Word Art … Happy Halloween

Have a happy, safe Halloween weekend! Here is a list of helpful sites you’ll like;

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It's Halloween! It's Halloween!
The moon is full and bright
And we shall see what can't be seen
On any other night.
Skeletons and ghosts and ghouls,
Grinning goblins fighting duels,
Werewolves rising from their tombs,
Witches on their magic brooms.
In masks and gowns we haunt the street
And knock on doors for trick or treat.
Tonight we are the king and queen,
For tonight it's Halloween!
- Jack Prelutsky

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Vintage’y’ Halloween Word Art Cuties

Buttons, badges, whatever you call them, these little vintage images are so cute for Halloween. I added my own word art – ready for you to add personality to your digi-scrapping layouts or crafts. It’s so quiet … are you liking any of these?     

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Trick or Treat Word Art

Here we go, a few days ‘til Halloween … a little more Halloween Word Art for you this week. After costumes, the best part of Halloween has to be trick-or-treating. At least for my kids it was! Door to door trick-or-treating has changed in many most places, replaced with parties and mall shopping/treats. We are more cautious but it’s still a fun night and a great opportunity for scrapbooking photos. The title below is whimsical and cute for digital scrapbooking or crafts. ENJOY!

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We took a short trip to the mountains to get fresh apples yesterday. They had a new variety that I haven’t tried before …

Pink Lady - my new favOrite! Try these if you find them!!!

perfect balance of sweet/tart, juicy and crisp … in lheart ve



I always love to see my word art put to use. Take a look at Heather’s FANGtastic layout with my tombstone word art. See more and go explore her blog http://scrapurheartout.blogspot.com/

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Dance, Love, Sing, Live Word Art freebie

My weekend was busy and fun as usual when my dd visits. This time, she decided to explore her brother’s and dad’s shop.

She tested out her brother’s newest & latest acquisition … a ‘69 VW bus!! He actually drove that thing from KS to SC!!! And it’s still running :)

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… and as if that wasn’t fun enough, she tried driving their forklift -

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The last time dd was here, together we made some Wall Art Word Art. I made the 8 x 8 layouts (credit: Fiddlette Designs, Brandie Butcher-IsleyHGD by Laurie Ann, & Miss Tiina) to highlight one of my favorite quotes – had them printed at Persnickety Prints (no smudging/smearing like with some home printer inks) – mounted to 8 x 8 canvases with Mod Podge – applied 3 more coats to seal – glued on some grosgrain ribbon hangers – and hung them in a hallway next to our extra bedroom. 








Here are the 4 word art elements that I made for my wall hangings. (with a few changes to allow sharing)

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Halloween Doodle Tombstone Trio for digi-scrapping/crafts

Ooohh, you have to admit … you have to give it to me … this is CUTE!! I took a doodle font “Ryans Font” from The Scrappin Cop and turned the capital U upside-down to make the tombstones. (the cross is another doodle font “t” from Deb) After adding brush designs and fun tombstone sayings, it’s done. A one-of-a-kind word art treat for you, for Halloween! The zip file also contains a BONUS filled in graphic. Enjoy … and tell me if you like it. Your comments matter, ‘ya know!

I’m off the computer for the weekend. My daughter will be here in a few moments to spend the weekend with me for my birthday celebration. Yayyyyy!!

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Power of Words

For a long time, I have been intrigued by the effect of words, our language, on our lives and those around us. My quest has led me to many great teachers. One of my recent discoveries, that I adore, is Christine Kane. She is the real deal (and from my neck-of-the-woods Ü). Here is an article from her newsletter - you should subscribe to her eZine!

Watch Your Language: 7 Rules for Getting What You Want

by Christine Kane
Years ago, I was in a car with a music promoter. He had picked me up at the airport and was driving me to my hotel before my performance. On the way, we talked guitars. We got onto the subject of Olson Guitars, arguably the best guitar in the whole world. At one point, the promoter said, "Yea, well, in my entire life I'll never own an Olson guitar."

There was a time when I'd let a remark like this slide on by, even adding my own "me either" to the mix.

Now, I can't.

So, I turned to the promoter and said, "You are NOT allowed to say that!"

This is because I know the power of language. When you understand that words become things, you just can't let language slide.

Now, I have a rule I live by:

Friends don't let friends speak crappily.

Listen up!

Your language is a powerful tool! Words create reality. Even if my promoter friend doesn't know how on earth he'd ever get his guitar, it doesn't mean he should cut off the possibility with his own words.

If you're wondering how to begin watching your words, here are 7 rules for getting what you want!

1 - Eliminate "never" and "always."

Never and always are words of hysteria. "I always mess everything up!" "I'll never figure this out!" "I'll never get an Olson Guitar."

First off, it's not true. If you always messed everything up, you wouldn't have made it out of the womb.

And second off, extreme words are designed to hook you. It's just your emotions taking a joyride. You're more powerful than that.

2 - Use AND instead of BUT.

"But" dismisses the statement before it. "And" includes it. For instance, "That's a good article, but it needs some editing" isn't nearly as encouraging as "That's a good article, AND it needs some editing."

"I love you, but..." is another great example of the dismissive power of "but."

3 - Avoid "Should."

Should is a heinous word for many reasons.

"Should" is victim-speak. It disempowers its object. It negates desires, thereby making it harder to make choices. It adds a nebulous energy to the decision-making process.

Use empowered language instead: "I could..." "I would..." "I am choosing to," "I would like to," "I don't want to," or "You might consider..."

4 - Stop calling yourself depressed.

Also stop allowing anyone to tell you that you are depressed. When you call yourself "depressed" or "obsessive compulsive" or "ADHD" or whatever - you're claiming this thing. You're calling it forth with the most powerful two words in our language: "I am." Stop claiming anything you don't want to be!

5 - Delete the word "hate" from your vocabulary.

"Hate" has lots of energy. When you use it, you send lots of energy out into the very thing you "hate." Even if it's negative energy, it's still a powerful force, adding its charge to that thing. You're also depleting this energy from your own spirit as you say it.

6 - Be "great." Or "wonderful."

A disease of the creative temperament is a belief that we must be authentic at all costs. So we can't answer a simple "How are you?" without delving into an in-depth scan of our emotional temperature.

Try this instead: When people ask you how you're doing, just say, "I'm great!"

I used to think if I said this, then I better have a darn good reason for saying it, like I just won the lottery or something. I thought it would make me look suspicious, and people would start to wonder if something was wrong with me. But then I did it.

And you know what? Most people don't care why you're great. You're saying it for YOU.

7 - Pay attention to the music of your speech.

You know how some people? They talk in question marks? And you have no idea why? But it makes you think you shouldn't really rely on them? And it makes you not want to hire them?

The music of your language says a lot about you. If you let your sentences droop like Eeyore, ("Thanks for noticing me.") or if you do the uncertain question mark language, take note of what attitudes are causing this. These patterns are created for a reason. Even if it feels like faking it at first, generate confidence as you speak.


Christine Kane is the Mentor to Women Who are Changing the World. She helps women uplevel their lives, their businesses and their success. Her weekly LiveCreative eZine goes out to over 12,000 subscribers. If you are ready to take your life and your world to the next level, you can sign up for a F.R.E.E. subscription at http://christinekane.com.

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Halloween Ima Goner Tombstone

Before I tell you about today’s Word Art element, I wanted to tell you about a new url shortening service by Google - http://goo.gl/ – nothing wrong with bit.ly or tiny url or any others … this is just another option to check out. Now, about your tombstone.

Here I am with a birthday coming up, making tombstones! LOL It ain’t right … birthday … tombstone … birth … death … but actually it’s the way it is, isn’t it.

Anyway, for your Halloween digi-scrapping/crafting projects, you get this shadowed tombstone as well as a plain one, both in a zip file. It looks very cool on a dark background. Other TOMBstone sayings to come to make a spook-tacular graveyard.  ;)


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Halloween Word Art “Tombstone” Sayings



I ran across a nice surprise recently. A reader/fellow blogger, Lu Gomes at scrapcherry.blogspot.com, put my free pdf “Matchbox Treasure Chest” tutorial to use (find it in the left sidebar) and made herself a fabulous memory box … treasure keeper … treasure chest! I l.o.v.e it!! It looks like she’s using it to store buttons and such. I am so stoked to see your work Lu – thanks for sharing :)


For your digi-scrapping and crafts projects during the Halloween season, you will be “fang”ful for this list of tombstone sayings - they are purely FUN. Later this week, I’ll have some freebie tombstones ready for you … SPOOKtacular stuff!!

"Tombstone Sayings"
  • Gone underground for good
  • Ima Goner
  • I told you I was sick
  • Here lies Rick R. Mortis
  • Here lies Will B. Under
  • Here lies Barry D. Alive
  • Here lies I. M. Dead
  • Here lies Dear Departed Brother Dave, Chased a Bear into a Cave.
  • Here lies good old Bill, He always lied and always will, he once lied out loud and now he lies still.
  • Here lies Les Moore, Shot 4 times with a 44, No Les, No more.
  • Here lies Paul Carter, Father of 29, There would have been more, But he didn't have time.

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Halloween Word Art “Witch” and Titles

Let me wrap up this week of Halloween Word Art with my list of title suggestions. Choose from this fun Halloween title assortment for your scrapbook pages, cards, and crafts.

Happy Halloween!!  
A haunting we will go
A Spooktacular Day
A "Spooky" Halloween
All Spooked Out
A Way spooky Boo day to you
Are you a scaredy-cat?
Beary Bewitching
Beary Scary
Best Witches
Be "Witching" Halloween
Blood donors needed…see the Count
Bobbing for Apples
Boo Bash
Boo from the crew
Boo to You
Broom parking-5 cents
Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble
Carving Out Good Times
Carving out Memories
Carving Pumpkins
Coffin Break
Costumes, Monsters
Come as you aren't
Come sit for a "SPELL"
Cute little Spooks
Cutest little pumpkin(s) in the patch
Don't be scared…It's just us
Dressed to Thrill
Every-batty had a Great Halloween
"Fangs" for the memories and nightmares
Forget the Ghost…beware of _______
Freakie Frankie
Frightfully Delightful
Fright Night
Getting into the "spirit" of Halloween
Ghost have real spirit
Ghostess with the mostess
Goblins on the loose
Halloween Howls
Halloween is a Real Treat
Halloween is Brewing with fun
Halloween Party
Happy Boo Day
Happy Halloween...whatever you are!
Happy Haunting
Happy Spook Day
Happy Trick or Treating
Haunting Homes
Have a Hauntingly Delightful Halloween
Have a Hauntingly Happy Halloween
Have a Spooktacular Halloween
Have a Very scary Halloween
I am Boo-tiful
I can "bearly" wait for Halloween
I do believe in ghosts, I do, I do, I do
I Love being Witchy
I Want to Drink your Blood
If the broom fits....fly it!
I'm a Ghastly Ghost
I'm a Pleasing Pumpkin
I'm a Pleasing (whatever the costume is)
I'm Bats about you
In Search of the Perfect Pumpkin
It's Candy Day
It's Pumpkin Time
Jack-o-lanterns light the Night
Jazzy Jack-o-lanterns
Just a Little Bit Corny
Let's go out for a bite…
Meet my Mummy
Mind Your Mummy
Mischief and Mayhem
Mom's Little Monster(s)
Mom's little pumpkin(s)
Monster Mash
Monsters for Sale
Monsters on Parade
Mummy Madness
My other car is a Broom
No Tricks…only Treats
October Fest
October Fun
Off we go a-haunting
Only friendly ghosts and goblins welcome
Our Lil' Pumpkin
Party Animal
Please come in for a Bite
Picking the Pumpkin
Pumpkin Faces and You
Pumpkin Hall of Fame
Pumpkin Parade
Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkins Come and Pumpkins
Pumpkins for Sale
Ready, Set Glow
Scaring Up Some Fun
Scary Stories
Simply Bewitching Halloween
Spooktacular Halloween
Stop for a Spell
Sugar High
Sweets to Eat
The Boo Crew
The Great Pumpkin
The Great Pumpkin caper
The Horrors of Halloween
The Pick of the Patch
The Seed, the vine, the pumpkin, the Jack-O-Lantern
The Wicked Witch lives here
There's Mischief Brewing
Things that Go Bump in the Night
Tomb it may concern
Too Corny
Too Cute to Spook
Trick or Treat!
Trick or Treat! Give me something good to eat. Give me candy. Give me cake. Give me something sweet to take!
Trick-or-Treat and Something Sweet
Trick or Treat, Sweets for the Sweet
Which Witch Are You?
Which Witch is Which
Who Said Boo?
Wild Thing
Witches, Bats, Spiders, Cats
Witch for Hire
Witch way is the candy?
Witches, Goblins and Ghosts, OH MY
You're so Bootiful to me
Yum, Yum Give me some

This week’s final word art … TGIF!

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This week’s Halloween Word Art is made with TheScrappinCop Deb’s “Big Head Halloween” character templates and “Sticky Flags”. Thanks Deb!

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Halloween Word Art “Mummy”

As I mentioned before, my daughter likes to dress up for Halloween. One of my favorite looks was “Frida”. She drew on the thick eyebrows, braided her hair, and got the look exactly like Frida! Pretty good likeness, huh. I created these layouts digitally with my own Halloween kit from last year (eeek week Word Art HERE). Can you tell it’s digital scrapbooking? I love the “no glue, no mess” concept of digi-scrapping.


Sometimes my son joins in on the festivities :)


Today’s word art …

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This week’s Halloween Word Art is made with TheScrappinCop Deb’s “Big Head Halloween” character templates and “Sticky Flags”. I will have one available for you each day this week … don’t miss any!

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Halloween Word Art Dracula

My daughter loves HALLOWEEN. Getting made up and dressed in costume is like being a kid again, but more fun and elaborate now as an adult … and she comes up with all kinds of other ideas too. Like this … 

“Can I scare you up some breakfast, my dear?” LOL


This week’s Halloween word art is made with TheScrappinCop Deb’s “Big Head Halloween” character templates and “Sticky Flags”. I will have one available for you each day this week … you won’t want to miss a single one! 

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Halloween Word Art “Frankie”

It’s Autumn … which means many fun holidays are near. First comes HALLOWEEN, Oct. 31 – fun for all, but especially the kids. Find a super cute, electrified Halloween digi-scrapping word art freebie at the end of this post. I made it with TheScrappinCop Deb’s “Big Head Halloween” character templates and “Sticky Flags”. I will have one available for you each day this week … don’t miss them! 

My dh planted a pumpkin vine in our very small herb garden which almost took
it over. We got 2 big pumpkins from it. They were ripe and ready last month, so I
brought them in to store away from the sun and rain. Our pumpkins are going
back outside now as decorations for the season. Yayyy :)

On the deck, my lemon tree made 2 delectable lemons ... 




Ready for Halloween?

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Memory Word Art and Oregon pictures

Ever been to Oregon? My daughter has been living there over a year and loves being there. My son visits often. (my kids both love traveling the world) Between the two of them, I have pictures aplenty to enjoy. Here are a few pictures showing the varied landscapes in just one area west of Portland to the coast. Being a lifetime resident of the Southeast, I think it's a pretty cool place that I would like! 

Mountain view over Oregon from the air.


Multnomah Falls



Bonneville Dam – read more


bridge over Columbia River at The Dalles, OR – read more


beautiful, expansive Oregon countryside


view of Mt. Hood – read more

Light Rail Vehicle, the Maxx, in downtown Portland

Camp 18 Restaurant, an old logging camp – notice the “axe” handle, lol

wood carvings on the Camp 18 restaurant porch


Ocean Drive at Cannon Beach

Summer ‘10 at Cannon Beach

All photos by my son ©AF 2010

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free font used; Miss Tiina’s “Epic”

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Have a great day sun

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It's all about capturing the moment, isn't it! Scrapbooking, photography, journaling ... either paper or digital ... it's a creative way to preserve cherished memories of family ... of LIFE. I promote digital scrapbooking because it's easy to learn and easy to do. Find my own Paint Shop Pro tutorials, helpful tips, & print quality Word Art freebies especially for digital scrapbooking and crafting right here on my blog! Speaking of journaling & word art, there is real POWER in words. Thank you for visiting my blog!

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