Monday, October 25, 2010

Spooky Halloween Decor

Are you ready for Halloween?

My kids have had their costumes for over a month, and can hardly wait to wear them. I still don't have the treats to hand out, I usually wait until the last minute because they tend to disappear before Halloween in my house. I have no idea why that keeps happening, I even hide them in my craft room. It's truly baffling.

I made this SPOOKY coaster decor to put on my mantle. (The back says WINTER, but I'll post that pic another time).  I love Halloween paper crafts, but people don't usually give out Halloween cards, so this covered coaster decor fulfilled my craft cravings nicely. And I get to use it year after year.

Here are the close-ups:

Wanna hear something really spooky? When I finished making this and was cleaning up, I found 5 candy Halloween candy wrappers. Reece's Pieces and Candy Corn. I don't remember eating them, and I haven't bought the Halloween candy yet.  Cue scary music....

All Product CTMH.
Pattern Papers: Abundance and Enchanted
Cardstock: Pansy Purple, Autumn Terracotta, Goldrush, Garden Green, Cocoa, Black
Inks: Black, Cocoa, Autumn Terracotta
Stamps: D1442 Thriller, C1323 Who Loves You, D1311 October Word Puzzle
Z291 Hinges
Chocolate Waxy Flax
Black Embroidery Floss
Liquid Glass
Glue Dots

Other tools:
Cricut Cartridges: Storybook, Stretch Your Imagination, Basic Shapes
ATG tape runner
Chipboard coasters cut at 4" with Cricut Deep Cut Blade

I am entering my project in the following challenges this week:
Heart 2 Heart - Halloween or pumpkins
OCC- color challenge
Crazy 4 Challenges - Halloween
Dutch dare - Halloween or color challenge
CRAFT - spooky
Fab n' Funky - things that go bump in the night
Corrosive - Halloween or orange and black
Fabulously Artsy - Halloween linky party

I was inspired by this coaster decor piece from fellow CTMH consultant Jennifer Smith.  Isn't this fabulous? Check out her blog Stampin Stampede.

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  1. Beautiful Banner! I think I will try this myself. I don't have a lot of Halloween decorations, but I would love to make something of my own. Great job!

  2. This is fabulous, can't wait to see the winter one:-)

  3. Awesome, love all that you incorporated into this project, such fun elements! Thanks for joining the H2H challenge!

  4. Oh wow,this is gorgeous,thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week

  5. I love your "SPOOKY" decor! I'm off to buy our Halloween candy today--hmmmmm--hiding it in the craft room is a great idea! Nice and safe there! ;)

  6. Absolutely Fabulous!!! I saw the Fall one by Jennifer too and also wanted to make one for myself. I love the word you choose as well as the wonderful embellishments! TFS

  7. looks fab, thanks for joining us at FnF

  8. What a terrific project! I laughed my head off when reading about your problem with "disappearing" Halloween treats! I am sure the same goblin is coming into my house and sneaking a few here too! Funny - my treats are sitting on a table in my craft room too! Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge and I look forward to seeing more of your great work!

  9. Great spooky card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won.

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  10. Hey Lorrinda - great to see you playing along with Corrosive! Your project is spooktacular!

  11. So cute!!!! Love it!!! Thanks for sharing.

    Corina Mitchell

  12. Ha! We have the same mystery in our house! What are the chances? Lorrinda, your project is AWESOME! Very festive and spooky! Wonderful attention to detail and great layout/design! You are so fabulously creative! Thanks for playing along with us at Heart 2 Heart challenges! And thanks for being a super awesome guest DT member!

  13. I love that each piece/letter is a mini work of ART in it's own right . Well done

  14. Really wonderful project, curious to see the other side, thanks for playing along with us at DDCC!

  15. Nice creation there honey... I really love Halloween decorations to give those treats some creeps. LOL, I'm being bad, aren't I?

    Happy Halloween!


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