Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Halloween Treats!

So was I little negative yesterday? Yeah a lot negative, but I'm just so frustrated with this pregnancy. Poor Dan gets to deal with all my mood swings and craziness after he gets home from work every night. He's probably exhausted too. He got transferred to a different part of the company a couple weeks ago and while we're excited about the promotion the transition has been a little more difficult than we thought. He's having trouble figuring out the new computer programs and there's only 2 or 3 people that work in this department and about 3 days after he got the job the girl that was supposed to train him and who is in charge of that department went on vacation. So he's been going in early and staying way late to get caught up on everything and figure it all out. But hopefully he's finally getting caught up on everything and can start keeping regular business hours again.

Logan started school today. He's still in pre school and goes 2 times a week but it was the first day of the fall semester. So that meant I got my mornings back to stamp, except today when I got a hair cut and next week when I have an ultrasound, but in 3 weeks I'll have my Tuesday mornings back to stamp :) He was excited to go back to school (he was only off a week between the summer program and the fall semester) but he was still ready! He didn't even say bye to me today-as other parents dropping kids off for the first time were snapping pictures and shedding tears I couldn't get a single 'good-bye'! Can you believe it!?! Oh well, I guess that's good and means he's not as dependant on me as he used to be.

Ok onto the project!! This is super cute and a major Holiday Mini Sneak Peak! I just love this and I can't wait to make Christmas ones like this-well maybe without the spider web!

Isn't it cute!! I used the candy wrapper die that I showed you a few days ago here. But instead of twisting the top and bottom I sealed the bottom and folded the top flat. Tied a ribbon around and TA DA! Super cute! Well before I did that I did run it through the new Spider Web Embossing Folder and lightly sponge White Craft ink on the web to highlight it. Then I put the box together.
I did learn, and I'm not sure it it would work better to do it differently, but next time before I emboss it I'm going to pre fold all the score lines from the die. I didn't do that on this one and with the web embossing it was a little tricky to find the right line to fold. But it all worked out and I still think it's stinkin' cute!

It's hard to tell on the tag but I ruffled up some black grosgrain ribbon and stuck it to the bottom of the tag. In person it's super cute and just adds so much extra fun dimension to the box. I also added some rhinestones to the tag--LOVE THEM!!!
And here's the sides of the box, isn't it just awesome with that spider web on there!?!!

****Make sure you check back tomorrow! I'll be posting some pretty nice blog candy for my blog hitting 50,000 hits! As I'm typing this I'm only about 50 hits away so I'm sure by tomorrow I'll be over 50,000 and that's thanks to you! So make sure to check back for your chance to win!!!****
Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Basic Black, Pear Pizazz
Ink: Basic Black Classic and White Craft
Accessories: Pear Pizazz and Basic Black Ribbon, Sponges, Word Window and Modern Label Punches, Big Shot, Candy Wrapper Die, Spider Web Embossing Folder, Rhinestones, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Ruth, I have been checking your blog from time to time to see your projects and check on your pregnancy. Not much longer. I like the project you made. Hard to believe that it's time to prepare for Halloween.

Take care,
Mary R.
Chattanooga, TN

Halloween Costumes 2010 said...

Wow, that looks awesome. Very professional looking!!