Bubble Bubble, Toil and Trouble

We played, we drank, and, oh yeah, and we stamped.

My daughter came home from college for the weekend and stirred up some fun for our stamping party (literally). We had a mostly Halloween theme going, and she concocted up some witch’s brew for us. Her long-time friend, Sammie, here, joined our stamping group until The Texas A&M football game whisked them away. (We like Sammie so much, we forgive her for rooting for the Aggies in our Longhorn camp.)


I just love it when my daughter comes home from University North Texas. She just brings home all her joy and excitement; she’s so thrilled with how her career/schooling is going. Besides being an Interior Design/Furniture Marketing major, she’s also a bartender. She knew how to hook us up with a fun brew.

Img_0474_4Here’s the recipe to Caitlin’s Witch’s Brew. I highly recommend it.

  • two bottles champagne (no need to use the good stuff)
  • half gallon orange juice
  • two liters lemon lime soda
  • five to ten scoops of orange sherbet (makes a great scum look on the top)
  • one pound dry ice
  • optional – peeled grapes for eyeballs

I wish I had sound and video, because it really did bubble and boil.

Oh, yeah, so for toil and trouble, we stamped. The ladies got to make the Batty Test Tubes and our Cuttlebug Boo cards, but the favorite of the party was this one, for which I can’t take any credit.  This is a "CASE" (copy and share everything) from this card on Splitcoast Stampers: here. It was a pretty easy card as my card-camp cards go (I tend to make them a little too complicated), but still the ladies got to play with generation stamping, omitting, and heat embossing with black embossing powder to make this card.


The recipe includes the Autumn Apparitions stamp set in the new mini catalog, Outlaw and River Rock Designer Series papers, Really Rust cardstock and ink, basic black cardstock and ink, black brads from the vintage brad combo, VersaMark ink and black embossing powder, gingham ribbon, and markers for the pumpkin stems and leaves. We even got out the spritzer tool to distress the pumpkins with the Going Gray marker. We used the Signo white gel pin to make sure the eyes were still visible on the cat after we embossed her.

I promise, no more Halloween cards, but it sure was fun. You know what that means . . . Christmas is coming! Get out the glitter.


Sweet Comments

  1. This is stunning! I just love this set and the layout you chose to use.

  2. Awesome post!!! I love the photos, the recipe and the card! What a perfect combination of greatness!
    Thanks for sharing everything… this will make a great party addition!!!

  3. Such a pretty card — Sounds like you all had a blast!!

  4. This sounds like a very fun party! I love Halloween and your projects were adorable!

  5. Darlene Dennis says:

    Love the card. The colors pop. Well done!