Wednesday, October 31, 2012

I'm a bad blogger.

But thats all about to change.  I've managed to get the morning off from work to help out my sons class at school.  I'm the room mom so I'm in charge of the Harvest Party.

That also means, after I shipped him off to school for the morning with dad, I have a couple of hours to take pictures of my growing pile of finished layouts to share here.  I've been working so many hours lately that I leave before the sun comes up and I'm home after its dark.  Its only going to get worse when the clocks change next week!  Yikes!  My boss might catch me taking pictures of my stuff on my lunch hour.  ;)

Anyway, I have a few things to share, not much, but its something.

Last week I posted my Dude! layout here on the blog and also at 2 Peas and Studio Calico.  I was contacted by an editor at asking if she could feature my layout.

That was certainly a first for me!

In other news, something else thats been keeping me busy was our Halloween Party.  It was a success and we had a blast.

Some highlights.......

 The table.  Orange table cloth with black cheesecloth over it.
 Candy Corn cupcakes.
 Ghost toast.  Sorry.  My mom and I made spooky shaped toast for the cheese spread.  We used ghost and pumpkin cookie cutters on sourdough and then toasted it in the over for a couple of hours.
 My dip.  Its a cream cheese, pineapple, green onion dip that everyone loves.  I shaped it into a witches hat and covered it with the nuts.  Normally its in a ball or log shape.
 Snack mix.  M&M's, pretzels, popcorn and candy corn.
 Halloween punch.  We froze water in a rubber glove for the floating hand.
 Papers are from the Echo Park Chillingsworth Manor papers and the labels are from Michaels and I believe they were K & Co.
 Witch leg cupcakes.
 Candy Corn centerpiece.  Those would be the washi covered tealights I was working on last week.
 Our blood candles.
 Time to carve pumpkins!  So serious.  (And yes that is a piece of tape over his mouth.  I don't know why.....)
 My grandmother (and her sister (in the pink shirt)).  My grandmother has never carved a pumpkin before.  Ever.
 It was the men against the women it seems.  They all picked their side.
 My dad.  He takes this kind of thing seriously.

 Nick took over my grandmothers pumpkin and added his touch!
 My cousin Kim and his pumpkin.
 The final result!


  1. How awesome. I miss these times when the kids were younger.

  2. Looks like you all had a great party! Love those pumpkins!

  3. That's a really awesome layout, congrats on being featured!