9.01.2011

**Note! I am a generous with Halloween candy!**

I admit for Halloween I love seeing all the cuties dressed up for the annual night of free candy from strangers.  I can't help myself from wanting to answer the door.  I tried to give the job to my teens with little success.  My daughter literally answered the bell three times, hemmed and hawed ( a southern term I believe) over the trick or treaters, told them to choose what they wanted,  and then tried (unsuccessfully) to pass the duty  on to her step brother.  He was not having it.   In his defense, he was in the basement and might as well had blinders and earphones on  as he was at the computer.  This left me to answer and I immediately feel into that trap again of squealing with delight at the sweetest costume dressed kiddies that echoed "trick or treat" in unison as I opened the door widely.  Love it when they get excited  to see your "stash" of goodies.  I always try and offer a wide variety.  Now, if you come late at night this offer is null and void as pickings get slimmer as the night progresses and I turn the light off after 9 PM.   Most kids would rather bypass my house because I have 15 steps that require your effort to obtain that sweet treat so your chances of having five choices of chocolate or sugar coated candies is pretty good.  :-)  Once you have walked those 15 steps, I assure you I will reward your effort with lots of candy!  I generally try and give 3-4 items.  I have had parents tell me that their child only needs 1 piece.  Say what?  Not happening on my watch.  I will tell you that it is better to give it out than see me sitting on my love seat eating said candy from the gigantic pumpkin basket it sits in at 10 PM as I channel surf for any mind numbing tv sitcom.  Trust me on this people.  The point of my rant is, I am generous with Halloween candy. 
Moving on, it's Thursday and am I ever happy to share my first Halloween card for this year.  I cut into my Authentique papers to create my card for Aud Sentiment's challenge, " Card for a Girl".  Our sponsor is Di's Digi's Download's and I used the little rock chic.
 

I think she is the sweetest!  Love her little skeleton ribbons. 
For this card, I did some sewing which of course meant I had to distress because I can't sew a straight line to save my life.  Another embarrassing thing I admitted.    I layered the music notes  paper on a white card base and then sewed around the edges.  A strip of the harlequin with the "Noteables Front" die cut was stapled with my tiny attacher and then purple pearls from Queen & Co were added to accent.  The tiny sticker at the bottom is also from the "Glowing" paper line.
BTW, I want some of those awesome stockings she is wearing in my size.  :-)
Thanks for stopping by my little blog and making me so lucky to have a reader! 

Challenges I would like to enter my card into:
Aly' Sunday Challenges: #45 Halloween
Charisma Cardz: #35 Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad: #136 Distressing & Tearing
Forever Night Challenge: #6 Too Cute To Spook
My Craft Spot: #23 Stitching

22 comments:

Kelly Massman

What a darling little card! Love the music paper combined with everything else!

Annette

now that is one cute Halloween card... I love it...She is just too cute...

Polly

LA tarjeta esta divina, y el digi de la niña es un encanto se ve estupendo.
Cariños

Sharon

Oh my gosh! I give out a lot of candy, too! And I will only buy the really good stuff! That way if any is left over, I will like it! Hahaha! But I give out so much, there never is any left! I so love your card! She is just adorable!
Love those papers you used. The stitching is great! I haven't tried that yet although Hubby bought me a craft sewing machine. :)

Forever Night

Very Too Cute to Spook project!! Thank you for joining us over at Forever Night Challenges "Too Cute to Spook" challenge. ~Forever Night~

Sweetncrafty Gal

Hey! Thank you for taking the time to enter our challenge at charisma
this week, your creation is beautiful! good luck hugs & happy crafting
Carlyann xx

Ros

Awww! this is so very sweet ... Love this card Amy

Karen

Amy she is super cute the distressing is perfect and I have the same problem with my stitching I keep working on getting it straighter...

Audrey Pettit

Such a cutie patootie card, Amy! I absolutely love Halloween! Love everything about it. So this card just made my day! Love the mixture of that elegant Authentique paper and the sweet digi image. The distressing and stitching are just perfect for this. Love every little inch!

Denise

Omgosh this is so so cute!!

Cheryl Nelson

Darling! I'm the same with the Halloween candy. We live up a big hill and so we don't get a ton of trick or treaters, but the ones we do ALWAYS come back because they know they will get a good stash of treats from out house.

Joy

Too cute...love her hair bows !! Thanks for playing along with us this week, at My Craft Spot !
Joy

Debbie

Sweet card and brilliant distressing. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad this week. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad Designs

Debs

Oh she is too cute to spook! Fab card - adorable image.
Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Vee

Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Charisma. Your card is beautiful.
xx Vee

Dawn

Awwww she's a real cutie! All the kids in our street are grown up now so sadly we don't get many trick or treaters!
Thanks for playing in the Distressing/Tearing challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

Carol

Love this Amy, good to find someone else who can't sew straight lol. Looking forward to working with you from next time. Carol x

Auntie Em

Love your little un-scary trick-or-treater! Great colours and I love the patterned paper you used. Distressing looks best on Hallowe'en cards anyway...hehehe!
We live a little out of the way and I always load up the little tricksters who make the journey with great bags of treats too. I even use to keep sugar free goodies for one who was a diabetic, but he's all grown up now. We have so few I don't want to miss any of them!
Thanks for sharing your cute card! :)

Rea

I agree with you, I want tights like those too. Too cute, love the music note paper too. Hugs

Amy C

Wonderful card!! I love that sweet little image. Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot.

Hugs,
Amy
Scrapping Mommy

Kate

What an adorable image! The stitching really adds to the overall look of your card. Wonderful job!
Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
Kate
Small Bits of Paper

xxxtglxxx

LOL! I love this! Great sentiment and cute image. :)

Thanks so much for playing at Charisma Cardz this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

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