Friday, October 19, 2012

Something for Trick-or-Treaters

Well, as most of you who know me are aware, I'm not big on the whole Halloween theme.  I don't like the dark parts of Halloween that unfortunately come with following this holiday, but I do like to use the opportunity to pass out cute little treat bags filled with candies, a prize and a Christian tract for each child who comes to our house in search of Trick-or-Treats.  I will give them the best "treat" ever - the Gospel of Jesus Christ (along with some candy and prizes of course).  I always pray that perhaps even one child will come to church or get saved through the aid of the tracts I tuck inside.  I can only plant the seeds, water them gently, and then I have to wait for God to make a flower grow.  But, that's my "M.O." for Halloween night.  I hope that those of you who get large crowds of children coming to your door also take this rare opportunity to spread the Good News.  The Tract League is one of many places where you can order cute Christian Halloween tracts that clearly explain the plan of salvation.  Kids are expecting candy, but we have the opportunity to give them something eternal.  I hope you will consider this opportunity to witness.  It's really wonderful if you look at it that way.  You can make this seemingly spooky and dark holiday into one with a bright and happy future for children (and their families), and then of course pray that God, through His divine Holy Spirit, will do the rest of the work once you've planted that seed.  Happy Trick-or-Treating.
 
I made this card using one of the new release stamp sets I was given for Mark's Finest Papers.  The set has some cute little stamps including a ghost, a broom, a witch, some sentiments, a cute little cat, and more.  I made this simple four-square card that is the inspiration for this week's Sketch With a Twist Challenge on Speedy TV.  You can enter our challenges on Speedy TV by clicking this link Mark's Finest Papers and signing up for Speedy TV.  There are many challenges you can play along in there, as well as card swaps and other money-saving offers and chances to win stamp sets.  I hope you will play along.
 
 
I'm entering the following challenges with this card:
 
http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/10/joys-eerie-inspiration-board.html - Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Joy's Eerie Inspiration Board

http://lexiscreations.blogspot.com/2012/10/challenge-76-and-winners-of-75.html - Lexi's Creations Blog - Challenge #76 0 Spooky/Halloween
 
http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/2012/10/shopping-our-stash-challenge-73-trick.html - Shopping Our Stash Blog - Challenge #73 - Trick or Treat

http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.no/2012/10/challenge-19-something-spooky.html - Stampin' For The Weekend Challenge Blog - Challenge #19 - Something Spooky

http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.com/2012/10/challenge-57-anything-goes.html - Bearly Mine Challenge Blog - Challenge #57 - Anything Goes
 
http://www.toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/2012/10/challenge-87-things-with-wings.html - TopTip Tuesday - Challenge #87 - Things With Wings - I guess ghosts have some sort of wings, since they can apparently fly.  I wouldn't know for sure, though, since I've never really seen one - other than the ghosts that are flying around my neighborhood from people's front yard trees.  I also included a witch's broom - I guess that also give her "wings". 
MY TOP TIP:  To give my ghosts that "eerie look", I simply dabbed a bit of Elmer's glue on the body of the ghost, and sprinkled them lightly with ultra-find glitter.  You can try this technique with anything you want to just sparkle (or illumine) a bit.  Just a small smear of Elmer's glue on the tip of your finger and a light dusting of ultra-fine glitter will give it that "spooky" stand-out look.
 
http://paperplaytime.blogspot.ca/2012/10/ch-86-welcome-to-boo-ville.html - Paper Playtime Blog - Challenge #86 - Welcome to Boo-Ville
 
http://morethanfavors.blogspot.com/2012/10/wacky-wednesday-76-halloween.html - More Than Favors Challenge Blog - Wacky Wednesday #76 - Halloween
 
http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.com/2012/10/time-to-get-spooky.html - Card Makin' Mamas Challenge Blog - Time to Get Spooky
 
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/10/october-challenge-all-things-spooky_6.html - Crafty Calendar Challenge Blog - October - All Things Spooky

http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/10/challenge-57-something-spooky.html - Divas by Design Challenge Blog - Challenge #57 - Something Spooky
 
That's all for today.  Hope you're all having a great week and enjoying this coolor weather as much a I am.  I think this weekend I will make a big warm yummy pot of homemade chili for my family.
 
Have a blessed day,
Karen

22 comments:

  1. This is adorable! Love those ghosts!

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  2. super chou mais même pas peur!! biz

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  3. This is fantastic love the ghosts and the design is fabulous. Caroline xxx

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  4. Your card is so cute! Love how you put the broom by the cat!
    Pam

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  5. Your card is cute and I love your adorable ghosts. I enjoyed your post and tip. :) Thanks for joining our Things with Wings challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips. Good Luck!

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  6. This card is cute... And who doesn't love a sparkly ghost??Thanks for joining us for the Wacky Wednesday Challenge! Hope to see you back for more!

    Happy Crafting!
    Paula

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  7. spooky cute card! Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine, good luck and hope you will join us again.
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  8. Very cute card! You have a variety of great creations on this blog! Thanks for visiting mine

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  9. Hi Karen. Great Halloween card. Love the design. The sparkly ghosts are fabulous.
    Thanks for sharing at Lexi's Creations.
    Love Sandra xxx

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  10. Hi Karen - I too give a wee card with the 'treat', and also pray for the children - I tell them that as they are on my property, if they want a 'treat' I will pray with them first - I have yet to be turned down!!
    Cute card too, BTW.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  11. Fantastic Halloween card, love the sparkly ghosts and the adorable kitten witch! Loving all the details and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our 'Halloween' challenge!

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  12. Hi Karen , thank you so much for your sweet words you are so kind . Biggest Hugs Elaine .
    I will keep word art Wednesay in mind next time I craft

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  13. Oops forgot to say how much fun your card is ....well done Hugs Elaine

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  14. This is wonderful. I love the cute Halloween images, I much prefer them to the dark and spooky kind. The colours and layout are fabulous.

    Thank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge

    Sue

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  15. Fabulous Halloween card, love the cute images.
    Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

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  16. Fabolous halloween card. Love the design with the buttons, string and images. Great tip too. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge. Bettina
    xx

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  17. Fabulous card Karen, the images are so cute and I love the little broom.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

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  18. Cute card , not all Halloween cards need to be scarey. Enjoyed your post as well. Thanks for joining in at .Card Makin' Mamas.
    Lisa

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  19. Thanks for joining in the Trick or Treat challenge at Shopping our Stash! Loving the sparkles on the ghosties!

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  20. Stunning card. So lovely design. I like the colors you have used and the sparkly ghosts are fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Captivating design with eye pleasing shades making it prominent than others..

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