Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pumpkin Carving/Countdown to Halloween Day 30

So today was our pumpkin carving day and it went well. My oldest daughter (12) wanted to do Jack Skellington and my youngest daughter (4) wanted to do Elsa. I was able to find Free stencils on Pinterest for both characters. I, of course, ended up doing my youngest daughter's pumpkin...and OMG I thought I was mutilating it, but it actually didn't turn out half bad. My oldest did hers all by herself and did an amazing job.

Fun stuff, making memories.

Monday, October 27, 2014

31 Days of Halloween Activities Calendar/Countdown to Halloween Day 27

So I have been working on this project pretty much the last 3 weeks, I guess I should have started it last month. Oh well, I guess we will get the full effect next year.
Below is a photo of what this started as, just a simple wooden country calendar. I only wanted to use the base, so I removed the top and bottom portions and tossed out the middle wooden piece too.

Once all of the pieces were gone I spray painted it all black.
I then began cutting and putting together all of the paper pieces.
I used these items to create my 31 Days of Halloween Activities Calendar:
  • Up-cycled very old (was lost in my garage) wooden country calendar
  • Phrases Cricut cartridge - the Happy Halloween at the top
  • Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge - the house and ghosts
  • Monster Bash Cricut cartridge (1st time used) - the tree and moon
  • Life's a Party Cricut cartridge - the tombstones
  • Designer's Calendar - numbers
  • Orange eyelets
  • Computer - printed out Halloween activities for the back of the tombstones
  • Nails - to hang the tombstones on
  • Black Ribbon - to hang up the calendar

Here is a pic showing some of the tombstones revealing the activity for the day.

I am entering my 31 Days of Halloween Activities Calendar in the following challenges:
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my 31 Days of Halloween Activities Calendar.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Walking Dead - No Sanctuary/Countdown to Halloween Day 14

Ok so I hope by now all of you who are fans of  The Walking Dead have had a chance to see this past Sunday's premiere episode title "No Sanctuary." I can honestly say that this episode was THE BEST EPISODE OF ANY TV SHOW I HAVE EVER SEEN!!! I went through every emotion under the sun. The beginning was very concerning because you don't know if some of your favorite characters are going to be killed by the Termites. Then seeing Carol, Tyreese and Judith you have a little hope that Carol is going to save everyone. Then the worry intensifies because all hell breaks out in, smoke, and walkers everywhere. I'm trying not to give too much away. Then the escape, the compassion, the lunacy, the abundance of walkers, the kills, the reunions and then the surprise. I swear I cursed, cried, cheered, and cheered some more. The episode was amazing!!! If you haven't seen it...YOU MUST WATCH IT NOW!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Decaying Zombie Head Makeover/Countdown to Halloween Day 10

Early last year I had created a Decaying Zombie Head and well this year I gave her a makeover.

You can see I hollowed out her eyes.  If I remember correcting when I was creating this last year no matter what I tried the eyes just weren't working for me so I left them as is...that is until now. I also lightened up her skin and bloodied areas. And that is pretty much it. 

I hope you liked my Decaying Zombie Head Makeover and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Ancient Evil Mummy Head/Countdown to Halloween Day 4

I am super thrilled to share with you today my Ancient Evil Mummy Head on the 4th day of Countdown to Halloween. My inspiration came from the challenge over at Haunted Design House - Macabre Monday - Ancient Evil. You are to create a project that is inspired by old, very old evil  and I immediately thought of mummies. I personally love mummies and going to Egypt is one of the first things on my bucket list...someday I hope see the pyramids and a real mummy.

So here are couple side views of my Ancient Evil Mummy Head:

I used these items to create my Ancient Evil Mummy Head:
  • 1 Styrofoam wig head
  • 1 Cotton Bandage Roll 4.5in x 4 yards - cut into 8 x 2 inch strips
  • leftover coffee and tea - to color and age the bandage roll
  • equal parts water and white craft glue - mixed
It was real simple. All I did was dip the strips into the coffee/tea, wring them out and set them aside. I then dipped each strip into the water/glue mixture and began layering them on the wig head. I purposely left some hanging and torn to give it a more weathered look. I let it dry over night. Lastly I added a necklace that I actually had hanging in my jewelry cabinet. I think she turned out beautiful and is going to make a wonderful addition to my Halloween decorations.

I am entering my Ancient Evil Mummy Head in the following challenges and Linky Parties:

Friday, October 3, 2014

Haunting the Home/Countdown to Halloween day 3

Okay, I know this is Day 3 but I am new to this Countdown to Halloween. Forgive me.

So I have been pulling out the Halloween decorations for days now and slowing getting them up. I had to deal with a sick kid the last 2 days so it is taking a lot longer than usual.

This morning as I opened up the front door to let some of the cool air in I got this gorgeous glimpse of the rising sun hitting one of the hanging plastic skeletons on my garage and I just had to get a picture of it.

I think the sun made it look as if it were glowing...I love it!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to get on track real soon and share a bunch more of what I love about Halloween, horror movies, decorations, costumes, and handmade decorations.