Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Time for Treats

October, the second favorite month of children in the USA!  Costumes and candy and going door to door collecting all of it for free!  
My craft room has finally given way to orange and black and a few fun decorations for the grandkids to enjoy while they count down the days to Halloween.
The paper I used for these tags is a mix of what I had and a Tim Holtz holiday paper pad.  The colors are muted and antiquey and I had fun mixing my bright rick rack and garnishes found at various flea markets with lots of great embellishments sent from blogging friends.
E for EAT and welcome to my world, if there is a TREAT in sight, I will EAT the treat!  My will power is absolutely pathetic, I chalk it up to the fact that I had never been on a diet until I was going to my 25 year class reunion.   Thin people have never cultivated the need to actually stick to a diet because we never gained weight!
This was my favorite tag to put together, all of the elements came from blogging friends!
It was fun to use this paper and try to position the words to fit my graphics.  Do you see the Mary Englebreit girl on the bottom with the mouse?!  I put two different graphics together!   Love it!
Thanks to all of you who included paper goodies along with your Friendship tags or your Hometown tags!  I have so many fun garnishes to use I have to constantly rifle through them because I don't remember all of what I have!


  1. I'm completely smitten with your Halloween garland. Darling embellishments. Halloween hugs!

  2. How adorable is that banner....my goodness you are a crafty wench! I'm so jealous that Sandy gets to see you soon. Please make sure you visit my blog on Saturday.

    Love ya'

  3. Wonderful Halloween TREAT banners/garland!
    xoxo Jane

  4. Such an adorable Halloween garland! So creative you are!! Love the little October girl, too. xo Heather

  5. Now that's a fantastic Halloween banner! Love all the vintagey colors you used. I have the ghosts you made me sitting on my craftroom table. They are up next for some BLING!



  6. I like orange and black so much better when it looks antiquey and muted. I have lived in my house for 20+ years and have NEVER had a trick or treater. Yet every year I buy a bag of Snickers (just in case). I love Snickers.

  7. Love your Halloween Banner!! Your grands will have fun visiting Grandmas house!!!

    Hugs chris

  8. Tammy, You are such a paper artist. I love the banner and how you used all kinds of different things in each letter. Well done!

  9. adorable banner! I love your little October girl too.

  10. If you want any more little gypsy girls...they come in a pack of 52!! Love your banner...lots of happy fun and no dark scaries...lol! I am packing up my Halloween crafting supplies today...I have so much Christmas crafting to get done (and a bazillion new ideas) that I can't focus. Thanks to the blogging experience I have been more productive and creative than at any other time in my life. It's exhilarating!

  11. Hi Tammy,
    I bet your Grands LOVE the banner! It's very creative and how fun to use the goodies from the blogging buddies!
    See you next week!

  12. So cute!!!! Love all of the ephemera, especially that canasta card! I have cleaned up and shut down my craft room.....I am coming home! See you soon! :):)

  13. Sooooo ADORABLE! I've said it before and I'll say it again, you girls that are paper-crafty amaze me. GREAT JOB!!!!

  14. I love your Halloween garland! It is beyond adorable! I have yet to make a garland, but yours inspires me. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration, Holly

  15. Tammy. that is the cutest Halloween garland ever! I love all of the elements you put on it. laurie


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