Today I spent the day taking a beading class. Interesting, but not really what I had envisioned. The pieces were simple (selection choices were few), still, it was enjoyable learning. What I really wanted to learn was how to wrap wire through beads and create connections. Anyone know of a good online class demonstrating that, let me know.
Before I headed out to the bead store, I threw together this little diddy. Stampin' Up! has some new plastic treat cups that will be available next month. These containers will be HOT and I expect them to have back orders within two weeks. These treat cups are what inspired me to create THIS Halloween card earlier in the month.
This particular sample uses apple flavored jelly bellies, the Friendship Wings stamp set (for the text on the plastic cup and background images and the Tart and Tangy stamp set.
Now that I'm looking at it, I'm wondering why I didn't use the darn Apple that came in that set, LOL! Maybe I was in the mood to cut out those little strawberry toppers?
If you're planning on getting these little treat cup (which I might add have self-adhesive backs) and want to stuff them with candy, stick with the jelly beans or any 'non-chocolate' product. You wouldn't want them melting in the mail.
Below is a Cicada I found on walking the other morning (well, the Cicada wasn't walking...I was); so I stopped to pick it up. I'm going to use the wings in an art project. Yeah, that means I need to remove them from the bug. Kind of gross, but the bug is overly dry so it's won't be to difficult getting them off. Sometimes, having the 'real' thing in art projects is better than the fake stuff.