Sunday, September 14, 2008

Halloween is coming!

Halloween is just around the corner, and I love this time of year! First comes my baby's birthday (can I still call him a baby at almost 4??) and then comes my favorite holiday of the year! Tony and I have both always loved Halloween, and we go all out with the decorating. Now that we have kids, it's so much fun to include them, and Noah especially is at a fun age where he gets really into it, too. Chloe seems to be a bit spooked by all things Halloween so far, which is unfortunate since we have two six foot tall talking mummies in our basement waiting to come upstairs and show off, lol.

Anyway, to celebrate my favorite holiday, I made a *Luxe Halloween tree* using the new Color Me Halloween paper. To make my tree, I collected a bunch of branches, tied them together, spray painted them black, and put fake spider webbing over them. I then cut out the designs from the paper and, depending on the design, I colored some of them in with markers and left some black and white. I then heat embossed them with UTEE to make them glossy (and to make them stronger since they'd be hanging). Finally, I strung them on wire and hung them from my tree (along with a few Halloween ornament balls I found at a craft store).
Also in scrappy news, you all have got to go check out the awesome sneak peeks for CMK's September card kit done by the very talented Danielle Flanders. You can see them here. Even if you're not a cardmaker, the papers in the kit are 12x12, so you can use them for layouts, too.

Also, if you haven't heard, CMK is hosting a Scrap Pink crop September 26th-28th. Scrapbooks etc. is partnering with Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to hold a “Scrap Pink” fundraising campaign in September 2008 at stores across North America. I, along with the rest of the design team, will be posting challenges and inspiration on the 27th for anyone to participate in. You can read more about it here.

I hope everyone is having a fun and restful weekend!!

23 comments:

Sasha said...

Okay I am getting dressed and just emailed you back .. but I had to come over here and say wassuppp boooo .. LOL .. but then I see this thang .. HOW ABOUT THAT .. girl that is off the hook, I love it .. WOW, the things you come up with .. get it girl. LOVE IT.

Sasha...

doris said...

you're my girl! i LOVE october! esp since my (almost 5 year old) BABY has an october bday too! love the spook tree! :D

you've got me wanting pw's lasagna now . . . not sure i can wait 3 more wks till i see holly again . . . :D

Pearl said...

We don't celebrate Halloween in anyway here so may never "get" this holiday ! lol ! fun tree idea nevertheless , Staci!

Stephanie Rice said...

I LOVE Halloween & my bday is also in Oct on the 27th! We just did some Halloween shopping tonight & I can't wait to start decorating next weekend. Andrew wasn't phased by stuff last year, but he was a little spooked by some things at the store tonight. I'm anxious to see what he thinks of Halloween this year!

Your tree is so cute! I've always wanted to do something crafty with tree branches but have never got around to it. I might have to try this!

Wendy Smith said...

I love your halloweeen tree..so cute

Anabelle said...

October is such a great month. LOVE that tree. All of the little decorations are just perfect.

Audrey Pettit said...

I can completely relate about your love of Halloween. It is my all-time favorite. I've already put some stuff out, and my DD has been making some cute crafts to spruce up the house, too. I still have tons more stuff down in the basement to bring up.
I love your Halloween tree. So clever to use those cut-outs as ornaments.

Lucy Edson said...

Looks like everyone is getting in the Halloween spirit! Fun and fabulous tree, Staci!

btw-Huge congrats on the FP DT!! :) Awesome girl!!

Jen Sue Wild said...

This is just so Bootacular..
Very fun I might still the idea.

Greta Adams said...

ohhhh i love love love your halloween tree!! and that skull...{swoon} you will soon find out my love for all things skully ;)

happy monday

Jen said...

Love this tree Staci!! So creative!

Lauren said...

Oh my gosh, Staci, that tree is so darn cute.. I spraypainted a bunch of branches black last year and painted a pot, you inspired me to finish it!

Meg Giroux said...

Staci...that is the cutest tree!
You are so creative!!!

I am still so excited for you and the Fancy pants position!!! So Awesome girl!!

Allie said...

What a super cool tree!! I love it. It looks spooky... :) What a fun holiday. I haven't put out my decorations just yet, but I'm chomping at the bit to do so! I posted my taco soup chili recipe on my blog if you're interested. :)

Charlotte Cramer said...

Gorgeous little tree Staci!!!! This is so creative!!!! I love Holloween!!!!! Keep up the awesome work!!!

~Amie~ said...

oh I totally love your tree!! Too cute!

LoRi said...

So creative Staci!!

Juliana said...

Love that tree Staci! How cute! I love your Monday Muse LO too!

Aida Haron, Singapore said...

Now how CUTE is that !!! It looks like so much fun to make !

Aida

scrappermimi said...

This is so totally cute and original. What a great project!

Nicole said...

That tree is freaking cute Stacey!

Bethany Kartchner said...

Such a great tree! I love it!

Andrea Amu said...

I'm an all out October girl too! Love Autumn!

This tree is spook-tacular!