Thursday, October 28, 2010

$20 Gift Certificate to CSN Stores!

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I have a special Halloween treat for you in the form of a $20 Gift Certificate to CSN Stores!
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Dry Ice Effects

When I showed you my Bloody Drink Labels and Sign I mentioned that we were going to have a punch bowl with dry ice. Yesterday we picked some up so that we could experiment with it before the party!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Last Minute Halloween Inspiration

Have you checked out the Halloween Link Party lately? 171 amazing and inspiring links! Thank you all for making this Halloween Party even better than I imagined! :)

I thought I would feature a few awesome projects that seem to be really quick and easy for last-minute additions. I am already behind on my Halloween Party to-do list but I think I may have to add some of these to the list anyway!


Through My Looking Glass made this Bubbling Cauldron as well as....

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Reader Inspired

I thought I would do this Halloween Link Party feature a little differently and share a few links that inspired me to try them for myself!

Muse Lodge shared this awesome bloody window:


Vampire Teeth Placecard Holders

I got the idea for these here at Creepy Cupcakes. If you haven't visited her blog - go now! Carrie Mae always has amazing and inspiring creepy projects to share.


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Creepy Mice with Glowing Eyes

I saw an idea for something like this in BHG's Halloween issue and tweaked it a little. All you need is a piece of cardboard cut into the shape of a mouse with a hole for the eye and a battery operated tea light candle with the flame removed (use needle nose pliers).


Monday, October 18, 2010

Bits and Pieces

I added a few quick, little things to our Halloween decor today. I saw this eyeball wreath from A Girl and a Glue Gun a couple of weeks ago. I had all of the stuff on hand and decided to make one to fill a blank wall in the kitchen. I just took a twig wreath that I had picked up at Goodwill for $.75 and jammed the sticks through some leftover squishy eyeballs that I picked up at Target last year, then I just added a Dollar Tree raven.


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Forgotten Cemetery

While visiting my in-laws in the country, we discovered an old graveyard surrounded by corn fields. Most of the stones were about 150 years old and many were broken or illegible. I was able to get some pretty cool shots and I thought this would be a good time to share. Click on the photos to enlarge them.



Friday, October 15, 2010

NCIS Toe Tag Invitations


In general I think that if the host's costume goes along with the party theme it really pulls things together and completes the effect. I considered all kinds of themes and since our home already has a victorian vampiric look to it, I thought about my husband and I dressing in victorian clothing with him being the vampire and me his victim with a bloody neck.

Then he told me that he really wanted to go as Gibbs and Abby....uummm...That's great and all but how do I make an NCIS party spooky? And how can I make NCIS themed food? Then it hit me: instead of having an all-out NCIS party, there could be a crime scene at a Halloween party! So I have been watching old NCIS halloween episodes looking for things that we could incorporate into our party. The best part is that I don't have to stick to one specific theme for my decor and food since the "theme" is "Halloween Party"!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

More Link Party Features!

There are so many amazing and inspiring projects in the Halloween Link Party that it keeps getting harder to pick just a handful to feature!


Zombie Party at Cupcakes and Cutlery

Toy Story Woody Costume

Jeremy decided that he wanted to be Woody from Toy Story for Halloween this year. Everything we had for the costume was black though so it turned out more like Woody's dark side but if you knew my arnory little boy you might say that it is rather fitting. ;)


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Embroidery Hoop Art

After making my Embroidery Hoop Birdcage I still had several $.10 Goodwill embroidery hoops leftover. I knew this project from The Graphics Fairy would be the perfect way to use some more of the hoops and fill up a small patch of wall space in the living room.


Potion Jars

I added some more potion bottles to the brewing area! All of the labels are from Love Manor and can be found here.


Monday, October 11, 2010

Embroidery Hoop Birdcage

I decided that our Halloween decor needed a creepy birdcage to house a couple of our crows. I didn't want to spend a bunch of money on one so I decided to make this one out of things we already had around the house!


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Spare Parts

We have a box full of old costumes for people who come to our party costume-less. When I saw this picture from The Graphics Fairy I knew it would be a perfect sign for the costume box. So I used photoshop to remove the center image and added the 'Spare Parts' text. I thought it was kind of funny but maybe I just have an odd sense of humor. :)


Here is the printable version in case you share my weird sense of humor:

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Abby Sciuto Costume

Since my husband is going to be Gibbs for Halloween, he convinced me to be Abby. I think this may have been his main motivation for choosing his costume. ;)


Friday, October 8, 2010

Leroy Jethro Gibbs Costume

Were you able to guess my husband's Halloween costume from the clue in this post? Well...he is going to be Leroy Jethro Gibbs from NCIS! He will start out the evening in office attire:


Then later in the evening switch to the Gibbs working on his boat in the basement costume:

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Bloody Drink Labels

I'm not a big Twilight fan but I loved the bloody labels from Hostess Blog's Twilight Party and I just had to make some for Halloween.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Let The Halloween Decorating Begin!

It's not a whole lot different from our everyday decorating but...I finally started our Halloween decorating!


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Halloween Party Features!

Wow! The response to my Halloween Party has been overwhelming: 43 amazing entries already! Thank you all for making this party so fun and inspiring! It was really difficult to decide which projects to feature. Here are just a few of my favorites so far. Click on the photo to be taken to the original post.


PB Knockoff from The Gathering Place Design

Freezer Paper Stencil

I have been seeing freezer paper stencil shirts all over the place lately and I decided to try it for our Halloween costumes!


Monday, October 4, 2010

Spooky Photo Effects

I've told you before how much I love Picnik. Well, it just got even better. They now have fun Halloween effects to play around with!

BEFORE:


Turned black and white, added some vampire eyes and a little ghost effect...

Friday, October 1, 2010

Halloween Link Party!!!


Welcome to our month-long Halloween Link Party! I can't wait to see all of your amazing projects and I will be featuring my favorites throughout the month! :)