It's time to get those knives out and carve those pumpkins! In years gone by my family has hosted carving parties for friends and relatives with real competition for the most elaborate design complete with prizes! They were always a huge success and loads of fun until it came time for the after-party clean up crew to get to work! Teehee! This year we've taken the easy route and just the family gathered to carve; plus we pretty much winged our patterns right from our own minds. The kids had a blast, and I've not seen that much pumpkin guts flying around for a long time! Here's my pumpkin, my own free-hand sketch of a Tim Burton design and then our collective effort is below that:
I've decided to accompany my grandchildren on their Trick or Treating adventures which begin tonight with a big Halloween fling in one of our local parks and will end with the collection of candy from good neighborhoods tomorrow night. It will provide me a great opportunity to have some fun with them and take lots of little goblin pictures to scrap later! Yeah! Want to see my costume? I'm going to be a Punk Rocker "Mimi", and my oldest grandson has already put his seal of approval on my look! I had a blast surprising him in it already by picking him up from school with it on the day I got it. Now, the look on his face at that moment was PRICELESS! And alass, I did not have my camera in hand! Live and learn! The mask has horns!
Hope you're in the mood to celebrate the seasons as they come and go! With that thought in mind, I present you with another FREEBIE for this holiday. I have a cool QUICK PAGE for you which is a 12 x 12 inch png, 300 dpi. I left it sort of bare on purpose so you could clutter it up with your own favorite elements and just pop your photos in place. The download is not too large and coming to you from box.net for ease. I hope you will enjoy this! Here's the preview:
I completely forgot to mention in my last post that another reason I was MIA during most of September and October here on the blog was due to my getting involved in the September Birthday Bash at Digital Scrapbooking Studio. I not only participated in most all of the month-long challenges during the party but entered the layout competition in hopes of landing a spot on their site's layout CT as there were three openings, and the final top three layout artists would be landing those spots. It was a five-week competition with probably 50-60 digi-scrappers competing in my category. This went on in addition to the designer competition which was awesome and offered so many free downloads of their new designs as it went along. My division had to make a layout with a new kit each week, and I made it to the final week before getting cut. So, I was happy with that! We got so many wonderful prizes along the way, and it was just so much fun to be involved. They are one of my most favorite site's to hang out in online, so if you haven't checked them out, you should. Sign up for their newsletter too, there's always nice freebies in it and good fun stories from The Piggy. At any rate, I got involved in that competition while having two sets of company during the month of September, so you can just imagine how many late nights I pulled on the computer! I'll show you some of my layouts from that in posts to come.
For now, I've got to run and prepare the rest of my costume for this evening. The park shindig begins at 5 o'clock. I'll hopefully be back tomorrow with another Halloween goodie for you, so do stop back in.
BOO for now! I mean, bye.