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It’s beginning to look a lot like… Fall

Filed under Back in Stock, Giveaways, Halloween Countdown Kit, Laura Carson, Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Rubber Stamps

We had our first rain (sprinkles, really). (Sorry, Arizona! I know you guys are getting swamped.)

As the weather is in flux (100 degrees last March?!) I am enjoying NOT having Indian Summer (I know, I just jinxed it). But I’m looking forward to Fall and Winter (Halloween and Christmas… Saturnalia, whatever you celebrate).

So I’m mixing in a few new *Christmas* items today. I know, some of you are already busy making gifts… and that post-Halloween crafting-time is short!

BUT FIRST: 2 fun HALLOWEEN projects to oggle today! And both have to do with light (candles… or LED faux candles)…

Embalm Stamped Candleholders by Rhonda Secrist Thomas

Wow! These turned out great!

Not much to tell you about… you can see Rhonda’s work-in-progress photo below (stamp the new Crowned Skull Cling Stamp with black ink on parchment… color with colored pencils… tear the edges… glue to a mason jar). Oh, and tie on some cheesecloth with a bit of twine or ribbon (and put a tealight inside).

Nice job, Rhonda!

New Products!

Hooray for the Halloween Lanterns Giveaway!
(And hooray for the second Halloween project!)

Laura Carson! Laura has been such a busy bee lately (lately? I know… this whole year with her Streets of Paris projects) that I’m just getting to her September kit art!

Laura picked out 3 from the 5 mini Halloween shrines that went live last month and (with the help of a lot of glitter!) made some very sparkly Halloween Lanterns.

Here’s a bit from Laura’s blog post:
I glittered and attached cut-outs from the Black Creepy Critters Shape Set, Wood Jack-o-Lanterns Cut-Outs & the Narrow Spider Web Flourish Borders. I think my favorite creepy critters are the rats as they have very detailed whiskers and tails.

(Psst… do take a minute to visit Laura’s blog post for tips on decorating the shrines… like spray painting the LED Tea Lights black.)

EVERYTHING in Laura’s Halloween Lanterns Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway! Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Laura’s artwork, which are also all included in the Giveaway!

Note: if an item is duplicated in the Halloween Countdown Kit (included in the Giveaway) and also listed separately in the supply list, I’m just including one of those items. (AND since there’s a shrine in the kit that’s different the the 3 Laura decorated, you’ll get FOUR shrines!)

BONUS: I’m adding some glitter, too! (Not quite the same ones as Laura used but these will make good substitutes.)
Purple Glitter (note: that’s on clearance!)
Pumpkin Orange Ultrafine Glitter
Raven Iridescent Glitter

To enter the Halloween Lanterns Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Friday Night, October 5, 2018).

Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via

Hey, who won the Nightfall Haunted House Kit Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Lorna E! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, October 4th, 2018

54 responses to “It’s beginning to look a lot like… Fall”

  1. Deb says:

    oooh I see a spooky glow!!

  2. Emily Ann N. says:

    Love all the Halloween stuff!!

  3. Rhonda S says:

    I like all the projects!

  4. Janet Mustachio says:

    I LOVE all of Laura’s work!

  5. Leah Strong says:

    Ooh, I love the big cat!

  6. Jo says:

    love the shrines! love Halloween!

  7. Winnie says:

    Love these little boxes.

  8. Kathy Toews says:

    These would look cool in windows instead of pumpkins or candles.

  9. Ann F. says:

    The Embalm Stamped Candleholderslook so easy and fun to make. I’m going to have to give them a try.

  10. Barbara Carter says:

    They are so cute. They would go great with my haunted house. I just love Halloween and decorations for it.

  11. Ina Good says:

    Love Halloween especially that cat one and ravens and live Laura’s Shelly’s like day of dead also!

  12. Donna Kottcamp says:

    Love the use of the ravens. I normally don’t like rates, but she’s right…that one is pretty cute.

  13. Laural says:

    GLITTER< GLITTER can't live without! Wonderful ideas for Halloween

  14. Jennie Ingram says:

    OMG, I love the candle holders!

  15. Gina Goodling says:

    I could use some new Halloween inspiration at my house! Love the never ending inspiration from these artists!

  16. Kat Cashwell says:

    These are awesome and I love all the glitter! I really like the creepy critter shapes!

  17. Marcia says:

    Who can resist Halloween? Your posts and projects are irresistible, always!

  18. Nancy O says:

    Glitter, lights, bright colors, and Halloween theme………what’s not to love?

  19. Nancy AT says:

    yikes! These are so cool. I want some, too!

  20. Nadine says:

    Love all the Halloween stuff!

  21. Dorris says:

    These are delightful!

  22. love the spooky Halloween shrines! Glitter, lights, fun, oh my!

  23. Traci says:

    Great Halloween decorating project ideas. >^..^<

  24. M. C. Sparks says:

    The raven glitter looks really cool

  25. Mary Warren says:

    Halloween is my favorite season! Loving all the little goodies that you have to make my work even more fun!

  26. Chris K. says:

    You have such cool stuff.

  27. Debora L. says:

    I like the spooky creatures.

  28. 13 tiny black cats will scamper in and out and about my little icon house. They’ll scatter glitter everywhere~ My grandbaby will help out with the glitter scattering…I’m sure of that!

  29. Marilyn Ray says:

    I seriously need to get that skull stamp. And the whole project is awesome. But the glitter shrines tho? NEED. !

  30. KIM says:

    No one can have too much glitter or Halloween stuff.

  31. Diane Duller says:

    Woohoo, Too cool….love them all

  32. I love this and oh the glitter I just love it all

  33. Dianna says:

    Love all the Halloween goodies. Spooktacular!

  34. Pauline P. says:

    I am starting to Decorate for Halloween,
    Love this.

  35. Sandie says:

    Love the shrines, especially the purple glitter. Well, I really love all the glitter.

  36. Angie M says:

    That stamp is to die for 😀

  37. Jean Marmo says:

    The halloween lanterns are such fun! Love them!

  38. Marykay chisum says:

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Thanks for making it even more wonder filled!

  39. Pat Stoughton says:

    Oh Goodness. These are spookily delicious. And so refreshingly original. Thanks for the eye candy!

  40. Carla says:

    I absolutely LOVE the shrines! Laura is so creative!

  41. Karen Mallory says:

    These are so cute and you can’t beat glitter. Love them all!

  42. Judy Goodwin says:

    I love Halloween lanterns. I have some but nothing like these. They are great.

  43. Celia says:

    Wow – these wonderful little Halloween shrines are so versatile!

  44. Barb A says:

    Halloween & glitter, black cats, crows & spooky houses…….what’s not to love!

  45. Congrats Lorna! Love the glittery lanterns, they are all cute.

  46. Kay W says:

    Love the black cats

  47. Janet Turner says:

    Wow! What great Halloween decorations. Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

  48. Christy Layne says:

    All of the Halloween projects look fantastic!

  49. Mary Brown says:

    My oldest daughters birthday is November 1st, Day of the Dead so I’m always looking for new ways to celebrate. The new stamp is perfect!

  50. Mary Mac says:

    I love how these are the perfect size for the tea lights.

  51. Andrea Pretlow says:

    Always such fun projects!!

  52. Diana bittaker says:

    So love these little lanterns! Would love to try one on my own!

  53. Rebecca R. says:

    Love the black kitties! So cute!

  54. Nancy E says:

    Love the lanterns!