Monday, October 31, 2011

A Few Tricks but Mostly Treats!

 Just some of the Halloween goodies that are around my house. I had such a good time creating them. Quite a few of the ideas this year were from Pinterest. (yes, I am addicted)
Most are going to my family but some I shared with friends & neighbors!
These little stacked treats are from Pinterest. Just a cute way of displaying the candy.

I think these bags were my simple & easy. Cut out of newspaper and glued at the edges I then scalloped the top edge with scissors & stamped the word "treat" and the birdies in black acrylic paint. One set was filled with caramel popcorn & the other set was filled with a mixture of the popcorn, candy corn, tootsie rolls & caramels.

One more from Pinterest....Pumpkin Muffins! These are the ones that you see made from a box of yellow cake mix & a can of pumpkin. That's it! I frosted them with cream cheese frosting. They were tasty but I do admit they were a little more like a cupcake than a muffin.

One item which didn't make it into photos (because it was eaten too quickly!) were the mini apple pies! Oh my they were good! These too were from Pinterest and could not have been easier to make. Refrigerated pie crust unrolled, spread melted butter over the top, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar & slice into 1 inch strips. Cut an apple into slices & roll up each slice in one of the 1 inch strips. Bake for about 15 min. at *350 They tasted like little apple pie bites! Yummy! They went quickly that's for sure!

This is a simple display of multi-sized jars filled with candy. Just a cute way to set out the candy!

Some handmade pumpkins- easy to make & very inexpensive too! styrofoam ball covered in fabric & tied at the top with some wire. Twist the extra wire around a pencil to make some curly ends. A stick from the backyard poked into the center & then hot glue some moss, a fall leaf & a little lace at the base of the stick (which is now your pumpkin stem)...that's it!! Oh & I did add a little stamped tag too. Quick and easy!

Happy Halloween!!! Hope you enjoyed the treats & the tricks that I used to create them!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Last weekend was the Craftfusion Make-n-Take day. It was a fun filled day with lots of projects going on. All the teachers showed up to share their ideas. There were so many new people & lots of familiar faces too! This is the banner that I showcased as part of my make-n-take. If you joined me you had the chance to make the first tag on the banner. At that point you were given a could add a fun little flower that we learned to make onto your house or purchase the entire banner & add the house to that with all the letters.
It was a fun way to encourage everyone to keep going with their ideas & create something with the make-n-takes from the day!
It was a wonderful day & I am grateful to Charmaine at Craftfusion for allowing me to join in the fun!!!

If you would like to purchase a kit for the banner there are a few left. Stop in the store & pick one up. It comes complete with supplies, instructions & photos.
*Forgot to mention...if you would like to purchase a banner kit I will be happy to mail one to you! Just leave a comment with your email and I will contact you. Thx!

Look at this baby!! is jam-packed full of vintage Christmas goodies! All hung from an altered hanger. Very cool. This beauty was made by the talented Jill from Scrapbook.Com. She taught the class in Payson last week at Paper & Metal Scrappers. I was given the opportunity to join a friend for the class. SO glad I did. It was an amazing class! Everyone in the class was so thrilled with the project that it is becoming a holiday meeting! We will fill this baby up each holiday with different decor! How fun is that! Thanks Jill!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Craftfusion Make-N-Take

Craftfusion will be holding their first all day Make-N-Take event on Saturday October 15th!! You can meet the teachers and create the projects for only $3.00 each. It is going to be a fun filled day!!! I even heard from a little birdie that there will be refreshments, drawings and prizes!!
Hope you can come!! I would love to see you there!