Saturday, October 16, 2010

FunMare BefOre HaLloWeeN Blog Hop: Non-scary Halloween for toddlers


Hello everyone and welcome to the FunMarE BefOre HaLloWeeN blog hop. You must be arriving here from Madison's at http://www.funkycards.blogspot.com/. The party starts at Jessica's at www.kinderstampo.com/. She told me that if you get lost on the hop, you can go back to her and she will show you the way, or you can check the blog list at the end of my post and, I too can help you get back on track LOL. For this hop, I thought I'd share with you some of the things I am making for my grandson's day care. I will also be making some "non-scary" Halloween cupcakes but, that will be in 2 weeks :)
If the other 10 little ones at the day care (oldest one 29 months) are as scared of Halloween ghosts and masks as my grandson Santiago is, I better play it safe and make this the NON-SCARIEST Halloween ever !!! Gosh, they are so cute at that age !!!

How I made the Non-Scary invites:
  • From the Paper Doll Dress Up(PDDU) cartridge, cut out 2 "Trick or Treat" bags form page 52, at 4 1/2 inches with the Real Dial button on.
  • Cut a strip of paper 2 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches and fold in half. Glue the bags to the strip of paper to make the front and back of the invitation.
  • Cut a bat from PDDU cartridge, page 53. Outline the details with a white pen and make eyes with red Stickles.Write Trick or Treat (over the scored marks). Ink edges. Add bat. Add a ribbon with a simple tag... There you go... cute invite !!!
How I made the Non-Scary Halloween treat bags:
  • Cut from a cartidge or punch out an orange scalloped circle. Punch two small holes close together on the center. Cut or punch out a smaller circle and cut a ghost shape from PDDU cartridge.
  • Thread a thin ribbon through the hole and make a doble knot.
  • Tie tightly to bag with candy. Using this method, it is safe for a child to handle the bag, because no staples were used.
  • attach the ghost shape to smaller circle with 3D dots.
  • Glue to orange circle.


How I made the Non-Scary Halloween tray:
  • Start with a wooden tray
  • Paint the bottom and borders with black acrylic paint
  • Paint interior sides(with handles) of tray orange and exterior sides (with handles) purple. Glue pattern paper to the rest of the sides with Mod Podge or similar product.
  • Cut out different size pumpkins and ghosts from PDDU
  • Ink and decorate

If you leave a comment at the bottom of this blog post, you will be elegible for a drawing of a $15.00 gift card from Oh My Crafts. The winner will be chosen on Tuesday and announced on Wednesday. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ON THE COMMENT SO THAT I CAN REACH YOU IF YOU WIN.

Now, hop on to Meighen's blog at http://scrappin3rdeeschik.blogspot.com/ and check out the amazing project she has to share with you.

Here is the list of the blogs (just in case you get lost LOL)
Jess- www.kinderstampo.com/
Cheri - http://graphicatcreations.blogspot.com/
Cheryl - http://cheryl-gibson.blogspot.com/
Christine- http://chrisscreations.blogspot.com/
Debbie-  http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/
Iva- http://ivarai.com/

120 comments:

  1. Wow Martha, you sure did go all out for this blog hop! Loved all your projects. You've given me a great idea on the tray. Thank you. Crossing fingers - you can reach me at Halloranpx@aol.com

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  2. I love your non~scary tray!! So cute!!! Your a good grammy!! Thanks!


    alaska.girl.24@hotmail.com

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  3. I love your ideas especially the tray, I, like the kids, prefer the non-scarey decorations!! I have added myself as one of your followers....many thanks!!

    debpaint16@aol.com

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  4. I really to like the tray! It is so cute! Great for holding those cute treat bags.
    Hazel
    hdhall6002@sbcglobal.net

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  5. Your projects are darling!
    miramacmail@yahoo.com

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  6. WOW WOW WOW WOW!!! AMAZING!! I absolutely love it! You are so very creative I love your style.
    TFS.

    I am now following you and so glad I stopped by.

    http://simplycricutting.blogspot.com stop by and say HI!

    simplycricutting@gmail.com

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  7. Martha wow you really did a awesome job here with everything I just love the treat bags and all the others as well thanks for sharing Debbie @http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/

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  8. I just love everything! The invatation is great, I ll have to scraplift it. Thanks

    shop2udrop at embarqmail dot com

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  9. wow! I love the projects!!!
    thanks for sharing
    beckie.kellett@yahoo.com

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  10. Great projects! I think your tray rocks!!
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

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  11. Wow you are a rock star and are so going to be the envy of all the daycare parents ha ha! I too have littles who enjoy Halloween but not the scary stuff so this is perfect! I love that you left out the staples many parents or teachers forget this! Thank you for sharing some great inspiration!

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  12. oops CarleyCarter@gmail.com sorry :(

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  13. Love your treat bags! Great idea for toddlers! TFS
    Teresa
    teresap12@yahoo.com

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  14. Beautiful job! I have never attempted "home decor" the tray is wonderful. TFS

    xdebrax@yahoo.com

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  15. Love that tray just AWESOME!, as is everything else you posted, thanks for thinking of little ones, great idea on the treat bags...

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  16. Martha, these are so cute, now this is another idea I will be using on my kids at the clinic, thank so much.

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  17. Wow I am seeing so many great ideas on this blog hop to day. I love it! thank you so much for sharing.
    Liset
    hailemnat@gmail.com

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  18. omgosh how cute are these...thansk for shareing


    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  19. Love this!!! What an adorable way to deliver the treat bags!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  20. OMG! All the projects were great, but I must say the tray is m favorite! Love your work,
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  21. This is Great Martha! Spooky n cuetsy delivery.
    TFS

    Jess B.
    thatzuneek@gmail.com

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  22. Love it!! Fantastic job. I love the tray. I'm also your newest follower. Woo hoo
    hugs,jen
    jennycards.blogspot.com
    jenniferhogge07@yahoo.com

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  23. adorable! love all the projects! another fun bloghop!
    liz:o)

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  24. Your treat bags were very cute but your non-scary tray is adorable. Great work!

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  26. awesome! Especially LOVE the tray idea. So non-scary, lol.

    thechecker@gmail.com

    Anne

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  27. These are all awesome! That tray is so fun.

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  28. Awesome projects! Noone could be scared of these! The tray is too cute! Thanks for sharing!
    Lindsay
    lindsaykay2@gmail.com

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  29. Love your non-scary projects. Will have to try the wooden tray idea.

    vwilson577 at yahoo dot com

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  30. awesome projects love the tray

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  31. So very cute!!! Adorable ideas. Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  32. Super cute projects! Thanks for sharing your talent!
    carrie dot slaughter at gmail dot com

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  33. I am going to busy making all of this fun stuff! Love that tray!
    jackson6542 at msn dot com

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  34. Absolutely adorable!!! What an awesome idea!!! I think I might make something like this for my mom!!! XOXO Momo

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  35. what an amazing project. wonderful idea

    lynn.j.anderson@gmail.com

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  36. Great Halloween things and I love your blog. I will definitely become a follower and I would love it if you went to my new blog and became a follower. It is located at:
    http://blogbykathi.blogspot.com/

    catlady709@comcast.net

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  37. I love that tray! Thanks for sharing this great idea!

    Stacey
    staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

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  38. that is awesome love it nice job :)
    labebeliza4us@yahoo.com

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  39. How cute! Love their little faces!

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  40. I have two little boys at home that this would be perfect for!! Thanks for the idea :-)

    calbekah@aol.com

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  41. Really cute 'non-scary' projects! I love how the tag attaches to the bag of candy - just ribbon, no staples to poke little ones! TFS! That gray is adorable too!

    www.twochicksonalimb.blogspot.com

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  42. I love it. Who needs a big bowl when you can hand out candy in style. Great project.

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  43. I think your non-scary approach is so wonderful. I really like the tray idea...I'm thinking how it could be made interchangable for different occasions...hmmmm.Thanks so much for sharing! ksjennings(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. You are such a sweet grandma!! I love it. And those pumpkins are very kid friendly :)

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  45. I love the pumpkin tray!

    flybeanjenny at yahoo dot com

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  46. so many blog hops so little time .. how cute though .... i love the ideas .. lilmisstypo@gmail.com autumn

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  47. Very cute projects!! Love it all!
    Shelldian@hotmail.com

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  48. The tray is spectacular.
    plweir@satx.rr.com

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  49. Thanks for a fun day of hopping! Your projects are super cute and inspiring!

    ~Renae

    renaejune99(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. Everything is so non-scary cute. Great job!
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  51. Wow! love your tray. Good idea.

    dendearmas@aol.com

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  52. Great job! I love the tray. Where do you purchase wooden items like that?
    Thank you for sharing your great ideas with us.
    sheree.burress@gmail.com

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  53. How very cute! emich6124@aol.com

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  54. Great projects! Thanks for being in the hop and for a chance to win cool prizes
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  55. What great projects! Especially love that you thought about not using staples to prevent 'owies' on the little ones fingers! TFS
    ~Terry~
    cwayons at yahoo dot com

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  56. I love the non scary projects. I love the little ghosts.

    Tanya
    taniwol at yahoo dot com

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  57. Cute "kid friendly" ideas!

    thank you for this opportunity for some more blog candy

    enjoy your day!

    savannah

    simplecricutcrafts@gmail.com

    simplecricutcrafts.blogspot.com

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  58. These are both good ideas! Love them. TFS.

    Phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  59. I love this idea...and I have that cart and I have preschoolers...lol. Thanks for this great idea.
    moniqueleslie at gmail dot com

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  60. I LOVE these! PPDU is my most used cart! Thanks for sharing! chrisbrown1973@hotmail.com

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  61. What an amazing assortment of lovely projects! thank you

    Rachel
    gl2814@zoominternet.net

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  62. WOW! great projects... LOVE em all...

    Melia
    wifey7799@gmail.com

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  63. OMG, I love your projects. TFS
    Tracy
    NYGIRL1994@yahoo.com

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  64. I don't like scary Halloween things, so your projects are perfect for me.
    Sherrie
    slgpage@gmail.com

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  65. Super cute projects! Love your Halloween tray and the wiggle eyes on the pumpkins!
    kmgillon at yahoo dot com

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  66. SO adorable!

    spunkygirl61@hotmail.com

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  67. I am loving the hop and your tray is so adorable!!

    tracyg398 at yahoo dot com

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  68. I love the tray. I want one too! I also love the non scary treat bags. Thank you for having a fun hop! pjritsema at gmail dot com

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  69. Love this love the tray and love those pumpkins cute cute idea

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  70. That tray is awesome! I bet it would come in handy for all those trick or treaters.

    Great projects,
    Georgiana
    http://www.carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com/
    coachfans at cox dot net

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  71. Really cute tray. Thanks for sharing.

    Mandy
    mjbaker at earthlink dot net

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  72. LOVE the tray and goody bags. Those pumpkins and ghosts are so cute--my kind of Halloween characters.
    mnimmo@gmail.com

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  73. Love your candy bags and tray. They are super cute. TFS and a chance to win.

    stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

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  74. Love all your projects! They look awesome!
    Minta

    mintab@gmail.com

    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  75. love the tray.. very nice!!!

    felkatz at gmail dot com

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  76. This is my type of Halloween party! I love everything about Halloween but the scary part-lol! Thanks for sharing!

    lungtx91@gmail.com

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  77. What a cute idea. TFS.
    Susan
    susanpollock37 at yahoo dot com

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  78. all of your projects were so cute, the tray really caught my eye though love those pumpkins
    JSharer417 at aol dot com

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  79. So cute, thanks for sharing your non-scary ideas.

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  80. absolutely adorable...

    kmt310e@aol.com

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  81. Oh my gosh, these are SO stinking cute!!! I have two toddlers so these are right up my alley :) I'm stalking your blog too...

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  82. very cute... thanks for sharing

    Lisa
    lamerlisa@hotmail.com
    http://lisakelly110803.blogspot.com/

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  83. precioso trabajo la bandeja esta lindisima mejor dicho todo me encanto gracias por compartir tu trabajo con nosotros

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  84. I really love the tray everything is so nice I am going to have to work on a tray so that I have something to put my candy on. thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Teri
    teri.barefoot@gmail.com

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  85. They all are so cute~ thanks for sharing!

    michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

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  86. Very cute. Nice to see something for the little ones. TFS.

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  87. ADORABLE!! So fun for the little kiddos! Thanks for sharing.

    erika.seever@klrd.ks.gov

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  88. OMG !!!Espectacular !!!
    this is really cute, Great Idea, .
    TFS

    Patty
    dreamcards@hotmail.com

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  89. running to Joanns today w/my 50% off coupon to buy a tray! I'm loving the Halloween tray/bags - simple but fun!

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  90. I love the Non-scary stuff at my daughters school they do not let them use scarry or gorey anything. I have had a great time at the Hop. Thanks
    Karen dkolopez@msn.com

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  91. martha, me encanta el collage que hicistes para la bandeja!!! super cute girl! Una pena que ya no estoy en Puerto Rico o te iba a visitar a tu tienda.


    -- dalis
    alidalis AT comcast DOT net

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  92. That tray is absolutely darling! Thank you so much for sharing!
    kathlee154@gmail.com

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  93. Great toddler ideas!

    thecroppingcanuck at yahoo dot com

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  94. Love your Non-Scary Halloween trest bags and the candy tray--they are awesome.

    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dot com

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  95. Love all of your projects!! I especially love thAt they are made with the Paper doll dress up cartridge which I have! Thanks for the awesome ideas! I will be following your blog now!

    Wendy C.
    chloecsmom@gmail.com

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  96. How cute! Love your projects!


    Sandy

    strefger at gmail.com

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  97. Your projects are so cute! I especially love the pumpkin tray.

    barbara614@insightbb.com

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  98. These are all very cute. TFS

    Burffrau @ aol dot com

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  99. What great creations. I love the pumpkins on the tray. TFS.
    rmpoohbear75 at gmail dot com

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  100. I love your pumpkins and ghosts.

    ljw.redneckgirl@gmail.com

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  101. thank you for sharing with us. please come check out my CARD CHALLENGE on my blog too.

    http://turnedgypsy.blogspot.com

    chris
    mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

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  102. These are so adorable! I love that tray!! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
    ~Suzy suzyq28024 at gmail dot com

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  103. Hi Martha~
    I love your idea.. now the cutest little ones out there will not be scared!
    I am already a follower. TFS and a chance to win.
    Bonnie C
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    a_scrap_above(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  104. Your project is great and I love how thoughtful you were in thinking of the children's fears...

    Deanne G
    dgutierez1@msn.com

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  105. I LOVE your tray!!!!! Adorable !!!

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  106. Super cute projects! I especially liked the tray- what a darling way to give out the candy treats! You are truly inspirational. Thank you!

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  107. I just love the whole project, thank you for sharing it all with us!!!
    tcbbgibson@gmail.com

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  108. I absolutly love your projects.....thank you so much for sharing!!!
    brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

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  109. All your projects were great! I espcially love the tray!

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  110. I have a tray and a pack of googly eyes-I have to make a tray like yours-quick! Thank you for such wonderful inspiration.

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  111. Martha, this is such a great idea. You always come up with great projects!!! TFS. I'm inspired! It looks awesome.
    ~Madison www.funkycards.blogspot.com

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  112. I love pumpkins, Im such a sucker for them all year around, Thanks for sharing! sCRAPPYsCAVENGER@YAHOO DOT COM

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  113. Super cute! I love the cute halloween ideas, not in to scary or gross. Thanks for the ideas!!

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  114. Thank you! Love this! ctbruce@yahoo.com

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  115. That tray is just TOO cute!
    Thanks for sharing
    kandice_RN at yahoo dot com

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  116. These are just to cute! I LOVE the fact that these are made for LOs- I have 4 kids but 2 that are 2yrs and 1yr. I will be back to check out your other LOs crafts!!
    TFS!
    Kacee
    mcvicwif@yahoo.com

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  117. These are too cute. Thanks for sharing.

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