It's the most spooky time of the year!

I LOVE this time of year! The air turns cooler, perfect jeans and sweatshirt weather! Football is at it’s best! Go Savages! The fall foliage is stunning where I live and it’s almost Halloween (followed closely by my birthday)! Halloween has always been one of my most favorite holidays! I love dressing up and carving pumpkins and CANDY CORN! I have two Halloween inspired cards for you today! One is for the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger Challenge: Momento Mori.

 I love the challenge picture - so eerie and spooky! The card that I made is not the typical kind of card you see from me but it turned out well I think!

The grave stone and overall cemetery feel was my inspiration! I started by cutting my card front from SU's only orange and I stamped (with some masking) grave stones on the orange in Smokey Shadow. It is just a little dollar stamp from Michael's but worked perfectly for this! It is the only actual stamping on this card. Then for the moon I punched a circle out of lemon tart cs and spritzed it with Yellow Daisy Glimmer mist that I got at CKC. I then put the fancy frame transparency on. On top of the transparency I punched out the fence with my MS border punch on Smokey Shadow cs and spritzed it with Black Magic Glimmer Mist and adhered it to the card. I thought the raven/crow was a fun little addition and it came in the package with the frame. It is popped up on dimensionals and is all glittery! Finally at the bottom I had some space so I took some seam binding that I had glimmer misted and crumpled and I pleated it for the bottom. I decided that it didn't need a sentiment on the front that it said enough as it is!

My next card is a nice CAS little card - but I LOVE it!
So my friend Jaala over at Witch Crafts enabled me to get the Spellbinders Candy Corn dies - not that it was hard as I mentioned before I LOVE all things Candy Corn! It pretty much went like this: Jaala - so I want to make a banner with my candy corn dies. ME - candy corn dies? what, where, how do I get them? And I ordered them from Creative Play Stamps that day. Anywho, I had this idea for a card with just the big candy corn and this is what I came up with. Because it is so simple I gave it some pizazz by Glimmer Misting each piece! Super simple but oh so cute! I had to go buy the Happy Halloween stamp because get this - I didn't have one! Trick or Treat, boo and several other but not an actual HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Stamped it in Pallete Black Noir and there you have it! Oh and the candy corn candle? Cute right? It's a locally made candle by SAHM's candles. They are the best! long lasting, strong scent and cheap! You can find them at the Rusty Chandelier or Victorian Joe, I think she has a FB page too. Well Thanks for stopping by today! I have more to share with you if I can find the time this week with Parent Teacher Confrences!

Momento Mori Card
Cardstock: Only Orange  SU, Smokey Shadow  PTI
Stamps: RIP Tombstone from Michael's $1 spot
Transparencies: Frame and crow - Recollections at Michaels
Other: Daisy Yellow and Black Magic Glimmer Mist, Black Seam Binding
Tools: Blue Marvy Circle Punch, MS creepy fence Border punch

Candy Corn Card
Cardstock: True Black, Vintage Cream, Lemon Tart by PTI, Only Orange SU
Stamps:Happy Halloween by Stampabilities from Hobby Lobby
Ink: Pallete Noir
Other: Daisy Yellow, Marshmallow, Tiger Lilly Glimmer Mist 
Tools: Spellbinders Candy Corn Die

*Live*Laugh*Love*Create* Tessa


  1. Great card!! Don't you just love the ms's my new fave, lol.

  2. Hey Tessa! What a spooky approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for joining in on all the creepy fun! :)


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