My Trick or Treaters

Hey everyone!  So, did you all have a wonderful time last night for Halloween?  Get lots of little ghosts and goblins running around?  We sure did.  I always love seeing the kids in their costumes.  We had lots of Power Rangers and Batmans, Princesses and witches coming by the house.  Saw one kid dressed up as a milk carton that really made me laugh, and one tiny little guy dressed as Elvis that was SO cute.  Think my little goblins looked pretty good, too.  Here is Nik in her artist costume.

You can see that the beret sent by Glammie made it in the mail in time!

And after a little bit more paint, she was finally completely ready to go

And here is my ninja

You can see that he was definitely “in character”.  There’s nothing like a ninja costume to bring out the moves.  I’m just so glad that they both had a wonderful time and got tons of candy to make them even happier.

I also have one more picture to share with you all today.  Since it is November 1st, that means that the new kit is up at the Paper-Playground.  This kit is full of gorgeous double-sided and specialty papers, including shimmer, foil and flocking.  Check it out!

The papers are a combination of SEI Windsor, Autumn Leaves Manhattan, K&Co. Urban Rhapsody and Making Memories Paperie.  How beautiful!  Be sure to check out the website for a full list of the kit contents!

Have a great day everyone!


Random Chaos #38

Hi everyone!  Just got back from cruising the local second-hand store looking for potential costume possibilities.  You would think that since I love Halloween SO much, I would be completely ready for it by now, wouldn’t you?  But that is truly not the case.  I am not ready at all.  Still need to buy my candy for the trick-or-treaters, still need to carve the pumpkin, and still need to finish off those costumes.  Pete has surprised me this year by deciding that he still wants to trick-or-treat after all.  I thought that at 13, I wouldn’t get him to go out.  But for him, his desire for candy out-weighs the “uncool” factor.  He’s surprised me even further by saying that he does want an actual costume.  He’s never one to have liked those ghoulish masks, and he won’t go without a costume, either.  I have to hand it to him for that.  If he’s going to go, then he’s going to do it right.  He said he wanted to be a Ninja.  Not too difficult if he was still a little guy, but pretty hard to find for someone his size.  Luckily, I found some black pants and a couple of black shirt options today that I’m hoping will cut the mustard with him.  Then we have a black hooded thing already left over from a previous costume, and he found the “appropriate” toy knife blade in the craft building of our state fair last weekend.  I’ve had to learn all about the proper ninja blade and how it differs from other blades, etc, etc.   Kinda gets my head spinning.  I have to admit that I kind of tune out a bit there. So now I’m hoping he will be set.  Also found a white, button-down shirt for Nik to splatter paint over for her artist’s costume, and Mom has been good enough to put a beret in the mail to us.  Should get here the day of Halloween.  Should.  Keep your fingers crossed for us.  And now bring on Halloween!  So how about it?  Are you guys all ready?

And now that all that shopping is out of the way, it’s time for me to share my page for the Random Chaos challenge blog.  This week’s challenge is to use a black and white photo, one heart, and something red.  Here is what I did.

Went deep into my stash to find this old school yearbook photo from 1979 taken of our advanced band group.  I played a lot of different instruments back in the days, but believe at this point I was playing the alto sax.  That is me in the front row, third from the right.  Aren’t we a hoot?  Ah, the good ‘ol 70’s.

The papers on this page are from Basic Grey’s Figgy Pudding collection.  Although traditionally a Christmas line, I was drawn to these rich deep colors to complement my black and white photo in this non-holiday page.  I kept the page clean and simple, as there is already quite a bit going on in the photo to draw the eye.  Just a simple title treatment, one journaling strip, and a few embellishments were all it needed.  And check out that gorgeous Webster’s Pages trim! Yum-O!  That stuff is truly a “must-have”.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a little peekie!  I really appreciate all your kind messages. Hope you all have a wonderful day!