My baby girl turns 21 this Halloween. She has always loved having her special day fall on Halloween and has celebrated it to the max each and every year. I am sure this year will be extra special for her. As this milestone birthday approaches, I have been a bit nostalgic and have been thinking of Carly's very first Halloween birthday. This week's challenge from Serendipity Stamps is to create a Halloween project and I wanted to make something that I can look forward to displaying every year during Carly's birthday month. (Yes, she makes it last an entire month!) Serendipity has so many Halloween images to choose from, from cute, to vintage and I decided to use one of their brand new Fall Stamps, Ghost with Pumpkin. Here is the wall decor I created with Serendipity Stamps to celebrate Carly's first Halloween.
Ghost with Pumpkin stamp and shaded it a bit with copic markers. (You all should be able to tell by now that I am not big into coloring), but one of the things that is so great about Serendipity stamp images is they are so detailed, you can color them which looks beautiful, or not...which is totally me and they still look great.
I also added a Serendipity sentiment to the card (It's a Special Day), because after all...it will always be a special day to me. Carly was born on a Thursday, so I added the date with diecut numbers. You might notice all those big black spiders. They are dimensionals and actually were put there because they have a very special meaning to Carly. When she was 9 months old, she was bitten by a black widow spider and spent 3 days in Intensive Care. That was one of the most scary few days of my life, but ever since then, Carly has been nicknamed Spider-Baby. The letters spelling out Halloween Birthday are cut from orange felt and glued to the picture frame. The picture is mounted on a Spellbinder Postage frame and is Carly dressed in her first Halloween costume.
I can't wait to hang this up on October 1st, and I am hoping someday Carly will display it in her own home and tell the Spider-Baby story to her own kids. Here's a pic of Carly today at 21:
Are you ready to see some more Halloween projects using Serendipity stamps and dies? Make sure to check out the projects from my fellow Design Team Members. They are either going to be cute, scary or vintage...but most of all, great!