My apologies for lack of posts this week, and for lack of original artwork. What LITTLE time I've had to stamp has been stamping for my upcoming stamp class (and I try to keep those projects a surprise for my local stampin' friends). As I've mentioned before, my mom has been here for two weeks recovering from surgery. In between helping her (which I'm very much enjoying!), driving kids to and from schools and activities, laundry, grocery shopping, cooking, and TRYING to keep the house fairly clean, there's been NO chunks of time for some serious stamping! Bummer!!!
Drew joined a tackle football team and is taking guitar lessons, and Allie's marching band season is in full force. I can't tell you how many trips my husband and I make in one day back and forth from schools and activities ... it just plain NUTS! I can certainly tell October is approaching! Seems like October, December and May are always CRAZY months at the Riley house! (Now that I think about it ... when ISN'T it a crazy time at the Riley house?). Bear with me ... I am trying really really hard to get some stamping time in!
I have a photo folder on my computer for photos of cards and projects I find in various places. I totally CASEd this altered fruit can from Sarah Moore. See her original HERE.
This can was originally a Del Monte 4 oz. can of fruit. I opened it from the bottom with a Pampered Chef Can Opener which opens cans without the sharp edge. After taking the fruit out, wash the can and remove the label, decorate, fill with Halloween goodies, and glue the bottom lid back on the can. E6000 glue works well for this, and can be found at your local craft store and Walmart.
I did use the retired Stampin' Around Wheel, Boulder Bits, and some of last year's retired Halloween Night DP and ribbon for this can. My all-time favorite Halloween character has got to be Frankenstein, and love it when green and purple are added to the traditional orange and black colors for Halloween!
Stamps: Booglie Eyes (pg. 29), Builder Bits Stampin' Around Wheel (retired), "HAPPY HALLOWEEN" from All Holidays (pg. 143)
Paper: Lovely Lilac, Basic Black and Whisper White CS, Halloween Night DP (retired)
Ink: Basic Black Classic Ink Pad, Green Galore, Lovely Lilac and Only Orange Markers
Embellishments: Green Galore Brad, Tangerine, Apple Green, and Delphinium Grosgrain Ribbon (all three retired)
Tools: Tag Punch, Word Window Punch (folded in 1/2, attached to tag with brad and looped through Tangerine Ribbon)
Supplies: E6000 Glue, Pampered Chef Can Opener (both non-SU)