My church had a harvest festival and I volunteered to decorate my trunk and hand out candy. It is one of my favorite things to do. I get to see so many cute costumes and hang out with people from my church.
Here is my trunk decor:
I got the idea off of pinterest. I just simplified it. Old paper from my scrapbooking stash. It looks like a monster mouth. It was a hit! People kept commenting on it. Simple papercrafting and I had a cute (ahem) I mean scary trunk. Check out my super Cay! This was the first year she didn't want to be something cute. It is the end of the era.
Here is my family pic minus the oldest because he couldn't make it.
I just have to share my trunk or treat from a couple of years ago. Now I can't believe I am showing this picture because I dressed up for Halloween (more than usual).
I went a little crazy with my mini monster cricut cartridge. Those monsters are so cute! I actually made my costume a mini monster look with poster board.
Anyhoo, now that I have totally embarrassed myself. The wig- I am cringing at how I look with it on. At least the kids look cute!
This months first project was a fall themed home decor frame. I found these cute frames at the Dollar Tree. They reminded me of the cute project trays that demonstrators received when they recruited a new demonstrator. I didn't, but still really liked the project.
The paper is retired. I have discovered that I am a bit of a paper hoarder and I never even opened this pack last year! It is so cute too!
Parents by Choice is an organization that offers free parenting groups in the San Joaquin County, CA area. Small groups of 6-10 people will meet each week for 6 weeks. Triple P- Positive Parenting Program works by giving parents the skills to raise confident, healthy, children and teenagers, and to build strong family relationships. It also helps parents manage misbehavior and prevent problems occurring in the first place.
Parents by Choice staff came by my work and gave all the units a bucket of goodies. It was so cute I had to share.
Candy, pencils, Halloween decor, and a cute decorated bucket? Yes, please! How about some great parenting education and support? I am excited about this organization and what they have to offer our community. Do you want more information? Check them out!
I used the brooms I made from a previous post and added them to a bowl of candy for Cailynne and Devan's after school programs. Both programs have many helpers and teachers that dedicate their lives to enriching my children. I thought I would give them a sweet treat.
I hope the staff like them. Hey, who doesn't like getting candy? It was hard not to eat it while I was putting it together!
I made my unit at work a Halloween clothespin. I added a cute little Halloween printable riddle.
I love this Stampin' up! Ghoulish Goolies stamp set. Googlie eyes and the postage stamp punch. Love it!
How about the cute oversized clothepin? There is something about large clothespins that I adore. I found these cuties at Michael's for $2/ each. I added magnet to the back just in case my co-workers wanted to add it to their metal filing cabinets.
You can find the Halloween joke printable on one of my favorite blogs 'All for the boys.' Check it out here.
Happy Birthday little guy! Xavier is Devan's best friend and we will be going to his birthday party today. It will be a superhero birthday theme. Thanks to Charlette for the loan of her superhero cricut cartridges. Stay tuned for the birthday pics!
Here is Xavier's card:
The amazing spiderman font downloaded for free. Love it!
How did I get that web so shimmery? Shimmer paint, rubbing alcohol and a stampin' spritzer. Also, I used a gelly roll pen (clear star) from joann's on the web.
This card was a case from my friend Charlette and I loved her card! My friend Anna and I were oohing and awing over the card because we have boys that love superhero's. You can check out her card here.
I know that Xavier will love the card because it is hand-made. Why do you ask would he even know this? His mommy and I craft a lot together and he loves to craft with us.
...and hurry up please! My hubby is having surgery today and I made him a get well card. He is having surgery on his neck and will be laid up for a bit. This is going to be difficult for a very busy guy. Bear with me. I will likely be on a posting hiatus.
I decided to make him a get well card. I'm sure he will be pretty out of it when I give it to him. But I had this idea in my head for this card and wanted to execute it. I'm not sure if it came out like how it was in my head, but that happens sometimes.
I really like how the band-aid came out and will likely use it on other get well cards. I am really into banners and think that maybe I should have made many of them under the ribbon because I like that look.
Cute stamp set that I don't use often. I love the band-aid stamp. Sort-of wish that the words went horizontal too.
I can't wait for my hubby to feel better soon and hope that he heals fast!
My oldest son's birthday was this month and he is really into writing. He especially loves to write poetry. I bought a composition book and embellished it for a gift for Bobby.
The sky's the limit when you dream. I love how simple this journal was to make. I purposefully left a lot of empty space with the crumb cake paper. My son is really into drawing as well and I thought he could be as creative as he wants to be with the cover of the journal as he will be with what he writes/draws inside.
Here is a card to appreciate my boss Lynette. Our unit loves her and decorated her cubie with pink streamers and hearts. Here is a card to match:
Pink paper, jewels, and shimmer spray? Perfect for Lynette. Lynette is a major fan of pink and supports breast cancer research in support of her mother. She buys a breast cancer bracelet each year and this year she had a jeweled pink heart on it and was the inspiration for this card.
My friend Claudia made these cute treats for us at work. Mummy candy on a pretzel. So yummy! I love this idea. A candy mold from Joann's and a large pretzel. Heat the candy and put it in the mold and set. Stamp a Halloween image on the plastic wrapper and tie your goodie with cute ribbon. I love it! Thank you Claudia!