Oct 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Another Halloween has come and gone.  What a beautiful night.  A little chilly but not too bad.  A big spooky moon in the sky and no rain, which is a blessing.  We went to our daughters and walked around with the kids.  It was a great time.

Yesterday I made some spooky spider pancakes.  The kids were NOT impressed. Ha ha. I guess I will have to try another route next year. Ok......I know they look a little more like crabs than spiders but hey, I tried.

So here is a Halloween card I made.  I don't know what happened to this picture but you can get the idea. I I tried twice to load it.  User error I am sure! This was a wooden stamp I bought at Archivers by Northwoods Rubber Stamps, Inc.  It is all one stamp so I Stamped it twice. I cut out the frame from the second image I stamped and then cut the frame out so I could use pop dots and raise it above the first image.  I glittered the ghosts and also used some purple ink to shade around the ghosts.  It was very easy and so cute. 

Here are a few pics from this evening.   The picture below of myself, my husband and my grandson the ape and my grand daughter the Monster High girl (I'm still not sure what that is) lol!

My Sister-In-Law with my grandson during the trick-or-treat parade. 

                        My grand daughter as the cutest little chef I have ever seen.  She could get her own cooking show looking so cute!  She even has a little flour on her.
 I hope everyone had a safe an happy Halloween.  Next up................

Thanksgiving!!! I got a cute Thanksgiving stamp today woot woot!


Oct 29, 2012

Halloween Treat Bags

Halloween is almost here!
Fall is my favorite time of year and I do love Halloween.  I love everything about it.  The crisp cool air that we get this time of year, the smell of pumpkin, candy, costumes, and all of the little trick-or-treaters.   I made treat bags for the grandkids using some inspiration from a couple of areas on the web. These were made an average brown paper bag and a few embellishments which I have elaborated on below.

 For the mummy I simply cut strips of white copy paper and glued them across the front of the bag.  I folded the top of the bag over and stapled with one small staple ( I used my Tim Holz staple gun). I glued googly eyes over the staple to hide it and then glued two additional strips across the top of the bag which cover just the tip top of his eyes to appear that he is peeking through.

For the witch bag, I cut out the witch shoes on my Cricut machine using the Happy Hauntings cartridge.  I then just cut out (freehand) the stockings and skirt from some paper I had in a paper stack by s.e.i called eerie alley.  I embellished with some hemming lace and a button was used to cover up the staple that holds the flap down.

I think you could really get fancy with these bags if you so choose but as for me, I didn't want to spend all day on them because I know the kiddos are just going to rip into them for the goodies.  Hope this inspires you to do something crafty today.


Trick or Treaters

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