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!

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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. :)

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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.

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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!

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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.

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

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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!

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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.

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Yesterday morning, the kids carved their pumpkins.

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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!

 

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All dressed up and ready to have some fun!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

JanaBold

HSN Recap

Goodness! Where have the last two weeks gone?! We had a wonderful whirlwind of a trip to HSN and then when I got home, I got sick. I guess those 24-hour craft days combined with a crazy traveling schedule took it’s toll on me.

HSN was a blast! As always! I love going there. We always have a great time. Everyone is so nice there and the products did really well! It was so fun to watch Lisa present the Holiday Nifty Gifties I designed. Thank you to everyone who bought one! I hope you are receiving them and love them as much as I do! Please share what you make! I’d love to see!

Here’s a picture of Jennifer Duncan and I setting up tables at HSN. This was about 2 am, so we were a bit goofy!

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Here’s another one of me, Lisa, and Brad Brusa (from Craftwell). Love these two so much! They are so much fun to work with!

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I’ve been enjoying fall with my family and have been helping my daughter get ready for her first dance this coming weekend. She asked her date out by leaving a fake pumpkin on his porch filled with about 2000 tootsie rolls. He had to open all of the tootsie rolls to find the letters of her name (numbered, so they were easier to unscramble).

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We used black vinyl and my Silhouette Cameo machine to add a face to the pumpkin and then this is the poem that she wrote to go with it.

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I haven’t done much scrapping since I got back from HSN, but I do have a layout to share that I did awhile ago. I have a special place in my heart for daily deal sites, especially ScrapbookSteals.com. :) I bought the WRMK Jet Set collection and scrapped this two-pager using a Scrapbook Generation sketch as a starting point. I chose the green cardstock background to pick up the green color of the river in the photos.

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I can’t believe how fast the kids are growing up … they look so little here and this was only three years ago! Time is flying!

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I pulled out some letters from my stash and used orange microbeads to add texture to the word “windy”.

No, this bridge isn’t really called Windy Bottom Bridge … we just named it that because the public restrooms were porta-potty style and they were configured in such a way (I don’t quite understand it) where they vented outside to the canyon below … or something to that effect. It made for a very, windy bottom experience and was quite terrifying … you felt like you were going to be sucked into the canyon. YIKES! Okay … more info than you probably wanted to know … but if you ever visit Navajo Bridge (near Glen Canyon in Arizona), beware of the restrooms! It’s a strange experience.

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I added some yellow enamel dots from my stash here-and-there, and a bit of washi tape from an older American Crafts Halloween collection.

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Thanks for popping by! I hope you have a beautiful fall week! Enjoy the last few weeks of October! It’s my FAVORITE time of year and it passes too quickly!

Talk to you again soon!

JanaBold

Giveaway Winner and HSN Schedule

Thank you to all who entered the Holiday Nifty Gifties Giveaway and for all of the sweet comments you left! It made my heart smile to read your notes! :D Thank you! Thank you!

It’s time to announce the two winners!

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WOOT! WOOT! Congratulations, Ashley and Carolyn! Please contact me at jana.eubank@gmail.com with your mailing address and I will get your Holiday Nifty Gifties mailed out to you when I am back from Florida later this week.

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I am on my way to Florida for the big 24-Hour Craft Day on October 7th on HSN. I’ll be working hard behind the scenes. Be sure to watch Lisa Bearnson and all of our fellow friends in the industry. Lisa’s showtimes are listed below.

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Project Life Value Album Kits on HSN Next Week

***Scroll down to the post below this one for the Holiday Nifty Gifties Giveaway … Entries open until Sunday, October 6th!***

Have you marked your calendars for October 7th to watch 24-hour Craft Day on HSN? If you love pocket scrapbooking, you’ll want to tune in at 5:00 ET. Lisa will be presenting three Project Life Value Kits that include 6×8 albums and sheet protectors. I love these new kits! They include the perfect amount of pocket cards along with a generous stack of accent pieces. They make putting together a coordinating album a BREEZE! Take a look at the three choices below.

LUCKY CHARM VALUE ALBUM KIT – Every single card in this kit is dripping in gold foil. Swoon!

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NOTES & THINGS VALUE ALBUM KIT – More gold foil! This is just so pretty!

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LOVE NOTES VALUE ALBUM KIT – The cards and chipboard pieces in this kit are all accented with beautiful, red glitter. Adorable!

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I loved working on these albums! If you’d like one (or more) for yourself, tune into HSN on October 7th at 5:00 pm ET.

Ooo! And one last reminder … you have until tomorrow night to enter my Holiday Nifty Gifties Giveaway … Don’t miss it! 

Enjoy your weekend!

JanaBold