Friday, October 23, 2009


It's the day for which we've been waiting all week.  Today I have a new Halloween-themed creation to share!  I also have all the details regarding HUMBLE PIE'S NEW CHALLENGE!!

This week the BAKERS at HUMBLE PIE, challenge you to devise a HALLOWEEN-THEMED, NON-CARD item. We realize we're a new player in the stamping world, therefore the use of a HUMBLE PIE image is NOT MANDATORY. If you have managed to obtain a HUMBLE PIE stamp or image however, we encourage you to incorporate it into your challenge submission!  The challenge is open until MIDNIGHT THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29TH EST.  Remember to leave us a comment with a link to your creation on your blog, you'll be eligible to win...

****** $10.00 in Humble Pie Maggie Money! ******

In need of a little inspiration for this week's challenge?  Click HERE for some awe-insipirng samples from the HUMBLE PIE kitchen.

Today's post is my HALLOWEEN-THEMED, NON-CARD design.  It features Maggie (who has decided to replace her summer season strawberry with a couple of carved jack-o-lanterns).  I chose to decorate a cardboard box in which one might (if not too late) find baking.

  • stamps-HUMBLE PIE'S Maggie, holding HUMBLE PIE'S jack-o-lanterns, sentiments are Amy R.'s Autumn Collection (C.C.Designs)
Maggie was inked-up with StazOn Jet Black, stamped on Fabriano 140 lbs cold-pressed watercolour paper and coloured with both Reeves Watercolour Pencils and Nicholson's Peerless Transparent Watercolour Sheets.  Her jack-o-lanterns were printed on the Fabriano paper and painted using Nicholson's PT Watercolour Sheets.  I added Judy Kins' Diamond Glaze to Maggie's hair and eyes to provide a little shine.  Studio G (yellow) Glitter Glue was added to the eyes and mouths of the pumpkins.  Some sparkle was also created by using Patina Stickles on the pumpkin stems and vines.  The sentiments were stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black.
  • patterned dp-Making Memories Spook Alley collection
  • cardstock-purple is core'dinations color core, black and orange unknown
  • foam glitter stickers-Making Memories Spook Alley collection
  • bling-kaiserscrapbook rhinestones
  • embossing-cuttlebug D'vine Swirl embossing folder
  • ribbon-Go With the Grain (black)  
Most of the ingredients for this creation were obtained from Phebe, The Town Scrapper.

Have a WONDERFUL weekend,



  1. Tricia...great idea to replace the strawberry with the pumpkins! Way to get creative!! Love this idea. Such a great way to stretch the possibilities of your stamps!


  2. ah, Tricia, you clever girl! i like to make substitutions with my stamps, too, so that they'll fit the theme or season. Maggie looks great holding these pumpkins!