Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Blah blah blah, yadda yadda yadda... my October Halloween workshop

I know, you're tired of hearing my excuses and promises to be better at keeping up my blog. Well, here I go again. Yes, it's been another month and a half since I've posted on here. What's my problem?? I keep saying I have plenty to post, but I can't seem to get my booty downstairs to the computer that has the photos downloaded on it. I guess I really can't do everything from my iPhone, ha.

Well, life's been pretty normal the last few months, kids enjoyed summer break, we took a road trip (post will follow soon), I worked more hours than normal at my day day job (still am), still doing my monthly Close to My Heart workshops, etc...

Speaking of my monthly workshops... I thought I'd better get some photos on here of the cute little projects we made this month, just in case it gives someone a fun idea for handing out Halloween treats to friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc..

This workshop was different from most that I do. Normally we make cards, but I personally don't send out Halloween cards (not that I'm opposed to it, just haven't done it in the past), so we made some treat holders. This was by far my largest turnout. The past few workshops I've been holding one workshop on Sunday afternoon and then repeating it the following Tuesday evening. This month I had so much interest for the Sunday class that I had to split it into two groups, so had a total of 18 crafty folks here that day (9 in the morning & 9 in the afternoon). The size of the groups worked out great, but my timing was a bit off. Because the content of this workshop was a bit more than normal, I should have allowed for more time for each group. Live and learn, right? I had a nice small workshop with only 2 people on Tuesday night and it was very relaxing.

So our big project this month was the My Creations Cube decorated up Halloween style. Perfect little home decoration or for your desk at work. It's a great idea for a teacher gift too! I used the photo of the cube that was in the Fall/Winter Idea Book for inspiration and I like the results.

Here's the one we made.

The little Bat on a Stick is actually holding the lid open. Once you're ready to put the box away for the season, just take the bat out of the little pocket on the inside and close it up. Much easier to store that way.

Here are the close ups of each side we made.

This is from Halloween 2005 when Mateo & Jaxon were Mike and Sulley from Monster's Inc. I loved those costumes that year! Look how little my babies were (awww).

Then we made a little treat holder using one of the 4x6 Flip Flaps (normally used to add extra photos on your scrapbook layout). I copied this directly from another CTMH consultant (Shannon Murdock) right down to the candy she used (from Target). I loved her design!

Here's a fun little treat holder that was inspired by my friend (and fellow consultant) Linda. I loved how she put a pencil and sucker in hers, so I copied her idea. This one's very quick to make and inexpensive as the contents came from the dollar store.

This last one is one of my favorite little treat bags to make. I've made them for other occasions, such as Easter & Birthdays. It's made with a brown paper lunch sack, two pieces of cardstock, some decorative paper and a few embellishments. Voila!

All of the projects were made using the new "Hooligans" paper pack and one sheet from the new "Olivia" paper pack. I also used all but one of the Halloween stamp sets in the current Idea Book (Can you tell I like Halloween? Yes, I have them all).

If you have questions about any of the projects or items used, leave a comment here or drop me a line at kandi@myctmh.com.

Happy Halloween!!


Kari Seals said...

Kandi! I soooooo loved coming to your workshop. I am so impressed with everything. You are so organized and by the way I am sooo jealous of your craft room. I want to steal it! Thank you so much for the projects You Rock my friend!

Sparkle said...

These are all so cute!

Amanda Kowalker said...

Wowzers! These are all seriously cute ideas! Nice job!

Lorrinda said...

Fabulous! These are all great! Thanks for sharing!

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow! Seriously wonderful projects! I guess you've made up for your absence! Super festive project and awesome crafting. Thanks for playing along with us at Heart 2 Heart challenges!

Mary said...

Some of the best projects I have seen! Thanks for playing along with H2H!

Deneen said...

Great projects, very Halloween-y:) Thanks for playing along with H2H.