Tuesday, August 12, 2008

halloween...

Yes, you read that right - HALLOWEEN.
Today I took Meagan to the eye dr. for her follow-up appointment, then we did a little bit of shopping. One of our errands took us to a craft store, Roberts. As soon as we walked through the doors, it hit us in the face (not literally, of course)...HALLOWEEN.
I know we're barely into August, but October was surrounding us. Autumn wreaths mingled with life-sized mummies, black cats, and pumpkins galore. And do you want to hear the funny thing? [I know you do...and even if you don't, you know I'm going to tell you...so play along with me.] It wasn't even shocking to me! Do you know why? Because I've been preparing for Halloween for several months now! No, I'm not crazy or obsessed...but I do work in the scrapbook industry...which means working about 4-6 months ahead of the calendar.

So...in honor of my October in August experience today, I thought I'd share a few of the many fun Halloween projects I have been creating this summer for Making Memories using their fabulous new Halloween Line, SPELLBOUND.


keep in mind I created these spooky projects way back in June and July...right in the heat of summer...and guess what else I was creating. Want a hint? Fa la la la la...I'll share more of that too...when Christmas is a little closer...like in September... :o)

44 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Wendy!
    May you have many many happy returns and many many great creative works!

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  2. Happy Birthday Wendy!!
    Feliz cumpleaños!! You are very lucky and I hope that this year, can perform many more wishes.
    Kisses from Spain

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  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you & many more. Thank you for all the ideas you pass on thru your blog. Enjoy your birthday. ..

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  4. Hope you have a great birthday...from South Africa

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  5. Happy Birthday Wendy Sue! I love all of your halloween creations. Can't wait to yet the new line.
    Sharon

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  6. What SUPER FUN projects, love them all!!!

    Just wanted to wish you a VERY happy birthday!!!

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  7. Boooooooooooooo! The projects looks great and I'm excited to take Halloween pics just to use this line of pp based on seeing what you have created with them :)
    Deborah

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  8. Oh! Have a B-oooo-tiful birthday!!!
    Deborah
    groovydoodles@yahoo.com

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  9. Happy Birthday! I am in 2 Halloween swaps as of right now ..I am sure to join a few more and so was this post early? LOL! Nope! Thanks for the cute ideas. Now to get me some MM Halloweenie stuff...Hugs Grace

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  10. Ooh, you make me excited for Halloween to come along! :D And ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! :D

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  11. Hi Wendy, I have to know where that "spooky" house came from? I don't see it in the link to MM, is it part of the new line or is it old and I've missed it! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Love it all!

    Happy Birthday Wendy Sue!

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  13. I noticed the same thing in a craft store yesterday. Got me thinking about Halloween and Autumn, but now I see I need to get started on some crafts, too.

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  14. Happy Birthday Wendy - love the Halloween ideas.

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  15. HB, Wendy! Left a msg. of MM's site already!
    Had to tell you I'm NUTS over Spellbound & I'm usually not a big Halloween fan; just LOVE this line this year!!! Will you do a 6 x 6 pad of these papers, please?!!!

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  16. Hi Wendy,
    Just came here from the Making Memories Blog and I wanted to wish you a happy birthday, here, too. And, I love your pages with the Halloween line. I scrap all over the place (in terms of the calendar) so I love to see Christmas in July and Halloween in August. It's fun. Thanks,
    Kelly

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  17. Happy Birthday! Today's the first time I've seen your blog. Cute, Cute Halloween ideas! Hope you have a great day!

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  18. Such darling projects you creative thing! I read it was your birthday today and wanted to make sure to wish you a very, very happy day today! Thanks so much for inspiring me every day!
    Melissa

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  19. Happy Birthday Wendy!!

    Love your projects!

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  20. Just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday!!!

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  21. Happy Birthday, Wendy! You are so very creative and I enjoy your work...it inspires me! Thank you so very much!

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  22. I hope you have a great day!
    happy birthday!
    christine from chicago

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  23. halloween is thee absolute favorite time of year for me. i start decorating on 9/26! and this line, spellbound...wow! amazing! can't wait to get my "creepy" hands on it! love all your projects

    lynda in calif

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  24. Love your layouts and crafty projects....i love making memories stuff.

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  25. here via MM blog. have a scrappin' good birthday!

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  26. Happy Birthday Wendy. And many many happy returns. -Lynette H

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  27. Halloween is my FAVORITE!
    Great work.
    Kindly,
    ~Eve

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  28. Happy Happy Halloween! I mean, Happy Birthday! :)

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  29. Happy Happy Birthday Wendy!
    I love your blog! I was touched by the link you had about Kairi. Sweet little girl. I wish her well.
    I hope you you a great Birthday.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  30. HAPPY BIRTHDAY WENDY!!!

    Love the Halloween goodies! I was in M's last week & they were all over the Halloween stuff! I wasn't shocked either....

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  31. LOVE LOVE LOVE all things Halloween...especially scrapbook stuff! Love the MM products! I'm actually enjoying seeing all the Halloween stuff in the craft stores, etc....what I can't deal with though is the rows of Halloween candy in the grocery store! Seriously? Anyway...LOVE your pages/projects as usual! :o)

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  32. Happy Bday from HOT *** AZ!! Hope all is grand for your special day.
    Love the LOs!!

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  33. Hey... we share the best day in the world together... our birthday! May it be special and blessed!

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  34. Yeah! Halloween! Have a very Happy Birthday!

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  35. These are all way cute!

    And...Happy Bday!! I hope that you have a fabulous day and are out doing something fun!! Cupcakes? Shopping? Thinking about you! Hugs!

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  36. Happy Birthday Wendy and wishing many more. Love your projects.

    mrmjakim@hotmail.com

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  37. Hi Wendy Sue,

    Thought i should pop in here and wish you a Happy Birthday. Came here thru the MM blog. We share a birthday Wendy. 12th Aug 197- was when I was born. I hope you have a great day. BTW, this is Priya writing from India.

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  38. HAPPY BIRTHADY!!!! So great!
    Kisses from Brazil

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  39. Yea for Halloween stuff!!!!! =] It is my fave, fave, fave holiday!!!! I am already planning my girls' outfits and counting down the days till I can put my decor out without looking too odd! lol

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  40. Fabulous LAYOUTS girl you are banging sistah .. oh yah and umm Happy Birthday boo

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