Friday, September 17, 2010

Waltzing with the mouse for Halloween

  It's that time of the month again.......time to put on your dancing shoes to 
WALTZ with the MOUSE
 

 I do not own one Halloween stamp from WMS...I stared at the few WMS stamp sets that I do own...looking for a stamp that might resemble a bat, or witch, or pumpkin.....nothing! Then decided that I really wanted to join the dance since I have not missed one since it's conception. It has to be WMS stamps...but that doesn't mean I can't use punches...or how about a freebie template from Claire's store. BINGO, I hit something and the light came on. Here's a shot of the goodie box (Sweetie Pouch) before it gets filled. AND a pic of the cauldron that I made with punches. I started out with a pumpkin made from punches and then when I made the sentiment tag, the cauldron just made more sense. The pumpkin will be available in a future post.



The cauldron, I found here at Penny's blog. Thank you, Penny!
The sentiment is three words that I found from the WMS Afternoon Tea Sentiments.
I used the leaves from Big Blooms for my 'fire' to brew the treats and the leaves that hold the treat bag at the top.
For the freebie 'Sweetie Pouch' and the stamp sets here's a link to the WMS store.
And the finished product:
I had brown 'grass' in there, too, but ended up taking it out as it took away from the leaves and the inside of the sweetie pouch.
To go see the other dancers creations go to the FORUM.
Thanks for coming by!

Challenges
Sew many - Halloween (oops, missed the deadline)
Little paper Shop - Purple, green, orange 9/19
Drunken Stampers - circles

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STAMPS: Big Blooms, Afternoon Tea Sentiments
PAPER: DSP retired SU, white, black, Wild Wasabi, Glorious Green, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, 
              Marigold AM , Elegant Eggplant     
INK: Black, Elegant Eggplant, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Handsome Hunter
TOOLS: CB for the spellbinders die, punches-lg, small, and wide oval, 1/8" and 1/4"hand held hole punches,
               horizontal, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle
INCIDENTALS: Sweetie pouch template from WMS, black/orange ribbon, clear bag holding the pretzels, linen twine

28 comments:

Laurie Marmon said...

Super cute! Love how you got creative with the ways to use your current sets for the challenge. Those leaves as "fire" are awesome!

Lavender Rose said...

Love your treat box, the leaves are perfect for flames, well done!

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Love your treat box, the leaves are perfect for flames, well done!

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Antje said...

A great container for little Halloween treats - wonderfull idea!

Kelly S. said...

I LOVE how you used the leaves cauldron with the flames underneath! Love that sweetie pouch, it's my fave template EVER! Awesome papers on this project!!

Kelly S. said...

What I meant to say was...love how you stamped the leaves under your cauldron as the flames :)...my fingers must not be working yet this morning here in NY!

Julia Aston said...

How very, very clever Joanne! You really persevered in creating a Halloween project with no 'Halloween' stamps!! love your cauldron and the great 'flames' under it - a super treat bag for the trick or treaters!!!

Carly said...

What a great treat holder! So fabulously done.

Bonnie said...

You did fabulous!! I love the way you rummaged through your stamps to find sentiments that would work for your treat box!! Very ingenious indeed!

Belinda said...

Joanne, this is just lovely! :) Very creative use of the leaves for the fire! How fun! And fun fun fun way of creating the sentiment! You go girl! Way to use those stamps!

Jen said...

I've made cauldrons before but never with punches. Brilliant! It finishes off your sweetie pouch very nicely.
Thank you for sharing

anya said...

What a fun little treat container! Isn't this template great? I love the little 'scene' you created - glad you could waltz with us!

Jen Tapler said...

Wow! Very impressed with that cauldron!! Love it!

Pat said...

You did such a great job with the cauldron. Great job on being creative with the supplies you have.

Claire Brennan said...

Genius Joanne!!! LOVE the 'flames' and the cauldron and the sentiment that you matched together!!! I am so impressed with your putting this all together despite the fact that you don't have any WMS halloween stuff! Pat on the back that woman!

Maureen said...

Very cute! Love your punched cauldron!

BethieJ said...

How CUTE!!! Your cauldron is PERFECT!!
Happy Waltzing! :)

Monique said...

Joanne..This is very creative.. Its amazing what you can do when you put your thinking cap on.. I had the same dilemma and it took me a full 2 days to decide what I was going to do.. You have made a Awesome project!!To answer your question if I were to win I would go with Half Pint or one of the Christmas ones..How about you??

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a YUMMY treat template! So happy you joined the WM Waltz :)

Jaala said...

I love everything about this, Joanne. The cauldron is perfect. I want to make one! Love how you used the sentiments from Afternoon Tea and the fire under the cauldron just makes it perfect! Love it!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- that is really a great gift bag- love the cauldron and the leaves, and how cool the sentiment you put together. TFS

Kathy said...

Really cool project Joanne, love how you improvised and used what you had on hand. You made a great project!

Cheryl said...

Bravo! I love how creative you got. Very cute!

Ren-Yi said...

nice job, joanne. i love how you nailed the waltz theme by stretching some other stamp sets you had. the big blooms and fire leaves were really ingenious. awesome!

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