Sunday, October 18, 2009

Halloween Happenings

We were busy this weekend getting ready for Halloween. The decorations are up inside, DH is working on the outside decorations, and we bought our pumpkins today.

One of our neighbors has a farm outside of the city and sells her pumpkins from her driveway each fall. It's not quite as festive as going to a real farm with hayrides, etc., but it is cheaper and a lot more convenient.

Here are our pumpkins outside our front door, just waiting to be carved:

This was my papercrafting project of the day:

I've had this idea rattling around my head for a few weeks and was glad to finally get a chance to try it out. It didn't come out as nicely as I'd hoped, but I'm pretty happy with the results.

I used my Creative Memories oval cutting system for the pumpkin, handcut a scrap of brown for the stem, and used a QuicKutz die in my Cuttlebug for the "vine". I sponged Palette ink in Orangerie and Burnt Umber around the edges of my ovals to add dimension.

I also made these yummy pumpkin bars:

The recipe came from my friend and fellow Mid-MO-Mom, Courtney. They are similar to carrot cake, without the raisins. YUMMY! Alison had fun eating the leftover icing and taste testing the first pumpkin square. They are easy to make, make a large batch and are super delish. Perfect for bringing to work or to a party! I'll share the recipe with you Monday night.


Love to Doodle! said...

Wow - what a fabulous display....You must have so much fun....ours is a very diluted occasion...xx

Love to Doodle! said...

Ps....your pumpkin card looks fab - as does the cake...Mmmm...I love carrot cake too..xx

Chelsea said...

love all of your pumpkins!!!

Arlana said...

What a fun halloween display. Love your mantel.

Jeannie said...

Hey Lisa - awesome decorations! Luv the white pumpkins too!

The Halloween image you asked about from Mo's Digital Pencil is a freebie on SNR Card Universe.

Peace and Luv,

PaperCrafty said...

Hi Lisa!! What fun decorations!! I love the little pumpkin you came up with!!

mulberry station said...

Fun, fun Halloween display!

Kelly Landers said...

Lisa how fun to be able to have so many pumpkins out for Halloween! In FL they tend to melt from the inside out once we carve them! We finally got a cold front so maybe it is safe to get one now!

Diana said...

Totally awesome dude! I love the decorations... I don't have the time or patience to decorate the house!

Cheri said...

They look great. Good use of CM tools too.