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It’s Never Too Late for Halloween

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Black Cats and Acrobats by Miz Bella (Kimberly Ayers)!

Bella has had a flurry of Halloween-ness (Halloweeniness?) and I’m perfectly willing to show off Halloween projects a wee bit longer!

That project above is called Black Cats and Acrobats, and I’m particularly fond of the split Matchbox Ticket Journal that unfolds from the back of the haunted house (the photo across the bottom of that group is showing a work-in-progress photo that shows the pieces before they were glued to the back of the house).

For more info and photos of that project AND the Abracadabra mini shrine at left (what is happening there?) AND another mini shrine below (!) please visit Bella’s blog post. And here are 2 supply lists: one for the Black Cats and Acrobats and another that shows the ingredients used in the 2 mini shrines.

Note: I’ve picked out some treats from all of Bella’s projects to include in today’s Giveaway! More info below — and also see below for info about a FREE GIFT related to Bella’s haunted house above!

And an aside: the cute papers Bella used as backgrounds on the pic at left (and the other mini shrine below) are Vintage Halloween 2×2 Number Squares Scrapbook Paper (the polka dots) and Bewitched Scrapbook Paper – Spooky Night (the cloudy sky at left and the floral pattern below). And that crazy orange and black gingham plaid above is from the Vintage Halloween Collector’s Essential Kit.

New Products!

Don’t look now, but that first item is for Halloween OR Christmas! You can make a Santa skull (or an evil elf skull) with the hats, plus this set includes lots of useful little text stamps (like checkboxes for naughty or nice).

See all those lovely (and bright) colors of Art Foam above… well, here’s the dish:
Thin, colorful foam that can be cut and shaped to make flowers or leaves (or other small items). You can cut with scissors or dies (or a paper punch). You can use rubber stamp ink to subtly ink the edges of petals or leaves for a more realistic look. And you can heat the punched-out petals or leaves and form them (quickly) when still warm (and it doesn’t take much heat — yes, that middle pic at left is against a clothes iron). You can also add veins and texture to leaves by pressing the foam against real leaves (or floral leaves) when warm.

Hooray for the It’s Never Too Late for Halloween Giveaway!

Take a deep breath… I’m going to be jumping around a bit!

First, I’m including the Tiny Divination Cards Collage Sheet (for those acrobats in the windows of the Black Cats and Acrobats above). Plus the Mini Halloween Banner Half Sheet, for those cute pumpkin-headed kids on the accordion-fold panels of the Matchbox Ticket Journal – Black (that I’m including, too)!

Moving on to the Pumpkin Patch shrine at left (how cute!):
Mini Halloween Costumes Collage Sheet (for the witch riding over the pumpkin patch)
Clump Foliage – Fall Mix (for the pumpkin patch itself… as seen far under the flying witch)
Cat on Pumpkin Mini Shrine (the shrine itself!)

Finally, from the Abracadabra shrine above, the Reversible Clowns Collage Sheet (for the clown as magician who has mysteriously lost his feet inside the shrine?) and the Creepy Dolls Collage Sheet (for that cute little tyke inside the shrine).

And as a special FREE GIFT today: Even though the Nightfall Haunted House Kit just sold out, I have a few sets of the haunted house covers from that kit left over (that Bella used above for her haunted house — see photo at right). They are laser-cut fronts (and solid backs)… similar to the haunted house in the Mini Haunted House Covers but the solid-back version was only available in the kit. There are probably 15-20 sets left… so: first come, first served! ALL orders today (till I run out) will get a set of the haunted house covers FREE! (Plus a set is included in this Giveaway, too!)

To enter the It’s Never Too Late for Halloween 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, November 2, 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 Haunted House Candy Dish Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Jill MacCartney! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, November 1st, 2018

19 responses to “It’s Never Too Late for Halloween”

  1. Jennie Ingram says:

    Halloween every day!

  2. Laural says:

    Never Never too late!

  3. Joette Rozanski says:

    Halloween is never really over. That Haunted House is so cute!

  4. Dianna says:

    I like Halloween art all year long. Another great haunted house and black cat shrine.

  5. Leah Strong says:

    Oh I looooooove the fold out albums on the house! And the skull and santa hat stamps!

  6. geri says:

    Trick or Treat…
    Never to late to start planning for next year 😉

  7. tamera newger says:

    Halloween is every day here making halloween things year’s what makes me happy and her project does just that!

  8. Denise Bryant says:

    I agree… it’s never too late for Halloween! It’s my favorite paper crafting occasion of the year!

  9. Karen Mallory says:

    Halloween crafting can happen all year!!! Love making holiday stuff!

  10. BarbMac Vt says:

    Awesomeness! Love the Hallomas stamp set! Who wouldn’t love an evil elf card for Christmas? Cool projects too! I am excited about the Art Foam also!!! TFS!

  11. Sylvia L says:

    I always have post-Halloween letdown, so I’m happy it’s extended for a little longer. Thank you for having one more Halloween giveaway.

  12. Jean Marmo says:

    Would love to keep Halloween alive for a while longer!!

  13. Kat Cashwell says:

    Yay more Halloween- I can’t get enough!!!!!🎃

  14. Kathe Deck says:

    Halloween is the best holiday for crafters, isn’t it?

  15. Barb A says:

    Great haunted house. And love the journal.

  16. Nadine says:

    Never too late! I can start some Halloween projects now for next year!

  17. Jo says:

    Love Halloween- thanks for creeping it on!

  18. Mary Mac says:

    Enjoying all these great Halloween projects.

  19. Congrats Jill! When I opened to leave a comment it took me to the previous give away page, played until I found this one. (Maybe others had a problem as well only 18 comments) Love the house and other goodies. Thanks for sharing. Another great give away.