Thursday, October 1, 2015

We Create Blog Hop--Step It Up October!

Well, before I get to the fun project for today, I just have to share something I think is amazing!  Last week my husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary!! I know, can you believe it?  I'm so not old enough to celebrate 25 years of married bliss (ok, yes I am) but in truth, we have been a couple for 26 + years and I am more in love with him today than all those years ago.  In an age where temporary and convenient is the norm, having someone who has promised to love me for eternity as well as making that covenant with God, makes me try harder to be a better person.  Marriage takes a lot of work and both people need to give all they have to that relationship.

Well, enough of these lovebirds!!

It's time for Halloween! And Stampin' Up! has some absolutely adorable Halloween stamps, paper and accessories in the Holiday Catalog.  I have this super cute set for today's project:
This set actually has a Framelit set that goes along with it, which also includes a "BOO!" Framelit for fun!  
This is the original version.  I used the Fry Box Bigz die  and the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper and then also used the scallop die from the Circle Card Thinlits die for the tag.  Fun for a party favor or a treat for your neighbor kids (not all trick-or-treaters, just the special ones!!)  I found these cinnamon roll pretzels at Winco--yum!  This is a simple, cute idea that you really can use for anytime, just change out the paper and stamps and go!
Here is the stepped up version!  Don't you just love the Black Glimmer paper?  It is beautiful in person!  I took my Heart punch from the Itty Bitty punch pack and punched out 6 hearts and glued them to the inside of the box for a scalloped edge, added the BOO! and the cute jack-o-lantern and then I took a Vintage Faceted Designer button and inked it with the new Basic Black Archival ink pad and glued it on my spider! So fun!!  I love the look of the Glimmer paper!! I love to add a bit of sparkle whenever I can.  
Time to check out what Tanya has stepped up this month!

I'm getting all my decorations out for Halloween, how about you? I love fall!