Thursday, October 29, 2009

Blogger's Challenge #123


Hooray, it's Friday! Tomorrow is CANDY day! We went out to Wal-Mart last night (yes, the NEW SUPER Wal-Mart!) and bought our candy for Trunk or Treat at our church on Saturday. I'm secretly hoping there is a lot left over, not that I NEED it or anything! But, you know, we did buy CHOCOLATE!
The Blogger's Challenge today was for a halloween theme, so, I decided to show you a fun Fall project that I did last week as a gift for a friend.

It's kind of funny how I even started the project; last Monday, Emma and I were putzing around in the studio and she found this paper mache pumpkin shaped box that I'd bought literally years ago at a craft store. She handed it to me and said "Hey Mom, why don't you do something with this?" Well, when your 11 year old challenges you like that, you pick up that gauntlet and run with it! And it gave me a great reason to make my friend a gift since she's done so much for me lately.

I started by covering the box with Pumpkin Pie Patterns DSP. I cut it to size and adhered it with Tombow Glue. I sanded the edges with my Sanding Block and then added the Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon around the edge of the lid and Chocolate Chip cardstock to the 'stem' on the bottom.

Next, I sponged Pumpkin Pie ink around the edges and on the front and sides to give it some shading and definition. The Big Shot is responsible for the pumpkin vine and leaves. I cut the vine with a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock that I texturized first with one of our texturz plates. Then I used the Leaves Die to cut out four cardstock leaves in varying shades of green cardstock. Everything was sponged with Chocolate Chip ink to make it standout a bit. I then glued on the pieces with more Tombow Glue. That completed the box part, now for the inside treat!

Since my friend and I are both doing Weight Watchers, I decided against filling it with candy (I'm holding out for Saturday.....) and made her some little note cards with matching envelopes instead.

I used Whisper White cardstock, sponged with Chocolate Chip ink and layered with more Pumpkin Pie DSP and Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon. The embellishment is the leaf from Autumn Days stamped in Old Olive and layered on a circle of Chocolate Chip. I stamped each little envelope with a leaf too to complete the look of the set.

Thanks so much for stopping by today to visit! I hope you enjoyed the project and now have those creative juices flowing too! Go find something in your stash of stuff - and I KNOW you have one - and DO something with it. And in the meantime, be sure to go check out all the other Blogger's Challenge players projects. Their links are on my sidebar and I'm sure you will be inspired!
I'll see you back here tomorrow for the next Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge!
Happy Friday!
~~Robin
All Supplies SU! except for the box.

21 comments:

  1. Way to go Emma......good girl for challenging Mom!!!! This is so adorable!!!

    P.S. I think it needs little cards AND chocolate!!! If you make it dark chocolate, it doesn't count. It's good for your heart!!!

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  2. This is gorgeous- I love your project. The cards are great too. TFS

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  3. Robin, this box & the cards are absolutely perfect for Halloween.

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  4. Terrific project. I'm always so impressed with the Altered projects...especially since my purchases usually remain in a bin to "work on later." Maybe Emma can come to my house? ;-)

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  5. I love it! You are so talented!

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  6. Great project - love the altered Pumpkin box!

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  7. WOW! This is awesome.
    I' sure your friend will love it. Oh I agree with Patti - throw in a "little" chocolate.

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  8. This is sooooo stinkin' cute!! I LOVE it and really thought (really just wishing) that is was for me your awesome darling friend WHO LOVES Halloween and just LOVES YOU!!!! As I was reading your post I was thinking you made it for me and that I would have a wonderful surprise in my mailbox from you but then I read about the weight watchers and realized that it was for another friend. That's fine, I forgive you and wanted you to know I still luv ya and LOVE this box!!!! Actually I really thought you would skip this challenge since you don't really like Halloween but I see you like to buy the Halloween candy!!!LOL!!!!

    Miss ya lady!!

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  9. Robin--you did a great job! Love how it holds goodies--like cards! and yes, I'd go for chocolate inside too. It's for Halloween afterall!

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  10. ADORABLE!!! LOVE IT!!!! Great job as always!!! Hope you are feeling 100% healthy again! ;o)

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  11. That is FANTASTIC! I love this! Beautiful work Robin!

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  12. Absolutely beautiful box Robin! The cards are wonderful too! I just started Weight Watchers two weeks ago! What was I thinking...Weight Watchers and Halloween candy don't go together...lol! :D

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  13. This is a fabulous project. I would love to hear more about what Trunk or Treat is? Great job.

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  14. Oh WOW! Love it...Wonderful pumpkin!!!

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  15. I think you need to name Emma Jr. Executive! You really had a double challenge! The cards and the paper mache box are all wonderful!

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  16. WOW! This is fabulous! Now....don't you regret taking so long to decorate this box?!!

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  17. This is a wonderful project, Robin! I love it...such a great idea. (And yes, maybe your daughter needs to challenge me to use up some stuff I have! lol)

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  18. I could not believe that was a box...wonderful project.
    connie paxman

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  19. What a fun project! Love the matching set of cards to fill the box.

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  20. This is gorgeous, Robin...great project!

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  21. This is defintintely a WOW project. great idea and beautifully created!

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