Welcome to Day One of the RemARKable Stampers Holiday Madness Blog Tour! Buckle your seat belts and get ready for a wonderful Sleigh Ride through the Holidays…although as you all know, there’s not a whole lotta sleigh riding’ here in the islands! I’m thrilled to be a part of this blog hop for the next week, and I hope you’ll have a wonderful time riding along with me.
To get started, we’re going to visit the holiday closest at hand. Halloween in Hawaii is huge. When our kids were small, we lived in a neighborhood full of families. Everyone would set their beach chairs out in the driveway and watch the enormous parade of keiki (children) as they walked, skated, scootered or got strollered through the streets. The really organized people had their grills going, and there were a few houses with really elaborate and impressive decorations. I was always too busy getting three small children into costumes and fed something, anything, that wasn’t full of sugar before we headed out – carving the pumpkins was just about my limit. Fortunately, our yard was full of contented spiders willing to do a little decorating for me.,
You know that frantic, arms-flailing, twisting and turning little dance you do when you accidentally walk through a cobweb? You’re trying to get all the webby bits out of your hair and at the same time you are just PRAYING that the spider was out at Walmart getting supplies for the Webber grill…that’s what I was thinking about:
- Teeny Tiny Wishes and Season of Friendship Stamp sets
- More Mustard, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, and Very Vanilla card stock
- Basic Black and Rich Razzleberry Classic ink pads
- Big Shot and Spider Web Textured Impressions folder
- Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint; Rich Razzleberry Taffeta Ribbon
- Stampin’ Sponges; Modern Label Punch and Crop-a-dile
- Googly Eyes (non-SU)
Actually, my spider was sitting in the tree just watching me do the Tarantella and laughing with his little spidery friend. This new Textured Impressions folder from the Holiday Mini is so vivid you could use it all by itself for a card and it would work beautifully. I used it with the raised side down because I liked the distance it created, but it is equally awesome when you use it right side up. You’ll have to try it yourself to find out, but don’t wait too long because these Textured Impressions folders are very popular and you don’t want to be disappointed just before Halloween! That would be a mean trick and no treat.