Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Happy Halloween ~ Duel Style

For this round, Judy and Paola wanted us to share our views on Halloween.

Do we celebrate it? If so, what's our favorite part ?
(eating candy is NOT an optional answer...lol)
Please share one (or more) of the following suggestions :
a trick, a treat, a recipe, fav. costume, fav. decoration, fun times..etc...

I have always enjoyed Halloween!
When younger, my costumes we always put together with what was on hand - I remember being "Jack be nimble" on year - wearing my mother's dressing gown and carrying a candle.....I also remember making popcorn balls with my aunt and shining apples with my neighbor. Those truly were the 'Good Old Days'!

Since Kyle was born, the tradition has been to Trick or Treat throughout my FIL's neighborhood. When we lived in the apartment, his friends always came with us and now that we live in the 'hood, he goes with his friends that also live here.
Last year, he was a zombie:

This year, he and four of his friends will be the Teen Titans (will update you with a picture when it happens).

Since I loved the kit that Paola sent, I went to town with projects and created not only a card, but a couple gifts as well!

The kit included:
Stamps (all from SU) : "Haunting Halloween" (cat, cauldron + 2sentiments)
"Booglie Eyes" (mummy) & "Best Fiend" (sentiment)
D/P : Wicked Fun (SU); Halloween Characters & Small Dots (both from Michaels)
Black w/ silver thread (handmade DP from Costco)
Accessories : 'Boo To You' (CB folder) ; 'Black Bat's (Sizzix Die) ; 2 Halloween ribbons (Michaels) ;
1 XLrg orange brad by Elements/Am. Crafts ; sm. spiders from Recollections ;
pumpkins dimentionals stickers ;
2 sets of Googlie eyes (Dollar store) ; 'Bootiful' brads from Sprinkles

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Thanks for stopping by!


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my! April, your card and projects are fabulous.... but Kyle is one scary guy! EEK!!!

Love your post... such fun to read about your traditions/thoughts.

Melina said...

Oh my! I love your projects! The coloring on your mummy image is AWESOME! Wow!
Ohhhhhh Kyle....I wouldn't want to meet you in a dark alley looking like that man! Whoa! :)

:: BlueInks :: said...

Kyle, is a great zombie!

I really like your projects. The papers and images are so cute. I especially like the fright night card and how you created a box look with the edge punch!

Barb said...

What a wonderful assortment of projects April--great use of the kit!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you really went to town with your kit, April -- how fun! These are all darling projects. Kyle looks so creepy as a zombie -- great makeup. Can't wait to see this year's costume!

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness April, you really rocked this challenge and REALLY made good use of your cute kit..Great job on your projects. Also, love Kyle's zombie makeup (look). Thanks for sharing..

kadie said...

Teen Titans!!! I just finished reading the whole Percy Jackson series, so I have Titans on the brain! Wow, Kyle is getting so grown up...and that is some good Halloween makeup!

I LOVE your card. That layout is awesome and one of my faves. Hugs to you, Sweets!

dweatter said...

April I love all your creations and am impressed with all your craft mojo. These are all great.

~Paola~ said...

wowwww....so much to see and it's all impressive!!♥ Glad U enjoyed the kit and used it in full! Txs for showing Kyle's pict too...my Gsons were both scary as well last year, lol Love reading about your traditions too!!! Cool! TFS!! ;o)

Terry Ladwig said...

What a great use of the kit April! Love the spider with the googlie eyes!!

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

April your projects are soooo cute! :)

Judy McMullen said...

Hi April! Wow! what a lot of goodies you created with Paola's kit!! They are all fantastic! Love the pix of Kyle as a zombie (Looks just how I feel right now!) and love reading about your Halloween remembrances!!

Darlene said...

Great card and cool gifts!! You are SO talented. Put me to shame, LOL

Love the pic of Zombie Kyle too!