Halloween and Flamingos

Wow, is it Thursday already? This week was blur, starting with my son’s birthday (where I forgot my camera), my daughters Daisy Scout Halloween party (where I also forgot my camera) to my kids karate class where I remembered my camera (but left my memory card back home in the computer) and yesterday in a mad dash to help my daughter with her research paper and I misplaced her bright orange folder with ALL of the assignment details in it! More about the flamingos later….

But luckily I had my moment (albeit brief) of zen in my craft room where I made this quick card with Vintage Halloween labels digistamps from Lindsay’s stamp stuff:

Now, every now and then I like a shortcut, I keep a stash of 5″x7″ cards and envelopes in white and cream on hand all the time. You can buy them in packs of 50 for $5 (on sale) at AC Moore or JoAnns around the holidays. To give my store-bought envelope a homemade touch I stamped a flourish in the corner and cut a piece of houndstooth paper use as an envelope liner. I used the black and white houndstooth paper from the Uptown Houndstooth paper pack.

This card qualifies for the following challenges: 2 sisters,    (anything goes), By the cute and girly , ohh la la, Simon Says stamp (Spooky), Crafty CAtz ( black 7 white + one colors), Crafty creations, Crazy 4 Challenges, Dutch DAre, MySherri crafts,  Paper Playtime (Halloween) and Tuesday Taggers (Halloween + purple)

Need some more last-minute Halloween ideas? Check out these spooky sets from Lindsay’s stamp stuff:

And now for the freebie, I made this SVG cutting file for my daughters flamingo report (I cut the birds and the word flamingo, handed her markers, glue and poster board and hoped for the best:) and I thought that maybe you might like the file too especially with it being breast cancer awareness month and we are all loving the pink! Click the pic to download.

Now let’s see what the LSS design team has been up to this week:

Cheryl Gorka DT Coordinator

Shannon Neparko

Margie Visnick

Tracey Allen

Tamara Bennett

Cindi Hooks

Micki Harper

Karin Martin

Jennifer Bliss

Rhonda Walker

Diane Bove

Laurel Seabrook

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!


22 Responses

  1. This is super cool LIndsay!


  2. Very cool! I love the purple and black combo!


  3. Oh, I love these colors for halloween! Spooky, beautiful, and elegant!I love the candles-are they svgs?


  4. Wow, what a crazy week you’ve had! Great project and I love the envie 🙂 That Halloween Labels set is so great!


  5. I love purple for Halloween! I keep a box of A2 size card bases in basic colors in a box too. That way I’m always ready to make a card! Hope this week is not so crazy for you. 🙂


  6. So very cool Lindsay!, the vintage labels look awesome, I love the candles too. Thanks for the freebie on the flamingo! ~Diane


  7. Fabulous card love its elegance such a contrast to the theme and the moon poor thing looks so cross. Thank you for sharing with us at Tuesday Taggers. xx Zoe


  8. Fabulous card,thankyou for joining us on this week’s challenge at CraftyCatz,
    hugs Dianne xx


  9. Fabulous Halloween card. Love the colors and those digi images… love the decorative emvelope. Thanks for playing along with us at DDCC.


  10. Way cool! Love them! Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La.


  11. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Cat(s)/Dog(s)/Bear/Bird/Butterfly/Any other Animal Theme post on Oct. 29, 2010. Thanks again.


  12. sigh I just love those sillouette stamps and the general black & white …..so elegant. And the little pop of purple is perfect. Love it. Love how you used the label with the other stamps. LOVE it 🙂



  13. This is SO great! Almost too pretty for a Halloween card!? Thanks so much for joining us this week!


  14. Great card!! So spooky and so elegant!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge! Good luck!!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia
    (guest designer)


  15. This is just stunning. Love the colours combo and the scary images. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs, Hanna


  16. A most unusual spooky card – The colours work really well – Thank you for joining the team at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week … we hope to see you again soon!


  17. Fun Halloween card!


  18. Brilliant card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x


  19. Beautiful and loving all the detail. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Suzie x


  20. What a fab project – thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations in our Halloween/Autumn challenge! Cheers Claire x


  21. Those candles add so much to this project! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. 🙂 Janis


  22. Thanks for the flamingo – my sister loves them, so I’m sure I’ll think of something to do with it.


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