Wednesday, September 19, 2012

tour de FREAKS - Halloween & Fall Inspired Blog Hop

Welcome to the Control Freaks September Blog Tour. So glad you could join us. Our tour features some of your favorite Control Freak Stampers sharing projects made with Stampin' Up! products.  You may have just come from my fellow freaker, Sandy Mathis blog,  If you did, WOW, weren't her projects great?!?!? 
Our theme for this month is: "Halloween & Fall".  Sooooo, here we go...
I'm in love with the wonderful "Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit" in the Holiday Mini catalog on page 27.  It couldn't be cuter or easier to use!  I'll start out with a simple card using the Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper.  This Tangerine Tango and Basic Black stripped DSP just screams "Jail House Rock" to me.  Did you notice the cute mummy peeking out over the edge of what looks like a tombstone?  This card was so easy to put together using the kit.  I used lots of Dazzling Details and Googlies of this card.  I love that Stampin' Up! has Googlies in the kit...and we are able to purchase more Googlies separately.  How cool is that?!?!?!?!?


Stamps:  Googly Ghouls  [pg 27 in Holiday Mini]
CS:  Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
DSP:  Howlstooth & Scaringbone  [pg 24 in Holiday Mini]
Ink:  Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade
Markers:  Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade
Accessories:  Ghoulish Googlies Bundle, Dimensionals, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Sponge Dauber,
          Dazzling Details Glitter Glue


I recently had a play date with my friend, Mary Carr.  We made lots of Halloween Treat Holders and a Luminary.  Using the Ghoulish Googlies Kit, we decorated lots of treat holders.  We took the 8" pieces of Pumpkin Pie Baker's Twine, folded them in half, threaded each through the hole on each of the tags and tied a bow.  They were the perfect length.  The inspiration for all these treat holders came from many blogs so decided to give them a try.

Stamps:  Googly Ghouls
CS:  Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie
DSP:  Frightful Sight [retired from last year]
Ink:  Basic Black, More Mustard
Punches:  1 3/8" Circle punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle, Merry Mini Punch Pack-Star punch
Ribbon:  1/2" Basic Black/Basic Gray Striped Satin Ribbon [pg 26 in Holiday Mini], 
    1/8" Calypso Coral & Lucky Limeade Sheer Ribbon [from 2012 Sale-a-Bration catalog--retired] 
Accessories:  Big Shot, Petal Cone Bigz Die, Spider Web Embossing Folder, 
    Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit, Designer Ribbon Slide [pg 31 in Holiday Mini catalog], 
    Tiny Stapler,  1" x 8" Cello Bags, Candy [yummmm], Paper Snips, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, 
    one pair of non-SU googlies, Sponge Daubers, Scoring Tool, Dazzling Detail Glitter Glue


Luminaries are a favorite of mine and my customers.  A Halloween Luminary was top on my list. 
It took more time deciding what to do than it did to actually make it.   

Side 1

Side 2

Stamps:  Googly Ghouls
CS:  Basic Black, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
DSP:  Howlstooth & Scaringbone, Frightful Sight [retired]
Glimmer Paper:  Champagne  [pg 18 in Holiday Mini]
Vellum:  Paper Weight [retired]
Ink:  Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade
Ribbon:  1/8" Sheer Organdy Ribbon - Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade
         [from Sale-a-Bration catalog - retired]
Punch:  1 3/8" Circle punch; 1/4" Circle punch; 1/8" Circle punch;  1 3/8" Square punch
         non-SU cat, bat, ghost, grass trees punches
Accessories:  Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit, Scoring Tool, Dimensionals, 
         Battery Operated Tea Light, Sticky Strip Tape, Sponge Daubers, Dazzling Details Glitter Glue...
         about everything but the kitchen sink.  :)

Now it is off to the next stop on our tour, LeeAnn Greff's blog.  Wait until you see her great projects.  :)    Thanks for stopping by...

Happy Stamping!   Judy  :)


  1. Love that Googly Ghouls set and your projects are awesome! I especially like the luminary!

  2. Great projets - especially love the last one!

    1. Thanks Wendie. I wanted to do a Halloween Luminary for a long time. The Blog Hop gave me the incentive. :)

  3. Fun projects! TFS!

  4. Great projects, Judy. Like the luminary best.

    1. Thanks Sandy. I love cute Halloween and Googly Ghouls is perfect. :)

  5. Awesome projects, usual! Love them.

  6. Hi- I LOVE the luminary! Could you please share meaurements/scoring on it? Thanks Kay

  7. Thanks Kay. It is an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of card stock. Score at 5 1/2" lengthwise. Score in 2 3/4" segments across the 11" side. That's it. very easy. :)

  8. thanks for sharing.