The theme was:
"Trick or Treats, smell my feet
Give me something sweet to eat!"
Paola's kit contained so many fun and creative elements, it was hard to choose! I just loved the ghoulies, aren't they a hoot? And look at those cute little spiders coming to visit the witch kitty! (never thought I would use cute to describe spiders!)
Here's a side view and if you look closely you can see the wonderful texture on the bat. Paola die cut them from a thick Mulberry stock that almost feels like felt.
Contents in the kit were:
Stamps (all from SU): "Haunting Halloween" (cat, cauldron + 2sentiments)
"Booglie Eyes" (mummy) & "Best Fiend" (sentiment)
D/P: Wicked Fun (SU); Halloween Characters & Small Dots (both from Michaels)
Black w/ silver thread (handmade DP from Costco)
Accessories: 'Boot To You' (CB folder); 'Black Bat's (Sizzix Die); 2 Halloween ribbons (Michaels);
1 XLrg orange brad by Elements/Am. Crafts ; sm. spiders from Recollections;
pumpkins dimentionals stickers;
2 sets of Googlie eyes (Dollar store); 'Bootiful' brads from Sprinkles
We were also asked to share our view on Halloween - do we celebrate it, what is our favorite part, a favorite recipe, costume, etc.
Personally, I enjoy Halloween. To me, it's all about kids. No commercialization or pressure of planning the perfect holiday meal, gifts, cards, etc. Just kids, having fun getting dressed up and showing off their costumes for a little treat.
When our kids were young, we were always the gathering house after Trick or Treating. I'd have a fire in the fireplace, some Halloween cartoons on & they'd come here, spread out their loot on the floor to compare and sort it. Usually soaking wet clothing and shoes would be drying by the fire. That's how it goes when you live where it can be cold and even snowy on Halloween. Good times!
Thanks Sweet P for a fun and generous kit! All of the leftovers have been saved for our final round. Hugs to you!