did it so well. And great minds think the Stickles glitter glue idea!!! HA HA!

Melina said...

very pretty and bright card! love that image :)
I wish we lived closer, we would ring your bell and wait on Brock any day!!!! :)

kadie said...

Cute cute cute!! I adore this card and I really love the use of the paperclip and the little bit of toole...such a cute idea!