Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Good morning! It’s a beautiful day here…a perfect day for a baby to arrive! C’mon little girl, we’re ready to meet you! And I’m soooo ready to be the only person occupying my body!
While I’m waiting for our little bundle to make her grand entrance, I’ve been working ahead on some Halloween treats and I thought I’d share them with you today. I am a total candy monster! I love just about every kind of candy (just nothing with peanuts…ick!) and the Halloween candy has already hit the shelves at Target! I picked up a few things to make these projects and after eating what I wanted for myself I think I’ll be making another trip back to the store to get more candy to complete my treats! *wink*
For my first Halloween treat I started off with Jelly Bellies and one of our plastic potion bottles. I thought the potion bottles in the new Toil & Trouble stamp set would be perfect for decorating the actual potion bottles. It all came together pretty simply! I just stamped the frame in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and added the potion bottle inside. I colored the liquid with orange Copic, covered it with Crystal Stickles, and then covered the entire potion bottle image with Glossy Accents. To finish it off I decorated the cap with the skull and crossbones and added an orange and black polka dot bow around the neck of the bottle.
I showed this treat box during our sneak peeks last week, but it wasn’t finished because I didn’t have the candy for the inside. So on my latest trip around town I went in search of foil-wrapped mint patties. Apparently York Peppermint Patties don’t come wrapped in foil anymore but I finally found what I was looking for at Walgreens! I stamped several of the small images from the Fangtastic set to decorate the mint patties. I know they’re just going to be ripped open and devoured so I didn’t want to spend a ton of time. This was super simple… easy stamping, minimal coloring, and lots of punching!
And my last project is one that I created last year using our Test Tubes and Fright Night Favors stamp set. I stamped the labels onto sticker paper, trimmed them out with the Favor Frame die and chose different sentiments and images for the inside of each label. And of course more Jelly Bellies inside each tube!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a wonderful day!