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It's Halloween! Day 31 of 31 Days & SBS Great Pumpkin Exchange Hop

Happy Halloween/Samhain! I can't believe it's here! Halloween 2011. I am so sad to say goodbye to this wonderful month. I am having some serious technical difficulties today, what with my main computer crapping our on us. Plus, the laptop I'm typing on could very well explode at any given moment. ;) Add to that the lack of heat in my house today, and, well...things aren't exactly going quite right at the moment. Originally, I was going to make a layout of me in my costume, since I wore it to Phoenix's school the other day. But I couldn't print b/c of the whole computer issue.
But on to what I did make for the last day of the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween. I figured I would make one more of those clean and simple cards (which I just learned was what CAS meant- I didn't have a clue what it stood for!). Plus, today I am sharing my Simply Betty Stamps Secret Pumpkin gift. If you haven't been following the story on what that is, click HERE. But before I show you the Great Pumpkin gift, let me show you my card.

This is yet another of those fabulous $1.00 Inkadinkado stamps. I smudged some Pumice Stone Distress Ink behind the tombstone, and inked the image with StazOn. I also used some Diamond Stickles as I did with the other 2 cards that had this vibe. I drew the border in with a watercolor marker.

I do wish the month had more than 31 days, as I had so many other projects I wanted to make and share with you. Bottles, more pendants, scrapbook pages. One thing is for sure, I will be making more Halloween projects soon. Hopefully next month! :) I just can't wait until next year to make more.
On to my Secret Pumpkin. My gift was from Rio, Betty's daughter. And what a cool gift it was!

Check out this super cool bucket! All of those fabulous ribbons! The spooky paper! And what was inside??? My socks and TWIX! My absolute favorite candy bar!!! Yummy! There will be no sharing of the Twix bars. ;)

And here are the awesome socks Rio sent me. The picture is quite crooked, I know....that's because Phoenix took it! Pardon my pants...they look silly around my thighs like that! A super HUGE thank you to Rio, I adore my bucket, my Twix and my socks! I will have that bucket out all year! Did I mention that she even stamped my name on to the lid? I'm sorry...I should have taken a pic of that mind is a little blown right now from the ruckus here. Here is the list for today's Secret Pumpkin Hop:
 Start: SBS Blog 
Alison (me!)
Ends back here: SBS Blog

One more pic...I wanted to show you what my makeup looked like the other day. I will most definitely be using this on a layout soon.

Yes, I did the makeup myself. Yes, I will be doing it again today. See the little blue rhinestones? The folks at Phoenix's school really liked it. I hope you'll be back when I make the scrapbook page. I already know what I'll be doing for it. Now to fix that damn computer....
It's been an amazing month! You all said such wonderful things! And what's more...I was so inspired by all of the Wicked Bloggers! I couldn't comment nearly as much as I would have liked...but I was there with you, through the whole thing. You guys all rock! But you do have one more day to get through! Be sure to visit ALL of the Wicked Bloggers, listed in my side bar. Thank you SO much for stopping by. I really hope you will be back soon. Have an absolutely spook-tacular day!!!


Mary M. said…
Your makeup is fanatastic. You are very talented. We have to make my granddaughter a Little Red Riding Hood/Bad Wolf today and only make a few whiskers and I'm wondering if we're capable!!
Robin said…
Wow! That make-up job would make a great stamp. Love the cards and gifts. That bucket Rio did is awesome. I didn't know what CAS was either. Haven't seen it yet but will be looking for it now. Thanks for sharing.
sammi said…
Awesome goodies from your Great Pumpkin and your makeup is absolutely fabulous, Wow! Oh and love love love the socks!
Jovan said…
WOW...great card and bucket fun! I love those socks and your halloween make-up ROCKS!
ike said…
FABULOUS CAS card... that is a fab stamp for that price !!! I adore your awesome socks.... what a super gift. :-D That make up is amazing too - very clever indeed. Hope you have a stupendous Halloween xxxxxxxxxxx
Great card- how did I miss getting THAT stamp? hmmmmm, looks like more shopping for me! :)
you got the BESTEST socks of all! LOVE them!!!

Your makeup is absolutely FABULOUS!
Monique's art said…
love the card and the stamp is so awesome.

love the beautiful make up and you socks
misteejay said…
What a super card and that bucket is fab. Love the socks and that make-over is spooktacular.

Toni xx
Alison, everything you've shown us here today is wonderful, but I'm so freakin' in awe of the way you look in that last photo! Love, love, LOVE it! :D
KristyLee said…
Love your socks! cool tin!
YOU look gorgeous as Dia Da Los Mourtes Bride! Awesome! Your so pretty, any but way cool here too~
Happy Halloween!
Alison... I love your CAS card!!! It did make me chuckle that you just learned what that meant!!! We learn new things everyday!!! I love Rio's Pail and your socks are awesome!!! I love your costume and your make up is marvelous!!! I am so glad I got a chance to get to know you better and hope to get to know you even more as the days go by!!! Say warm and safe!!! Can't wait for to your costume scrap page!!!! Hugs!!
Ellis said…
Great things you got from Rio and fabulous makeup, you look great!
Hugs, Elenor
Scrap Vamp said…
Wow, the makeup on you is fabulous!!! Love the socks, pail, and card!
Sharon Sahl said…
One more acronym deciphered - I love it! First on the last shot. That is such a wonderful makeup job. Are the kids old enough to appreciate it or did you scare the you know what out of them? Your card is lovely and would make a great set of notecards! Hope you are staying warm!
Unknown said…
Love your card the image is lovely. love your makeup
Luv Jane xxx
Susan said…
That's the stamp i used on my black mugs! I love the socks and your Makeup! Happy Halloween and Blessed Samhain!
Steph said…
Love your CAS card, I just figured that out a day or two ago :)
Rio did a fabulous job on your pail and those socks are too cool.
Your makeup is flippin awesome! How gorgeous that is, can't wait to see your LO you create for it.
DonnaMundinger said…
Another FABULOUS CAS card and your makeup ROCKS! Lucky you with those cool socks and adorable bucket. Obviously Halloween has been very good to you this year. Thanks so much for all of the fab inspiration this month. xxD
Kathy said…
Love the cleanness of your cards! The paint pail is great, and love the socks! What a great exchange. Also, great job on your makeup! Thanks for sharing!
Bonnie said…
Just love the makeup !!!

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