Sunday, January 10, 2010


I know it's probably strange to be staring at a Halloween card in the middle of January.

But, true to form, I'm always a day late and a dollar short, LOL. In all honesty, I made this card back in October for a Moxie challenge calling for us to feature a household item on our cards. At the time, I had been using Lisa Johnson's Papertrey Ink On My Couch set quite a bit and I had the bright idea to connect the couch from her set with a Halloween theme.

Such a stretch, but boy, was this a fun card to make! So out of my normal element. I think it was the sentiment that actually spurred this design on.....replacing YOU with BOO?? Come on, admit it, it was pure genius;0). The designer paper is Basic Grey's Eerie line. The BOO letters are foam and are from my scrapbook stash of stuff.

The sad thing was that I never got this card uploaded for the challenge. And of course, since I wasn't blogging, you never saw it here. So that's why you're seeing a Halloween card on my blog in January. Cuz I thought it was cute and I wanted to share it with you! Hope you like it.

Even though I wasn't blogging on my own blog for the past few months, I was visiting other people's blogs. In fact, I sort of got hooked on blogs OTHER than card making ones. I am sort of fascinated by junking blogs, and quilting blogs, cooking blogs, and of course, photography blogs. I thought I'd share some of my favorites with you, just in case you're ready to branch out a bit too.....

5. Get Your Martha On-a new blog I recently found focusing on finding our inner Martha's.
7. Artsy Fartsy Junk Finds-lots of great decorating ideas using junk!
8. Funky Junk Interiors-great decorating ideas.
9. Life In Grace-a Christian mom of like, a zillion kids. She looks like she's 20 though. Love her style of writing too.
10. Weekly Gratitude-a new blog I've found dedicated to filling our lives up with gratitude, something I really need to work on.
11. Snapshots of a Good Life-my all time favorite blog, for reasons I cannot really explain. I just love her transparent, REAL style of writing, and her AMAZING photographs. Someday I want to get into her online photography class, which currently has a waiting list of over 1200 people . Her photos are exactly what I strive for with my own. Until I can get in her class (and save up all the money to do so), I'll just keep stalking her blog;0).
12. Quiet Life-this is quiet, peaceful mom devoted to taking beautiful pictures of her absolutely beautiful daughters. She does quite a bit of feature writing for the Pioneer Woman Photography blog.
13. Thrifty Decor Chick-just another fun decorating for less blog
14. Trends & Traditions-a quilt pattern designer from northern MN!

I hope you have fun checking out these blogs today. Have a wonderful, family focused Sunday.



  1. i think this is really clever and the card could go either way--thinking of YOU or thinking BOO, as in thinkin' of nothin', so i thought i'd write you!

    this is classic Amy, with the mixed patterns and the cute little details--like the moon and the trailer for the sentiment from it.

    LOVE IT!

  2. Hi Amy,

    Thank you so much for the kind words!!!
    I can't wait to visit some of your favorite places!!

    Thank you!


  3. Anonymous1:17 PM

    Hi Amy! Thanks so much for the mention - I REALLY appreciate it! As far as the card - it's adorable and I'll just consider it early inspiration for this coming Halloween. :-) Hope you have a great week...

  4. Love your...ahem.......Halloween card! LOL! Thanks for all the links....will check them out!

  5. Your card is awesome. Welcome back.


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