Saturday, October 10, 2009

Swaps and Blog Candy for the 101st post

Wow, it's been a busy week and it's nearly gone by. Just another hour left for me! I'm going to post the Halloween swaps I got at the Stampin' Up! retreat last Saturday tonight and then will move on to the non-holiday ones before starting on the Christmas ones.

There were 5 Halloween projects in our swaps. First, the 2 cards: The top one was made by Tara Overstreet. She used the Frightful Fence wheel on vellum with some of the Halloween Frights stamps above the fence. She layered the stamped vellum over a piece of white cardstock that had been sponged with Pumpkin Pie, Gable Green and Lovely Lilac ink. Isn't that a fantastic idea to show through the vellum? It looks great irl.

The second Card was made by Karen Hurd of Birmingham, AL. I love the way she used just a 1" strip of Halloween designer paper on the background and had the cute (can they be cute) spider hanging down from it. The stamps she used are all from the Eat, Drink & Be Scary set.
The other 3 Halloween projects are (left to right) a cute candy wrapper made by Gail Eddlemon of Nashville, TN using black cardstock and the scaredy cat stamp from the Batty For You set. I think this is a wonderful way to wrap a mini candy bar. Have you ever thought it strange that they call the mini candy bars "fun size"? I'm thinking, the bigger the candy bar, the more the fun! Anyway, after putting adhesive around 3 sides of the black cardstock and wrapping it around the candy bar she stuck it in the back and at the top and bottom and then crimped the top and bottom edges so it looks kind of like what the candy bar does after coming out of the sealing machine.
The second one is a pumpkin pin made by Susan Jernigan from Tullahoma, TN. She stamped the tall pumpkin from the Autumn Harvest Stamp set onto Pumpkin Pie cardstock with black Staz-on ink. After coloring the stem with a Chocolate Chip marker she applied Crystal Effects all over the pumpkin to make it shiney and sturdy. There is a pin back on the back so I'll be wearing this when I want to look festive for Halloween events.

The last project is a ghost pillow box from Kristi Jaenisch who lives in Northern AL. She used the pillow box die cut from white cardstock and 2 punches to make this clever little ghost. He also shared the fun with a "fun size" pack of M&M's when you popped open the ends.

I was going to give some blog candy with my 100th post but I posted it without realizing it was the 100th. I knew I was close but just didn't pay attention when I posted. So, I'll give it away with my 101st post. I made a Christmas planner covered with Old Olive cardstock. It has tabs along one edge that say "Christmas", "Family", and "Friend" so you can record things about your Christmas plans and organize gift ideas. I made it last year so it has discontinued designer Christmas paper on the front but it is still very pretty paper :~) Just leave me a comment and tell me what one of your favorite projects that I have posted in the 101 posts is. Be sure to include your contact information so I can get the prize to you! Good luck and thanks so much reading of my blog!


Angela said...

I really like the Christmas organzier. I love making lists...The velium over the Halloween card is awesome too!

The Wheeler 5 said...

i don't think i could narrow it down to just one favorite! thank for sharing your ideas and sparking new ones in me...

Holly said...

I really love the Halloween ones at the top. The cat on the fence is very cute.

Michele said...

I love the explosion box and the cards you made with the ornament punch.