Saturday, October 24, 2009

Saturday Spotlight!

Today I have a special "treat" for stopping by!

Have you heard of the Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential?

Here is a bit from their website:
We would like to welcome you to our Saturday Spotlight Hidden Potential Challenge Blog where there will be a fun challenge for you to try out EVERY Saturday! To join in the fun, please post your project on your blog with a link to our challenge, then leave us a comment with a direct link to your creation so we can check it out!! If you don't have a blog, you can always post your project to an online gallery (please use keywords: SSHP01, etc.) We want everyone to be able to participate, all are welcome! ALL styles of artwork are welcome and combining challenges with our challenges are welcome. Please feel free to use any media/companies you like to work with! (We just ask that you create something NEW for each challenge.) We all feel that everyone has something to share and we can all learn from each other! Being different can be a good thing!

Well guess what?!?!?!?!

Vicki contacted me right before I went on vacation and asked me to whip up some treat things so I agreed especially since FireCracker Designs by Pamela is sponsoring this week!

I love these peanut butter toffee's and seem to be only able to find them around this time of year. They are also called Mary Jane's I believe. When I saw them at the local store I knew I wanted to do something with them...well plus if there was any leftover I could eat them :)
Two of them fit perfectly in an ATC sleeve which I have an over abundance of due to a past group buy! (Email me if you want to buy some!)

I made the topper piece by using my Slice and cutting the shape at the largest 4" size. I then folded it in half. The topper is 4 inches long but the width is not so it fits just right on the top of the ATC Sleeve once you fold it in half. I decorated the fronts of two of them by stamping Happy Halloween from FireCracker Designs set Happy Everything in Versamark and then embossing with Copper Dreams EP from Sparkle & Sprinkle. I found the cute moon, ghosts and bats in a drawer they are confetti I think but I thought that adding a few to the topper would be fun too!

These two I decided to use the Tumbling Scarecrow set from FireCracker Designs by Pamela on. I stamped, colored and cut out the pumpkins and top half of the scarecrow to mount onto the toppers. Then I used my Fiskars finger knife to cut a slit in the tops and inserted the ribbon loops, adhering with some red line tape so I could hang them if I wanted too - I don't know why it just seemed like the thing to do at the time! LOL!

I used my colored staples to attach all the toppers to the ATC Sleeves so they held together.

I think if you pop over to Saturday Spotlight to play in the challenge this week that you have a chance to win the Tumbling Scarecrows set AND the Fall Quotes set too! How cool is that!

Even better I am going to give my treat bags away too along with some of the ATC sleeves and some toppers that are pre-cut ready for you to decorate. I know too late for Halloween but what about at the Thanksgiving table with a couple after dinner mints?

There will be 2 winners here at my blog if you participate in the Saturday Spotlight Challenge and also come back here and leave me a link to your entry! We'll use the same cut off as they do so as not to complicate things further :)

Friday Evening, 7:00 PM CST

I will draw the winners of my blog candy as soon as I can after that and be sure to post them on my Saturday post next week!

Some other challenges this is entered for:
Stamp Something - Halloween Something
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge Blog - Orange & 1 other color



Anonymous said...

Hi Karyn!! Oh man, these sure are some VERY yummy looking treats!! I love your scarecrow image!! Thanks so much for being our Saturday Spotlight guest designer this week!! We love having you!! HUGS

Jessica G. said...

Such fun treat containers! The gold embossing on the label really makes these images pop. Congratulations on being a Guest Diva!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are such awesome treat bags Karyn!! So fun!! Love the scarecrow and the gold embossing!! COngrats on being on guest diva. You rocked this challenge!

Donna Moore said...

Hey Karyn!
These are perfect for the challenge! I love the toppers, the colors are sooooo inviting and the goodies inside. If I was just a wee bit younger (well a whole lot younger) I would definitely be knocking on your door for Halloween!! Great work girl!!

Helen said...

These are fab!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Crystal said...

These are just adorable treat bags!!!!

Dawn B. said...

Karyn these are terrific.. After dinner mints for Thanksgiving would be a great way to decorate your table.. Or give to guests as they leave.. So cute.

christina d said...

Those little treat bags are so cute. I have a bunch of atc sleeves too, what a nice idea for a sweet gift. I love the scarecrow too, one of my fave sets.

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

How fun!!! What a fantastic idea to showcase a favorite Halloween treat! Thanks for sharing at Stamp Something!

Janna :)

Dotty Jo said...

Hi Karyn, great projects and I'm off to check out that challenge! thanks for sharing, Jo x

Darlene said...

Awesome idea Karyn!! Love these little sweet treats and your packaging is PERFECT! Congrats on being our Guest Diva ... wonderful inspiration!!

Jill said...

gorgeous halloween gift bags Karyn thanks for joining in the fun at scsc hugs Jill xx

Maria Matter said...

Hi Karyn!!
Your treat holders are so adorable!! So glad you came to design with us this week in The Spotlight!! You do beautiful work!!!
And what a fabby idea to offer some blog stuff!!!
Hugs & Blessings, Maria

TesaB said...

Wihii, these are gorgeous! Looks fantastic, the stamps are great and I totally NEED to do some of these!

Monica-FC said...

those are just so cute.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...


thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Ruthie said...

Yay - thanks so much for offering the blog candy - the treat bags look fab....I have played along with the challenge - my link is


Ruthie said...

Yay - thanks so much for offering the blog candy - the treat bags look fab....I have played along with the challenge - my link is


Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Hi Karyn! Thanks for posting these when you did. I was looking for a project for DS and I to do for Halloween and then you posted these just at the right time! Thanks so much for the inspiration!