It’s a Spooky Kind of Love

Happy Friday friends!  We’re now upon Halloween weekend!🎃  Are you ready?!  Lots of candy on hand to give out and some to enjoy for yourself…check.  Scary movies at the ready…check.  Ready for lots of fun before the weekend ends!

Not really sure exactly where my love for Halloween comes from, but I love it so much that even my wedding anniversary comes real close too!  So today is our 22nd year anniversary and I couldn’t have made it in this crazy life without my “Boo”!  I’ve made a card to let him know how I feel:

And yes, this is probably something we would certainly be doing under that moon as we’ve done before including watching bats fly around in the sky!  We do weird and wonderful things which is just ONE of the gazillion reasons why I love him so!  I’ve made a card with a bit of a “love/Halloween” theme.  I’m not sure I’ve ever really made a Halloween style card for him before, but I know this will make total sense for him and he’ll get a kick out it.

Started with the background using some Oxide ink blending keeping careful with leaving the “moon” area clean.  I sprayed water over top of the purplish/black background for that texture and then took a Taylored Expressions heart stencil over the background and introduced another color of oxide ink.  I ink blended the edges and bottom with black.  I have a Tim Holtz “Moon Mask” to create the moon with…which makes it super easy!  I stamped the fence at the bottom right and the bats with black ink.  The couple on the bench (TE “Love Story” die) was die cut from black cardstock and glued in the center of the large heart.  Lastly, I white heat embossed the sentiment over another piece of black cardstock and cut it out with a sentiment banner attached to the top left edge.

It’s really a simple card, but I loved creating the background with a “spooky love” feel that I know he’ll like too!

Here’s a collection of just a few snippets of some current moments we’ve had:

And since we’re going “all batty” here, I thought I’d share my creation that I’ve made for this months’ Inky Stamper challenge (over on the FB InkyStamper Inkspiration Group) using a recycled item!  I thought this might be a good opportunity to create a fun treat!  I took an empty paper towel holder to cut a 2″ tall container with a handle and covered it with some Doodlebug papers.  I layered some trim and ribbon around it and added a punched out circle for the bottom.

I’ve used the Inky Stamper Bat stamp set for the bat that I’ve stamped, colored and die cut for the front of my treat holder.  I’ve cut out a stamped sentiment banner to tie onto the handle.  Really easy and fun to create!  You could get about 5 containers per empty roll which I thought was a lot!

I sure hope you’ve enjoyed my “BATTY” makes today and I wish you a very frightfully FUN weekend!



  1. Creative Knockouts – Anything Goes
  2. Alphabet – ‘O’ is for Outdoors
  3. Sweet Stampin’ – All Hallows Eve
  4. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – Anything Goes
  5. Make My Monday – (E)scape it (scene)
  6. Little Red Wagon – Outside (outdoors)
  7. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes
  8. CCEE Stampers – Create a Scene
  9. Stamping Sensations – Animals, Birds & Bugs

27 thoughts on “It’s a Spooky Kind of Love

  1. Happy Anniversary to you both,hope you have a great day,love the card you created combining Halloween with your Anniversary,it’s quirky with a sentiment to match.Great pics.
    Love your batty candy holder too.


  2. I wish there was a Love button instead of just a Like button on our WordPress posts, lol! I love this post and everything in it! Your card for the hubs is awesome as are all those fun pics of you two! Happy anniversary! And Happy Halloween!


  3. 2 Gorgeous batty creations, Vicki. Congrats on your 22nd birthday.
    Love the photos on which you can clearly see the love and joy!
    xxx Margreet


  4. Love both of the projects, Vicki, and the photos are fun and fantastic! Your sky and bats on the card are beautifully done and the silhouette is perfect. What a fun treat basket. How did you ever think of that? While I’m here, I’m putting on a DT hat – Thanks for playing along in the PIP challenge this week and good luck. 😀
    NanaConnie DT


  5. Happy Anniversary, I hope you two are enjoying the day! Awesome anniversary card, love that silhouette image and the fun sentiment! What a cute treat holder, adorable bat and gorgeous colors! Great pictures too! Have a nice weekend.
    Hugs, Tammy


  6. Congratulations again Vicki and you two sound and look like the best couple and I love your Halloween anniversary card you made your hubstar..great photos and love the cute little Bat on your recycled treat container..FABulous and fun.

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  7. Aww, congrats and a very happy anniversary for 22 years together! I love all the photos and sharing a little bit in your love story. wishing you at least 22 more years together as well! That’s a wonderful card you made depicting you both gazing at the night moon, and that treat holder is a recycled bomb! Totally cute and fun with the little bat on the front and all those festive papers! Again congrats to you both and may you keep having fun in this life together and find new adventures to keep you smiling! Sending big hugs!


  8. Happy Anniversary! Such a lovely post. Thanks for sharing it with us. Wonderful card too! It’s so very sweet, and the background looks especially amazing. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.


  9. Congratulations on this milestone event, Vicki!! Something to be treasured, indeed!! I love that awesome Halloween card with the couple on the bench! How perfect is that!!

    That adorable bat treat holder is a delight, too!! What fun!!


  10. Happy belated wedding anniversary to you both. You both look so happy and clearly have shared some amazing memories x. Your card is absolutely perfect, romantic and a wonderful ‘Halloween’ scene and I love it Vicki x.


  11. Belated Happy Anniversary to you both soeey it’s late but my reading list keeps saying no posts??? Love the fabulous card,brilliant little treat holder and all the bats-we get them flying around here too swoop low over our back garden,We were watching them one night and I said to my daughter-wow look at the size of that bat—it was a crow lol in my defence it was late and don’t expect to see crows out that late !
    Carol x
    meant to say looks like you had an amazing time on your journeys
    Carol x


  12. Two fabulous Halloween cards, love the couple on the bench image so much. Your vaca pictures are awesome, glad you had such a wonderful trip. Happy, Happy Anniversary.



  13. Love the silhouette card for an anniversary card. I like to use silhouettes in card making just don’t do it very often. Great job. 22 years – Happy Anniversary. Looks like you two have been having fun together since your mister retired.


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