Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Treat Bags & Urge to Purge challenge: Day 8

   I have a durable clear plastic container from Michael's (Iris is the manufacturer).  It is large enough to hold 12x12 papers and it is about 4" high.  I use it to store all of my Halloween-themed paper collections, rub-ons, ribbon, etc.  I have not been able to close the container for the past couple of months!  I purged the container on Friday.  I made a small pile of the scraps from paper collections that no longer inspire me.  I also have two K&Co. Halloween-themed small paper pads and die cuts.  I coordinated these K&Co. cute monsters with the paper pads to create these treat bag toppers.  My children have several food sensitivities, so I purchase organic lollipops, organic gummy bears, organic sour patch kids, and organic chocolate for Halloween.  When they are at school I take the treat bags around to our neighbors to give to my children when we come trick or treating.  I have two more bags to make, but I thought I would take a break and blog :)
  I have been slowly purging my craft room.  So far you have only seen the wall opposite my work station.  Today I purged my entire work station.  This is actually the BEFORE picture.  All of the shelves and drawers look a lot better now, but not the top work surface.  All I have left to purge is the bookcase and the corner (back left in picture.)  My goal is to finish purging both by the end of the day on Wednesday.

Have a happy Halloween!

17 comments:

Shauna K said...

cute bag toppers! and what a great idea to bring candy to your neighbors so your kids can still get candy :) love your desk!! the curved corner with storage- never seen that before!!

papertrails leaver said...

Well how cute are these? And filled with candy! Congrats on getting the bag closed. That is impressive! Cool idea on the candy and definitely being safe! :-) Amy

DIANA L. said...

Cute treat bags. I wish you all the best on your urge to purge scrap
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

Diane Hodrick said...

Now you should get a great mommy award. That is such a sweet story. I love your little treat bag toppers. They are so cute and such a great way to use up scraps. Adorable post!

Sugarlips said...

Adorable treat bags!!! and you are doing a great job on your room. I took the weekend off but I am getting back to work tomorrow.

Linda said...

Adorable teat bags and so sweet of you to give the teats to the neighbors so they have the correct treats to give. Food sensitivities are so hard to have.
Keep up the great work o your purging!

Missy said...

Congrats on all the work you've gotten done in your room June! I lvoe your Halloween treat toppers, too!!

Trish and Treasure said...

Great room to do your craft in, very, very nice and love the treat bags!

Sherrie K. said...

Awesome treat bag toppers June! Boy, I need a little push in my craft room to get it organized...it's like a hurricane went through it lately. Yikes! This is one of my project this week...clean and re-organize my craft room. Congrats on yours, looks awesome!
Happy Halloween!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Creative Cutter Room said...

These are so cute! Great idea for scraps. TFS Cathie

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

That's what I forgot to tell you!! I make soooooo many lo's... lol.. (I am a gluten for punishment! lol!) that I could no longer justify buying actual scrapbooks... so I use those containers you are talking about to hold all my lo's! Much cheaper than books! Loveeeeeeee those treat holders!! Tooooooooooooo cute! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Amy said...

You did a great job with those scraps- these are sooooo cute! You are my purging hero! :)Amy

Edna said...

LOVE The creative space my friend and what a great creation to share :)

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I just love your treat bag toppers June. They are ADORABLE! I was all geared up to make treats for my co-workers, and here is it Halloween. No treats from me! Did you have snow down there? I could not believe how much we got here in NJ! I am jealous of your purging. I have so much I want to get rid of, but I can't seem to get it done, and so much I don't know what to even do with - I can't throw it away. I am going to sit down and read all of your UTP posts and get some ideas. Your craft room is coming out great! Happy Halloween!

Court said...

THose treat bags are SO inspired!!! LOVE them!!!! And go girl go on the purging!!!

Jenny R said...

Super cute treat bags! I've been enjoying reading your purging successes every day! Keep it up!

Dee Burns said...

Cute treat bags.
Purging...the story of our lives. When I purge, the pile seems to go to the other side of the room. Not anymore, I purge the right way...give it to someone that will use it. Great job on the Craft room. Can't wait for the updates.
Dee B