Sunday, October 24, 2010

The last Halloween craft post of 2010 I SWEAR!!!!!

I really thought I was done with Halloween crafts last week. Then I remembered that Julia had given me several of these clear tube/bags for M&M's. We had made these at craft day at my house a couple of months ago. With Halloween stamps, and 2 sizes of scalloped punches and and adhesive these are packaged up and ready for our Annual Pan Aurora Halloween Bake Sale at work on Thursday. This bake sale is our biggest of the year. So I do hope these will grab some interest.
When the M&M's were done, I thought that was it. But then Saturday night I thought I would try the sour cream containers that Dawn had told me about. She said they were super easy!! Oh yes, they were the easiest craft I think I have ever made. The tutorial for this easy one is over at Splitcoaststampers. I am not kidding when I tell you they were the easiest. I made a bowl full of them for the bake sale. And now I think I am officially done with Halloween crafts.
Have a wonderful week! Talk to you soon!

Friday, October 22, 2010

A Halloween Collection & A good thing to share

I live in a small house so I try to not to collect too much stuff. But, I discovered these little Lori Mitchell Halloween figurines a couple of years ago at the Alameda County Fair. I fell in love with them! I bought 2 then. Then 2 more a little later and so a collection begins. They are whimsical and vintage at the same time. I bought the candy corn and bat this year. I found a local store (Ciara gifts and decor in Stockton Ca.) that carries them. They aren't very expensive and I don't feel too bad just adding a couple new ones each year. I have to pack them better this year, did you spot the missing antennae? :)

Here is a little closer look at their cute little faces!
This is my good thing to share. Can't remember the blog I found this site at, but
A Side of Peaches is a great site for daily bargains. They only post 1 bargain a day and I haven't bought any Christmas gifts yet, but I am hooked on checking everyday. They do sell out quick, so you have to check early in the morning. They had a great deal on adhesive runners but I was too late!!! Definitely worth checking out!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

And We Have a Winner!!!!

A big thanks to Tammy over at T's Daily Treasures for posting about my giveaway and sending me some new friends. Thanks to Emily, Jen, Lesa, Julia,Val and Happy at Home for visiting my blog and entering the giveaway.

All of your names are in a bowl and drum roll please. My 12 yr old son Zachary is picking a slip of paper with Lesa's name on it!
Lesa please email your information so I can get your package in the mail asap!!!

Thanks again to one and all for the visiting and leaving a comment!!!!

Have a wonderful evening!!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Here it is, my little homemade Halloween 2010 giveaway! Just a sampling of the things I have made recently. A spooky theme going on here, with a candy jar filled with pumpkin taffy, a BOO banner with lots of details and a 5 X 5 spooky card perfect for framing!!!!
Here is how you can win:
1. Leave a comment and don't forget to leave your email address
2. Link my giveaway on your blog for a 2nd entry, be sure to let me know.
3. If you don't blog and don't want to leave a comment, send me an email at
Deadline to enter is 12 noon on Weds 10/20, winner will be announced at 8pm on Weds 10/20
Good Luck!!!!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

More Halloween stuff, hang in there....

OK all, these are the last 3 projects I am making for Halloween this year.
First we have these cute little milk cartons, with little tiny clips. Julia was kind enough to lend me the Stampin' Up die cut for this project. I guess I better return it now. :)
I used plain orange heavy cardstock purchased from Joannes. The little pumpkin stamp came from a cool circle stamp set John found at Marshalls. The ribbon used was purchased in the $1 bins at Target last year. These will be filled with candy. I saw this project last night at Crafty Sisters blog. I wasn't going to start any new projects but I had to add this one!!! Way too cute!!! John found a candy corn template online. I printed out a large and small template. I used the small template for this banner. I love it!!! I think I will add some black ribbon to make it pop. Thanks for this one Crafty Sisters!
Lastly, just a different take on my BOO banner. I have made this one with squares but went round on this one. Making sure to add the cute little witch hat and boots on the bottom.
I am actually going to try to sell some of these items.
Be sure to come back next week, with all this Halloween stuff I have been making, guess what
I will be giving away to one lucky reader??? :)

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Be back soon!