Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pumpkin Crayons in Brown Bags

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  I am finally sharing one of my crayon projects with you.  I've been making these fun shaped crayons for the past year or so but I keep forgetting to take pictures.  These are for my son's Kindergarten class.   I'm at my parents' house since Saturday and I have to give them a shout out for helping with peeling the paper off of the hundreds of crayons that I used.  Once the crayons are free of paper, I break them up and put them in the jack-o-lantern shaped silicone muffin trays and bake until melted.  Then let them cool down before putting in fridge for a final chill.  The pumpkin tags are from the Cricut.  I used Stretch Your Imagination and used a clear stamp for the Happy Halloween.  I folded over the top of the bag and punched two holes through the tag and bag and then attached the tags with kraft ribbon.  I added Stickles to the stem and leaf.  I put the crayons in glassine bags before putting them into the paper bags.  It's a bit time consuming to make these crayons, especially since I only bought two silicone mold trays, each one has six pumpkins on it, so I could only make twelve at a time.     But the kids love them so that makes it all worth it!
Here's how they look, all packaged up.  There are 21 children in his class, so I made 22 of these bags.  Each one has 3 pumpkin crayons in it.

This is what the Wilton molds look like

I'd like to wish you all a fun and safe Happy Halloween!  Here's my little helper, Domenic, in his silly Halloween pajamas.  

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fireplace Ghosts

Hello friends!  Thanks for stopping by.  Here's a quick and fun project I made for Halloween.  I saw this on Pinterest and immediately started saving my plastic one-gallon milk and water containers.

  I guess I should've waited till night time to take the photos so you could see them glowing, but you get the idea.
 I made the faces, free-hand style, using a black Sharpie.  I cut a small hole in the back of each container so I could insert the battery operated tea light candles.   

Friday, October 19, 2012

Hot Air Balloon Birthday Card

I am not the most consistent blogger, but it's hard to find time to keep up. The hubby is away on business so I'm spending time with the boys at my parents house.  Here's a fun card that I made using some My Creative Time dies and stamps.  I do enjoy using the Cricut but I also like how quickly I can get a card done using dies, stamps and coloring.  I watched a few You Tube videos on coloring with Copics and I'm getting the hang of it.  I stamped a few of these balloons and did about 3 practice runs before getting the results I achieved on this one.  I have been sketching and coloring since grammar school I think these Copics will be my new best friend.  

To create the grass, I randomly cut three pieces of scrap paper and used 3 different cuttlebug folders.  The balloon and clouds are from the Fly Away With Me dies and stamp sets by My Creative Time.  The sentiment is from the Card Sentiments stamp set that comes with the 3x3 Trifold Card die.  I don't have much crafting supplies at my house, just a Cricut and a few cartridges, a Cuttlebug with a couple of folders and a very small supply of paper and embellishments, so you can imagine how much I enjoy crafting when I'm in my mom's craft room!