Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Goodie Box AND 100th Blog Post

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!  And welcome to my 100th blog post!

I can't believe I have made 100 posts, but then again, I have had my blog for quite some time now I guess.  I guess it is all in due time.  What an awesome day to have such a milestone post!  I love Halloween projects.  However, I'm not a huge fan of Halloween, especially because my better half does not like Halloween.  This year, we have decided to be Halloween scrooge's and not hand out candy this year (except to a couple of families). 

My project today is courtesy of my mom and one of her Stampin' Up friends, Michelle.  They took Stampin' Up's curvy keepsake box and made some really cute stuff with it.  It would be perfect to fill with treats and hand out or have as a take away for parties. 

Mom says she cut the box out of orange paper and used the wood gran embossing folder to get the texture.  Then, she cut some leaves from the fall fun dies and tied them onto the pumpkin with linen thread. 

During an open house my mom's group hosted, Michelle created several of these boxes for inspiration.  I think they are too cute not to share.  To be honest, I don't know how she created these boxes.  I just wanted to share in the creative juices. 

I think these Halloween boxes are adorable, and she did such a good job with them.  Also, just because I am in the Halloween mood, I thought I'd show you some of the most adorable trick or treaters around!

Those are my babies!!  Aren't they adorable!!  Happy Halloween everyone!!  Be safe, and come back soon!! 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Wreath

Hello again!!

If you follow my Instagram, you know that I created a beaded spider.  Well, that was just a teaser for this awesome Halloween wreath I am about to show you. 

I am really into craft kits right now, and Stampin' Up has a lot of them.  AND, they are all super cute.  For my Halloween wreath, I used the Frightful Wreath Simply Created Kit.  It comes with (almost) everything you need to create this adorable wreath.

The only thing it doesn't come with is stamps; however, there is a coordinating stamp set.  To be honest, I did not really enjoy the stamp set that coordinated with it.  I dug around in my collection and found these adorable pumpkins and colored them with my Copic markers. 

However, the cutest part was this adorable spider!  He was made with just wire and beads.  I am so happy with the way he turned out.  I almost didn't put him on here because I thought it was going to be too much work, but I am so glad I did.  He is my favorite part of the wreath!!

All in all, this is a simple, super adorable Halloween wreath. 

It is going to look so cute on my office door!!  I cannot wait for my clients to see it.  I hope ya'll have an awesome rest of the week!!  Happy crafting!!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Halloween Treat Bags

Can you believe I'm posting??

I'm so excited to do my first crafty post of the year.  Believe it or not, I have been (somewhat) crafting, I just haven't posted things to my site.  Hopefully that is going to change.  What actually encouraged me to post was My Pink Stamper.  She is having a challenge where you give your project to someone who needs it.  If you want to join in, go to her website and watch the video, then tag your project to social media with the hastag #mypinkstamperlauraschallenge.  So, here is how my project came to be...

My mom came and visited a couple of weeks ago, and she brought her Paper Pumpkin kit.  I had never heard of paper pumpkin before; however, it was so much fun.  Paper pumpkin is a crafting kit. Each month, you get a new project that includes everything you need to make the project.  It makes crafting easy.  Of course, I looked into the service, loved every project I saw, and signed up.

As a bit of an update, I have been working and sleeping (pretty much); although, I do manage to have a life in there somewhere.  My supervisor, who is my mentor and with whom I am pretty close, has decided to retire.  And, I have been selected to step up into her role.  While I am excited for a new challenge, I am really going to miss her.  While I could go on and on about this, I won't (in this post anyway).  While this is going on, we have had two other staff members decide to resign.  This has been pretty hard on the staff, and we are not a big staff. 

In order to bring a little something positive, I decided to give them Halloween treats!!  These adorable treat bags are PERFECT for the staff!!

These adorable burlap bags hold about six pieces of candy.  EVERYTHING you see came in the Paper Pumpkin pack my mom brought.  You just need a stamping block.  Cute, easy projects get sent right to your door every month.  Who could be upset about that?  

  I hope you like my project and will continue to tune in.  I have lots of crafty things in store!!  Also, for this project I created an Instagram account.  Follow me at allthingscrafty3. 

See ya'll again soon!!!