Friday, October 24, 2008

BC70 A Gift for BOO!

Hello to BOO...I'm so happy that it's Friday...but when have I NOT been happy to see another Friday roll around? Well, this Friday is no exception. Can you believe that Halloween is next Friday? Where has this month gone? I have so much yet to do to prepare for the little ghosts and goblins that will be visiting. I am happy to report that I I can now mark THIS project off of my to-do list.

I'm really fortunate that today's Blogger's Challenge was to create a gift for someone. I'm not sure if you would consider these a gift or a treat, but either way, I made 16 of these little peek-a-boo boxes for some of my co-workers for Halloween.

Now these boo-boxes are not new by any means...they have been around for a while, but I had great fun with these because in addition to stamping the box with black ink, I also used some glow-in-the-dark acrylic paint for the center of each of the circles on the box. So when the lights go out, these little boxes have an eerie glow about them. I only wish that I could capture on camera the creepy green they are in the dark. FUN! The design I chose was really simple in nature because when you are making a bunch of anything, you don't want to take a week with each one. So there's my gift giving project for this challenge.

I just love all the creepy fun decorating that people do this time of year. If you are a fan of Halloween decorating and entertaining, AND of the show on DIY Network, Creative Juice, you won't want to miss the series they are doing called Witch Crafts. They are showing you how to create creepy decorations with simple tools and supplies, as well as coming up with really clever costume ideas.

I'm looking forward to seeing what the other ladies in the Blogger's Challenge group come up with for their gifts. If you would like to check out their ideas, links to their blogs can be found by clicking the Blogger's Challenge logo along the left-hand sidebar of my blog.

Thanks so much for looking in today and I hope that your Halloween planning and preparations are going well. Until next time...be safe, be kind, and be happy!

Stuff I Used: Stamps: Little Pieces, Big Pieces, Spooky Sweets II; Papers: Basic Black, Gable Green, Stamper's Select White; Inks: Archival Ink Black, Gable Green; Other Stuff: Scallop Circle Punch, MS Spider Punch, Small Oval Punch, 1-1/4 square punch, Glo-in-the-dark acrylic paint (Michael's), Acetate, Tacky Tape, Silver Elastic Cord.

26 comments :

specialcraftmom4 said...

They are really cute!!!! I love the idea of using glow in the dark paint!!! Where did you find such a thing?

Marcia P said...

Lynn, these are awesome. Would love to see what they look like in the dark!

:) Marcia

Heather said...

These treat boxes are awesome! Your co-workers are going to love them! Have a great weekend!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful treat boxes Lynn - I'm sure your co-workers will enjoy them!

Lori said...

Oooh, glow in the dark--perfect for Halloween treats! These are fantastic, Lynn!

Connie said...

How wonderful these are...can I be your co-worker??? Love them!

Lisa Bohler said...

These are adorable!!! I love the color choices that you made!

Nikki Bond said...

This are ghoulishly fabulous!!! Love them! {SMILEs}

Regina Cornelius said...

glow in the dark paint??? is ther eno end to your creativity??? great job! i love them!

Barb Hardeman said...

Lynn what a spook-tacular idea these little treat boxes are - and they glow in the dark?! How special and fun is that...

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh this is SOOO cute! WHat a great little gift! I love it! TFS!

Patti Chesky said...

Okay, they are completely adorable. Glow in the dark paint? You are too ingenious!!

Anita Van Hal said...

OMG! How cute are these! Very nice color combo...thanks for sharing! You are SO creative!

wendy groszkiewicz said...

Even though I had to cringe when I first saw them (I don't like spiders...have a terrible fear), they turned out so cute! Awesome little halloween gift!

Ida P. Krause said...

"Fangtastic!" What a fun little treat box. I wouldn't mind receiving one myself! Great job.

Sandy Knecht said...

Way cool Lynn!

Claire Brennan said...

What made you think to use glow in the dark stuff!! such a fab idea!! these boxes are brilliant - love them.

liveloveandcreate said...

These are soooooo cute.

Kristen said...

I love these little boxes. They makes great gifts. Great job!

Sheryl said...

Your peek-a-boo boxes are so cool! Love the idea of glow in the dark--bet your coworkers will love them too!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Oh Lynn! These little boxes are just too cute! What a delightful idea! :D

jana said...

These are so darn cute!

Savor the Journey said...

hee hee hee hee
Love your darlin' treat boxes! And the green/black colors are clever & fun!

Anonymous said...

Lynn these boxes are just to cool. I love the idea for the glow in the dark paints great idea.
Thanks for the link to the Witch Crafts I have not had time to watch the show lately so I will be able to catch up. Don't you just LOVE Halloween? TFS

Debbie/Phx AZ
http://dolcedebsdesigns.blogspot.com/

Ellen said...

I love these little boxes. Where did you get the template? Would like to try these.

Lynn Mercurio said...

A template and instructions may be found at: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showpost.php?p=11797186&postcount=1