Halloween Home and the Boiling Cauldron

Okay, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, after Christmas and Easter.  I remember the days when I was young and we lived in the project and it was beautiful, brand new, clean, large lawns, hills for sledding, and paved parking lots where I learned to ride a bike.  Also a brand new public school.  Across the street was a residential neighborhood with all single family homes.  As Halloween approached, we made our costume out of old clothes, and whatever else we could find, no store bought costumes – did they even have them then?

So, on Halloween we grabbed a pillowcase for a treat bag and off we went, first to the individual homes where they gave out whole chocolate bars, candy apples and popcorn balls.  Then home and empty our haul and back out into the project to receive smaller treats such as bagged penny candy, gum, popcorn and candy corn.  When we got home we could eat several  items and put our pillow cases in the closets, where we could eat some every week. It lasted for 6 months!! So that is why I remember Halloween so fondly, almost everyone participated and put their outside lights on.  We never went to a place without the outside lights on, nor did we think of playing any tricks.  It was all fun. Parents didn't have to worry about their children getting something nasty or dangerous in their treats.  It was not shunned in school, it was celebrated and everyone had an afternoon of playing games, wearing our costumes if we wanted, and sharing treats.

So it is with those thoughts in mind, that I placed my demo pre-order with Halloween sets included. I am going to #bringbackhalloween to remind me of the old days when kids could be kids, we minded our parents, and home was a safe and fun place to be.

Here is my Sweet Home for Halloween with a boiling cauldron inside, yes use your imagination!

Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio Sweet Home Halloween


Another view:

Jeannine Tarrio Halloween in the Good Old Days


Or watch my first video HERE.

I held my phone in one hand while I took the video and hoped it would not be too shaky. Let me know how it was, not enough speaking, lighting?, I tried get the feel of how it looks in a darkened room and in a lighter background so you could see the details. Hope you liked it.

For those who want to know what size the house is, I measure 3 1/2" from bottom to top of peak. Base is 1 1/4" square and slants out to about 1 7/8" square.  Hope this helps.  It really is the perfect size for treats.

Hope you enjoyed today's visit and this post brought back fond memories.

Trick or Treat Bags Stampin’ Style

Below is a treat bag I made using Stampin' Up!'s Sketched Dots Tag a Bag Gift Bags, Spider Web Doilies and A Little Something stamp set:

Jeannine Tarrio Stampin' Up! Halloween

Sketched Dots Spider Doily Treat Bag

This was one of the 3 projects my club members created this month.

Just a few hours left…….


If The Broom Fits by Stampin’ Up!

 I love this Halloween stamp from Stampin' Up! It makes me smile every time I repeat the saying:   If the Broom Fits, Ride It. Doesn't it make you chuckle? Well, this is one of the club cards  we made for September club.

Jeannine Tarrio If the Broom Fits Stampin' UP!

Stamps:  If the Broom Fits #139693, $13.00, (HC page 48), A Little Something #139830, $17.00 (HC Page 41)
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper #139584, $11.00, HC page47
Ink:  Basic Black Archival #140931, $7.00 (HC page 19)


Among the Spooky Woodland Branches

Today's card is a Halloween card I created using Stampin' Up!'s Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the background.

Jeannine Tarrio Stampin' Up! Maine demonstrator

Among the Branches

Stamps:  Among the Branches (Holiday Catalog page 39)
Cardstock: Smokey Slate, Whisper White
Ink: Smoky Slate, Basic Black Archival, Tangelo Twist
Accessories:   Big Shot, Woodlands Textured Embossing Folder (Holiday Catalog page 39), Into the Woos 3/8" Cotton Ribbon (Holiday Catalog page 43),  Spider Web Doilies ( Holiday Catalog page 47), Stampin' Dimensionals

Hope you are enjoying Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Catalog.

Happy Halloween!

Just a quick post to wish you a Happy Halloween.  How many of you recognize this item?  My friend and fellow demo, Debbie Henderson, posted an item she made into a business card holder.  I remembered where I had seen one and low and behold it was this Halloween tape.

Monster Hits
Now here is a picture of the back and look at the songs.  Do you remember any of these?  If you do I would love you to post a comment about which songs you remember.

Monster Hits Halloween Songs
A couple of more Halloween related pictures.First is a couple of mini coffee cups made into treat holders.  On the left was one made by my customer JoAnn and the one on the right was created by me.

Merry Everything Halloween Cups Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio Demonstrator

Last is a swap I received at convention this year and it was made by Fonda Ross.

Halloween Card Candy by Fonda Ross Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio

Hope you enjoyed today's post and have a happy and safe Halloween.