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FabFri52 Freaky Friends

Ok, so it’s not Friday yet, but Wednesday isn’t too bad, right?

Today’s post is for the Fab Friday #52 Challenge. It’s a color challenge, in colors I just used not too long ago for a different card! But, I had to make something new, so out came the inks again!
Here are the soon-to-be-spooky colors for the card:
Fab Fri Logos-056Here is the card I came up with:

I really like the simplicity, and the sparkle!
I used the Freaky Friends set from the Holiday Catalog, and the saying is from the coordinating set Ghoulish Greetings. It’s embossed with white EP to make it stand out a bit.
I had this layout idea after talking about the Halloween Bingo cards I made last year using the Spooky Bingo Bits set – just, in MDS! I was able to color the individual stamps with multiple colors with no problem.. and copy/paste 6-8 times is easier than marker-ing up 24 stamps 6-8 times!

Behind the scenes: I think this is a pretty simple card, and the only secret on this one is the glimmer paper – once again I used a scrap that had the middle already cut out, so I’m not wasting any unseen glimmer! (and wait for the black ink to dry. I had to re-do the cat a few times because I was being a little too anxious in putting it together!)

Hope you like it!


Unite and Excite summary #uniteexcite

Hey folks… Here is a quick recap of last Friday’s super cool Stampin’ Up! event: Unite & Excite!  Must not forget this:   #uniteexcite   because everything has a hashtag these days… and URLs hate “&” as text.
We had 75 Demonstrators all get together to do just that.. unite and be excited!

The host, Linda Bauwin, did a fabulous job, as well as all of the presenters and helpers.  We had demonstrations, discussions, round table questions, yummy cupcakes with cute little signs on them… and what Stampin’ Up! event would be complete without …. PRIZE PATROL!!!!  🙂
I was lucky enough to have my name drawn as one of the 16 folks, if I counted right, that got to receive a FREE stamp set (yes, 16 out of 75!! awesome odds!!) !  And on top of that, everyone there got an all attendee give-away! We got the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit. How cool is that?? I was pretty excited at the cupcakes, so throw in a free card kit AND a free stamp set?!? Sign me up for the next one!! 🙂
Linda also got to pick how to give away two BONUS stamps – Good Greetings – the one you can earn free through October…  The newest Demonstrator (which I think was just a matter of weeks) and the Demonstrator with the most Demo years (I wanted to say oldest, but that’s not quite what I mean!!) got those. Congrats to them!

I will say I was not good at taking a lot of pictures, I was too busy chatting with people I don’t get to see too often, and of course meeting new friends!  I believe a good time was had by all!  S0, here is a quick page put together using a template in MDS (My Digital Studio – love this btw) using some of my pictures as well as some shared by the other Demonstrators:

Nothing too fancy, just needed something to get the pictures all in, and not post them all one by one! (and I haven’t downloaded the new Project Life layouts for MDS yet!!)
That would be Linda in the pumpkin outfit, as in Paper Pumpkin? get it? too cute! 🙂

Hope everyone enjoyed the update!!