Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Time-translation-Treats and Fun!

It's that "SPOOKY" day and I've been frantically making things the last few days to make a "good presentation" as I would say. I think I'm addicted to quotation marks. LOL Anyway, I decorated some candy jars. I used the cute new kit called "Treats Only" by Meredith Cardall. Jump over to her blog if you want the instructions for some of these items.

I also used the same kit to make the tags for my boys treat bags for their classroom parties. Why do I torture myself. I was up making their stuff when I could be relaxing. It's what I love to do I think- well sometimes.
Meredith has some super cute bottle wraps but I also found some on Fayette's Designs. I used the Witches Brew ones from Fayette since I needed to bring some soda to my kids classes anyway. I just ripped off the labels and put on my own fun ones. Check out Fayette's blog with some of these freebies.
My other project that I started about a month ago was a Halloween Tree. I knew I wanted to make a tree of some sorts and I saw a big corkscrew willow branch on the ground on the first part of my daily walk. On the last leg of my hour walk I found a peice of plywood just lying in the road. So as soon as I got home I jumped in the car and went and picked up the branch and then the plywood (it was already in the small square perfect for what I needed) Then I got some wood glue and a long wood screw and hooked the branch to the wood. I then used some glossy black spray paint and this is how it turned out.
How I love free things.
I bought some small skeletons to hang on it. I also have a cute Halloween kit by Fayette that I plan on using some of the elements for the ornaments. But since it's Halloween already I'm not sure if I'll have time in between running to the store for last minute candy for classes, helping with kids class parties, getting all dressed up in my witch costume,etc. We will see I guess.
So if you don't have money to buy decorations use your imagination and make some. I have a few other branches I collected and I wanted to paint one bright purple and the other bright green but didn't get to that project this year. Maybe I'll use them at Christmastime and paint them white or something.  
So may your Halloween be crafty!
 I hope it's full of Treats and not so many Tricks.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Girls Get Away

I planned a fun girls weekend with my sisters, mom & friends. I made a bunch of fun digital things using the kit "Hey Girlfriend" by Fayette Designs. I also made personalized cups for everyone. We stayed up late watching fun movies, played games, went shopping, ate out and had way too much junk food. All in all a great way to spend a weekend without hubbies and kids.
I took pictures of everyone and put it them in these fluffy little frames for them all to take home.
Thanks for all the fun ladies!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Real Bushels of Fun

I actually used the cute new kit called "Bushels of Fun" from Meredith Cardall to make these two cards. You can see the tutorial on her blog.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Bushels of Fun-Maybe Not

I got a whole bunch of tomatoes so I could bottle them as I use them for spaghetti sauce, etc. I thought 4 boxes should do the trick. Well they sure did the trick. Eight hours of bottling got me 47 quarts to put down in my food storage pantry. I'm set for another 3 years. And that's about how much time I need to recover from the heat and mess. Good thing I don't need to do peaches this year.