It's getting near to that time of year when children are getting excited about going out Trick or Treating and so at scrapbook club this month our theme was Halloween. My mojo left me completely, but I have now managed to finish a page. It's a picture from a few years ago when the children were much smaller and very much more excited by the idea of visiting our neighbours.
This year in the new Idea Book and Catalogue we have some fabulous Halloween designer series paper called Frightful Sights. It's particularly good because many of the patterns are specifically for Halloween, but several can also be used for other events with no cats, spiders, pumpkins or ghosts. The colours too are perfect for the ever elusive male cards. Colours include basic black, cajun craze and old olive.
My pumpkin evolved from that timeless classic circle maker 'the side plate' direct from my kitchen. When you don't have the perfect template cutter you can adapt and use whatever you have to hand. I've used sponge daubers and the spritzer tool to add texture and the pumpkin stalk has been crimped and sponged and the tendrils are very thin slithers of cardstock that I've spiralled around a pencil.
My new Simple Alphabet dies for my Big Shot were a bargain HALF PRICE making them affordable due to my 50%hostess benefit when I submitted a qualifying order and they were also perfect to use for the wording on this page. I covered them with fine galaxy black glitter and recut the 'o's' to make spooky eyes.
A little pumpkin stamping using a retired stamp from our first catalogue and I'm done. I've found scrapbooking a challenge, but what I really love about it is reliving the memories that the photo makes you recall. Halloween has always been a fun past time for my children and therefore it's fun as a parent.
Enjoy your memories!