Halloween Happenings

Happy Belated Halloween! I hope you had a magical, whimsical day with your family and friends. Here is how the Eubank family celebrated Halloween this year.

Last Saturday was the Jensyn’s Halloween dance. She went in a group of friends with four couples and each of them decided to dress as a decade. Jensyn and her date dressed as the 80s. :) We have the 80s and the 90s featured on the back row … and then the 50s and the 70s featured on the front row. I LOVED that the guys really got into dressing up, too! They looked great!


We were lucky to find this yellow mesh sweater at Saver’s along with a bunch of funky jewelry and a wide belt to sling across her hips. :)



It’s hard to tell from this picture, but Jensyn had her hair crimped all wavy and up in a banana clip (remember those?). I love her hair wavy! It took forever to do (she’s so lucky to have thick, long hair … wish *I* had that “problem” hehe!), so we worked on it earlier in the day before their day activity of bowling.



After bowling, they all went home to change in their garb, and then they came over to our house for dinner on our back patio. I had fun decorating it all fancy for them. My husband was sweet enough to hang up all the lights for us. It looked amazing!



I pulled out my Silhouette Cameo machine and created decorations to go on the backs of each chair. The accordian spiderweb is by SVG Cuts and can be found in the Catacomb Manor SVG Kit.


On the alternating chairs, I enlarged the banner from the SVG Cuts Midnight Jamboree Kit … so cute!


I cut out several spiderwebs (Creepy Spider Web by Samantha Walker in the Silhouette Online Store)  and layered them down the center of the table as a table runner. I cut a spiders (Cricut October 31st Cartridge) out and used glue dots to attach them to the edges of the glasses. The rest of the doodads were in a party kit that I purchased at Michael’s. I purchased the metal haunted house at TJ Maxx about 7 years ago. We placed in on the table with dry ice fog oozing out the sides. It looked awesome!



See the beaded spiders on the table? I made those following directions on THIS SITE. They were so much fun! Afterwards, I sprinkled them among my Halloween decorations inside to add a creepy touch.




Yesterday morning, the kids carved their pumpkins.


Jensyn grossed us out with her Barfing King pumpkin. Owen created a John Denver Pumpkin. Maryn’s pumpkin had toothpick teeth and carved hair, and Camryn created a kitty cat with hears and legs attached with pumpkins. They all looked so festive sitting on the front porch!




All dressed up and ready to have some fun!




I *heart* Fall Banner

I’m back with another Fall project … a Fall Banner! This one comes together fairly quickly with simple shapes and letters found on the Cricut Classic Font Cartridge, available digitally here. A Cricut Craft Room cut file for this project can be downloaded HERE in the Cricut Project Center.


I cut a different shape for each section of the banner and then used my sewing machine and brown thread to add stitching around the edges.


I punched each shape and then tied them together with lengths of brown satin ribbon. Next, I added rust colored twine and wooden buttons to each knot in the ribbon for some cozy, Fall texture!


Finally, I accented each letter with metal flowers (Maya Road), gems, and pearls. I can’t wait to add this to my mantel … and the best part is, I can leave it up from now until Thanksgiving!


Fun Fall Gift – Scarecrow Scented Sachet Envelope

WooHOOO! It’s officially FALL! My favorite time of year! I just love everything about this season. The warm and cozy colors, textures, food, and scents. It’s a time to pull out the corduroy jackets, boots, clogs, and make a pot of warm, savory soup. It’s a time to start adding special decorating touches to the house and to visit friends and family.

If you are looking for a fun gift idea to drop off to a friend, you might like this next idea. I purchased a pack of scented sachets with yummy fall scents. These can be found at several different types of stores. I purchased mine at Michael’s. Next, I made them a little more special by slipping them into a decorative envelope created with my Cricut Expression machine and the Simply Scarecrow Seasonal Cartridge.


The envelope pouch was created with the Cricut Mini Books Project Cartridge, but you could use any type of envelope or envelope cut file and simply trim off the envelope flap. The half circle notch could be added with a circle punch. I used the Cuttlebug machine and the Contemporary Nature embossing folder to add some texture.

The layered ovals were created with the Cricut Cake Basics Cartridge. I stitched around the edge of the top oval with my sewing machine. I love making fall projects, because you can go crazy with layers and texture! I really don’t think you can overboard in this area. :)


The scarecrow is holding a cute little dimensional leaf banner created with baker’s twine and Cricut cut leaves. Just punch with a 1/8″ hole punch, string the leaves and tie onto the arms of the scarecrow. The crows eyes are black pearl stickers, but you could also use dimensional black paint. (I like Inkssentials Enamel Accents, which can be found at JoAnn’s … and probably Michael’s, too). Finally, add some buttons to the scarecrow and pumpkin for more homespun detail.

If you would like the Cricut Craft Room cut file for this project CLICK HERE to go to the Cricut Project Center to download.

Happy Fall, Friends!


Halloween Sock Hop Sweetheart

Yesterday, I shared with you a Christmas project and today it is all about Halloween! My daughter chose to wear the cutest Sock Hop poodle skirt outfit for her Halloween costume last year. Instead of scrapping these photos with the traditional orange and black, I decided to be inspired by the colors of the fifties and use black, white, pink, and aqua. The My Mind’s Eye Cut & Paste Flair collection was PERFECT for this!


My Mind’s Eye Cut & Paste Flair Collection: “Wow” Specs Paper (black), “Wow” Sweet Paper (pink/black polka dots), “Today” Quoted Paper (blue/white polka dots), “Small” Charms Paper (frames/stripes), “Small” Point Paper (handcut arrow border at top), “Today” Present Paper (cut apart cards),  6×6 Paper Pad, “Today” 5×7 Sticker Sheet, Tiny Word Stickers, Decorative Brads, Enamel Shapes, Bits & Pieces (Layered Stickers), “Snapshots” 4×6 Journal Card, Decorative Buttons
Other: Cardstock (black, white, coral pink), Silhouette Cameo Machine, Cricut Expression Machine, Cricut Nifty Fifties Cartridge, Cuttlebug Machine, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, White string, SEI Pink Letter Stickers, Date Stamp, Black Ink, Trimmer & Scissors, Adhesives

The Charms paper has stripes on one side and these adorable mini chalkboard-looking frames on the other. I decided to cut out several of the frames to hold each letter of my title. In between the words “Sock Hop” I added a flower created with my Cricut Expression Machine and the Nifty Fifties cartridge. The flower is on page 65 and was cut at 1.75″. I cut two layers of each of the flower petals and then layered and secured them together with a My Mind’s Eye Enamel brad. Below the framed title, I added the word “sweetheart” cut on my Silhouette Cameo machine.


At the top of the page I created a little cluster with one of the cut apart journaling cards, a sticker from the 5×7 sticker sheet, and a layered sticker. The layered sticker with the hearts was initially a speech bubble shape. I just cut off the little tail with my scissors to use it as a rectangle. To the right of the cluster I added a chipboard button tied with white string. Below the cluster I added a tiny word sticker phrase. The “Date/Snapshots” flags were cut from the 4×6 Journal Card. I stamped the date with a rolling date stamp, and then accented the ends with a couple more enamel brads.


I couldn’t help but add this cute poodle from the Cricut Nifty Fifties cartridge. In retrospect, I think I would have made him a bit smaller, but it works. :) I cut him (her? … because she is pink) out of black and white cardstock, and the ombre shaded sheets from the Flair 6×6 paper pad. I used the Cuttlebug to emboss the white layer with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.


At the bottom of the poodle I added one of the My Mind’s Eye enamel shape sticker. I wanted to repeat the felt heart that was at the top of the page, so I took out the layered stickers and carefully peeled the heart from the quote sticker. I used Tacky Glue to secure it in place on top of the enamel shape.


Thanks for taking a look at my non-traditional Halloween page! I need to get caught up on my other kids’ costume pages … so watch for those sometime soon.

Have a great weekend!