Halloween has always been a fun time for our family. My sister, mom, and I love this time of year and everything that comes with it; chilly weather, bonfires, crunchy leaves, apple cider, and of course Halloween!

However, for obvious reasons, this year has been a little different. So instead of prepping for our usual spooky night get together, we have been crafting away with all kinds of wicked fun projects.

While my sister is the queen of hauntingly cute wreaths, my mom and I have been working on some cards for the #thoughtfulpumpkin and #thoughtfulblueandorange challenges for #averythoughtfulhalloween. You may have seen my earlier cards using Tessa Loves Jack and Tessa Says BOO! paper kits, but here’s a quick peek if you missed them…

But now, for the rest of the post, my mom’s super cute set of cards will take center stage at the witch’s cauldron.

Using some Halloween clipart, a couple dies, Carta Bella stickers, bits of adhesive ribbon and of course, Tessa Says BOO!, she mixed up a potion for these fun and colorful holiday cards.

I really had fun crafting with my mom and in the words of Michael Scott “I’d never say this to her face, but she is a wonderful person and a gifted artist.” Haha!! Just kidding, of course I told her how much I love them!

#averythoughtfulhalloween runs until the end of the month and I hope you will join in on the ghoulish fun!

Click here to visit the in depth blog post for the challenge.

I’d also like to share my mom’s Instagram, if you’d like to pop over and show her some crafty support.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Wishing you a fa-BOO-lus day!



Paper Collections:

Tessa Loves Jack

Tessa Says BOO!

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If I know one thing, it’s Halloween! From spooky ghosts and haunted houses to cute pumpkins and trick-or-treaters, I love it all!

And with Halloween nearing, I decided to make a series on my YouTube channel for the days leading up to it. I'm going with the very original title of the 13 Days of Halloween! 😂

For day one of my series, I decided I would attempt another planner spread using one of my favorite Halloween/autumn colors, orange. I chose orange so that I could pair it with the newly released Bitsy stickers from thoughtfulstudio.

Bitsy is an adorable panda fox, created by Marie of thoughtfulstudio, with a really fun backstory that fits right in to a certain wizarding world. You can read all about her by visiting the link below. 🦊😊

Ok! So once I had my colors and stickers picked, I set off to create some puffy pumpkin spice clouds across my weekly planner spread.

I was really excited to use my new crackling campfire distress ink, that I had picked up at my local scrapbook store, which set in motion my cloud idea. To start, I grabbed a few more orange inks in the colors carved pumpkin, dried marigold, spiced marmalade, and ripe persimmon.

With my blending brushes and a cloud stencil, I added some fluffy clouds to the bottom of my planner pages with carved pumpkin and dried marigold. I then used the starry sky stencil from Lawn Fawn to make a gradient of stars, starting with darker inks at the bottom and getting lighter towards the top.

I had originally printed my planner pages with the dates at the top of the page, but I realized I had made a mistake and jumped from the 20th to the 22nd. So instead, I covered the tops of my pages with orange gold and glitter washi to cover the numbers.

Next, I chose a Hero Arts' alphabet stamp set from my stash that I thought matched the whimsical vibe of my layout. Then, I used some Versafine Clair ink to add back in the numbers and days of the week.

On to the main event! Here is where I added my Bitsy stickers, in two different sizes, across each of my pages. I thought she looked so cute prancing through the pumpkin spice clouds.

To finish off the spread, I stamped a quote that read “Do more of what you love” and lined it with more of the same orange washi. I also added some star bullet points to each day using a stamp set from The Sassy Club and a “notes” section with the same alphabet font as before.

I'm pretty happy with how this layout turned out. We started out pretty cutesy and fun 🎃🦊 for day one of the 13 days of Halloween, but I'm planning on getting spookier as we go along. 🧛‍♂️🦇💀👻

I'd like to add that if you’d like to purchase some of these adorable stickers for yourself, you can click the photo to the right to head to the thoughtfulstudio shop!

And while you’re there, you’ll also find Tessa Says Boo!, a matching paper kit perfect for your Halloween crafts!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

-Jenni :)





Fanciful Swirl Alphabet:

Magical Teachers:

Floral Stamp & Stencil Set:


Martha Stewart Halloween Washi:


Crackling Campfire:

Carved Pumpkin:

Ripe Persimmon:

Dried Marigold:

Spiced Marmalade:


Starry Sky:

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Today, I am happy to share my first card for the Not 2 Shabby Video Design Team.

For my card, I chose to use the You, Me and Pumpkin Spice stamp set from the latest N2S Fall Release. The idea for a fun and colorful pumpkin patch scene came to mind when I first seen this stamp set.

I started by stamping out all the images onto a piece of 140 lb. Strathmore watercolor paper with Gina K. jet black ink. To color, I decided to mix it up and use some Zig real brush markers.

Once everything was colored, I fussy cut all the images. I also added some glitter with a Spectrum Noir sparkle marker.

I used three distress oxide inks in the colors seedless preserves, spiced marmalade, and wild honey to create my ink blended background. I blended the colors across a piece of 110 lb. Neenah card stock with my blending brushes.

After I finished blending, I used my heat gun to speed up the drying time and then cut out the card front with the large Lawn Fawn slimline die. I also used a slimline hillside border die to cut my main panel lengthwise.

I picked the border die that matched the curve of the Lawn Fawn picket fence die, so that I could layer a fence behind the hill.

I stamped the top half of my panel with the "you had me at pumpkin spice" sentiment from the stamp set and heat embossed it with white detail embossing powder.

I used liquid glue to attach my top panel piece to a slimline card base, as well as most of my colored images to the bottom half of the panel.

I doubled up some foam tape and added it to the bottom half of the card panel and attached that to the base as well.

To finish off the card, I added my last three colored images, which were the fall leaves, to the top of the panel, around the sentiment.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

-Jenni :)



You, Me and Pumpkin Spice:

N2S Fall Release Bundle:


Large Slimline with Sliders:

Slimline Stitched Hillside Borders:

Little Picket Fence Border:


Zig Real Brush Markers:

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker:


Strathmore Watercolor Paper:


Seedless Preserves:

Spiced Marmalade:

Wild Honey:

Gina K. Amalgam:

Disclosure: I received this stamp set to share with my viewers as part of the Not 2 Shabby Design Team.