Friday, October 26, 2012

Trick or Treat

 
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Hi everyone! It's great to be back blogging again. I just returned on Monday from a fabulous trip to Washington DC. My Dad will be 92 in December and is a veteran of WWII. I wanted him to see the World War II Memorial and some of the other related sights in Washington, so my sisters and brothers and I sponsored the trip for him. On Wednesday I had some minor surgery. It wasn't serious, but it slowed me down quite a bit. Then I had to babysit for my granddaughter yesterday. Today was the first day in a long time I could get down to my studio. It felt good to get inky again.
All of the above is why my Bloggers Challenge posting is a bit late today. Since the week is almost over, and since a number of my usual challenges has a Halloween challenge, my card will be entered in a quite a few challenges.
Bloggers Challenge has witches and goblins as its theme. Tuesday Throwdown, Mark's Finest Papers Friends of SpeedyCornish Heritage Farms, Fashionable Stamping, and Creative Belli have Halloween or Halloween colors as the theme. Octopode says Trick or Treat. Kraft Journal challenged us to show inside and out. Critter Sketch wants to see embossing.
As you can see from this card, Tim Holtz is quite a fan of Halloween. The design paper, all of the stamps, and all of the die cuts are products from his collection. The sentiment is embossed using Rangers verdigris embossing powder.

13 comments:

Basement Stamper said...

I really like the die cut you used. Glad you are back on the mend and your trip for our Dad sounds amazing, what a wonderful gift.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What a great card, Barbara...lots to view and enjoy. Your die cuts are awesome! Well done.

Mynnette said...

This is so fun! LOVE the glittery sentiment and the silhouette images! :)

2amscrapper said...

I love this! And your trip sounds wonderful. Thanks for stopping by my blog on the Gecko Galz hop!

Janine said...

Super Halloween card - hope you continue to get inky!

My name is Erika. said...

Fun card. Very Halloween-ish. Also love the story about your Dad. My Dad was a WWII veteran too but he never made it down to the Memorial. Wish he had, he would have loved it. It will be a nice memory for you to have of bringing him there.

Cumbrianlass said...

A brilliant card, so much to look at, I love the die cut? people
Thanks for joining in the Tuesday throwdown Challenge
Janet

lynne said...

Hi
This is such a fun card and I like the die-cut you made use of.
Thank you for sharing your Halloween card with us at FSC.
Wishes
Lynne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic card, love the silhouette. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

Angie said...

Nice card!!! I thought I was seeing Tim Holtz DP! Fun die cut!!!

So sweet that you were able to get a D.C. trip in with your dad!!! Very memorable I am sure!

Thanks for playing along with us this week at FOSTV.

sgc said...

Fantastic card. Thanks for playing in the Critter Sketch Embossing Challenge.

Ravengirl said...

Love the spookiness of your card! Thanks for playing along with the Friends of Speedy TV!

Terry said...

Hope you are feeling much better! How wonderful to spend such a meaningful time with family and your dad. Wow, 92! Love your Halloween card. The kids look so awesome standing in front of the house! Can you believe that I don't have that die? Thank you for playing along with us at FSC!