Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Halloween Recap

I figured it was time to add a Halloween recap to my blog (better late than never, right?!) when we woke up to SNOW this morning! Nooooooooo! Not yet! Holidays . . . here you come!

Halloween was quite interesting this year. We had RAIN . . . which equals lots of soggy trick-or-treaters. Thank heavens I captured pictures of the kids before it hit hard. :)

Jensyn was Little Red Riding Hood (the most modest costume we could find in the catalog for her age group . . . *sigh!*). Owen went with the Orange Pilot Star Wars costume, Maryn was a Magical Fairy, and Camryn was Jasmine from Aladdin. :)

Can you tell Maryn was NOT in the mood to take pictures . . . I think she was mad at me for delaying their "trick-or-treating" with our traditional Hallween photoshoot. LOL! I'll give her credit for mustering up her best fake smile. :)

The organizing and opening of the new Cricut Circle Blog has been quite the task these past few months, but believe it or not . . . I *think* I am starting to get in a routine and am working on creating regularly again! YIPPEEEEE!!!! :D I've missed my craft table!

I know Halloween is old news by now. ;) But I still thought I would share with you a few things I made for the holiday.

SPIDEY TREATS - Oh, my gosh! I found the cutest little kraft bags at Michael's Craft store one day. They measure approximately 2.5" wide by 3.5" tall. I embossed them with the Cuttlebug Argyle Embossing Folder, added a simple orange circle, and then topped them off with the spider from the Doodlecharms cartridge. I LOVE that little spider! He especially looks cute with wacky googly eyes! :) I stapled the bags closed using the Fastenator. Remember that tool?! This project made me love it all over again and now I'm on the hunt for some refills. :)

GHOST CARD - This card was made using the Mini Monsters cartridge. Love all the cute playful images included on this cartridge!

And . . . don't be too shocked now . . . I made a scrapbook page!

THE LOOT - This picture was actually from last Halloween (trying to catch up!), but shows the typical morning after Halloween at our household. :) Kids sorting candy and getting ready to exercise their trading power. Is this a tradition at your house, too? Page created with the adorable Blackbird collection by My Mind's Eye.

THANK YOU for stopping by! I know it's been awhile, but I promise I am working on getting back to regularly blogging. ;) I appreciate you taking the time to visit me.

Have a great week!


  1. OH my... SNOW!!!! It's 18 degrees over here... I thought I had it bad! Don't get me wrong, I 'like' snow, for oh, a month. It's the long long winters that drive me crazy!!!

    So glad to see your Halloween photos and blogging!
    And, yes, barely there costumes for the young ones... Cheese wiz...

  2. I get so excited to see a new Jana post! I love your Halloween pictures...that put-on smile reminds me of my oldest daughter! Your kids are just so beautiful :) Love the spider bags, your ghost and that fabulous layout! As always, your work truly inspires me! Can't wait to see what you creat next :)

  3. I always say... better late than never!! I enjoyed your halloween photos.. the kids are darling!! And I love your Loot LO!! I have one of those i am working on right now!! Too cute!!
    barb :)

  4. Super cute!! I've seen refills for the Fastenator at my local Michaels as well as Big Lots. I hope you find some. ;)
    - April

  5. These are some great Halloween pages. Looks like lots of fun!...And I don;t think its too late to post about Halloween...now that all the pictures are taken we should all be scrapping them.

  6. Your kids costumes are so cute! Isn't it sad though that costumes today for girls/teens/women are always "sexy witch," "sexy this" or "sexy that"? Blah.

    And I love the picture you took of the kids with the candy. Great angle!

  7. WOW snow already???!!!! great photos, especially the fake smiler LOL. Love your loot lo!

  8. Great to have you back. Your children were so cute on halloween.

  9. Happy to see a post from you!!! Hope you are able to post more regularily again soon, we miss you and your awesome layouts!

  10. Fun pics and love the new layouts!


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