Halloween Scenes for Pals Paper Arts


It’s Thursday, and time to play with the Sketch Team at Pals Paper Arts! This week’s sketch is courtesy of Susan Itell. Ever since purchasing the Spooky Fun Bundle, I’ve been itching to create a card using the Halloween Scenes Edgelits.  This sketch, with its circle, seemed like the perfect backdrop.  I hope you enjoy today’s card!


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This finished card measures 5-1/4″ square when folded.

  • Setting the scene!  Soft Suede was used for the Fence, while Tip Top Taupe was accidentally selected for the Spooky Tree.  I actually thought I was reaching for Crumb Cake, but didn’t realize I had Taupe until after the tree was cut.  But you know what…I like it! As for the moon, So Saffron was my yellow of choice, edged with just a tinge of Pumpkin Pie ink.


  • Yipes, stripes! What I love about Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Papers is how well the patterns coordinate with each other.  These two small prints work perfectly together!


  • It’s all about the details! Halloween Enamel Dots and Black Metallic Thread add interest to the open space at the top of the card.

img_0353-003Exciting News

The past few weeks have been filled with lots of exciting news.  First, I promoted to Gold status with Stampin’ Up!, thanks to the promotion of my wonderful downline member, Beth McCullough.  You may know Beth from her Stamping Mom blog.   I also earned the Thailand incentive trip, and for that I have you, my customers to thank.  AND if that was not enough, the icing on the cake is that we have a new champion at our house.  I would like to introduce you to Champion Anscha-Happy Tail’s You Don’t Know Jack!  Jackie will begin his quest for his Grand Champion title in a few months.

100116-10Of course, there is never a dull moment here as we continue our whole house remodeling project.  Hopefully, the first and second stories will be completed, except for refinishing the floors, by the time the snow flies here in SE Iowa.  We’ll be tackling the basement next, followed by the garage in the spring.  Jackie has been a huge help with the painting, as you can tell from his Sherwin William’s Accessible Beige eyebrow!

img_0343Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit today! If you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Until next time…


  1. That’s a really terrific card. How you got that out of that sample, I’ll never know! Love Jackie’s eyebrow : )

  2. Congratulations Ann on your achievements, I’m so happy for you! Also with Jackie, such a handsome boy! Your card is amazing, love all the details!

  3. I love using dies to create cute scenes! Great Halloween card! And I’m so happy for you with the two pieces of exciting news you announced!

  4. CONGRATULATIONS, Ann, on your promotion AND the trip to Thailand! What a wonderful and well earned opportunity for you and Kim! Of course, we all know Jackie will do well, he is such a handsome fellow! Love the card and Mary’s comment for the card. Safe travels and good luck on the up coming events. Hugs!

  5. Looks like I’ll have to buy that set, Ann! It makes the cutest cards…especially when you’re designing them!
    CONGRATULATIONS on your SU accomplishments,,,so happy for you…enjoy that trip!!! Congratulations also to Jack…the paint was evidently added before the competition! Keep up the good work, Ann & Jack!!!
    Diane Gil

  6. Ann, big congratulations on your promotion! You deserve everything good! I am also glad to see Jack is a “paws on” kind of redecorator! LOL

  7. you always have a terrific Hallowe’en card to show everyone!! LOVE this little cutie.

  8. You better go buy a lottery ticket! Congrats on your accomplishments and Jackie’s! Love your fun Halloween scene…..especially like those wispy fibers!

  9. CongratulatIons on both your achievements! ‘Course I guess that handsome guy had something to do with his feat! Beautiful card too…

  10. Wonderful accomplishments! Keep it up – just love your designs.

  11. Another Ann masterpiece. Love this card and the extra bonus of the Metallic Black Thread. Glad you are in SE Iowa and not Montana as we already have snow. So excited for your remodel!

  12. Ann I wanted to post a separate comment to say CONGRATULATIONS!!! Seems there is TWO champions in the family. How wonderful you promoted to gold and are going to Thailand… I know several people who went there and loved it.
    Also congrats to your fur baby champion too!
    Well deserved for both!

  13. This is just so adorable! I love the creepy old tree and the witch flying by … so cute. The subtle DSP background looks great! Hugs.

  14. You really know how to “make a scene” for Halloween, A! Love that touch of Accessible Beige on Jackie.

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