Wednesday, October 4, 2017


Welcome to the Creative Circle Design Team Blog Hop! I'm thrilled to tell you that we have two new Design Team Members - Jay Soriano and Stesha Bloodhart. Welcome to the team Jay and Stesha! 

Jay Soriano

Stesha Bloodhart
Be sure to check out their blogs (click on their names below) as well as the rest of the Designers. What a great team Liz is assembling!

This month's theme is all about a Haunted Halloween. Since I had never made a Halloween Sampler before, I decided to give it a try:

Samplers are like making nine 3" x 3" cards and placing them on a 12" x 12" cardstock. They are incredibly fun to put together and make a great gift.

I love to add Dazzling Diamonds to my finished samplers - the sparkle really makes the sampler come to life. I applied the Dazzling Diamonds with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. And yes, there is glitter all over my craft room but it was worth it!

I primarily used the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper from which I fussy-cut the cat, pumpkins, witches' hats, and tree. The little bats, ghosts, and Trick or Treat House are from the Sweet Home stamp set and the Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies. The sentiments, tombstones, and gate is from the Graveyard Gate stamp set and  matching Detailed Gate Thinlits Dies. The spider webs were die cut from the Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies and the haunted houses were die cut from the Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies. I used Very Vanilla, Basic Black, and Pumpkin Pie cardstocks.

Here's some close-ups of some of the squares:

 I hope you enjoyed my post - I would love to hear from you! Now let's go see what the talented Jay Soriano has for us! Click on the list of names at the end of this post.

Happy Stamping,


  1. Sandy I'm totally in love with your 12 x 12 Halloween Sampler. I love all the various little scenarios going on in the squares. Great designs! What Spooky Fun! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Very nice picture! I love all the little details.

  3. Love your Halloween sampler Sandy! Each one is stunning and looks a lot of fun to make. Must try this out - thanks for the inspiration. :)

  4. I've never made a sampler before either. This is fabulous! Love the little scenes.

    1. Thank you Lisa - try it! You will love to do them once you do your first!

  5. You are sure good with yoour samplers! I should take that challenge!

  6. Your sampler is stunning Sandy. Great way of highlighting DSPs by fussy cutting the designs and love the touches of glitter ~ Jay

  7. What an absolutely awesome idea! Beautifully done!

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