Glinda, the Good Witch of the North: Are you a good witch, or a bad witch?
Dorothy: I'm not a witch at all. I'm Dorothy Gale from Kansas.
Glinda: Oh. Well, is that the witch?
Dorothy: Who, Toto? Toto's my dog!
~ The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Can you tell I'm totally bewitched by Halloween? I love everything about it except maybe the scary parts.
I would definitely be a goody-two-shoes kind of witch if I were a witch at all because I just get scared too easily. I tried to read the Exorcist when it came out 1973, but I got so scared, I threw it in the backyard. I was afraid to even have the book in the house. I don't think Mailey Dog or Pillow Pup would make very good witches, either. I'm just sayin'.
We're following the soft, shabby chic inspiration from E.T. for our follow-the-recipe #20 party. So, okay, mine may be shabby, but maybe not so chic. But, that's okay because you never have to use the entire recipe for our parties – just pick and choose the ingredients that work for you and stir up your own magic. For my magic potion, I choose the following from E.T.'s recipe: a digital stamp, lots and lots of glitter, ribbon/lace, (black) pearls, and die cuts.
As I mentioned before, I first met our sponsor, Heartfelt Creations at a stamping convention last Winter. I was mesmerized by the amazing products they were demonstrating. I always love it when I find something I've never seen before, and I learned more watching them at that booth than if I'd taken a dozen classes.
One of the things Heartfelt Creations demonstrated was this amazing ultra-fine transparent glitter. It's so fine and transparent you can actually stamp right on it. I applied double-sided sticky tape to the one side of my center panel, removed the release paper and sprinkled microfine glitter over the top . . . just like they taught me. I wanted the background to resemble a dewy, Fall night. It's really quite a site in person.
Here's the rest of my recipe.
- Pattern Paper – My Mind's Eye Mischievous
- Cardstock– Stampin' Up!, Kraft and Neenah
- Stamps – Claire Keay Little Witch.
- Color Mediums – Copics, Stampin' Up! Stampin' Pastels
- Embellishments – May Arts Net Ribbon, Stampin' Up! Trim Lace (Raven), My Mind's Eye Decorative Brads
- Tools – My Favorite Things File Tab Die-namics Woodgrain Fence, Nestabilities
- Misc. – Crystal Glitter Ritz Transparent Micro-fine Glitter, Be Creative Sheet (two-sided adhesive sheets)
- Challenges – My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club 36 (MFTWSC36), Jellypark Challenges Pass it On*
*What a great challenge – asking us to be sure to not just make a card, but actually give it to someone. I do have someone designated to receive this card, but it's a little secret I can't tell or it will spoil the surprise.
Be sure to swing back by later today. We have an extra special, fantastic . . . amazing treat for you. The Heartfelt Creations design team is joining the Catered Crop Top Chefs for our Quickfire. Ah, the creations are just GOR-Jusss. You do not want to miss this.
Off to bed for me . . . it's way past my bewitching hour.