Friday, October 29, 2010


It's almost's almost Halloween!!!

I love Halloween!! It's always been at the top of my list of fun holidays and now that I have children, I really get into it! I dress up with the kids and take them trick-or-treating and to whatever other fun events that I find in our area. I haven't gone as far as decorating my house yet, but I have a feeling that I will next year!

Last weekend, I took the boys on a hayride and pumpkin picking as part of our Fall tradition. We searched and searched for the perfect pumpkin to carve. I've never carved a pumpkin before (I know shocking, right?), but I treated it like a scrapbooking project and this is how it turned out. Really cute for my first try, right? It originally had 6 teeth, but I accidentally knocked out 3 of them as I wiped away some of the excess guts.

Today, I need to put on my endurance shoes and my patient panties, along with my witches' hat because the boys and I are going to 3 parties! That's a lot of running around...and a lot of kids all hyped up on sugar, mine included!! LOL!!

Not only is Halloween one of my favorite holidays, it's also one that I love making crafts for!! I swear I buy as many Halloween products and I do Christmas products.

I made these little pumpkin treat holders for Donovan to give to his classmates today. Each pumpkin houses a bag of chocolate covered pretzels...our fave!! YUMMY! I used my cricut to cut the eyes and freestyled the mouth.

Here are a couple more that I made for Purple Cows using the 2-in-1 trimmer and the straight and scoring blades. You can decorate them using cardstock, as I did in the previous photo or patterned paper as seen here. These are so versatile, just change up the colors to create your favorite ghouls (see the little Frankenstein in the back?). For complete instructions to recreate these treat holders, chick HERE.

I recently made this LO featuring Xander last Halloween for Creative Imaginations using Samantha Walker's new Harvest line. He was all decked out in his little Frankenstein costume that once belonged to his big brother. Isn't he adorable?

For complete instructions to recreate this layout, click HERE.

This final project is not a Halloween project, but it features my 2 favorite little ghouls in the whole wide world!!

I created this for gonescrapbooking/ Here some close-up of the details and those fabulous My Mind's Eye products.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope these Halloween projects have inspired you to dig in your Halloween stash.

Have a safe and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! Don't forget to check back on Monday for a "hair raising" giveaway!


itmom said...

Girl you are SUPER TALENTED!! I just came across your blog and I'm glad I did!! I especially adore the pumpkin treat bags...I will have to try something like that next year!!

Scrapamum said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!!!! Great projects! Loving those layouts too!!!

Diana Waite said...

adorable pumpkin! SWEET layouts!

Tricia said...

Good job on the pumpkins!

Anonymous said...

Tanisha, those goodie pumpkins kill me. They are just flipping awesome!

Hope you had a happy Halloween!


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