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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Decorate To Celebrate -- Challenge #11: A Halloween Party!! :)

Welcome, welcome, welcome!!  It's another WONDERFUL Wednesday!! :)  Thank you so much for stopping by to visit me today!!  It's one of my favorite CHALLENGE DAYS....  So let's get to it!! :)

It's the start of Challenge #11 at the Decorate To Celebrate!! Challenge Blog!!  The theme for this challenge is HALLOWEEN!!  That means you can submit ANY decoration or party supply for a HALLOWEEN themed party (no cards or layouts, just decorations and supplies, please)!!  :)  The fabulous designers this week have some GREAT inspiration for you -- And I can't WAIT to see what YOU create too!! :)

Here's what I made to inspire ya....
It's a table centerpiece and set of treat bags!!  For the centerpiece, I painted a glass jar with black acrylic paint (YAY for upcycling!!)...  It doesn't show up in the pictures, but it has a brush-stroke effect that allows the candlelight to shine through... 
I created the rosettes with some black spider-web paper topped with a 1.5" orange circle and a 1.25" white circle stamped with the FUN mix-n-match sentiments from the "Fall-O-Ween" Stamp Art Set by K Andrew Designs -- If you're ready to try some of these stamps out yourself, be sure to stop back by on Friday evening for the Getting Cricky Blog Hop -- I'll have COUPON codes for you to SAVE on your order this weekend!! :)  I added a bow and wrapped the skewer sticks with some yellow 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon -- I love how the ribbon really dresses up the rosette sticks!! :)
I placed a battery-operated tealight inside the jar -- It has a cool flicker perfect for a Halloween Party...  Did you notice the BATS???  (shudder)  I attached the bats to some hand-twisted springs so that they could float around the rosettes...
 The front of the jar is also decorated with a rosette, but on this one I added a ruffle of orange 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon, two of my handmade stick-pins, and a few of my handmade flower embellishments...
The matching treat bags (filled with traditional candy corn) have header tags that I embossed with the Sizzix Damask embossing folder...  I added some more of that fantastic yellow 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon before topping it with the rosette...
I hope you've enjoyed seeing my inspiration for a Halloween-Themed Party!!  I'm looking forward to seeing what YOU submit for the challenge now...  So show us what you've got!! :)  Link up your NEW decorations or party supplies for a HALLOWEEN THEMED party at the Decorate To Celebrate!! Challenge Blog...


Decorate To Celebrate!

The winner(s) of the challenge are invited to be future Guest Designers AND are entered to win the Grand Prize for October!!  For more inspiration, be sure to visit the other designers' blogs:

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  I can't wait to see what YOU create for the challenge!!

Until next time,

20 comments:

Natasha said...

Great projects! There is so much detail in each piece. Thanks for sharing.

Rhonda Emery said...

I am loving these girlfriend. they are so spooky pretty if thats possible. I love it. hugs

S.Bayles said...

Amy,
These are so great and I love corn candy... I have been MIA for awhile but am back. Took a much needed mini vacation and am sharing it with everyone on my blog.
Blog: http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/
If you get a chance visit and be sure and page down and look at all the pictures. I think you will be surprised and leave a comment.......

Brenda said...

LOVE it...upcycling is always best in any case and I can about imagine how cool it looks with the light shining through. Great job as usual and your rosettes are fabulous with that spider web paper.

I am so glad to be a part of Decorate to Celebrate
Hugs
Brenda DTC-DT Member
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Jessica said...

Yummy...great idea for the cool flicker addition!
:O)
Jessica

Daynene said...

Great project, I love your rosettes. nenerscreations.blogspot.com

Angiebug said...

Such great party favors & decorations. Love it! tfs

PinkBlingCrafter said...

WOW!! Amy LOVE the ribbon around the rosette, it looks beautiful and love the goodie bags with those YUMMY candy corns!! Thanks for sharing them with us!!
Hugs

Audrey Frelx said...

Amy, these are all just awesome!!! You have such a talent, my friend!!!

Peggy Sue said...

gorgeous!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super fun decorations! Great details!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

OCCricut said...

ooooh ... LOVE your decorations on the jar!!

Amy said...

Awesome Halloween party favors! I love the rosettes and candy bag toppers! So fun! :)Amy
amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

Christine America Real said...

Yummy! I want to come party at your house!

www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com

JulieK said...

Fantastic projects! I want a treat bag!!
:)

Cyndi S said...

Love your center piece and goody bags. I just love the rosettes.
Here with Decorate to Celebrate.
cstephenson at q dot com

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Visiting from Decorate to Celebrate. Thought I'd have commented earlier but do not see comment so here goes. Like the Batty Candy Corn treats.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Sherrie K. said...

Here again-Awesome project-I am here from Decorate to Celebrate! Would LOVE to win!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Becky Dunham said...

You always make such cute projects Amy! I am hopping with Decorate to Celebrate - don't know how I missed this project. This is really cute. Floating bats - how delightful :) Love your stickpins and those rosettes made with the patterned paper are awesome!

Jackie said...

awesome Halloween decor! Party time!

Love these blog hops! Glad we get time to do them - because otherwise I would not be able to play - thanks!

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