Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Dark Ambient Music for Halloween

Gas - Drei from the CD Konigsforst

I used this track in last year's Halloween yard display.  A great CD, tough to find - here's a link to the original blog post - LINK

Also on iTunes as Konigsforst 3

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Holiday Auction

On September 11, 2010 Morphy Auctions is having an auction of rare vintage Holiday collectibles.  I've never seen many of these items.  Even if you are not planning on bidding, it's a lot of fun to look at this amazing collection!  

Morphy Holiday Auction - Online Catalog

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Halloween Treat Bag Stamp

For years, I had oodles (love that word) of vintage Trick or Treat bags that I used to give treats to the kids on Halloween night.  After getting nearly 600 Trick or Treaters last year, I'm finally out of vintage bags.  I tried printing bags on my color laser printer, but they often jam and use up too much ink.  I thought about silk screening, but decided it would take too long.

Online, I found simonstamp.com and set to work scanning and cleaning up a vintage treat bag design that would work using just one color.  The size of the stamp is about 4x5" and is perfect to stamp on the blank merchandise bags I bought a few years ago.    Simon Stamp Company manufactured, and sent this to me, in less than a week!  I'm really happy with their work.  Now, I have to go to Michaels and get a giant stamp pad.  Stay tuned.