Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkin carving contest

Read to the bottom for giveaway information!

Each year we have a family pumpkin carving contest with the kids.

When we first started, it took forever. We would use the templates you get from the store and help the kids pick theirs out. We've long since ditched the templates. Some of us draw a design on, some of us just wing it as we go.
Something that used to take half a day now just takes a couple of hours...start to finish!


Everyone is secretive about what they are making (especially Dean!)


he always doodles ideas before getting started


the rest of us aren't nearly as competitive!



Leo jumped the fence when he heard us out front and came to hang out with us. He is so much happier now....


These pumpkin seeds are already toasted. Kaela is taking some to one of her teachers.


So what did everyone make?

Let's see what we have here....

a "toothsome" jack o' lantern





Jack from "The Nightmare Before Christmas"



Frankie, the monster



and a black cat with eyes that glow


So, this being a contest and all, we need your help!

In the comments, tell us which pumpkin is your favorite! I'll put everyone's name in a drawing for one of my Halloween cell phone cases from my etsy shop. (The contest ends 10/31/11.)
Be sure to leave me a way to contact you...

28 comments:

Cathy said...

I like Jack
Cathy
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Kerry said...

They're all great .... you guys are all so creative .... it's hard sometimes to work out what the pumpkins in our house are meant to be!!!
My favorite is Jack from nightmare before Christmas ... his little face is very cute.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Great pumpkins everyone! The details on Frankie are great, and I always love a black cat but I think I will put my vote towards the toothsome jack. Some days I just love the simple things :)

Debbie M said...

Awesome family time! They are all good--but......I am casting my vote for the cat!

Melissa said...

I like the "Jack" pumpkin the best!
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Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Val
I LOVE them all but I would give 1st prize to the cat and second prize to Jack.
Lindsay
x

Louisiana Momma said...

Jack is my vote!!!!!

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NadineC said...

I'm torn between Frankie and the cat...hmmm...what to do? I think I'm leaning towards Frankie. Yep, Frankie gets my vote! But they are all awesome, and way better than I could do! Great job, everyone!

Crazy Amy said...

I like Frankie!

lajamison said...

I am all for Frankie the monster.

Jenny S said...

The kitty cat has my vote!!

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

They are all wonderful fun pumpkins.. but I love Jack!! Jack is my hero :)
M
Ps My word verification is dies :)

Christine Edwards said...

Well, because it's an all-time favorite movie, I gotta go with Jack. But Frankie is a very close second. All of them are really terror-ific. I haven't carved a pumpkin in a number of years...won't be this year, but perhaps next.

Shabbby and Frills said...

I love the Black Cat. I think they are all Fab though !!!!!!!

Zoƫ said...

I like the kitty the best.

mysteryhistorymom said...

Katie loves the kitty! Lori

mysteryhistorymom said...

My favorite is Jack!:) Lori

Spring said...

Jack and Frankie!

Laura said...

WoW! They are all Fantastic! But...My vote goes to the Cat:)

dkuroiwa said...

ooh.....i'll vote again....i'm loving the Jack one....

annemarie said...

Black Cat has my vote.

lorijo2003 said...

I like Jack the Pumpkin King!!

Sherry said...

I can't believe how creative you all are! Great tradition!! I have to go with Jack though. Gotta love Jack!

Sherry

Sherry said...

My Mallory says Frankie is the best!

Sherry

jillytacy said...

I love that you guys have a pumpkin carving contest each year. The Jack is my favorite but I have to say the Frankie is a nice bit of carving. Can I vote for both?

Melinda Cornish said...

ok, I vote for the first one cause I like his big smile....

micki @ ADD housewife said...

I like the cat best! hippydippymama at gmail dot com

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hey Val, all the pumpkin carvings are fantastic. We only managed to do it once and I must say, it was a bit tricky. I would think that Frankie would have been a bit difficult with all that detail so would have to go with that one. Of course, you know for sure I am not entering your wonderful giveaway -- still keeping fingers and toes crossed for your package. It really is so very pathetic that it hasn't gotten to me yet. Hope your day is great. Tammy

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