October 16, 2010

Halloween Ideas

The weather turned cooler today and there is definitely a nip in the air.  Just a few weeks until Halloween, so I thought I would share a Halloween card and a table favor.

For the card on the right I used a picture of a spider web that I had taken and changed the color to "Antique", which is slightly darker than Sepia.  I stamped the ghost image in VersaMark on the card base. They show up better in person than in this picture.  Then I mounted the web picture on cream cardstock, stamped the spider and Happy Haunting in black.  It's hard to see but I used black scrapper's floss from the center of the web down to the spider, making a bow at the top of the floss. It was fun being able to incorporate an actual picture in the card.  When I took the picture I wasn't sure what I would do with it but the web looked so neat with the sun reflecting off the threads.

Next week I am having a 50th birthday party for my Hubby and I'm using Halloween for the theme, since turning 50 is "SO SCARY".  I am making these little candy tube holders for each place setting.  The stamps, papers and the neat clear tube are all from The Angel Company.  The base is a 3" X 12" strip of lavender cardstock scored at 3", 6" and 9" the folded to form a tent shape.  The orange piece is 2.75" square. The tube is filled with Nerds and tied with the lavender ribbon from the ToodleLoo ribbon assortment.  The white oval is pop dotted.

Making the flower was fun.  I used a white paper flower and inked it with black ink.  Then I used trancendence embossing powder and covered the whole flower.  While it was still hot I added another layer of embossing powder.  I tied orange and lavender scrappers floss thru the button holes of a small white button and attached it to the center of the flower.  The flower is also attached with a pop dot.  I have several candy options for the tubes and will be changing the words on the white oval to match the type of candy in the tube. My table cloths will be a mixture of black and orange (on separate tables) overlaid with "Spooky" fabric, (basically cheese cloth in grey with lots of holes in it!) Got those at the dollar store, as well as the plastic table cloths.  The paper plates are orange and black square plates with a harlequin design and I have orange silverware. So it should be a fun looking table setting.
The Angel Company is having a Halloween Blog Hop today. If you would like to see more ideas, hop on over to the Savvy Projects Blog and see what Wicked Good ideas everyone has.


October 15, 2010

Operation Write Home Update

I am a little slow with this post.  I just wanted to thank everyone who participated in my Virtual Card Party and my Sept. 22nd Card Party at the McCullom Lake Village Hall.  Over 800 cards went to OWH for their birthday bash.  I would love to do this again after the Christmas holidays. Be sure to check out the pictures of the cards that were made on the 22nd.  Just click on the card to the right.

It felt so good to pack up the box and get it on it's way.  Everyone had lots of fun at the card party and we had a very mixed group of people from pre-teens and teenagers to senior citizens and all ages in-between, with a mix of male and female.  We had an assembly line going, with everyone doing their part. Snacks were provided by the office gals at the village hall, a greatly appreciated treat.  And of course there was my favorite, chocolate, to get the creative juices flowing.  I can't seem to craft without a little chocolate (dark chocolate of course, the healthy kind), especially M & M's.  Gotta love those colorful little bits of candy coated chocolate. 

I will be posting some Halloween ideas a little later tonight (I hope).  So until then, Keep on  Stamping.