Archive for October, 2012

Oct 29 2012

B.O.O. from our Crew

Hello from the IE family…we thought you would like one last post of inspiration from our crew before the spooky holiday a few days away.  There is also time to enter to win the $50 in Emporium Dollars for holiday fabulousness shopping…head to this post for the October Monthly Challenge: Spooktaular Decororations.

Who says that spooky decor can’t be boo-tiful? (yes, we know…but we couldn’t resist)  Shelly Hickox shares an oldie but goodie on her blog…just beautiful!

Linda Cain shares this cool project with perfect pearls…that vial is great!


Kelly Booth shares these adorable pop-up cards…absolutely perfect use of the Karen Berniston Pop N Cuts!!!  We always adore Kelly’s coloring…and that Sparkly Fluff is great for a little texture!

One more bit of perfection from Shelly Hickox…if you haven’t tried the faux tarnished silver technique you are missing some serious F.U.N. and it is gorgeous!!!

We hope you have a little time to whip up something spooktacular this week!

Oct 15 2012

Boo-tiful Decor

WOW!!  So far we have had some fantastic entries in the October Monthly ChallengeSpooktacular Decorations!!  So many inspirational decorations and super cool ideas! Thank you for sharing in the fun!

Today, we have a few more projects from our Inspiration Team…hold on to your seats…they are positively boo-tiful!!!

Richele Christensen shares this fabulous BOO banner, she shares how cool Stamp2Cut truly is on this project!

Alice Wertz made this stinkin’ adorable card…like a lot of us, Alice uses her cards to decorate.  It’s perfect to display your cards in your decor; whether you stand them on a book shelf or table or stand them up in a floral frog or easel, display your art!

Jim Hankins blows us away with this super spooky crypt…what he has done with die cuts and foil tape is unbelievable!!! And, if you think the outside is crazy cool, wait till you see the inside or the ‘guts’ as he likes to call them!!!!

Kelly Booth also shares a boo banner…Ribbons, Bats, and Ribbons…oh my!!! A-Dorable!!!

Stephanie Ackerman shares these awesome block pumpkins…you have to try these!!! Simple and fabulous…and the leaves? Seriously, mad love for them!!!

Hurry…you’re all inspired and your head is swimming with ideas…go make something spooky!!! Enter on this post for your chance to win $50 in Emporium dollars!!!




Oct 1 2012

Spooktacular Month

Happy October!!! Whether you like the fun whimsical witches and goblins or the spooky ghosts and skeletons, this month brings a little magic into our lives.  It’s all in fun and it can be quite addictive to play with all the super cool things that are designed for creating Halloween spookiness…

It’s no surprise that the October Monthly Challenge is all about Spooktacular Decorations.  Show us how you take your paper crafting, altered art, or card making and turn it into Halloween decorations around your house.

As always, we will share inspiration from our incredible Inspiration Team all through the month.  So grab your black card stock, spooky dies, and magical stamps…it’s time to spookify your home!!!

Shelly Hickox shares this stunning coffee filter wreath adorned with glittery die cuts…super cool project!!

Chelle Fowler (yep..M.E.) shares this faux old mirror frame…super spooky with little touches like drops of alcohol ink for splashes of red, and a ghostly reflection…this was so fun to make!

Pam Hooten shares this fun vintage bingo card altered wall hanging…goes to show you that mixing the unexpected (who puts a birdcage, skeleton, and umbrella man together!!!???) can make a project come together awesomely!! Thank you, Pam, for inspiring us to play with our supplies…anything goes!

Linda Cain shares this large tag and stamped layers…the way Linda uses the white pen for contrast really makes all the elements stand out…and her UTEE numbers are so neat!

To recap: EVERYTHING GOES!!! All of these inspirational pieces pair unexpected things and have cool layers…YOUR TURN!!! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!!!

CONGRATULATIONS ,  Neil Walker you are the random winner of the September’s Monthly Challenge: ABC 123 School Time Fun.  We just love what you did for the challenge, your colorful tag and the saying ‘a good teacher untangles knowledge and gives dreams wings’ are fantastic!!! Thank you for playing along; please email your information to to claim your gift certificate!

For a chance to win $50 in Emporium Dollars to spend in the store just add a link to your submission below (your link does not have to be to a blog, it can also be to your SCS gallery…use code IEMC18 or other gallery online!!!)…and, remember, you can enter as many times as you want…so create away!!! Contest begins on October 1, 2012  and ends on October 31, 2012 at midnight…the winner will be randomly chosen and announced on November 1, 2012.