I know, I know! Spring is just around the corner so why am I scrapping Halloween? Because I can!! LOL!
Actually, it wasn’t on my table to scrap. I did not wake up yesterday and say “I’ve got to get those Halloween pictures down on paper today!” But … somehow it happened anyway!
I am a couple days behind with LOAD so I was working on the prompt for Day 22 which was “holidays”. Our LOAD Scrapper on the Street, Dani did a layout about Halloween and I felt the pieces of my layout fall into place. Thanks Dani!! I was also able to combine a couple other challenges into it, namely Apron Strings Bake Your Cake challenge and Get Picky’s sketch challenge.
Here’s the sketch I used (loosely!)
I have been working on the following two pages all week trying to make various deadlines. What with 3 kids to take care of and my homework for BCIT plus all the various other tasks that are involved in daily life, I usually manage to get about 5 minutes of scrapping in at one time. So slowly over the past week, those 5 minutes have added up to equal two finished pages!!
Knowing that it would likely take me some time to complete a page, I figured I’d better make pages that could fit the criteria for several challenges at once. There is no way I’d ever have the time to make a new page for each of the challenges I follow!!
This one is for the Page Maps Challenge you can find here, as well as the Colour Challenge over at Design Dollies AND the TEXTURE challenge at Studio Calico. Phew! The paper is from the Halloween pack from Recollections with coordinating ribbon, 3-D and flat embellishments. I mounted the picture of Marley and Paige on some orange cardstock from my stash and did the journalling on a scrap piece of green also from my stash. The picture is from Halloween last year – Marley and Paige about to head out the door to Trick or Treat in our neighbourhood. So cute!
This picture is for both the Scrapsketch, Sketch #172 Challenge and the Pattern Challenge at Design Dollies. I used two patterns from the above mentioned Halloween pack from Recollctions plus a Bronze textured paper from Making Memories Autumn Splendor pack and a Black and White stripe from Me & My Big Ideas Black & White Butterfly collection. These pictures were taken last year when I took the girls to The Great Big Boo. This was actually the first time both girls were “allowed” to wear their costumes and Paige did so well. The Hallowe’en before she was freaked out of her Ladybug costume and wanted it off almost as soon as we put it on. It was pretty hard to get photos of her she was so anxious to get that costume off!! So Greg and I were pleasantly surprised to have her so happy in her Kitty costume. In fact, it was hard to get it off her!! I love these pictures of Marley. I think she looks so sweet and so grown up at the same time. They are getting so BIG!!