Thursday, October 7, 2010


If you're like me and you just  love Halloween then you must be having a lot of fun walking through the stores.  I cannot believe how much is available for decorating, wearing and eating.  Used to be, you needed a lot of imagination and crafting abilities to have a big Halloween.  Now you can buy everything, but for crafty people it's still fun to make stuff.  I took a stroll through the big blue box this morning and just loved all the stuff I saw.  There were jars with marshmallow heads in them, they were a riot, trays of body parts, and plenty of creepy stuff. 
While I was browsing I was looking for something with a circle element for my Shirley's 2 Girls project.  What caught my eye was the Gummy Bear jar.  The lid is the perfect spot for the Masked Dog image (available here).  Since the image is digital I could make the image the correct size.  I also made a smaller version to hang as a gift tag (I just happen to know someone who just happens to love gummy bears).  The twist for this week's challenge is to use "boo".  One of my favorite punches is an EK Success "Boo" punch.  I used that to replace the brown ribbon around the lid.  Of course if you make one of these you can just put a matching ribbon on the jar.  All I had to do was print out the images, color them, and cut them out.  I used a variety of different colored stickles for the dots on the wreaths.  Put a purple eyelet on the small tag,and strung it with twine.  Punched out the boo border glued it to a small strip of card stock and glued that to the lid's edge. 
It's a quick and easy project and the jar looks so much better now that's it's been altered.

So that's my project for this week's Shirley's 2 Girls challenge, what will you make?  If you need a Halloween image you can pick one up at the S2G store, if you need some more inspiration then visit the site and see what the other design team members have made.  I got a preview and I can tell you, it's worth checking out.  Once you've finished it don't forget to link it up, you could win a fun digi image. 

Here's the deets:
Stamp - S2G "Masked dog" digi
Ink - HP printer
Paper - Georgia Pacific cs for image; Warsau cs for border
Miscellaneous - copics; stickles; the Cat's Pajama's twine; eyelet

Here's the challenges:
Shirley's 2 Girls - use "Boo"
City Crafter week #25 - Hooray for the Holidays!
Paper Sundaes #38 - Something from Your Stash (the eyelet on the tag is ancient)
Fab 'n' Funky #43 - Use a digi image
Sweet Stampin' #46 - Punch It Out
Simon Says - Halloween

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  1. Too cute! I saw those jars and thought they would look good altered. I just love this project!

  2. great project.Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


  3. oh i LOVE it- super cute! and sure to make someone happy! i just picked up that S2G digi too- that pup is so fun & love how you colored him! now i have to keep an eye out for those cute little jars!

  4. Really great ... and so much better than the original ... thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

  5. Love the image - really cute! Great idea too! And the "boo" border is terrific!

  6. Oh now who wouldn't love this as a Halloween treat! So cute. Thanks for playing along with the Sweet Stampin chalenge x

  7. Love this! The Boo punch is great!

  8. How yummy Chris. I love your idea!

  9. Oh this is fabulous and yummy.

  10. I loooove gummy bears!!! What a cute container for them! I love how you've halloween-ed it! Looks fabulous!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  11. oohh what a fabulous creation !! I love this !! very cute :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  12. WOW . . fab digi image and another one to add to my "must have" collection! Brilliant project ideas too. Many thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week.


  13. This is adorable.. I just love there images..

  14. Beautiful project, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  15. Soooooo cute!!! Thank you for playing along at CCCB!

  16. What a great idea - just loving that image.
    Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, and hope to see you again next.
    Hugs Sharon x

  17. OOOh this is adorable ! Great idea ! Thanks for playing in our Paper Sundaes Challenge!

  18. gorgeous project,thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky


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