Saturday, October 29, 2016

Trick or Treat


It’s almost time for goblins, witches, and ghosts to haunt the streets begging for candy. I remember taking my then 3 year (she’s 33 now) old daughter trick or treating for the first time. She was a cowgirl with a pink swirly skirt, pink cowgirl boots and a denim jacket. We stopped at the first house and as I handed her the treat bag I said, “O.K., now go up to the door, ring the doorbell, and when someone opens the door shout Trick or Treat! and then hold out your bag and they will put candy in it.” She turned to me with a shocked expression and said, “NO! They are strangers!” At least she had been listening when we lectured her about not speaking to strangers or not to take candy from people you don’t know. Don’t worry, after she watched one group of kids do it, she joined a second group of kids and after that I had to run to keep up. 
I made this Halloween layout because I always enjoyed going trick or treating when I was a kid and then taking my kids and their friends through the neighborhood to trick or treat. Now it’s my grandchildren’s turn to trapeze from house to house dressed up as rock stars and princesses, armed with a treat sack demanding candy so they don’t play tricks.
Close up of the 3D fence
 I used the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge for sale through Close to my Heart. and Autumn Celebrations for the trick or treaters. The paper is Jeepers Creepers from CloseToMyHeart. The ink can be found HERE.
I'm going to enter my haunted house layout at the following fun blogs. CHECK THEM OUT!
MY SHERI CRAFTS CHALLENGE #193 - Creepy....Crawly!
PDE Linky Party Ch# 144 Anything but a Car  
FantabulousCricutChallenge #288-Fright Night 
DiecuttinDivas Challenge #289 ~ Halloween 
Simon Says: Anything Goes 
The Sisterhood of CraftersPumpkins OR the color Orange . . .


  1. Great layout!! Love the trick or treaters! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin Divas this week!

  2. Awesome layout and darling story!! We love Halloween and so fun to see all the little kiddo's!
    Sherrie k

  3. Love this group of trick or treaters. such a fun cut. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

  4. Great 3D fence. Love the trick or treaters. Wonderful story and layout. Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  5. What a fabulous project and cute story about your daughter! LOL Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Pumpkins or the color Orange’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  6. Oh what a fun Halloween project... too cute! Thank you for sharing it with us at PDE Linky Party!

  7. Very fun and 'spooky' too lol! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
    Diane TSH DT

  8. I remember taking my little ones Trick or Treating too! They grow up so fast! This is a very cute page to help hold those memories!

  9. Wonderful Halloween layout, and such a lovely story!
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  10. What a perfect layout for trick or treating! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!