Friday, October 7, 2011

MDS Blog Hop - Halloween Party!

Good morning!  Are you glad it's Friday yet?  I know I am - can't wait for the weekend.

This week I was the lucky person to choose a challenge for the blog hop and I decided on Halloween Party.  I left it open to include anything that you might use for a party; decorations, favors - whatever!  I'm pretty excited to see what the rest of the team has come up with.

I finished my designs yesterday, but didn't have the time to run to Kinko's and get them printed - so sad :(  I was really looking forward to showing you my mantle, all decorated with MDS goodies. But...I will print them before the month is out, so I'll just have to do another post with the finished product.  For now I'll just show you the files I created.  (It's going to be a long post!)

First, I started with some Halloween Subway Art.  Have you noticed how popular Subway Art is? It's all over the place!   There are some great free downloads from lots of fun sites, but I've wanted to make my own in MDS.  
When I saw the stamp set Midnight Musings I knew it would be perfect for this project - here's what I came up with:

Next, I needed a banner for my mantle.  I thought about making it a hybrid project and adding some ribbon or something to the pennants, but then I looked around my house - noticed all the junk lying around and the layer of dust on my blinds - and realized I'd be lucky just to get the banner printed and hung by this weekend.  So, I did the whole thing digitally.  I really like how it turned out.  It will say Fright Night once it's all put together.

I had one extra pennant, so I decided it would be perfect to go in the middle of the words Fright Night, so that's what I'm doing with the pennant that has the tree.  I just have to say, aren't those spiders creepy?  Ugh.  I'm shuddering right now.  The only reason I put them on my adorable banner is for my oldest son, who thinks spiders are cool.  I knew he'd love it.  Maybe if I keep looking at it then I'll lose my fear of spiders...

And last, but not least, I copied this idea straight from the girls at Eighteen25.  Have you seen their site?  Amazing!  So much inspiration on that one little site.  They featured these adorable soap bottles and tags the other day (I borrowed their picture) and I thought they would make great party gifts.  Or maybe just a gift for a friend?  Either way, I'd love to get them.  Who doesn't love Bath & Body soaps?!  My kids definitely love them so I certainly wouldn't hesitate to give them out at a kids party.  It's more useful than a bagful of dollar store toys, right?

I decided to make mine to match the rest of the decor that I'd already created and I couldn't help myself - I just had to add some ribbon and patterned paper!  
Everything was really easy to create using the Spooky Treats kit - it comes with all kinds of stuff to create fun party favors and decorations.  You'll love it!

Products I used:

5. Amber Meadows (that's me!)


Holly VanDyne said...

LOVE these!!! And the "Germs are scary" is too cute - I may need to borrow that for my hand santitizer jug at school. :)

Cindy Schuster said...

I totally LOVE Eighteen25! Great ideas today!

Heather Summers said...

So fun! Love the soap tags!

Amber Meadows said...

thanks ladies!

Jeanna Bohanon said...

AMBER!!!! These are awesome! I absolutely love them!!!!