Friday, August 10, 2012

Halloween 2012, Finding My Crafty MOJO!

Hi Everyone,
Each and every August I go looking for my Halloween mojo. I always start in August because I just love Halloween!  I like to let the anticipation build for weeks.  I am not rushing the holiday, I am just enjoying every moment of the vibe that builds up to the big day.  It's silly I know, but I just love all things Halloween. Starting with the colors, moving through all the crafty goodness, picking a perfect costume, and ending with yummy candy! What's not to like? But true to form, with the pool open and a thermometer that is reading 85 degrees it is a bit hard to catch the "spirit"! So I go a look'n! It's kind of like a seek and you shall find thing.  I know for sure it is out there because the catalog from Costume Express arrived on Monday and I have been seeing little signs here and there around on the internet.  I reworked the craftspace for the fall/winter projects. I knew the mojo was upon me. I was struggling a bit but, once I got all my paper out and placed my fall Stampin' Up order I knew I was good to go.  I have to say I just love, love, love Stampin' Up! My favorite demonstrator to follow is Angie Juda Kennedy, click her to visit her awesome blog:
Today she posted a video on youtube that shows how to make an ornament for Christmas that is featured on the front of the Holiday 2012 catalog. Here is a picture:
Gee, it sure is pretty! I loved it the minute I saw it. As soon as Angie posted her video I got right to work using the supplies I had on hand to make one. Since all my Halloween paper was at hand I went that route.  Here is what I made:

LOVE IT!!! and now I am onto the next one! I really think this is the piece that helped me find my Halloween 2012 mojo, 'cause from today till the end of October, I am all about HALLOWEEN!
Have a great weekend everyone.  Thanks for visiting and I promise more Halloween mojo is on the way.
Just a quick edit to add a pic of my second ornament.  I really enjoyed making these and I am looking forward to a Christmas themed piece.  They are fun to make though a bit long winded but, so worth the effort.  Here is a picture of the one I made for Sam. I think she will love it.
 Enjoy whats left of the weekend, Lysa


  1. Thanks Angie, I would not be the crafter I am without all I have learned from you. Thanks for everything!

  2. These are Awesome! I guess I could be prejudice since I used to be a SU! demonstrator years ago. I am still a lover of all things SU!- Just had to get back to a 9-5 so I could keep things going at home but I am really ready to get back to my passion! Lysa thx for sharing! I've told you I am not a big Halloween fan like you but these are awesome and so is your Spooky Tree! So much more original than decorating a Pine Tree for Halloween! LOL