As much as I love the freedom summer brings me, I do have to admit that it is sort of nice to be back into the old routine. Don’t get me wrong—I would take retirement in a second if someone offered me enough money—but the routine of school is nice!
On another note, I am getting a little bit excited about Halloween already!! Perhaps it is because of the cute stamps and papers that CTMH just released. It could also be because of the fun things I got to make for my Quality Swap group.
I used the new Hooligans paper pack and the September Stamp of the Month for these two projects. Look carefully and you will see goodies from the new color Mini-Medleys—Pear (green) and Sunset (orange). You can also see two other YUMMY new colors used—Lagoon (blue) and Gypsy (purple).
6” x 6” card
Take a look at this cool skull from the September SOTM. The new colored Sparkles make a great addition! (This may date me, but it reminds me of “One-Eyed Willie” from the 80s movie, Goonies!)
This fun little treat holder is made with one of our 4” x 6” Flip Flap protectors. It is glued directly to the front of the Pear cardstock and the Gypsy paper is just slipped right inside the Flip-Flap. I attached the half-oval to the adhesive flap to make the “lid” and secured it with a piece of velcro. This would be cute with a gift card or movie tickets in it, too!
Oh, and I found this PERFECT skulls & bones candy at Target. They come in a really cute “beaker” that will be part of my Halloween decor this year. I may even have to go back and get another one!
I just love this paper, and even though I wasn’t sure about the SOTM when I first saw it, I do love it now that I’ve played with it and plan to make a few more things to use to decorate for Halloween. I’ll share more when I get them done!
I know I keep promising to post a schedule of upcoming workshops and events. Right now our schedule is C-R-A-Z-Y, but I do hope to sit down and look a the calendar sometime this week and get things planned out. So keep checking back!!
Plus, I will be posting other projects made by my swap group over the coming weeks! The girls made some amazing things you won’t want to miss!!