Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tricks or .... treats?

 Hello my darling blog readers! I have had such a busy busy time this last week.

First my oldest daughter has been unwell and we have finally found out that she is anemic. Fortunately getting her back on track won't be too much, but for a couple weeks we were seriously worried about her health.
And just as she's started feeling better, the rest of our family has gotten a bit of a sinus/nasty cold.  I have been sneezing my pants off! LOL!

I also have been busy putting away so many new amazing products. Due to the generosity of Provo Craft, as well as some AMAZING sponsors, such as American Crafts, Imaginisce , Bazzill, Making Memories, and Echo Park, I just have to say my own PERSONAL thanks to all the AWESOME goodies I have received as part of the Cricut Circle Blog team.

I wanted to share some of the items I spent today making. When I opened up this package of American Crafts BOO! line, I was enthralled. The bright colors and cute characters were just my speed! LOVE at first site!

 I also have to admit. Once Halloween is gone, I just don't ever feel like making projects with Halloween items, so I try to make an excess while it's here! So what I did today was to create some sweet little candy packs that I'll send in for the teachers at school a bit early so that they can enjoy.

I used some vellum envelopes ( bought at the craft store) and decorated them. I filled them with Caramel Hard Candies and Hershey Kisses in fall colors.


 All these items were created with American Crafts Boo! line.
I used a journal spot on this envelope, cutting it out so some of the striped background was still there. Then I wrapped some bakers twine in pink around the envelope, tied with a button. I added the sticker, put on the flair piece and then added the little spider sticker looking like it was hanging down. I loved the saying on the sticker!


For this envelope, I first stamped with Stazon and the web corner stamps in each corner.



 I cut out another journal spot, and added that to the envelope. I also added twine to this envelope, and added a flair button to the middle of that bow, then layered on the dimensional pumpkin stickers and the EEK word sticker. Simple. sweet. and done in no time!



Lastly I made a little larger treat gift. I love that hot pink in this collection, so I wrapped some of the black paper around the jar, and layered the pink and orange scalloped papers on the top and bottom. My jar is filled with a mix of Kisses and Werther's Candy.



 I simply tied on some orange twine, added a hot pink button, then added two dimensional stickers. I also tied on a bit of that pink twine to the lid.



Three very simple treats for today!



Also- BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY!! 
I have an extra collection of ECHO PARK HALLOWEEN COLLECTION 

to giveaway, I will choose one winner on Monday from those who leave me comments from today until then. And if you haven't added yourself as a follower, I'd love it if you did that as well!
thank you!!

kris

30 comments:

Jess said...

Hope you and your family recover quickly! These are some fun projects! Love the hot pink for Halloween as well.

JennyKozar said...

Great projects! How generous of the sponsers and how gracious of you to thank them. This paper is adorable - thanks for the opportunity to win it.

Jenny Kozar

Nitasha said...

These are supercute projects! Love how the vellum envelopes allow the bright colors of the Boo line to just pop of the background! Thank you for sharing your Boo goodies with us!

Jamie said...

Fabulous projects! I am glad that your daughter is feeling better and I hope the rest of the family is better soon. I hate it when one of my kids get sick because then we all get it! I am in complete envy of all the goodies you received, congrats!!

Melissa said...

OMGoodness! I absolutely love the treat packs with the vellum envelopes! Super cute!!!

I am working on Halloween LO's from our 2009 WDW trip right now and that paper would be perfect!

I hope everyone in your home is feeling better soon!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Diana said...

loving the inspiration! Thank you!!

Kelly Massman said...

I was coming down to comment on your darling Halloween projects, and I see you have ANOTHER blog candy! Wow! Thanks for the chance! :-)

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Such cute projects love them all!!!!

JudyinNM said...

Love your Halloween projects! My daughter has suffered from anemia off and on for many years. Hope yours is on the road to recovery now. And, that the rest of your family gets well too!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Hope you are doing better! What great projects--must get some of that baker's twine! LOVE that hot pink!! Thanks for the giveaway too:)

KateB said...

I too only do Halloween around this time...loving the pop of pink too! Unfortunately, that sinus/cold thing is in our house too and trust me, it's been nasty! Both kids on antibiotics today so...

KateB said...

oh, I forget to say too, that when I was anemic, I was appalled at the various prices in iron tablets! From $ 4 for generic to $50 a bottle-generic worked..too crazy though. I hope she feels better soon...it does take a bit of time though.

Jamie Lane said...

These are so adorable. I love them all! :)

Jennifer said...

Cute projects! I love the idea of using the bright pink for Halloween. Hope you're all feeling better.

Bradley said...

Your projects were great. Thanks for the chance to win

perezmom said...

LOVE the vellum envelope as well as your other projects! I am a follower - have been forever - your work is a great inspiration!

-Kristin

Lilygirl said...

Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing these projects! Hope you all are feeling well soon!

rosie said...

Love love love the boo line ...can't wait to try it out ;-)

njgramma said...

Great projects.. and I too, love the Pink added to the Halloween colors! Thanks for the chance to win a great prize!

Mindy

littlen said...

Great projects. How generous of you to share. Thanks for the chance.

Renee said...

Cute projects! Love that candy jar!

Lillian Child said...

Hope you feel better SOON! And what AWESOME halloween projects! Really sparks my creativity - thanks for the inspiration! AND thanks for the chance at this AWESOME prize - oh what I wouldn't give to be the lucky winner!

Pamk said...

great projects and here's hoping you and yours are all fit as a fiddle sooner rather than later

swiagal said...

Love your posts. You are so creative!

Karen said...

I just love Halloween and your work is just fantastic and so creative. Provo Craft is lucy to have you. Thanks for a chance to win.

CraftyGirl said...

Love your Halloween projects!! And thanks for a chance to win they yummy papers!
barb :)

michelestamps2 said...

love your work. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

Denise said...

Love this Echo Park Halloween line! Fun!
I signed up to be a follower too!
DeniseB

Kristie Maynard said...

Love these projects, I especially love the wrap on the jar, just adorable!
Thanks for the chance at this give away!

lowen said...

I love the baker's twine in orange... where did you get it?