Saturday, October 4, 2014

Four days down...

...and only 27 more to go.
The days are just flying by as it is.
Hope I can keep up!

About a month ago a dear friend gave away almost all of her
earthly possessions and moved to Texas with her son.
Don't even get me started on living in Texas, but let me
just say it was the worst eight months of my life. Period.
Anyhoo, I digress.

One of the various treasured items that I now have of hers
is this Disney album.

 That is some vintage shit right there.
Super nice, right? Not in too bad of condition either.
Although the album's inner sleeve is (of course) missing.
Meaning, that the album may be a little worse for wear.

She said her Dad used to play it every year for Halloween.
I remember those kind of houses while trick or treating.
They were so much scarier than the houses with just a porch light 
and a lit jack-o-lantern. 

I mean c'mon, look at those titles!
You can already hear most of these just based on your own Halloween memories.

I'm guessing that by the time you get to side two, you may be ready to call
it a night. Not sure just how many screams and drips I can handle in one sitting.
I'll probably be popping this gem into a frame and hanging it up as art.

And speaking of art, here is a nice shot of my mantle the other evening.
It's a good view of my bugs and a beautiful framed art print from and by
Check out her shop for gorgeous art of all themes, but her dark art is
of course, my favorite.    

And now for the crafty portion of our show...

I made this card, and I love it.
I tend to try too hard, but this is so simple, and it came together
fairly quickly, for me anyway. 

The image was a freebie from Paper Whims(?) years ago,
but I can't find a link for them anywhere. It may have been from 
a now defunct blog. Anyone else have this in their stash? Donna?
EDIT: I reverse image searched it and found it at Beccy's Place, along with
a few other cool freebies. You are welcome.

I really like the Victorian feel of the damask dp, the label, and the
combination of black lace and Burton-esque ribbon. 
I like it a lot.

Thanks for stopping by again, today.
All of the hop links are in my sidebar for your hopping convenience. 

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Divas by Design - spooky creations


  1. Where did you live in Texas? I'm from Texas and yes, parts of it can be hell. Other parts are wonderful. Love your card! That is some awesome lace!

  2. WOW Glo!! this is a fabulous post! That record looks like it sounds pretty freakin scary!! Love it! And your mantle is awesome - love that AW painting! Jealous!! :)
    And your card is fabulous! I love the layout, your papers are fab, the ribbon is gorgeous! And that image is one that I have been keeping an eye out for for ages.... cos I dont know where I got it either!!! I have that one, one with a pumpkin and 'spooky' and one with a witch with 'screech' on it - I'm sure all by the same artist - and no clue how I came to have them, they're not labelled right! :( Looking forward to solving this mystery! :)
    And finally, a thank you for playing along at Left of Center and A Step in the Dark too!! We are AG/Halloween over at PunkyouGirl too if you're up for it! :)
    Mo xxx

  3. Lovely skeleton and beautiful coloring! Great everything really! The colors, lace all work wonderfully together!

  4. Wonderful card! Love how you've colored her, she does look familiar I think she may be part of my digi stash too (I'll look today) And ya know I think I had that same exact Disney what memories :) but I think I played it all year long, lol.

  5. OK, I'm back. That image is from Beccy's Place. Thanks for reminding me I had her and a few of Beccy's other scary ones in my stash :)

  6. so awesome I can not find any words to describe how much I love the card. I like everything about it,the colors, the layout, even the materials used Bravo

  7. I love this hop every year and your card is a frightful delight.

    I have that album! I used to play it often and not just for Halloween.
    Shows both my age and how warped I am, right?

  8. Love the damask background and the wonderful vintage label! Thanks for sharing it with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  9. As a matter of fact, I do have that image, but am glad I don't have to go seeking it out as I'm running a bit behind this morning, Glo. I so love it, and the fab Victorian feel of your gorgeous card. xxD Are you gonna play that album this Halloween? The house in our neighborhood that did that used to scare the shit out of me. xxD

  10. OOoooooooo what a bootiful card, so rich so gothic so yummy! Wow, a nice score for you that LP from your friend, head scratcher for me to think she'd give up something like that, especially that it was something her Dad played every Halloween. I'm a big sentimental softie and keep everything LOL ;0)

  11. LOVE the skull, so gorgeous, am in serious awe of your incredible talent, thanks so much for inspiring and sharing!~kim

  12. I like it a lot, too! Love the way you've used the vintage label image. I always like those, but wonder what to do with them. Now I know at least one fab way!

  13. Enjoyed reading all your post! Great the touch of purple!

  14. Wow this is elegant, pretty and horrifying all at once! I love it! I also remembered I have bugs in resin, and will now go add them to my mantle lol :)

  15. What a fabulous Halloween card, love your layout with that scary image..Thank you for joining us at Bearly-Mine and hoping you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x DT
    great post tooo

  16. A fabulous Halloween card - loving that skull! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  17. I really love this, the soft colours enhance the spookiness of the image. Fantastic project.

  18. That is an old record. Wow. I would keep it in a safe place like the frame you mentioned. Your card is well done. Like everything you do *U*. Love the black n white with the pop of purple.

  19. Great card, the image is so cool and the lace... just so Halloween. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week. Hugs, Justyna xx

  20. Great card, love the image and lace. Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

  21. Nice card! Love your paper. Thanks for sharing with us at Divas by Design.

  22. I love your card also! I had that very album when I was growing up! Nice mantel! You rock! Keep up the great work!

  23. Fabulous card love the background and the beautiful border. Thanks fire joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

  24. What a fun layered card. Thanks so much for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Have a spooktacular Halloween : )

  25. Wonderfully creepy card! thanks for playing along with our Halloween and Ribbon challenge over at Really Reasonable Ribbon! :)

  26. Lovely!!!!!!
    Good luck and thank you for participating in Berly Mine
    Hugs Tiziana


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