Monday, September 3, 2012

Summer is Over - Get Ready for Halloween!

Well here we are in September already.  It's hard to believe summer is officially over (this being Labor Day weekend and all).  Looking back at my blog, I see I lagged a bit in August with only one post.  I'll see what I can do about stepping it up a bit as we head into fall.

It will soon be time to break out the fall decorations for the house. I love decorating for fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving as much as I do for Christmas.

I recently bought this Cobweb Mantle Scarf from the Victorian Trading Company and can't wait to decorate our mantle!

Having my mind on the fall Holidays has got my creative juices flowing a bit (they had been in the doldrums for a while) and I spent some time working on a Halloween piece which I used to create Halloween cards and invitations.

I also created a poster and a stretched canvas with it.
Jack-O-Lantern and Haunted House Stretched Canvas
Jack-O-Lantern and Haunted House Stretched Canvas by 3DDesignsByJayne

I've seen some wonderful Halloween items created by other Zazzle designers so I thought I'd share some of them here.
How could I not have thought of doing something like this?  Every kid has to have a bag for their Halloween goodies, right?  Great idea!
Trick or Treat Tshirts and Gifts Bag
Trick or Treat Tshirts and Gifts Bag by halloweengifts
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  This one looks like the sort of thing the older kids would carry -- Give me Candy... Or Else!  lol!
Halloween Trick or Treat Goodie Bag
Halloween Trick or Treat Goodie Bag by SquirrelHugger
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I like this haunted house Halloween card by Celebration4all.  It's the sort of scene I had in mind when I created my own design, but of course I was working in a 3D graphic program so it came out quite different.

Among our house full of cats, we have two black cats so I love anything with black cats on. This vintage style card is lovely.
Now it's your turn. Now it's your turn. If you are a Zazzle designer, you are invited to link to your Halloween themed designs in the Linky tool below. Use Option 1 in the Link Widget on the page of the Zazzle product/design you'd like to add. It will show up below as a small thumbnail and when clicked on, will link directly to your product.


  1. Jayne, thanks so much for the opportunity to post my Halloween products to your great blog!

  2. You're very welcome Bebops. Thanks for posting your great products, I love that Mystical Moon card.

  3. Thanks so much for the opportunity to show off my original art in this fun blog!

  4. You're welcome, Deborah. Your art is adorable :-)

  5. Great Halloween items! Thanks for the opportunity to share our designs here, too. :)

  6. Thanks for the opportunity to post - great post and I am inspired to get to my own decorating for the fall!

  7. Thanks for the opportunity to show off my latest Halloween invite

  8. This is great! Thanks very much, I've added a couple of my own customizable horror comic style Halloween party invites

  9. Wow - you guys have created some wonderful Halloween products! Thanks for joining in!