Thursday, August 20, 2009

BOOOO! Happy Halloween-y with chocolate! CTMH Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

BOOO! Are you thinking Halloween yet? Heck, I know it's a little early, but I received the cutest stamp set, Beware, in my CTMH Leadership bundle. So I tried to be 'artsy' and sneak in the stamp set in my photo collage. Good grief. Hopefully practice will make perfect, 'cause it's obvious I'm not there yet - HA!

Anyway, I don't know if I've told you this before, but copper is my metal of choice. I just love, LOVE copper! Because of my lack of photo skills (I'm channeling Napoleon Dynamite here - photo skills, drawing skills, Ninja skills....tee hee), it's hard to see that my popped-up bat is covered with Martha Stewart's copper glitter! I did take a close-up photo, but it's so out-of-focus.....I just couldn't do that to y'all.

So I decided to free-hand the big ol' black bat on the bag topper. I channeled my kitty's ears for the bat ears. Plus, what better post to sneak in a picture of my princess - a black cat for a Halloween post!

Halloween in Florida was sooo much fun when I was a kid! It seemed like we would have our first 'cool' night on Halloween, magically transforming summer into fall!

We never had store-bought costumes. As a matter of fact, I do not recall a single year when I dressed as anything other than 'a hobo'. It was our specialty. Now that I think about it, I wonder where my mom came up with those flannel plaid shirts. Surely I don't recall my dad ever wearing one - it's hot here, hello! Hmmmm. I will have to ask her!

Anyway, we would drag along a big ol' pillowcase to hold our stash. And what a stash it was! This was 'back in the day', before the razor-blade-in-the-apple scare.....when you could trust all your neighbors, whether you knew them or not. Good grief, we came home with so much candy. I had the most fun with my brother Sonny. He is five years younger than me, but we connected. Hmmm.....where did we get the black makeup for the dirt on our mom didn't wear a stitch of makeup! This is bringing up a lot of questions, indeed!

My favorite candy was Butterfingers. And 3 Musketeers. Well, and Peanut Butter Cups. Oh heck, anything chocolate!!! There would be a lot of kids in the nurse's office at school the next day - belly aches! tee hee

How 'bout you? Did you have a fancy store-bought costume, or were you also a poor little hobo? What was your favorite candy? Is the candy in my photo still in the bag? Uh.......I plead the fifth!!!

Sweet Dreams,



Wendy's creative connection said...

Just love the treat bags...I am planning a work shop especially for treat bags. "Beware is coming in the mail this week. Thanks for the post.

MsJay said...

I love this treat bag, it's so batty. And the kitty is so cute. As for me we were not allowed to do trick r' treating. But I enjoyed dressing my children, a nurse, a maid, a cheerleader, and a witch, my son loved ninjas and robots.

Leslie said...

So cute.

Kathi Carlson said...

So cute, and I love your Halloween memories! I was a poor little hobo, too, and pretty much loved/love the same candy as you do - anything chocolate. Living on a farm, trick or treating was traveling in a car from farm to farm, and there was a fun party at the church with taffy pulling and bobbing for apples - old-fashioned fun!!