As an elementary school teacher for 37 years, I was never a great fan of Halloween. Being the grandmother to several youngsters has changed my tune a bit, and I enjoy crafting for all of them. I made little tins filled with some Halloween goodies for three of them. They all got stickers, fake tatoos, a squishy little pumpkin that lights up when you toss it, and some chocolates from a local candy shop. Caleb got a little ball that looks like an eyeball, and the two little girls got black cat coin purses. I took a photo of Caleb's which I left with Sarah when we visited in September, and decided since the girls' look just the same so there was no need for another photo.
The clothespin on the top was made with some patterned paper and little ghost stamps, and tag from an old, but fave, "Friendship Jar: Fall" stamp set by Papertrey Ink. Here's a look at the little coin purses which I thought were just adorable.
They each got cards, too, of course. I had quite a few reward points at Papertrey and decided about a month ago, I'd really like the Halloween Pin-Up Make It Market Kit. Glad I did, as both these cards were made much easier with the preprinted images and dies.
Here's Caleb's. I'm not sure he knows anything about Frankenstein, but I know he likes monsters and super heroes, so I figured he'd like the images.
The "Night Star Cove"r plate is the perfect frame for the card. It's cut from Royal Velvet cardstock which is such a great contrast for the Orange Zest.
The card for Skylar and Ella uses those colors as well as Limeade Ice. Not my usual combination, but great for Halloween. Ella's a little young to get the humor from the sentiment, but Skylar certainly did!
She also appreciates the glitter on the shoes and socks. I bought a couple Spectrum Noir glitter pens for Christmas cards, and the "Crystal Clear" one is becoming a favorite.
It was a busy weekend. My father was a music professor and I grew up on musical theater, but I'd never seen "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." We saw it on Saturday at the newly refurbished Geva Theater. The musical was terrific, and the renovations are quite lovely.
On Sunday, Skylar came over and we made Halloween cookies, also a first. She's really very adept with a rolling pin, and can cut out the cookies with no supervision.
For a five year old, she's also pretty good with frosting the cookies as well.
Her mom, dad, and sisters came for dinner, and we had cookies and ice cream for dessert.
And a quick look at the little girls out for trick or treating tonight. Skylar started out very hesitant about the event, but Ella quickly caught on and was a very eager trick or treater! There'll be more for SNAP on Wednesday.
A very late wave to Sian and the Memorandum Monday crew!