Sunday, October 24, 2010

Waltzingmouse Stamps "Tag, You're It" Challenge

Good evening peeps. Have been playing in my craft studio all day today and watching football, of course. Would you believe, some one took my Denver Broncos and replaced them with the worst team I think I've ever seen (that was a pitiful game!!!) Anyway, back to what I was talking about. Waltzingmouse Stamps have this cute little challenge on their blog called "tag, you're it". I was needing to make some anyway so that got me inspired to see what I could come up with. I liked the results so I decided to take it a bit further and decorate something to put the tag on. It's one of those generic crystal light containers from Wal-mart. I've been saving them for a special project. The tag is actually a Tim Holtz tag and I just cut it with the Labels #14 Nesties (the biggest one) I cut the next size down for a mask and used it to go around the tag with red ink. I gold embossed a couple of CTMH stamps on it and ran my gold paint pen around the edges. The rosette is Tim Holtz also and I highlighted the edges with the same gold pen and placed a pearl on the top. The ribbons and gold garland were from my stash. I thought they turned out pretty cute. Let me know what you think.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Happy Halloween 2010

Good Morning bloggers, hope you are having a great relaxing Sunday! I've been decorating. It's looking a bit like Halloween 'round here! Every year I pick up a new attraction, AFTER Halloween, for a song, basically, and put it away for next year. I would never pay those ridiculous prices they charge for stuff BEFORE Halloween. Anyway, my new attraction this year, I actually got at a garage sale sometime between Nov. 1 2009 and now, don't remember when or where but I think I only paid $3 for it. Pretty cute, don't ya think!! Here are some the others that I have collected over the years. Wilma, the Witch, Mr. Fiber-Optic Pumpkin and Count Dracula, Pumpkin Jr. watching the clock tower, the howling wiggling orange ghost and Witchy-Poo's humble abode. Have to tell you a funny story about the orange ghost. When I took it out of the box this morning, I turned it on to see if it still worked. It has a motion detector in it and so when it detects motion, of course, it goes off. It starts howling and wiggling for like a minute and then it shuts off. So I was walking to the door with it and it went off again just as I opened the front door. There was a man out walking his dog and they were just passing my house when this happened. You should have seen the looks on their faces. It was priceless and could not have been planned any better. Just love that thing. It's been in the family for years and years. Hope you'll have a great Sunday and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! I'm off to finish more coffins before the Broncos game starts at 1. Hugs, ~Jody