I am excited about Halloween this year, oh...what am I talking about, I love Halloween every year. Growing up, it was always a time that our whole family got together to play a little bit. We would always go over to my grandmother's house, because she lived in "the neighborhood", you know the one that everyone goes to trick or treat. I remember the 5 gallon bucket of candy that would be given out each year, and my grandfather taking pictuers of random kids, because their costumes were cute. I have stories, lots of them, and all of them special to me. Now that we are all older now, we don't get together as often, so the holidays, even Halloween, are that much more important.
This year, I am able to attend my cousin's Halloween party. For whatever reason, I have never been able to attend, so I'm excited to go. They always seem to have a great time. Everyone dresses up, including the grown-ups. I'm sure there will be some great photos to come of this gathering. Anyway, I wanted to give them something to say thank you for inviting me and my family and for providing a great way to spend some time together. So I made them a Happy Halloween card. It only took about 30 min to make and it was a lot of fun.
To make the card, I cut all the peices using my cricut and cut the base for the card. I wanted to make it look like the witch was flying through the night sky, so I used chalk to create the moon. It was actually a little funny, I was making it and couldn't get it quite right, when my husband came in the room and looked and just said you need to use orange. What? when did you become a crafter? He was right, I added the orange and it was perfect.
Title and Witch: Cricut - Happy Hauntings
Chalk: the Stencil Collection
Cardstock: from my scrap stash
Dallas and I were invited to a Halloween party, and we wanted to take a little something to the party. We decided to make brownies. Using my Happy Hauntings cartridge, I cut out some ghosts, a 3-D tree, and some halloween phrases. I cut the tree out using thin chipboard and then used a black ink pad to add a bit of color. When the brownies were done, we aranged the tree in the middle with the brownies stacked all around it, almost like the tree was on the top of a hill, then put the ghosts and phrases all around it. I have to say, it turned out really cute. I only wish I had a picture of the completed project, because it was really cute!
Duncan Hines brownie mix
Cricut: Happy Hauntings
Sticks: Bamboo "forks" (I like these because they have a flat top, which makes attaching items a lot easier)
Dallas is really into firemen and firetrucks this year, as you know from the fireman birthday party we had for his 5th birthday, just last weekend. He told me that he wanted to be a fireman for Halloween this year, so luckly my husband found this really great fireman outfit at Target, for only $20.00. He loves it so much, he asks me everyday if it is halloween yet, and he gets a little disapointed when I tell him that it isn't. So, I decided that I wanted to take a few picutes of him, so that I will always remember this time in his life.
We have a really neat Central Fire Station, here in Denton. So my thought was we would go up there, and just take a few pictues in front of the fire station and maybe be able to see a few firetrucks in the back ground. Well, as we were taking pictures, a couple of firemen came out to watch and when we were done, one of them asked if we wanted a tour of the station. Dallas was so excited.
I didn't know that they have a really neat museum dedicated to the Denton Fire Department. They also have a very large collection of toy firetrucks, our guide told us that they keep every single toy truck that is given to them. Then, he asked Dallas...."Do you want to go see the firetrucks?" Dallas smiled really big and said yes. They let him sit in Fire Engine no.1 (and let me take a few more pictures), then they let him "drive it" and we took a few more pictues in the front of the truck. It turned out to be a really great trip, and I have to say the guys at Denton's Central Fire Station were really cool and nice!!!
We celebrated my little man's 5th birthday, yesterday, with our family and friends, which we are so blessed to have. Even though not everyone was able to attend, we had a great time with those who were there. Dallas decided that he wanted to have a fire fighter birthday party, which was easy enough to do.
I wanted to give the kids something small to take home as a thank you for coming to the party. I made these little candy bags for each one, and the best part was that they only cost me around $4.00 total for all of them, and that was just to buy the candy. I had the ziplock bags in my kitchen and the paper came from my scrapbook room.
Firetruck: Cricut - Beep Beep
Brickwall: Tan cardstock, Cuttlebug, and Bricks embossing folder by the Paper Studio
The big, firetruck bounce house was a lot of fun. Thank you to Joe's Jump in Denton. I would use them again, they delivered early and picked up on time, and were in and out in less than 15 min each time. They were very nice, good priced, and professional.
Heather is my second cousin, the daughter of my oldest girl cousin, Jennifer. They asked me to take a few pictures of her to celebrate her 16th birthday, back in December 2011. Since I live so far away, we had planned for them to come up to Denton, to take the pictures, and just our luck....rain. So we went around Denton, until we found a nice covered, well lit place to take a few shots. We went up to TWU and UNT and I think the pictures turned out pretty good.
I made the pretty little paper cupcake, that we used in the picture. I wanted a prop that would be easy to make and light. I think it was a really cute way to show the reason for the pictures. When I decided to scrapbook the page, I knew I wanted it to have a cupcake theme. I had found the cute, little cupcake by recollections on the discount rack at Michaels. I decided to make another cupcake, which would be a little bigger, that was similar to the one we used in the pictures. I made both cupcakes with my doodlecharms cricut cartrige. The only difference, is this time I was able to do it all very quickly, using the cricut craft room.
Small Cupcake: Recollections 3-D stickers
Large Cupcake: Cricut - Doodlecharms
Title: Cricut - Disney Mickey Font
The pictures below are the best from the photo shoot with Miss Sweet 16, Heather!!!
My name is JoNeita Kelly and I have been crafting for at least the last 20 years. I live in Cedar Park, Texas with my son, Dallas. I love to craft and to continue to improve my photography and editing skills whenever I have free time. What I love most is telling our story using pictures, it is the most important gift I can leave my family.
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