Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Hip HOP...And A Boo To You!

Woohoo! It's hip HOP Thursday! This is definitely one of my favorite times of the week! Ok...the skinny on this weeks specials....

****The one penny stamp of the week is.....Trifle Sentiments with any order over $20 before shipping. This is one of my personal favs. Here's one I made with this set back in July. LOVE this set!



****Here's a list of this week's singles....1.) 'Wow' present from It's A Party, 2.) Dazzling Departure Butterfly from Butterfly Beauty, 3.) Cheery Santa from Holiday Cheer, 4.) Vintage Emblems from Vintage Blue Bells, 5.) Slim Vase from Bouquet of Blessings

****New release from Jessica Rose! This one is called Sweet ZZZZ's

****....And if this is your first Unity order ever, you get a free So & So Loves!

****As if all of this weren't enough....every order will have a mystery surprise stamp! Holy moly! I don't know what it is, but I know it will be soooo cute! Hey, it's from UNITY! :)

So moving on to a little hip HOPPING! Are you hopping yet? I am! Ok...that may just be because Hayden is grabbing my leg and trying to move me out the door! He's actually saying 'do'. That's his way of saying 'Hey you! Get me outta here!'. That's at least what his facial expression looks like!

Well, by now you guys all know that I love Halloween. It's such a fun time. One of the favorite things we do here is 'Boo' our neighbors. My boys LOVE this! Evan is still talking about how he booed the hardest house last year. See, we have a friend who was bragging that nobody would be able to sneak up on them. She had installed one of those motion animatronic thingys right by her front stoop. You know, the thought being that as soon as someone walked up, the thing would scream and the jig would be up!

Well, my son knew was very sneaky last year! I must confess I was quite impressed with him! He was only seven! He slowly walked to the front stoop and saw the thing and then walked quietly around the side and through her bushes and was able to put the bag on the door and ring the bell and run like the WIND before anyone even made it to the door! Kudos to him! He LOVES telling that story!

Wowza! Are you guys still reading??? Well, hopefully this won't disappoint....

I decided to make a 'Boo' basket this week. Here's what I came up with. I used Unity's Little Monsters set for this. Here is the entire basket....

Of course I took closeups of everything!.......

The poem.....

My little Franky candle.....

And what boo basket would be complete without CANDY! ...

Chocolate bars!!!!!.....

Supplies used: Little monsters & Worn Polka Dot Alpha, Kiwi Kiss card stock, Pumpkin Pie card stock, White card stock Papertrey, Basic Black card stock, Copic markers, Crystal effects, candel from Michaels, recycled wicker basket,...and yes that black and orange ribbon!

The only trouble with using this...there is NO WAY POSSIBLE that my neighbors won't know who it came from! When the boys saw it this morning they were ready to use it! Evan was already planning this years 'attack'! ...and five seconds after he makes it home the phone will be ringing with the neighbor calling to say 'GOT YA'!!!!

Now it's time to hop along!.....No blog candy here this week....to hop on over to....Patter Cross.

Good luck you guys! I will post you soon!







43 comments:

Basement Stamper said...

The Boo Basket is genious!!! How adorable!!!

Jess said...

This basket is so fantastic, Jennifer! Are you making one for me too? :-)

Heather said...

Ummm... I am speechless at the cuteness!! Could that basket be any cuter!!!

Heather said...

Ummm... I am speechless at the cuteness!! Could that basket be any cuter!!!

Patter Cross said...

Wow, love the card but the basket is incredible! Amazing girl!!!! Such great work!

Jenn said...

That basket is so spiffy. I would love to see that on my door this Halloween

Lyndsay said...

Oh man, that's the best boo basket ever! We don't get anywhere as fancy in our neighborhood but I wish we would. Maybe I'll start it off!

Ashley said...

ACK! That basket is AWESOME! I love it! Great work!

Christi Snow said...

Jennifer! This bucket is brilliant!! OMG, I LOVE THIS!!! Great work! smiles...

AJ said...

wowsers!!! I have always done these for the kids (and girlfriends last year) but never made one!!
waaaaaay cute!!!

liannallama said...

oh, I love the card at the top--so elegant! And fun Halloween projects, too!

HapEMomE said...

what a pretty card and such a cute idea for the box/basket!! :) HIP HOP!
~Chelsea

Tammy Hershberger said...

OMGosh, Jen! Your Boo basket is FABULOUS! I wish I lived in an area where people would be more receptive to doing that. It seems like so much fun!

jpmayo said...

This is totally awesome, woman!!!!!

Holly said...

I wanna be your neighbor! Love that Martha Stewart punch too!

Niki_Meiners said...

how gorgeous and creative. Such lovely work.

catdidit said...

OMG!! How awesome is this!! LOVE it!

Lisa H. said...

OMG! this is just the cutest! you are ahead of the game too, girl. great project.

Joanne B. said...

Love this! And I love the season of ghosting people! Can't wait to get my goodies ready for the ghosting adventure!

patty w said...

Boo to you ! That Boo basket is adorable, lots of goodies!

Love the dragonfly stamp, so pretty!

CandaceHNC said...

Awww, that Boo Basket is great! I have that dripping goo border punch... now I guess I need the cute Unity monsters set :o)

Jen said...

This whole set rocks! Love it!

Jess said...

Jennifer- Your work is AMAZING! The card is real pretty and the basket is SUPER cool! WOW

Marcee said...

Ummmm..........Holy Stampin' Goodness!! Seriously! You are amazing Jennifer:) Thanks for the inspiration!

Jen E. said...

do you need my address for the boo gift?!? that is the cutest thing i have ever seen!!!!!

Sharla said...

that seriously is the cutest thing i've seen..

Kimberly said...

WOW! GORGEOUS, Jennifer!!! Amazing!!!!!

Nettie said...

WOw! Fantastic Jennifer. Now I can't wait to play with my Little Monster set more:)
Thanks for the inspiration!

Nettie

Ravengirl said...

This is amazing stuff and what a fun game to play with your neighbors. I love traditions like that!

marla said...

Very cute basket and goodies!!

Maria Levine said...

WOW this is awesome!!

Linsey said...

-K- How do I get BOOED?!?! I LOvE your festive Halloween basket, it is just marvelous, Jennifer! This is such amazing and inspiring work! Thank you for sharing it all with us! HIP HOP hugs!!

Laura said...

WOW! how fun are those halloween projects!!!! love the dragonfly card too. that paper is just perfect!

Ashley Harris said...

I love love love this boo basket! Totally ROCKS!

Cyndi Bundy said...

Wish I lived in YOUR neighborhood! That basket is oozing monster cuteness!!

Michelle (aka mybelle101) said...

Jennifer, this is AWESOME!! I love the little Frankie candle! ;) but you're right...there's no way you could *ever* get away with someone not knowing it was you! Unless you just left it on a stranger's doorstep!

Sarah E. said...

Wow...You have got some talent goin on!!! I am so lifting the Booed idea for my neighborhood! I love it!!!

Kathy said...

Adorable BOO basket. Love the candy holders. That stamp set is so cute.
Great job

Crystal said...

Oh, you could drop one of those off on my doorstep - and I wouldn't tell a soul! I love how the colors coordinate and all the details (eg. the spooky bottom on the poem card). Wonderful ideas here - thanks!

Barefootstamper said...

WOW. This is just the BOMB! I can't get over how much work you put into this and how great it turned out. We do this game in our neighborhood too, and I'm taking all my inspiration from YOU.

You were the Craft of the Week at Card of the Week.com. You can see the original post here.

I did use a picture from your post, with links back to the site and the original post. I hope that is OK. Please feel free to email me if you need me to change anything.

I also have an “I was featured” on badge for you if you want it :D

Thanks again for sharing!

Felicia said...

CUTE halloween basket!

ThirteenforHalloween said...

Very fun. Love the quirky bat best of all. Brava!

Melanie said...

oh my goodness, love the little google eyes for the .... very clever!!!