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Oct 21, 2009


I have been on the hunt for chocolate, foil-covered eyeball candy since August!  I finally found some at the Dollar Tree!  YAY!  Have I mentioned that small town shopping stinks? 

I came home and put them right to use with some eyeball treats using my MFT set, Ghoulish Label Set!  I love this set for Halloween treats!  It's the type of set that inspires your goodie making instead of the other way around.  Spiders... goo... grub... EYEBALLS!  :) 

I wanted as many of the eyeballs to show as possible, so I chose this clear-covered tin from MFT and decided to jazz it up.  I wrapped a strip of paper around the lower part of the tin (which you can't see in the pic).  I glued clear dew drops all the way around the frame of the lid.  I made a label with stamps in the Ghoulish Label Set.  I stamped the GOO stamp in Green Galore and added the words: Ghoulish Grub which are also included in the set.  I stamped the eye in 3 different colors and then punched out various levels of the eye with circle punches so that I could make the eye: blood shot (red ink), green colored (green ink) with a black pupil (black ink).  I covered the red layer with Crackle Accents to make it look nice and creepy.  The sentiment was stamped in white on black card stock and then embossed with white embossing powder to make it stand out.  I also added Crackle Accents to the green goo drops of the label frame to make it look like crusty goo.  Ewwwwwwww!  I adhered the label to a length of ribbon and used it as a slide over my tin.

Ink: Memento black, Green Galore, Real Red, white
Paper: Eerie Basic Grey, black, white
Accessories: MFT Halloween ribbon nest, dew drops, red line tape, circle punches, Crackle Accents, red line dimensional dot, Tonic paper distresser


I hadn't had enough fun with eyeballs after waiting so long to play with them, so I came up with a quickie project that really shows them off.  I used a plastic tube from PTI and dropped the large-sized eyeballs in it.  Then I created a tag using the Ghoulish Label Set to tie onto the tube.  I stamped the spider frame and then made an eyeball accent for the label.  I added Crackle Accent to the eyball to make it nice and crusty!  Ewwwwwww!  LOL  I added a panel of patterned paper inside the spiders and added a simple sentiment.  I attached it to the tube by tying cord through some eyelet holes.  I plan to tuck this inside one of my Halloween gift totes!  The style of the tag was inspired by a project that Susan uploaded to the Dirty Dozen Gallery this month!

Ink: Memento black
Paper: black, white, Eerie Basic Grey
Accessories: Crackle Accent, silver cord, silver eyelets, red line dimensional dot, circle punches, tab punch, silver eyelets, square plastic tube


So You Think You Can Stamp?

Here are the general contest rules:

*Weekly themes will be posted on Wednesday, starting October 7th

*You may enter ONE card/project for each theme, and MFT Stamps must be the primary stamps used on your submission.

*Entries must be uploaded by the Monday AFTER the challenge is posted. (You have 5 days to complete each weekly challenge)

*1 Finalist will be selected each week based on the votes from our 3 Panel Judges including 1 Weekly Guest Judge

*Each Weekly Finalist will be paired with an MFT DT MENTOR that will work with them the last week of the competition

*If you are NOT chosen as the current weeks FINALIST, you may play again the following week!

*One FINALIST will be selected each week, and join us on Week 7 to play for the GRAND PRIZE. As a FINALIST, you can certainly play along with us each week, but will only be selected as a FINALIST one time.

*There will be a total of 6 FINALISTS competing on Week 7 for the GRAND PRIZE

What IS the Grand Prize?

ONE lucky (VERY LUCKY) winner will receive ALL the upcoming New Releases from Dec 2009 through May 2010! (Sets will be sample sets, sans packaging)\

Make sure to stop by and check out this week's theme HERE in the forum!  Look for WEEK 3.  Good luck!



There is a ton of fun going on this week at MFT.

Tuesday through Friday, (10/20-10/23) there are specials galore.

Just check this out!

Starting on Tuesday and running while supplies last:

*The First 25 orders will receive a FREE Memento Dew Drop with their order (as long as your order requires shipping)

*The First 25 OVER $25 receive a FREE set of scalloped note cards with envelopes valued at $6.95


*The First 25 OVER $50 receive a FREE grab bag of sample sets valued at over $20


*All orders OVER $75 receive a FREE set of YOUR choice (please list 3 set choices) in addition to the Triple Scoop set (if you qualify)


*All orders OVER $100 receive a FREE set of YOUR choice (please list 3 set choices) in addition to the Triple Scoop set (if you qualify) PLUS a $25 gift voucher

These offers CAN NOT be combined, and you will be given the highest offer you are qualified for based on your order total. For example, should your order total $79, you will receive only the bonus for orders over $75.

In addition to all four days of savings, here is the perfect ending...FREE US Budget shipping!

Add the code FREESHIP295 at checkout and you'll receive FREE US Budget shipping on every order!


  1. Oh my gosh this is so adorable! I was cracking up reading your post and the projects are so cute. And creepy. ;)

  2. These are both incredible and creepy projects Jodi! I love what you did with this set and the chocolate eyeballs!!

  3. Super cute and spooktacular!!

  4. Those look like the same eyeball candies I bought recently and sadly, not at a Dollar store ;(. Super projects!

  5. Awesome!!! As always! ;) Great Treat!!! :) You are soooo creative!!
    Jenni King

  6. oh my word! what great projects! my kids woud love to get their little hands on some of this fun! thanks so much for sharing!! great job!!

  7. These are super cute, Jody! Well, that crusty eyeball is pretty disgusting (lol) but OVERALL, really cute!! :)

  8. These are so stinkin' cute! I love 'em! I found some eyeballs at my local grocery store and you've inspired me to use 'em!

  9. OMG this is too cool! LOVE the big eye on the tag and the whole idea is genius! Love the goo, too!

  10. I love it :o) such a fantastic eye-dea....sorry I had to do it :o)

  11. ACK! These are both fantastic! I love how you showcased those awesome eyeballs! Wish I'd known you were on the hunt for them...I could have sent some to ya!!


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