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Honestly?  I wasn't feelin' it.  The Halloween-y.  I've been dragging my feet, even tho Fall is my favorite of the 4 seasons; Summer came too late 'round here, and now it seems to be leaving too early.  Dramatically early.  I'm not ready.  I need more days to run around in capris and flip-flops, not fleece and ragg socks.

Then, I saw this: Cards by Cookie: Beware…..

"SHUT UP!!!", I shouted.  Which was promptly followed by a ………………………THUD!

I love to visit Cookie's blog.  Girl's got mad skillz with stamps, stickers, die cuts–I always feel refreshed when I see what she's been up to.  And that card with the Martha Stewart acetate elements?  LOLLY!  I kept ogling it!

So, I started to pull out a bunch of Halloween stamps, and I couldn't figure out WHY, at first, because when I went into the studio, it wasn't with the intent to make anything Halloween-y.  I wasn't feeling it.  But Cookie's card kept flashing before my eyes.  I think she bewitched me.  *chuckle*  All of a sudden, TSUNAMI! I made about 4 designs.  Got up this morning and ideas for 4 more came rolling in!  What the . . . ? I don't usually get tsunami'd with 8 design ideas in that span of time.  I was puzzled.  Nevertheless, I was gonna ride the wave.  And did I ever!!!  I had a blast in the studio!

I finally put 2 and 2 together and realized it was Cookie's card that inspired this flood of Halloween-y.  And, while I have no scientific evidence to support it, I also think the yoga pants I was wearing had something to do with it–perhaps not necessarily the Halloween-y, but just a general environment of heightened creativity.

Therefore, I'd like to thank Cookie and the yoga pants.  Most kindly! 

I guess . . . I'll be sharing a lotta Halloween cards over the coming days.  *chuckle*



Credits:  Owl Silhouette, Bare Branch stamp images by A Muse Artstamps; Slate, Pumpkin card stocks by A Muse; Black Pearl Stickers by A Muse; Woodgrain Background Stamp by Hero Arts; Patterned Paper (Eerie Collection) by Basic Grey & Script patterned paper (Spellbound?) by Making Memories; 2 3/4" Circle punch by EK Success; Black alpha stickers by Cosmo Cricket; Corner Chomper (Rounder) by WR Memory Keepers; Versamark & Brilliance Graphite Black Pigment Ink by Tsukineko; Clear Embossing Powder

  1. Love your sophsticated card !

  2. What is not to love about this card?!??!?! Most excellent!! Glad the Halloween spirit via the yoga pants and Cookie’s card got you going!! :) YEA!!


  3. Awesome cards by HRR and Cookie – Cookie is such a sweetheart! She has been making gorgeous cards for years.

    Lots of Halloween inspiration here – thanks!

  4. Adore this card, just FABULOUS!!!

  5. Why yes, I am quite familiar with sweet Cookie’s cards and creations. And if truth be told, I’m quite smitten with her artwork too. Visiting her blog is like dousing myself with inspiration galore. Most of my creations are results of the inspiration derived from Cookie’s blog, okay, and yours. I’m thrilled to see that uber talented COokie showcased on your blog. What’s not to love? Right?

  6. Ooooo that card has teh awesome!

  7. What! Pinch me I think I am dreaming! I feel like Wayne or Garth from Waynes World….”I’m not worthy”…For one of my all time Card Designing Idols to mention me on her blog…You have made my 2010 and 2011…lol…Your title cracked me up when I saw it…It reminded me of a after school special or a funky band from the 70s…You are such a hoot! Not only are YOU an inspiration to ME but your a sweet soul…Your cards have LONG inspired me and I cant think you enough for mentioning me in this way….I just wish I could hop the next plane out there and give you a big hug(but right now I am in a tshirt and underwear drinking coffee)…Thank you so much ya cutie! Now I want to say I love what you did on this card the text on the moon and the wicked spelled out with that great owl in the tree rocks! And the layout is awesome! LOVE the rounded corners and woodgrain! I cant wait to see what else you have created…Hugs and Love, Cookie :D

  8. Great hollowed-y card and a wonderful blog! Love Cookie’s style…I can see why you were so inspired!

  9. Hi Julie!
    I just have to say that your card today is absoluetly fabulous! You have officially spread the Halloween joy! Mojo is flowing from your blog right now…I need to go stamp!

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