Hello there friends! I know that my blog doesn’t appear to look as if I’ve been doing much, but the exact opposite is happening right now! LOL! I’ve been busy crafting away and feeling a bit overwhelmed to say the least! Now that I have my computer issues solved, hoping I can get back into things and get caught up! Videos are in cache and I also am REALLY excited to be doing the Whimsy Stamps Virtual Retreat this weekend and it starts tonight and lasts through Sunday too! Woohoo!! – – – – So more crafting is coming! Snacks are stocked and the craft table is ready to go!!😉
Today I have this fun little Halloween treat bag to share that I’ve made for one of the grands and I thought I’d pair it with the Crafty Chefs October Recipe. (Check out the link if you’re interested in joining in the recipe fun with us!) AND I’m also including this into the fun annual Whimsy Stamps 31 Nights of Halloween too!
So I pulled out these stack of paper lunch bags I had and thought it would be a great little bag to decorate for the grands…I have more coming, but I’ve pulled out some papers and I had so much fun coloring up this darling digital image by Crissy Armstrong from Whimsy Stamps called “Boo!” – of course!
For the Crafty Chefs October recipe, the lovely Carol has given the following recipe for us this month:
- Add a Tag (from previous chef)
- Have or create a pocket
- 2-3 colors next to each other on the color wheel
- Use a die
- Mirror Cardstock (passing onto next chef)
I cut out the image with the Whimsy Stamps Notched Square Dies and then cut out a yellow and an orange panel to layer behind it. (colors for recipe) I’ve also used a strip of the orange cardstock to go above and below the spooky eyes decorative paper from my stash. I used a black marker to add stitch marks to the strips. (stitching for recipe) I’ve also used some silver mirror cardstock to cut out the “boo” letters from the Whimsy Stamps Boo die set and attached it at the bottom with the swirly eyes too. (mirror cardstock for recipe) I also added some tiny stars from the mirror cardstock to each corner of the image panel.
And lastly for the Crafty Chefs recipe, I’ve used foam tape to pop up the image panel and left a section that fit around my orange die cut tag from an older Whimsy Stamps die. I stamped the “pull” word on it, punched a hole and added a string so it was easier to grab. Check it out below to see the tag…
When you lift the tag up, you can see the cute little ghost with a message. It was from a Halloween paper pack in my stash that I glued over the orange die cut tag. I took a white gel pen to add more stitching detail to it.
Here’s also a closer view of the image I colored up with Copic markers. I thought it would be fun to add a moon behind the ghost, so I just drew it in with my Copic markers and added a fun yellow glow behind the images. I also covered it with a glitter brush pen and then I took some Stickles glitter and added it to the pumpkin’s face. I also took a white gel pen and dotted the inside of the ghost’s eyes…thought it would give it character.
For the background behind the image, I took a cloud stencil to blend in some clouds with Black Soot Distress Ink.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my Halloween treat bag today! Check out the challenges I’m entering it for below!
So last weekend I was involved in another virtual stamp retreat from Taylored Expressions called Stamp Joy. As I had mentioned, it’s so much fun to experience the “in person” part of it, but I think they did such an amazing job with it and it was so much fun to be apart of the crafty fun and laughter. Here’s my results:
I have so many cards and I have even started up a collection of FOUR Christmas cards for the year! Yay!
I decided to participate in the FULL experience of it, so I opted to do the Friday classes which are the top left 4 butterfly cards I completed. I love the projects we received for everything and I know I’ll be making more things!
The other cards were all created for the 7 different Make-n-Takes on Saturday. One of the seven was the total of mass produced set of 4 snowflake cards. I have tweaked a few things about the cards here and there, but not much was changed as we were pretty much provided everything needed including some cool products!😀
At the bottom, I took a photo of one of the stamp sets that was provided to use for the event. There was no graphic photo on this stamp set as it was left blank because it was especially put together for this event. It’s a collection of certain stamps in several of the most popular sets from their store which we used throughout the Make-n-Takes. So what I did was take a sharpie marker and wrote: “Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy 2020 Pandemic Edition”. LOL
Thanks so much for stopping in today my friends! I will be very busy crafting away this weekend, so I’ll be having fun and seeing you all very soon! Hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead!
Challenges (for treat bag only):
- Cute Card Thursday – Halloween
- Crafty Creations – #414 Anything Goes
- Colour Crazy Craft – Anything Goes + coloring
- Sweet Stampers – #49 Autumn or Halloween
- Not Just Cards – Anything Goes
- International Art & Soul – Halloween
- Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – PIP2041 Anything Goes
- Creatalicious – #197 Anything Goes optional Halloween
- This is Halloween – #2 Anything Goes Halloween (entry 2) **NEW!!
- Two Old Bats Halloween – #1 Anything Goes Halloween (entry 2) **NEW!!