Wednesday, August 26, 2009

gearing up for fall & a giveaway!

The kids are back in school. The stores are filled with fall (and Christmas ~ eek!!) decorations. Of course, it's still in the 90's here and definitely not fall weather yet. But nonetheless I've been in the mood to create some fall goodies.

Check out some of my creations....

If you have the most recent Stampin' Up! catalog, then these jars might look a little familiar. I did my own take of the ones shown on p.20. I bought the jars at Hobby Lobby on sale, paid less than $10 total for both. Click on the image to see the larger jar...some of the rub-ons are hard to see with the black licorice!

I used the rub-ons on multiple colors of cardstock, then cut and layered with SU dimensionals for a neat effect. You could achieve the same effect with stamping if you wanted. One other thing...I use glue dots when decorating these jars. That way, when the season is over you can remove your decorations and change it for the next holiday!

More rub-ons...I found the green jar at Hobby Lobby on sale for around $3. Each pkg of rub-ons come with 1 sheet of black and 1 sheet of white. So I used the white ones on that cute little black bucket I found a while back at the Target dollar spot. Don't you love that Target has that?!

Again, I used the rub-ons twice. Used one directly on the bottle and did another one on white cardstock, cut out the skull (ewww, that sounds gross!) and attached with SU dimensionals.

The little "Oct 31" jar is one of those Making Memories embellishment jars (sorry, can't find a link of anyone who has some but they're the ones that are sold in a pkg of 6).

More altered goodies. The "halloween" tin is a band-aid tin that I decorated with the new Cast-a-Spell DS papers, white rub-ons and pumpkin pie striped grosgrain ribbon. Love ALL of the new striped grosgrain ribbon!

Pillow boxes...love the pillow boxes. And if you tie your ribbon sideways it holds it closed and you don't have to use adhesive on the ends!

I hope this inspired you to start crafting some ghoulish goodies!!

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And here's the fun part ~ leave a comment and I'll pick one person to get a few Halloween goodies! US only, sorry! I'll keep it open til Friday at midnight :)
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10 comments:

randomramblings said...

Very cute stuff!

tamcrit said...

These Halloween items are awesome!! Love them all. Thanks for the inspiration.

Virginia said...

Oh my gosh girl, you are making me HAVE to make a Hobby Lobby run to get some jars!!!!!!! I love it all, so freaking adorable!

KariAnnS said...

I love that green bottle- so cool!! And brilliant idea to use the rub ons! I'm inspired.

lovingmytwoboys said...

too cute! great as always. can't believe it is almost halloween, where has the time gone?

Carol said...

I have to say that these are so cute, and even cuter in person!! Need me a green bottle!!

Rita said...

Love all of your Halloween goodies! I can't believe you are already working on Halloween stuff...I'm just trying to get ready for school to start!

Tami said...

I love those jars!!! Must get to HL soon. :-) As usual your creations are absolutely adorable and inspiring.

Carolyn said...

Those are some awesome goodies! I especially love the little green bottle, too cute. thanks so much for sharing.

carolyn s
ceashark at aol dot com

Cheri said...

Gorgeous! I can't wait to try and make a few of these!

Cheri'
claeace@cinci.rr.com

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