Saturday, September 7, 2013

Halloween 2013 For The Work Peeps!

Hi Everyone,
It is an awesome fall day here in Jersey.  The air conditioner is off and the windows are open.  Even though I am a summer girl I must say with the horrible summer weather we had, today is just simply lovely.  So what did I do? Well, I never left the craftspace! Yes, it is true, on this beautiful day with so many chores to do I never left the room! But, with the windows open and the smell of Autumn in the air I was sure happy living in my own private Idaho (sorry Idaho, I just can't let it go). So, this years Halloween favors for the work peeps are proving to be one of my all time favorites. I do want to tell you that true to par I am no photographer as the following pictures just don't show these cuties in their true light! Please stay with me as I make a long story out of a quick and easy project. First my friend Joanne (Hi Jo!) gives me 2 spools of ribbon that went unused at a her niece's bridal shower. Joanne's niece (her sister Elle's daughter (Hi Elle))is getting married, probably as I am typing right now. Yup, right now! So anyway back at the point. They (Aunt, Mom,& the bridal party) decorated a party room at a winery for the bridal shower and they had some left over ribbon, and guess what? They thought of me! ME, yeah, Score!! Free awesome crafty ribbon goodness comes my way! Here is a picture of the free crafty goodness:
Ahh. . ..  almost 50 yards of crafty good white and opal mesh ribbon! So of course the first thing I thought was "gee, this is going to sit in my stash for a long time until my next wedding favor job".  Then I thought, "Maybe Christmas?"  I added the crafty good ribbon to the stash and was happy that someone thought of me.
Then, I went to work on Tuesday and my favorite AVON lady (Hi Donna) hands me my order. OMG!! happy dance as I open the bag to reveal the cutest Halloween emery nail files I have ever seen! Stay with me people, I am getting to the craft. So now I have awesome crafty ribbon and an awesome crafty favor and all I need to do is figure out how to package them up. Well here it is, my crafty good favor for the girls at work!
So cute, want to see what is inside? here he is:
He is the cutest nail file I have ever seen and the girls are going to love him!!!  Here is a few more not so great pictures of them:
I can't wait to give these out to the work peeps. I already called Donna to tell her to order me 10 more Avon files so that I have enough to send to Sam's office as well.  Pulling apart the white mesh ribbon that Joanne and Elle gave me created the perfect ribbon web effect for my little coffin fold overs and I just loved how the opal fibers catch the light just like a real web.  I really wish I had a better handle on photography so that you could see just how cute these little coffins are.  I hope you think they are as cute as I do.  And more importantly a shout out to Joanne and Elle on the big wedding.  I am thinking of you both and sending cheers, wishes and blessings to you both and to the Bride and Groom for a long, and happy life together.
Thanks for visiting,


  1. Awwww how cute are these Lysa!! They came out AWESOME!! Did you emboss and sand the cards or are they patterned paper? GREAT effect whatever they are :) I almost wish we did Halloween here now, there are so many cute things for decorating and gift giving. The little files are cute. Your work buddies must love you to bits for making them all these gorgeous little treats :)
    Hugs xx
    PS Glad you had a WHOLE day in your crafty space...even if the weather was lovely outside!

  2. OMGosh Lysa, I love these!!! At first I was wondering how the ribbon played into this, but I kept reading and low and behold you used the ribbon on the treat holder! lol I love how you used this ribbon in the non traditional way! So cool!! I love, love those Avon nail files, how perfect they are in this treat holder?!! Cute, cute, cute! Just might have to check out these nail files!