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Holiday Catalog Favorites

Holiday Catalog Favorites

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No doubt my list of favorites is very long with the Holiday Catalog.

In fact, my list is kinda obnoxious.  I couldn’t help it.  I wanted it all.

 

Where Do I Start?

After looking through my catalog and thinking how to tackle my favorites one that kept coming to my mind was Halloween.

When the Holiday Catalog rolls out for demonstrators to get a first look, I always go to the Halloween section to see what peeks my interest.  I am never disappointed.

In fact I get a little giddy when I see the Halloween products.

For today’s Creation Station Blog Hop I want to share one of my favorite Halloween sets this year and a few sets that compliment it SO well.

 

Cookie Cutter Halloween

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I’ve created three fun cards using a few different images from the Cookie Cutter Halloween in conjunction with the Spooky Fun stamp set.  Another set that is perfect addition for Halloween crafting is the Ghoulish Grunge.

 

Spooky Vampire

 

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This vampire is absolutely adorable and the coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder punch makes this set a breeze to create with.

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By using the Lots of Labels framelits I created a tomb stone and a simple circle framelit to create a moon.

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When you look closely to the right of the card you can see the brick background stamp found in the Ghoulish Grunge stamp set.  Love how this coordinates with the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper.

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Can a Mummy Be Cute? 
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Well, this little mummy is adorable and super easy to stamp and color.  I did a simple watercolor wash over him using my Blender Pen and Sahara Sand ink.

Once again I used the same stamp sets to coordinate with the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set to create this card.

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Adding some googlie eyes just made this mummy come alive.

 

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The layers were added using dimensionals.

 

Far From Scary Scarecrow

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Can this scarecrow be any cuter? The little details are perfection and easy to color using a Blender Pen or Aqua Painter.

I grabbed two of my favorite stamp sets to create a greeting for this card; Labeler Alphabet and Sunshine Sayings.

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I added a few extra embellishments such as Linen Thread and a few doilies to give it a little texture.  All are kept together with a simple stapler

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Your Favorite? 

There is no doubt this stamp set will go down as one of my favorites in the Holiday catalog.  One of the reasons I also love this set is the punch also coordinates with the Cookie Cutter Christmas.  Two sets and a ton of uses.  That’s GREAT news.

 

Now, what is your favorite? I’d love to hear from you.  Which stamp set or product do you love? Let me know in the comments.

Now its time to see what favorites the Creation Station designers have.  Just click the buttons below to see more amazing projects.

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Cookies & Dracula

Cookies & Dracula

This card couldn’t be more fitting for today.

Cookie Cutter Halloween is adorable and I spent time over the weekend creating with it.

This new stamp set in the Holiday Catalog is a cutie and had me giggling while I was creating this card.

 

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Spooky & Cute

It’s hard to look at this and say spooky because every single image in this set has some bit of cuteness factor in it.

SO why was I giggling with Mr. Dracula?

Well, the greeting and the Dracula caught my attention.  I was stamping to free some mass anxiety I’ve been  having.

Yes, unfortunately as you’re reading this I’m either waiting for or having my root canal done.

YAY, said no one ever.

Spooky is the first word that comes to my mind.

Going to the dentist is by FAR the spookiest thing to me on the planet.  I would rather have 10 babies than go sit in a dentist chair.

 

Dracula is Smiling

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I started giggling when looking at this Dracula image because he’s smiling.

Seriously? This instantly makes me think of the dentist.  His evil smile at me.

Why such fear? It only took one bad experience. I’ve never been the same since.

Since April I’ve been back and forth to the doctor and the dentist.  One telling that the sinus problems I’m having is a dental problem.  The dentist (taking X-rays) telling it’s a sinus problem.  Believe it or not, if I look back on this problem it’s been going on for 3 years.  Before I left VA I had seen a dentist for this exact issue. They said it’s all sinus problems.

Isn’t it amazing how God put this to rest while I cared for Russ?

In April it re-surfaced.  Back and forth I’ve been trying to get to the ROOT of the problem-pun intended.

For Petes sake, someone FIX it.

I believe I found that someone.  I hate to even admit that I *kinda* like this new dentist.  He’s kind and he says THIS is the problem.  Knowing this is not a sinus problem is a big relief, truly a blessing.

 

As the Old Saying Goes…

Its time for Kimberly to put on her BIG girl panties and face my fear and sit my bootie down in the big girl dentist chair and have the work done.

Never mind that since the consult on Wednesday I’ve been anxiety ridden.

Not sleeping.

On edge.

Cannot think clearly…

Stamping to distract my mind…

 

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The result of my anxiety was a cute Dracula.  Saying “EEK!”  How ironic this word was my exact thought as I get myself ready for this appointment. EEK.

 

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We Can Do Hard Things

Today while I’m sitting in the big bad dentist chair I will remind myself that I can do hard things.  I can face my fears and push past the spooky feelings this professional gives me.  I guess I need to give up some control and realize he’s the professional and I’m the scared patient.

The truth is, I’m a big baby.

I hope to report tomorrow that I survived.

 

At 2pm Central Time if you feel inclined to do so- pray for this dentist.  He may need it with this gal.  Pray that I can be brave.

*I have no confidence in myself*

 

XOXOXO

 

PS- September 1st… you can order this adorable stamp set- Cookie Cutter Halloween. I’ll tell you more about it soon.  Right now my brain only sees the pointed teeth – smiling at me.  AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!