This is a spin off blog from I CAN'T WANNA.
Cards, scrapbook projects and other crafty things.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Halloween Party 2009 - Invitations

For the last couple of years DH and I have let the girls have a Halloween Party. They each invite a couple/few friends to spend the night and we play games, eat snacks and watch Halloween movies. It is now a tradition. One which their friends actually ask about right about this time of the year.

This year I had envisioned a really creepy invitation. I wanted to put a candy finger with a string tied around with a tag attached with the party info and the message "Don't forget". It got shot down. Complete with disgusted sigh and eye roll. From each one of my daughters. I don't get it. Isn't it a great idea?!
Isn't Halloween supposed to be creepy?!
Anyway, I came up with plan "B". Matchbox invitations.
I let each girl choose two papers, then I stamped, punched and glued. Yes, I did it. I LOVE playing with glue and papers.
Once the boxes were assembled, they were missing something. So I gave the stamped spiders googly eyes and then glued a spider inside each box. Yay! I got my creepy factor in.

Spider is hidden under the candy. BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

I think candy corn is the winner, but I would rather have the M&M's anyday.

Looks innocent enough, doesn't it. ;-}

Yup. We are inviting 16 girls to add to my 3.
Talk about a scary Halloween.

Now all I have to do is print off the information, cut into rectangles, fold in half and staple to the bags of candy. Guess I should go buy more candy corn. It's pretty much gone. I have an unusually high level of candy-evaporitis-in-no-timis in my house. It is a supernatural phenomenon with no known cure.

Then I will have to make goodie bags and decorate. Fun-ness for me.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Opus Gluei Challenge #26 - Bling it on...

Opus Gluei has it's 26th Challenge up.
I can't believe it has already been 26 weeks. Half a year. 6 months.
I am so happy that we have stuck it out for so long. Sometimes we got the challenges up a little late, and sometimes we got the challenge up without our projects included, BUT, we did it.
Anyway, on to this weeks' fun...
Sometimes you get inspiration for a project from your product. As I did with my glittery Glitter box.
(Not a colorful euphemism Rosemary.)

The challenge was to make it blingy, shiny, glittery. I didn't have a clue, so i pulled out my stash of glitters and realized that the container was UGLY. I think that I will start using glitter more than before. Yup, just because it is in a prettier box. I AM that shallow. At least in this instance.

Glitter and embossing powder and Stickles. Oh my!!

It's just a plain paper mache' box that I covered with glitter sticker paper. And then decorated with the scraps.

Now to figure out something in which to put my flowers and dies and glues and .....