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Thursday, October 31, 2013

2013 Halloween Pumpkin Scrapbook Layout

Happy Halloween 2013 to everyone!

Created this Halloween Pumpkin scrapbook layout using photo of this year's, 2013 Halloween Pumpkin, my hubby carved. Used a sketch for scrapbook layout that you can see below.

First, a photo of the 2013 Halloween Pumpkin to see if you can guess who it is:

Hubby decided to carve the name of the pumpkin. He scanned the letter patterns & cut them out. Then he asked me if I had any adhesive that could be used to put the letters on a straight line. I lined up the letters on a straight line for first name & for last name. Then he scanned the letters for stencil pattern and carved them on the pumpkin.

Most of you know I'm a big fan of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow which hubby has carved in prior years. When hubby asked me what I wanted carved for this yr I asked him if he knew of a pattern for Sweeney Todd. I did not want Tonto because of all Johnny Depp movies, Lone Ranger & also Dark Shadows were not my JD favs. 

Used silver stripe glittered on black paper to resemble the colors that Johnny Depp as Sweeney Todd wore in the movie. Used white lace distressed with Tim Holtz weathered wood to give the look of the white sleeves that Johnny Depp as Sweeney Todd wore. Used TH Apothecary Bottle die & cut 1 piece recycling plastic & 1 piece from Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered cardstock that I distressed with TH sander & Distress Ink walnut stain. Used same TH die to cut bottle stopper using cork & bottle label.

Used TH Odds & Ends sentiment ticket that I fussy cut outw/ of course my TH scissors. Used studio g 31st stamp for Apothecary Bottle label.

My wonderful hubby w/ pumpkin before he carved the letters. 

Supplies List 

cork: craft cork bought as a 12" x 12" sheet that has adhesive on back - for bottle stopper
ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
lace: Craft Narrows Ribbon Bow-tique 
  the Paper Studio Stripe Glitter Black & Silver scrapbook paper,
   Me & My Big Ideas Vintage Witch's Brew,    
   cardstock - red, white
recycle: plastic from a craft pkg
stamp: studio g '31st' - stamped on bottle label
Tim Holtz: die - Apothecary Bottles, Distress Ink - walnut stain, weathered wood,
   paper - Kraft Core Shattered cardstock, scissors, 
   stamp - Odds & Ends Halloween ticket sentiment

Entering this into the following challenges:

10/31 DLART Thankful Thurs Oct Linky Ch unlim 10/3
10/31 Just B Creative Oct Just Because Linky Party Anything Goes 1 link per day 10/1
10/31 Ribbon Carousel RCC86 Fall & Halloween unlim 10/1

10/31  YNS Challenges Oct Fun Fri Ch unlim 10/4

Here is our October Inspirational Photo...

11/1 2 Sisters Ch167 Cute 'N Spooky unlim 10/26

11/2 Creative Insp Paint Anything Goes unlim 10/20

11/3 Kaboodle Doodle Ch195 Halloween Anything Goes 3E(#3) 10/28
11/3 LEJ Designs Ch77 Anything Goes 3E(#3) 10/29
11/3 Love to Create Ch89 Halloween Ch 3E(#3) 10/28
11/3 Simon Says Stamp Mon Anything Goes 5E(#5) 10/28

11/4 Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes 3E(#3) 10/29  
11/4 Die Cuttin Divas Ch39 Anything Goes 3E(#3) 10/29
11/4 Loves Rubber Stamps Ch76 Halloween unlim 10/29

11/4 Paper Take Wkly Ch Sketch 5E(#3) 10/29

and here it is – sketch #84.


11/4 Party Time Tues PTT#144 Anything Goes 3E(#3) 10/29

11/5 Crafty Creations Ch#246 Make It Yourself 2E(#2) make it yourself is - the letters to spell out the name & the white lace distressed w/ TH Dist Ink 10/30

11/5 Simon Says Stamp Wed Anything Goes 5E(#5) 10/30

11/6 C.R.A.F.T. Ch231 For the Boys (0-150) 5E(#1) 10/31 
11/6 Cute Card Thurs Ch36 Sparkles unlim Sparkles - Stripe Glitter paper 10/31 
11/6 MFP Scrapbooking Ch39 Anything Goes 5E(#1) 10/31
11/6 Stampin for the Weekend Something Spooky 1E(#1) 10/25
11/6 Sassy Studio Designs DTBST#201 Happy Halloween 1EnonSSD(#1) 10/31

11/10 Craftin Desert Divas Craft it Up & Link It Up Linky Party #18 Anything Goes 8E(#8) 10/28

11/10 Twisted Tues Free For All Twist Anything Goes 3E(#3) 10/29


  1. Your hubby is very talented - great job! And your scrapbook layout is fabulous!

  2. Oh WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is great!!! Awesome job Melissa!

  3. Hey Melissa -this layout is great and what an honor to your husband - he is very talented to carve all of those pumpkins - does he do wood carving too? Great job!

  4. Beautiful scrapbook page. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Marlene DT

  5. This is just remarkable! I've said it before and I'll say it again: you and your hubby have some serious skills! And I love how you incorporated his amazing carving job into your equally amazing layout! The colors are incredible and the whole thing has such a great Halloween feel to it. And what a great use of the apothecary bottle! Beautiful job and I'm so glad that you shared this with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

  6. Your DH is a fantastic pumpkin carver! My nursing home residents would love that pumpkin! And your LO is equally wonderful!

  7. Great layout! Any great photo of that super cool pumpkin! Thanks for joining us over at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

  8. Love your LO - awesome carving! Thanks for joining us at Love To Create this week.

  9. This is brilliant, your hubby is very talented, great result.
    Thank you for playing along in the LEJ Designs challenge, good luck x

  10. Great design. thanks for joining us at PTT.

  11. Fabulous layout. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T Challenge. Good luck!

  12. What a great pumpkin. Love how you have captured the memory on your scrap page. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  13. What a fantastic pumpkin! Hubby did a great job! The layout is great! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party

  14. fab design
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  15. Wow, Fabulous pumpkin and layout! Love it. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  16. Great work with our sketch this week and what a great pumpkin! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

  17. oh my this is so cool! i'm ashamed to say we didn't even decorate for halloween this year...eeks! i love your post and thanks for linking up with us at Craftin Desert Diva's linky party!

  18. Cute layout! I like the compliment of the potion bottle! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  19. Thanks so much for another great entry intou our Crafty Sentiments challenge. The pumpkin carving is fabulous as well!!

  20. Fabulous page Melissa, so striking. Love your hubby's Pumpkin carving :)
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  21. Very different from the usual projects we see! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    LTC DT
    CCC DT
    CCH DT
    Anyone for Anya DT

  22. What a great layout Melissa!!! Your husband is such a talented pumpkin carver. I just love how you captured the image of the pumpkin on your page. Your layout and embellishments are perfect for highlighting the photo.Thanks so much for joining the MFPSpeedyTV Scrapbook Challenge this week. Blessings!

  23. Very cool project! Thank you for joining us at DTBST this week! HUGS

    SSD DT

  24. wow amazing pumpkin and scrap book page.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW.