Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I love this time of year.

Football. Fall decor. Rides in the canyon to see the leaves.

I picked the boys up from school and made the 10 minute drive to the top of the canyon that we live near. I love it when the leaves are green with a hint of orange...just like this...


Seriously, could these two get any cuter? I have the most darling boys on the planet! 

I also love making anything for Halloween!! Why is Halloween such a fun holiday to craft for? I don't know if it's the colors or the spooky images, it's just plain fun!

I found this jar of candy at Walmart for $3. Figured I could "spice it up" a bit and give it to Troy's teacher for her desk....


I used the Midnight Spell Stack to cut papers and the "eek" banner...glued it to the front of the jar. 





I love all of the glitter & epoxy finishes on our papers. These two are my favorites right now....


Why? Because I love Fall!!! Getting the hint? :)

If {you} want to win these two 12x12 stacks, guess what, it's your lucky day!! On Thursday, I will be picking a random winner on our blog & Sarah over at Pink Cricut will be picking a random winner on her blog! So 4 stacks to 2 lucky winners will be shipping out this week! 

Here is how you can win:

1. Post a comment on this blog post telling me your favorite Halloween tradition.
2. Become a follower of this blog (leave a separate blog post telling me this)
3. "Subscribe" to our blog (leave a separate blog post telling me this.)
*Follow our
Facebook page too for more giveaway opportunities!


I can't wait to hear all about your favorite Halloween traditions & giving away free stacks to {YOU} always makes me happy!

Have a great day! Back on Thursday with the winners!!

568 comments:

  1. Halloween traditions...hmmm...we don't really have any. We just do the hand out candy and compliment the cuties!

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  2. I follow your blog in Google Reader!

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  3. Favorite Halloween tradition? Taking a cue from the Latino Day of the Dead, we set out photos of our loved ones that are no longer with us and take a few minutes to share happy stories about them. Also toast them with a good mini Snickers Bar!

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  4. I am a subscriber to your blog!

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  5. My favorite Halloween tradition is making homemade donuts with my kids.... Not sure how this got started, but we have kept it going! Last year we made eggnog glazed ones that were so good!!

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  6. I absolutely love Halloween, always have, unfortunately it's taken some time for the UK to get anywhere near as good as the USA at celebrating it, but we're getting there. I love dressing up with my kids, carving out a pumpkin for the doorstep, getting spooky films to watch and handing out treats to all the little ones who dress up and dare to knock. Mwha ha ha ha!

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  7. Well, I have never been a fan of Halloween but I am really trying for my son. Last year we actually had a party at my house. First time I have decorated ever.

    aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

    (Also I am a follower of your blog and on Facebook)

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  8. Our Halloween tradition is carving pumpkins . . . it's so much fun to take pictures of our creations after working so hard to make them. I then get the pictures scrapped for the kids' albums! The bonus is the seeds--my family cannot get enough of the delicious treats the seeds become after I cook them using a family recipe.

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  9. I am now subscribed to your blog!

    aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

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  10. Carving the pumpkin and going to Apple Hill! My sons and hubby love to try different faces on the pumpkin every year.

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  11. I love it, we have gifts coming up at school will def use your idea. Thanks for the help.

    I'm following your blog.

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  12. Absolutely love DCWV stacks! Follower of your blog!

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  13. Our favorite Halloween tradition is decorating the house. I do a HUGE spider web (made from yarn), from the roof of our house, down to the ground. We have a huge spider that sits on the roof. It look so neat!

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  14. I am a follower...Love this Blog! So glad I found it (through Facebook) :)

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  15. Love these stacks! My favorite Halloween tradition is picking out pumpkins with my kids and carving them. I'd love to win these stacks! Thanks for another awesome give away!

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  16. Love DCWV! Just "subscribed"! Thanks!

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  17. I also Subscribed to your Blog.
    Thank you...I look forward to all the inspiration.

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  18. Our Family tradition when I was young we would eat a harvesty kinda dinner and then go trick or treating!
    Thank you for the chance!

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  19. I LOVE how much my kids love to "Boo" and get "Boo'd". We didn't do this growing up in a different state, so I love that they have a new tradition!!

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  20. Yeah, thank you, Erin!! These stacks are absolutely wonderful. Ooooh, would I like to have them. Thank you for the chance to win!! BTW, the boys are so adorable!!

    Have a great day,

    Renee J.

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  21. My favorite Halloween tradition is when I was younger our church put on a HUGE carnival for Halloween where we got to play countless games & would get a whole bunch of candy & prizes. We also had people come and perform dance numbers & stuff. It was so much fun!

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  22. I am now following your blog! Love me some DCWV!!

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  23. Our current family tradition is to take the grandkids trunk and treating at a local church parking lot and then going to the township fire barn for pizza and fire trucks.

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  24. I am following DCWV. I am so lucky!!

    Oh, I forgot to tell you how much I liked what you did to the candy jar. 'So cute and spooky!

    TTYS,

    Renee J.

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  25. Those are some pretty cute boys there!

    Our favorite Halloween tradition is to go to a local farm stand "Avila Valley Barn". They always have the most spectacular pumpkins and fall displays to take pictures of my kids at. The kids also like to go pick their own pumpkins in the pumpkin patch! :)

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  26. I am a follower of this blog, and I love it!

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  27. I love getting the DCWV Diary in my inbox. So, yes, I am already a subscriber. Yeah!!

    Thanks, again,

    Renee J.

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  28. Im a follower of this blog! Our Halloween tradition is setting up our Dept 56 Halloween village, and decorating the house, from Martha Stewart Bat Clings, to Black feather wreaths. we just finished putting up pumpkins, mums, and cornstalk around our front porch. was so excited for the midnight spell stack, that i made a special trip across the border from canada to get it, and 3 Joann store were all sold out. came home empty handed :(

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  29. I subscribe to your blog too! :)
    soccermom2010 at att dot net

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  30. My favorite fall tradition is picking apples at the apple orchard and going to the corn maze!

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  31. I am a follower of your blog. hairdresser16 at aol dot com

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  32. I love decorating my house for halloween.

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  33. Our favourite traditions are to watch the legend of sleepy hallow with the boys while the fire and candles are lighting with a cup of witches brew (apple juice, cinnamon, cloves & orange rind heated). Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  34. I am a subscriber to your blog now. TFS
    hairdresser16 at aol dot com

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  35. we just get the boys all dressed up and take them trick or treating. we really dont decorate cause our boys are afraid of everything lol

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  36. My Halloween tradition was to have a Halloween/Birthday party for my daughter when she was little. Her birthday was on the 28th but she loved to celebrate Halloween as her birthday theme. Now that my kids are older. Us older mother's get together outside and pass out the candy. Then it wouldn't be complete with out one my friends grandchildren coming over to trick or treat. hairdresser16 at aol dot com

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  37. I love the candy. Your boys are adorable.

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  38. I love Halloween...The only real tradition we have i to serve Chili on Halloween night...I think it started off as a way to warm up chilly trick or treaters in Chicago where I grew up...but we still make Chili on every Halloween!

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  39. I follow your blog and I am already a facebook fan. I love all DCWV Paper.

    My favorite thing is of course CANDY CANDY and more Candy.
    mszcat09atgmaildot.com

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  40. I am already a facebook fan and I subscribe to your blog :)

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  41. My favorite halloween tradition is dressing up my dog :)

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  42. New blog follower!! Looks like I will be able to draw some inspiration from here!! Love the fall papers!! Hope I can win some!

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  43. My favorite Halloween tradition is carving pumpkins and roasting the seeds ;)

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  44. To funny, my favorite also is dressing up my dog. She was a bumble bee last year and strangers were asking if they coulld take her picture. She is also just to cute!

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  45. I am now a follower. Thanks for the chance to win the awesome paper pack!

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  46. favorite halloween tradition is of course making special treats, now that I have kids it makes it sooo much fun!
    scrappinwithmybug.com

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  47. I have also just joined your face book page.

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  48. didn't see my comment, but every year there is a bonfire that I try to go to.

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  49. My favorite Halloween Tradition is My son's get dressed up and then we take them to the local highschool haunted house, and they get their fill of candy there, then we come home and watch Halloween (kid friendly) movies like Charlie brown :D

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  50. I have become a follower!!! thanks
    scrappinwithmybug.com

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  51. I am a subscriber as well and do follow you on FB!!!
    scrappinwithmybug.com

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  52. My favorite Halloween tradition is of course the candy and seeing the kids so excited to dress up!!! I love taking a picture of my husband holding each of the kids hands and walking down the street!!!

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  53. I subscribed to your blog.....thanks

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  54. I just started following you on Facebook Too!!!

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  55. Love Amber Autumn Stack! It is fabulous!

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  56. My favorite Halloween tradition is Trick-or-Treating at my husband's work. It's fun going around to people you know and seeing all the other little goblins.

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  57. My tradition was to hand out candy to all the lil spooks. But this year my DD is old enough to get out and become a little spook herself! I can't wait.

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  59. I'm a follower of your blog and on facebook!

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  60. I just subscribed to follow your awesome blog!

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  61. Halloween........I love to decorate the house inside and out in a warm fall theme with a touch of halloween. We enjoy apple cider with some cinnamony spices and then my family and i and my brothers' families all take our kids to our parents house for some halloween treats! (all of this after trick or treating of course!)

    Great projects by the way! Such inspirations!

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  62. I love everything from september through december. I love to take my family to the pumpkin patches and the apple orchards, I love the cooler temps. We just had my daughters 13th birthday at a pumpkin patch. we had 18 13/14 year olds and every kid said it was the best party ever!!! Now thats what I call a compliment!! Whats not to love about fall??




    lisa_doroba@hotmail.com
    ScrapperMoMof2

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  63. Our family Halloween tradition is the Mummer's Parade. Our town hosts a huge parade and throughout the parade are mummer's and they are judged and win prizes. The parade is about 3 hrs long and we usually pick someone's house to meet and eat before the parade and afterwards.

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  64. Pink sent me over to you. Vert nice blog. Just signed up to follow you. Our favorite Halloween tradition would have to be the pumpkin carving. We all carve a different part so you never know what you'll end up with. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  65. I love giving out candy and seeing all of the cute costumes! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  66. My favorite halloween tradition is the "pillow case goody bags." When we were kids, we used pillow cases to do our trick or treating. Fast forward to my time as a mother...I didnt' want them taking my good pillow cases out! So I sewed up some "travel size" pillow cases that they use for their Trick Or Treating. We all win!

    spunkygirl61@hotmail.com

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  67. And by the way, I also subscribed. LOL

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  68. My favorite Halloween tradition is helping my niece and nephew pick out their costumes each year and then going with them to trick or treat! Of course I then get to scrap them in their costumes, etc. Great fun all around!

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  69. I subscribed, too! (what's the diff between following and subscribing? whatever it is, I do both now! LOL)

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  70. Mu favorite Halloween tradition is carving pumpkins and then roasting the seeds. YUM!
    I have a friend who LOVES Halloween and goes all out with her decorations. She has a pumpkin carving party the weekend before where she invites all her friends over to carve pumpkins and have dinner. It's so much fun to see all the pumpkins lit up in her yard when we're done.

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  71. My favorite Halloween tradition is trickor treating with friends. We always get together with our best friends and let the kids go trick or treating together. This year it is the moms turn to walk the kids and the dads sit and give out candy. it is always a blast. We usually do and early dinner and then the kids get to eat candy after they get home.

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  72. My favorite Halloween tradition is carving pumpkins as a family and going trick or treating. Also love making goodie bags for the kids in both of my kiddos classes!!!

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  73. We didn't really have any Halloween traditions other than going trick or treating with my brother and sister. I just loved getting dressed up and getting to put make up on though. I love it even now. My son's birthday is 10 days before Halloween so it will be so much fun doing his birthday parties as he gets older.

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  74. Love decorating for Halloween bringing out the fall autumn colors.

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  75. I love when my grandchildren come to the door in their costumes and they think I do not know who they are. I love DCWV paper.

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  76. Following on Facebook too now :)

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  77. My favorite fall tradition is going to the cider mill with my hubby and kids!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    I LOVE DCWV!!!!!!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  78. I have now subscribed to your blog, can't wait to see all of the updates.

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  79. Since my son's birthday is Oct 25 we have always had a Halloween themed birthday party for him. This way he always gets to dress up twice for Halloween! He is now a teenager and still loves his Halloween parties!
    p.s. Love DCWV stacks!!!

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  80. My favorite tradition is always pumpkin carving. The kids and I spend all day carving a ton of pumpkins, take breaks for snacks, and just have a family day together. The kids love picking out their patterns.

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  81. And, I subscribed to your blog (I already follow you on fb!)

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  82. I love your blog and am a Follower!

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  83. I am now a follower!

    I don't know how I didn't already know about this blog!

    Your boys are adorable!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  85. I'm subscribed for email notifications for your blog and am now a fan on FB!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  86. Hi. My favorite Halloween tradition is taking my grand-daughter out for candy and taking pictures of her so I can make a scrapbook layout!! I already sub on facebook, and I just subbed on this blog. Thank you for all the inspiration!

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  87. My Favorite Halloween tradition is making the costumes instead of buying them. It makes them unique and one of a kind. Pumpkin carving is fun too. Thanks for the give away.

    momof30728@hotmail.com

    Chai Dackermann

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  88. Now a follower of your blog and a fan on FB.

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  89. Oh I love to win this set. Can't find them locally.

    Linda A

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  90. I am a follower

    momof30728@hotmail.com

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  91. I too have been eying the cute candy jars at walmart. You made yours so cute. I was thinking of eating the candy and putting buttons in. Which brings me to my tradition - trick or treating. I love it!! I went all during college and now I'm not sure who loves getting dressed up more, me or my kids. Plus, I must make sure my kids don't eat too much candy :)

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  92. I now follow your blog. LOVE, LOVE LOVE DCWV stacks!

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  93. Just found your blow and became a follower! Yea! Cute boys!

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  94. I love fall as well! My fav fall tradition - finding the perfect leaf with my grandkids. It is a perfect outside activity that brings nature to life.

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  95. Hi my name is Meighen and I am a DCWV addict. Would love the chance to win. Already a follower and I have posted the giveaway on my Facebook Scrappin Thirdeeschik

    scrappin_3rdeeschik@yahoo.com

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  96. My favorite holiday tradition is and has to be the halloween party for the kids(now grown) so they have their own... I now love all the cute little kid costumes. I figure I would mention Candy Corn... I love halloween for the Candy Corn..
    The Scrapbooking Queen
    www.thescrapbookingqueen.com
    thescrapbookingqueen1@gmail.com

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  97. I have now become a follower of your blog...
    The Scrapbooking Queen

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  98. I have also subscripted to you blog...
    I have to say one thing the picture of those adorable boys is awesome and they are so cute...
    Pinching cheekable..
    The Scrapbooking Queen

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  99. I love making my kids costumes! They are still young enough where they let me coordinate their costumes and I have a lot of fun doing that! Last year they were a ghost bride and groom, the year before they were a princess and the frog prince; before that they were Pebbles and BamBam; and the first year, my daughter was a devil and my son, who had luscious blonde curls, was an angel. Very cute and very fun!

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  100. We have an annual costumes required Halloween party for our friends and their children. Halloween is our favorite holiday, so we go all out!

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  101. I haven't really started any new Halloween traditions with my husband, as we don't have children yet, and we sadly never get many trick or treaters. But, my favorite from growing up, was myself and a whole mess of my cousins dressing up and heading to our grandma's house, to go trick or treating in her little town.

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  102. Carving pumpkins and seeing what the popular costumes are when kids come to the door.

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  103. I guess my first post didn't go through so if you get a duplicate from me I am sorry.
    My BIL use to decorate his whole basement into a haunted house.
    It started as you come down the stairs you had to go through this maze.
    It had item that would pop out at you.
    Witches stirring a cauldron with dry ice to make it look like it was boiling, windows that made it look like it was raining with lightning.
    He was the best at doing up a good Halloween party.
    We had partys there until our kids got to big and started going other places.

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  104. I am a subscriber and follow on facebook

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  105. And a new subscriber as well!

    That picture of your boys is so cute! I miss autumn in Utah. I moved away about 14 years ago, and Florida just does not compare to the beauty of Utah.

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  106. I will follow your blog and on facebook!! Oh my these paper stacks are awesome!! your pictures is beautiful!! Love the projects that you did are amazing!!

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  107. Our favorite Halloween tradition is going to the pumpkin patch to pick out our pumpkins and putting out all of out autumn decorations! We love fall!

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  108. I just became a follower as well! Looking forward to checking out older entries...

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  109. Became a fan on Facebook too! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  110. And I subscribed to your blog...(I think I covered all my bases : )

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  111. Now for our tradition. We have a big event for the kids at our church. We don't do the "Trick or Treat" thing but we rent out either a Chuck E Cheeses or a local bowling alley and have a party. At the end each child gets a huge bag of candy to take home. We have been doing this for a bunch of years ( more than 20) and the kids love it. Almost as much as I love DCWV papers.

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  112. Our Halloween tradition is going to the neighborhood costume party, then the kids all take a hay-ride through the whole neighborhood collecting candy! I love passing out the candy and seeing all the costumes! That picture of your boys is so beautiful!

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  113. I am now following you on facebook also...
    Our favorite Halloween tradition...well when my teens were younger, it was always dress up,and head to the Grandparents for some treats.. But now they are 12 & 16 (grown in their minds)its a must to watch all the "Twitches" and the other "tween" Halloween shows while handing out candy to the little kids what come by,oh and its a must for us to have our apple cider and candy corn!!

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  114. Tradition.. I just love dressing my son up.. and then we would go to the fall festival and ride the hay truck... that was the most fun. We laughed and tried not to fall out! I love taking pictures of him.

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  115. I am following you here /subscribed as well via email.

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  116. I am following you on facebook. Love this paper!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  117. We love to decorate a pumpkin for each person in the family and have a pumpkin family on our front porch!! :-)

    calbekah@aol.com

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  118. I subscribed to your blog! :-)
    calbekah@aol.com

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  119. Hi,
    I just found your blog thanks to Sarah at pinkcricut! I am a HUGE DCWV fan but I never even thought about there being a blog where I could go to find out more about the paper! I am so excited! Thanks! Chriss

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  120. I became a follower of your blog :-)

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  121. Hi,
    I just became a follower of your blog, thanks so much! Chriss

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  122. My favorite tradition this time of the year is getting our photos taken with the leaves all turning their gorgeous fall colors. They make awesome gifts for friends and family at Christmas and the background is soooo colorful and pretty!

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  123. My favorite Halloween tradition is handing out candy to all the trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood. I love seeing all their costumes and how excited they are!

    ~ JD ~

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  124. I'm already a follower of your great blog! :-)

    ~ JD ~

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  125. And I'm now a subscriber too!

    ~ JD ~

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  126. My favorite tradition is carving and decorating pumpkins. I also love all the wonderful candy :)

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  127. I love taking my daughters trick or treating! And our annual family trip to the Pumpkin Farm is not to be missed either :)

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  128. oh your boys are soooo cute!!!! i too love the fall when leaves are changing colours!
    One of the newest traditions we are starting is pumpkin carving, we hope hte kids will enjoy it!
    hugs
    juli

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  129. Here is our Halloween Tradition. My husband Matt & I are celebrating our 33rd wedding anniversary on Friday September 24th. We start the season out by going to Bush Gardens Howl-o-scream on Saturday, the 25th. Then, we decorate our yard as a haunted graveyard. Since our kids are grown and gone, we have started a tradition with our next door neighbors (they are our adopted children) the Davidsons. They are a young couple with three children ages 3-10. They go trick or treating with their kids, we sit outside our house with a big bonfire and hand out their candy with our candy, then when everyone is done trick or treating, we have a big dinner of Matt's homemade chili and we play games. Some years our own grown-up kids come for the fun too, sometimes they can't make it, but it is always great fun. Then on November 8-10th, Jen Davidson and I go away for a weekend Crop, this year we are going to a crop in Reading, PA with our group of ladies called "the Croppin Chicks" and we will sit and scrapbook all of those wonderful Halloween pictures and laugh and talk about that night all over again!

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  130. I am now a follower of the blog!

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  131. I love halloween and my favorite tradition is going trick or treating. I LOVE CANDY!!

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  132. My fav Halloween tradition is that my husband and his brother take the kids trick or treating and the gals sit around and eat and drink wine until they get back! Thanks for the giveaway, Pam

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  133. I am already a follower on facebook....that's how I found out about this awesome giveaway!

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  134. I'm also a follower now. Love the photo of your boys and the gorgeous colors in the background. Thanks!

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  135. Hi again, I also subscribed. Thanks again.

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  136. Before kids came, my fav halloween tradition was decorating the house. After kids, my new fav traditon is picking out costumes for them.

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  137. Love how you decorated that jar. What a great teacher gift! I may have to remember that for my son's teacher this year.

    One of my favorite traditions is taking the kids to the pumpkin patch.

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  138. I'm a follower of this blog now!

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