Thursday, September 18, 2008

Halloween Time!

Whew! I have been busy the past two weeks! I apologize for not posting more. I have been stamping, furiously trying to finish swaps I signed up for! I need to mail them all Saturday and with all good plans, I thought I would have mailed them all by now! Ugggggggg!


I keep not packing the right stuff to work on during the week! If only my entire stamp studio would fit into a bag or two! As it is, I use my Maine Blueberry Tote (see the Convention post for pictures). Still, I forget stuff.


This weekend is a Stamp Camp. There is still room, if you are local and want to join the 1-3 slot.


Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Actually, I'm sure it's MY FAVORITE! Each year a colleague and I dress up at school as pair: Pirates, Treebeard and a Hobbit, Cleopatra and someone else, etc. We haven't decided a good one for this year, but we will!

Anyway, at Convention, the entire crowd (all 7000 demonstrators) gasped when shown one particular project. Then, it was announced I could order it early! I had to make one. I was hooked. Here are the projects I finished last weekend:

Wait until Bubba finds them in the living room!

I bought the jar on clearance at Kohls after looking through every Thrift Store in the Fox Valley. I then just used my decor' elements applicator and rubbed it on! It took literally, less than 10 minutes to complete! I've never had a cuter candy jar! This spider matches the Creepy Crawly paper. Here's a close up:

For the tree, I found a wire tree at a thrift store (while looking for a jar). I took off all of the ornaments, and then added my own! The tree wouldn't stand, so I put the originally base in a clay pot and then added some Creepy Crawly Paper to the base.

To make the pumpkins, I cut a 12" by 4" strip of Creepy Crawley paper. I then cut this into 1/2 strips. I piled up 12 strips and used my Crop-a-dile through all 12 layers at once! I love that tool! I then used black hemp string the layers together. Very cute and fun to make!

The other "things" on my tree have a surprise inside!

You may have seen these around. I first saw them for a challenge for demonstrators only on Splitcoaststampers. Click here to check out a blog of the original designer. To make mine, I took a 4" by 6" strip of paper and folded it around a miniature kit kat candy bar. I used SNAIL to adhere the overlap. To seal the ends, I ran them through my CRIMPER! HOW EASY! I added scraps of Old Olive for a belly band and tied a piece of hemp in knot for an extra tid bit.

I hope you all have fun this season making your own decorations!

4 comments:

  1. Ha ha ha I love that tree. Those pumpkins are awesome. Great idea!!

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  2. I love decorating for Halloween too, I just love the pumpkin and treat tree. I will definately be making one now for my house, maybe even today! Thanks for sharing.

    SCS SU Bloggers #4

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  3. I love your pumpkins hanging on the tree!

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  4. Love your jar! and the treat tree!

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