October 31, 2013

Happy {Melanchony} Halloween!

Happy Halloween!


Why melancholy?

Last night after carving the pumpkins, my daughter said she felt really sad because she is not going out 'trick or treating' this year and that she never would again.  Yes she is growing up, she forgets that as a child she did half the street, had enough and came home and didn't eat most of her candy, that last year she went out with a few girlfriends and couldn't wait to get home to hand candy out to the little ones, that now she is able to drive a car, that tomorrow night she is going to watch her boyfriends hockey game.  She will 'trick or treat' one day again with her own little ones--but not for a very very long time!  Maybe then I will be a bit melancholy. 

So I made up a treat bag for her using a paper bag and fun stamps from Reverse Confetti.


tracey_treatbag


Cardstock:  White, Orange Zest (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps:  Spooky Cuties, Spooky Sentiments, Forever Fall (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: True Black, Orange Zest (Papertrey Ink)
dies: Stitched Mats (Lil' Inkers)
other: paper bag, orange/black twine (Timeless Twine)

24 comments :

Kathy Mc said...

Who wouldn't love to receive this adorable goodie bag, Tracey? I'm sure your DD will be thrilled. I would be!

Barb Ghig said...

What a thoughtful gift to make for your daughter! I think she's going to love it, and she'll probably have a better time at her boyfriend's game anyway ;-)

mypapercraftworld said...

How lovely, Tracey ... your treat bag and the thought that went into it for your DD! Anita :)

Lynn said...

Time flies and the transitions are good, yet hard. I feel your thoughts completely Tracey. Her treat bag is absolutely adorable!

Lesley Croghan said...

She will love this! The stamped bag is adorable!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what an outstanding treat bag!!

Jill Norwood said...

How fast the time goes by....love the sweet treat bag for your daughter! :)

Brandi said...

What an adorable gift bag!

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful bag for your daughter Tracey! That sentiment is so fun - love all the stampings on the brown bag! I'd much rather get this lovely treat than go door to door!

~amy~ said...

she's going to love her treat bag!

Laura B. said...

Love your cute treat bag for your daughter! Shr sounds like a sweet girl.

Annette Allen said...

wow wee this is too fabulous.. i LOVE IT.. fun fun idea.

Lisa said...

She will love this Tracey it's adorable!

Colleen said...

What love you have shown her...your bag is so cute...love those stamps!

Joyce said...

What a fabulous treat bag. I know my daughters would love one, if I had thought to make it! Such a tricky time, when they are in between being a kid and being a grown up.

Cathy Weber said...

Cute treat bag Tracey...yes, a bittersweet day when your kids realize they have outgrown something they once loved.

cm said...

Special Mom Award goes to YOU, Tracey, for this heart-warming, thoughtful gift for your daughter. Growing up is bittersweet, isn't it - but you've made this phase ever so sweet for her!
c

Janet Zeppa said...

Awwww you are a good Mom!!!

KayM said...

Oh my goodness!!! This is SO CUTE! This should be in a magazine! I love the stamped bag! So adorable! Do you know, that I trick or treated until I was 19 years old? It was all about the candy! haha! Hope you have a happy halloween :)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Fab-u-lous T. Happy Almost Birthday! Hope you get your happy mail soon!

Deepti said...

ooooo I missed this sweet bag n tag, you are always amazing !!

Kara said...

adorable treat bag!

Barb said...

This is awesome!!! I love the stamped pattern on kraft...and the layered CS tag...just perfect!

Michelle said...

Who would think ghosts, bats and spider webs could be this cute?! Adorable goodie bag, Tracey!