Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Spooks on the Table and a Ghostly Giveaway – IHP Sept. DT Blog Hop

Hey crafty people.  I hope your are ready for a little Halloween entertaining goodies that are sure to bring a smile to the face of any goblin visiting your home.


The I{heart}Papers Design Team is working their magic with this month’s challenge.  The theme this month is Treats & Tablescapes.  I went with the table settings motif; a treat for any witch or warlock. To make sure everyone is in their right spot, I created these spooks-on-a-stick place cards.
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I scored these tiny white buckets at a garage sale and at the time didn’t know what I wanted them for, but knew they would come in handy.  I filled them with clear glass flat pebbles.  I used a magic marker to paint four bamboo chopsticks.  I always take home my chopsticks when we eat Chinese because they always come in hand for something – as was the case for this project.
September-SCU2pooks-on-a-St I added these cute little glittery ghosts to die cuts of my Labels 11 that I spritzed with Pssst! Shimmer Spray Sparkle using a Tim Holtz spider web mask. Black Tulle is my new favorite Halloween decorating material and I couldn’t create my project for today without using some of it.  The wonderful Black Crepe Ribbon from May Arts at the bottom of each stick finishes it off.
September-SCUpooks-on-a-StiI created the name tags using a speech bubble punch and using some papers from SEI, created four names, identifying the ghostly spot for each guest.Sept-Spooks-Napkinrings I also created these napkin rings that match the name plates.  Along with the shimmery ghosts and Labels 11 die cuts, I added some great orange ric rac and created a bow from some more wonderful ribbon from May Arts toppled with a button and some twine.Sept-Spooks-CUNapkinrings






So now that you’ve seen my little “trick” I’m ready to give you a treat.  The photos below show you the five different elements that I’d love to give away to one winner.  Sept.-Prize-all
Here is a look at what is up for grabs.  A spooky prize package of papers, stickers and embellishments.
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A package of sticker embellishments and a package of die-cut accents.

Sept.-Prize-1  A full package of alphabet stickers and spooky trim.

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To make shipping just a little easier on me, I’ve cut down the 12 X 12 double sided sheets of patterned paper into 6 X 6 size.  It’s a great package of all the things you might need to make your own table settings or several fun Halloween cards.  To be entered into the drawing, leave a comment telling me what your favorite Halloween costume was as a child.  On Thursday, September 23rd, I’ll randomly select one of the comments to win this package.

Now if you are ready for even more treats and tablescapes, check out what these IHP Design Team members have in store for you.
Thanks for stopping by today.  I can’t wait to read your comments!


{Supplies}
Papers: Spooks Collection (S.E.I. from I{heart}Papers
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black 
Accessories: White Metal Buckets, Bamboo Chopsticks, Black Tulle (Michaels), SEI - Spooks Collection - Halloween - Die Cut Accents - Sparkling Glitter, Crepe Black Ribbon (May Arts), Orange Ric Rac (May Arts), Labels 11 Nestabilities, Black/Orange Checked Ribbon (May Arts), Baker’s Twine (Jillibean Soup), Shimmer Spritz

28 comments:

Crystal said...

Oh my word girl these are soooo fun and creative and CUTE!!! LOVE all these fabulous Halloween decos....AWESOME Lynn!!

Kim Burmeister said...

These ghosts are so cute! I love the pattern paper you used for their eyes.

i {heart} papers said...

This is fabulous! Love those ghosts! Your napkin rings are so cute!

Kelly Massman said...

Love your ghosts! Thanks for a chance at the giveway, too! My favorite costume was being an "angel" with my twin!

Megan said...

This is perfect for a spooking evening meal. Just perfect!

Loretta said...

Your project is magnifico!!!! It just occured to me that I have little white chinese food boxes I could have used, maybe. I love your little bucket ghostie place cards.

Gretchen said...

Cute, cute, cute! LOVE those sparkly ghosts!

Scrapycandy said...

A really fun blog! So many great ideas! My favorite costume was going as a scarecrow..we made it from scratch and I even had straw up my sleeves and around my ankles. Thanks for the terrific giveaway!

Patti J said...

What darling projects! And I loved your pirate post yesterday! Thanks for the smiles! We weren't allowed to do Halloween when I was a kid, but the favorite costume I made my DD when she was young, was Rainbow Brite. I still to this day remember it had 19 pattern pieces, and I thought I'd NEVER finish it! lol... Thanks for sharing, Lynn!

Julia Aston said...

These are so 'spooky' fun Lynn! love the ghosts and your fun embellishments! What a festive Halloween table it will be adorned with these beauties!!

Monique said...

Oh Love this Lynn!! Your Table is going to look Spook-tackular Bahahbhah!! Well I can't remember what mine was but I dressed my little girl up as a bath tub..it was so much fun. I cut a hole in a rubber maid bucket glued on a mini soap and shampoo. Blew up mini water balloons for bubbles . She was wearing a housecoat and shower cap..It was so cute!!

Crafty Cow said...

great ideas! tfs. my all time favourite costume is the mummy made from toilet paper-awesomely cheap lol

Deb said...

Love this, Lynn! The shimmer is so perfect, and the tulle, plaid and rick rack look so cute together! Looks like it's gonna be a fun party at your place!

Cathleen said...

I love all your spooky fun projects, you are so clever and creative!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Fantastic! I love these decorations, Lynn!

Lorraine said...

These are adorable! Love all the detailing you did and the all the different elements you used.

Nessie said...

NOOO Lynn, you did it again! You always show me things that I have to try then as well. It is completeley your fault that I bought Waltzingmouse Stamps. YES, DO NOT DENY IT, YOU INTRODUCED THEM TO ME *LOL* I should send you the bill, hehehe...
And I thought: Great, I have a matching die cutter for the ghosts, I have pebbles (even black ones), the buckets can be replaced by another container. I do not have that label die, but another one would be okay as well.... But... I need orange rick-rack now and black ribbons for the bows, that's such a cute touch...
You are my hero.

Regina Mangum said...

What an adorable tablescape! I was usually too shy to go trick or treating as a child to have a fave costume, but my brother's one year was terrific. He was Buck Rogers and had this amazing helmet that looked real (I'm probably dating myself with that reference, LOL!)

Digital Misfit said...

So cute! I love your tablescape.
When I was little, most of the costumes were of the plastic-mask-and-cheap-vinyl-tunic variety.
I do remember falling in love with the Roadrunner costume (from Loony Toons. I was so sad when the flimsy tunic ripped as I was climbing up a stair at a home down the street. I did keep that mask for a long time. Kinda wish I still had it. lol

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Michelle said...

Great projects! It would be so cute for the kids to wake up to a fabulously decorated breakfast table on Halloween.

My fave costume was a gypsy, full skirt, big hoop earrings, jingly chain belt. Fun costume that I wore three different times.

Carolyn Mustopa said...

How freakin' cute is that?!!! Love it!

Kendra said...

Totally ADORABLE!!!!

Mary Friederichsen said...

This set is so adorable!!
Love it!

I think as a kid I was always a princess, and we always made up our costumes with what ever was around the house. There are 6 of us so no going and buying costumes. But one year my older cousin fixed up a fancy dress that she had with a big tulle skirt and put sequins all over it and used one of her tiaras in my hair! That was the best ever....she even made me curtsie when I was given the candy at each door! tehe..that was the best year, until of course I started making the costumes up for my own girls!!

Thanks for offering the give away...and for causing me to think of some great times!
Hugs and Blessings,

Mary

thestampinglady said...

I was always Pocahontas with my long braids and every year seemed to win the prize in our little local city. One year my mom decided to switch it up I was Tom Sawyer--I also had lots of freckles. Fun memories--thanks for the chance to win.

whoistracy said...

So cute Lynn. What a great way to recycle those used chopsticks.

LaurieJ said...

Fab projects, Lynn. Love the ghosts!!

I had a Winnie the Pooh costume that I wore at least two years in a row. It had the little red shirt and one of those plastic masks that attached to your face with an elastic band that went around your head. Thanks for the chance to win!

Justine said...

WOWZERS you went all out, I love this. How did I miss out on such yummoness?

Lori said...

What a fun and fabulous ensemble, Lynn!