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Creative Inking Spooky Fun!

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Hi there friends,

Life has sure thrown my family and I some major curve balls… It has been an emotional roller coaster and to think one month ago today my mother went to the hospital because she was feeling nauseous and had back pain. It is scary to realize that she is filled with cancer. Her hospital bed arrived yesterday, and we are so thankful that her nursing services, home health aide and other hospice services have begun. Then, with my sister-in-law’s recent hospitalization with a severe Crohn’s flair-up, I have not had much energy or time for stamping. Thank you for those who have contacted me and are keeping in touch. We appreciate your kind words, prayers and sweet gestures. So, although I haven’t created recently, I didn’t want to miss another blog hop with these wonderful ladies, and I remembered my swap card I made for a recent swap by mail which fit the theme “Spooky Fun”! I hope you enjoy my card.




I had fun watercoloring our shimmer white paper with old olive reinker on the bottom, and smoky slate on the top of the piece. Then I stamped the haunted house from “Halloween Scares”  in memento black ink when it was bone dry. I colored in the windows and doors with a Stampin’ Marker.


I also used a scrap of the Shimmer white for my vampire and “headstone” with the greeting from the stamp set “Suite Seasons”. I love how the elegant eggplant is so deep and rich, and goes well with the pumpkin pie, old olive and delightful dijon markers to color in each word on the stamp. The new cookie cutter punch made this a breeze to pop out.


You can see that I added a witch and some ghosts, this time I used the stamp set “Spooky Fun” to pull in the other elements.


You can’t forget to decorate the inside- I made a mummy (From “Cookie Cutter Halloween”) and added bats and the saying from “Spooky Fun” .


Thank you so much for visiting my blog today- if you need to see the supplies I used, scroll all the way to the bottom of this post.


Also, I am organizing a fund raiser for my sister-in-law Kathy, you can read more about it here:


Are you ready to go see what the amazing Sandy has prepared for us, then click the next button below:

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If you need to go back and revisit Kristine’s blog, please click the previous button:

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Here are the supplies I used for today’s projects:

Thank you for reading my blog post, for your support and understanding.

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: N32RY9MD

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

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12 thoughts on “Creative Inking Spooky Fun!”

  1. I never thought of water-coloring a Halloween card. It makes it look so realistic. Thanks for hopping with us this month, in spite of all that is going on. (((hugs)))

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