Feliz Dia de las Brujas

Halloween

In my culture we do not celebrate Halloween.  There's no such thing as going house to house to collect sweet treats. But what we do have is El Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead).  It's a day were we celebrate the lives of our loved one's who have passed on.

So, on October 31st, we celebrate with our loved one's, friends, and neighborhoods as we come together, pray, and simply eat.  Now, that's what I love… eating!  LoL… It's like a pot luck in honor of those that enriched our lives and live in our hearts forever.

Card Sketches

Today's sketch is brought to you buy Pals Paper Arts #176 sketch challenge.

Halloween

The sentiment is literally translated to read Day of the Witches… LoL.  I don't know why Halloween was named that, but that's what I grew up calling it… kind of funny I think.  Blog-Signature

Halloween
Supplies
Stamp Set(s):  Deseos Pequeñitos
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Real Red, Red Glitter, Brushed Silver
Inks/Color:  Real Red
Tools/Punches/Dies: Large OvalScallop Oval Extra Large

Ladies & gentlemen, boys & girls… it's all downhill from here… the rest of the cards you will see were made two weeks ahead of time.  Why?  Because I had to ship 99.5% of my supplies home to the homeland sort of speak… LOL.  Yes, I'm having bad withdraw, but I left out a couple Paper Pumpkin kits and I've been working on them one card at a time.  Talk about milking the cow… LOL.  When those are complete I have bought some My Digital Studio dgital stamps, paper, and embellishment and I'll be showing you my card designs.  So, stay tuned because I'm getting really excited about it now.  So, I will not suffer from serious withdraw… I will design my heart away while I wait to be reunited with my paper… =)  Stay tuned on my progress… Yippee Skippy! 

Stampin’ Up! a Spanish Sweet Treat

 

There are many Spanish words that need to be translated.  This one, however, doesn’t need one… that’s because ‘Sweet Treats’ have arrived (LoL).  In honor of what many think of a holiday, I pay tribute to Halloween, which I love to think of it as a celebration of Harvest.  That is exactly what the lovely Hostess Four Seasons stamp set portrays through my eyes.  In a few months I’ll be using it in a different color and giving it a festive feel and look.

I used the Adorning Accents Edgelits to give it a soft pedal look and so it would match the sketch in Freshly Made Sketches #51.  It’s been a while since I’ve entered a card sketch and I had to get back into the groove of things.  After all, creating a sweet treat for myself relieves the stress of the days I spend at work.

 

I almost didn’t post this card because I thought the colors were too rich and at first it didn’t feel right, but I wanted to represent myself in the Freshly Made Sketches card challenge.  My dad always says, great things are meant to be shared and with his words, I went ahead and posted it.  Hope you like it and giving you a million “thank you’s” are never enough for visiting me today.  YOU took the time to look and read my blog.  You make me very happy.  If you arrived here by accident or just surfing get a treat every once in a while by signing up for my Blog Updates.

Handmade Card Ingredients

 
Floral District Designer Series Paper (126919)

Additional Stamp Set: Deseos Pequeñitos (116841)

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