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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Halloween Pumpkin Tag #1

Returned from a mini vacation to Seattle, Washington.  Hubby was there on business working nights. We played tourist during the days. Saw the Fremont Troll, a cement statue/figure Troll, under a bridge. Enjoyed the Woodland Zoo which is now my fav Zoo because of the wonderful natural habitats. We saw no cages and only wonderful natural habitat settings for the animals. They had Jaguar cubs & Lion cubs. Enjoyed the Seattle Aquarium. They have a wonderful display of critters. Enjoyed sampling the foods at Pike's Market Place. Hubby & shared tasty mac & cheese at Beeker's. At Russian place, Pirosky, we shared a pirosky, similar to a Polish pierogi that is made of pasta filled with potato & cheese, made of bread dough filled with potato cheese. Also, shared a Pumpkin cinnamon roll. At another place we shared some Clam Chowder. Enjoyed the Chihuly Glass exhibit near the Space Needle. Was too foggy & overcast so we did not go up to top of Space Needle which we have been to top of before over 21 years ago. We also did not go on the ferry due to the fog. Went to Moormoor Park where there were wonderful Autumn colors. Went to Kerry Park which is a n overlook area of the Space Needle & downtown Seattle. Went to the Locks. Saw a large boat go thru the Locks and then also saw 5 boats go thru. Locks is 15 ft long and it was interesting how they fit the boats in. One worker there told us that the most # of boats was 20 and 3 Kayaks that they fit in the Locks.

Hubby took me to a Ben Franklin store. Bought some Lawn Fawn stamps on clearance & some Kraft cardstock.

Last day we were in Seattle we ate at a wonderful Italian restaurant, Piati's. Then we walked the outdoor mall there. Found a rubber stamp store, Impress Stamps. Bought the Martha Stewart pumpkin stamp/ink set that I used in the Tag.

Posted some vacation photos below.

Used Martha Stewart stamp/ink set bought in Seattle, WA.
Used Paper Piecing technique. Used VersaMark with Stamp N Plus chalk Ritzy for glitter look on the leaf on the hat and Stamp N Plus chalk Crimson on the hat. used colors: black, brown (sparkly Stamp N Plus Ritzy chalk), green, orange, purple, red, yellow. Stamped studio g sentiment. Added ribbon.

Seattle, Washington Oct. 20-25, 2013

Fremont Troll Oct 21,2013

Jaguar cub at the Woodland Zoo Oct 22, 2013

Supplies List 

chalks: Stamp N Plus - Crimson on hat, Ritzy (glitter) on hat leaf
inks:  Stazon Royal Purple, VersaFine Onyx Black
Martha Stewart: stamps/inks - Halloween set
paper: cardstock - green, white, yellow
ribbon: Ribbon Boutique
Spellbinder: Shape Ribbon Banners
stamp: studio g - Halloween sentiment
Tim Holtz: die - Tag

Entering this into the following challenges:

10/27 Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party #17 Halloween unlim 10/14
10/27 Incy Wincy Purple & Black 5E(#2) 10/21
10/27 Victorine Stamps Ch#70 Let's Get Spooky unlim 10/14

10/28 Cuttin & Stampin #42 Color Ch: Orange, Purple, Green & Black 3E(#2) 10/22
10/28 Die Cuttin Divas Ch138 Halloween 3E(#2) 10/22
10/28 Party Time Tues PTT#143 Glitter 3E(#3) glitter - Stamp N Plus Ritzy chalk 10/22
10/28 Scrappy Moms Stamps Terr Tues Ch Halloween unlim 10/22 

10/29 Simon Says Stamp Wed Halloween or Halloween Colours 5E(#4) 10/23
10/29 Word Art Wed Ch103 Anything Goes 5E(#3) 10/23

10/30 Crafty Ribbons Ch67 Anything But a Card 5E(#2) 10/24
10/30 Cute Card Thurs Ch35 Spooktacular unlim 10/24

10/31 DLART Thankful Thurs Oct Linky Ch unlim 10/3
10/31 QKR Stampede Ch62 Seeing Orange 3E(#1) 19/25
10/31 Ribbon Carousel RCC86 Fall & Halloween unlim 10/1

10/31  YNS Challenges Oct Fun Fri Ch unlim 10/4

Here is our October Inspirational Photo...

 You can use any component in the photo for your inspiration...shapes, colors...anything!

11/1 2 Sisters Ch167 Cute 'N Spooky unlim 10/26
11/1 Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe One Word Sentiment and Chalk 3E(#1) 10/20

11/2 613 Avenue Create Ch43 Anything Goes w/ Opt Paper Piecing 3E(#1) 10/27
11/2 Creative Insp Paint Anything Goes unlim 10/20
11/2 Glitter N Sparkle Ch56 Add Some Black 3E(#1) 10/27
11/2 Red Carpet Studio RCS56 "Hocus Pocus" Halloween Theme 3E(#1) 10/27
11/2 Robyns Fetish #183 Halloween 3E(#1) 10/27
11/2 Stamped Blessings Anything Goes 2E(#1) 10/27

11/4 Totally Papercrafts Ch190 No Squares Allowed 3E(#3) 10/25

11/7 Frosted Design Tag! You're It 1E(#1) 10/25


  1. Cute tag! Thank you for joining this week's challenge at Party TIme Tuesdays. Good Luck!

  2. Cute tag! Love the pumpkin ribbon! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  3. Cute tag...thanks for playing along with us at DCD!

  4. Hope you had a great mini vacation!! Looks like you had fun!! Great tag!!
    Thanks for joining YNS for this month's challenge!! :) :)

  5. Fun Halloween tag! :) I love the ribbon you used and the pumpkin looks cute! :) Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  6. Nice tag!
    Thanks for entering my challenge at Crafty Ribbons Challenge

  7. Great tag! Thanks for linking up at Craftin' Desert Divas. ~DT Janis

  8. ooh super spooky tag, thanks for sharing your fab creation with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS x Carol

  9. Thank for sharing those pictures of you trip Melissa - I am known as the Snowman Troll - because I live under the bridge -the lower part of Michigan ,,, we are called Trolls down here - the upper part are called Yoopers!

  10. Spooktacular Tag Melissa! Thank you for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenges this week; hope you join us again next week!


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  12. This tag is great and love that ribbon. Thanks for joining us this week for "Seeing Orange."

    Karal QKR Stmpede
    My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

  13. This is a wonderful tag and I love that ribbon!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at QKR Stampede.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Hugs Mian
    QKR Stampede Design Team Member
    Mian's Crafty Corner

  14. Cute Tag. Thanks for sharing at RCS.

  15. Great tag...Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy xx

  16. Your tag is adorable!!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs for our Tag Challenge!!!

  17. Love the Tag. Thanks for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle.
    Sammi (angelicbadgirl)

  18. Sounds like a fun trip!! Love your tag!! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!!