Monday, October 7, 2013

Bookmark Boo!

Halloween is really not an event I get too excited about.  I certainly don't decorate for it and can't recall the last time I bought a pumpkin for carving. No trick-or-treaters venture out to my neighborhood on a busy road front.


Years ago I lived in an area better suited to trick-or-treaters and it was always fun to see the little ones dressed in their costumes  -  more so the original costumes that parents help devise.


Even further back in the day when I helped create a costume for a trick-or-treater - about 30 minutes before the start of it - I came up with a mummy costume.  It started with white sweatpants and sweatshirt  - on top of that I loosely wrapped rolled gauze - several rolls - tearing some bits to hang in shreds . . . added some red and black makeup on a gauze wrapped face and head and there you had it.


These days, I'm content to just be inspired to create a few bookmarks I give to my friends, family - just as a fun token of being in the spooky-fun spirit.


I created these layered-graphic bookmarks with all the Halloween offerings from - The Graphics Fairy - one of my favorite places for graphics.



I'll add a black ribbon on some and leave some without - the backs of the bookmarks have a wood-look  where I can write - Happy Halloween! - or other messages specific to the recipient.





I may be participating in the following link parties:

The Graphics Fairy

Cherished Handmade Treasures

All Things Fee

Skip to my Lou

Not JUST a Housewife

My Turn For Us: Freedom Fridays #75