Thursday, April 1, 2010

Halloween 2009

Being that the kids came to live with us in November 2008 we missed Halloween.  So these pictures are of the first Halloween that we got to spend with them.  Both Kam and Jasey had very definite ideas of who they wanted to dress as.  At the time Kam was entranced with the Snow White movie so she of course wanted to be Snow White.  Jase is crazy for two movies, Cars and Toy Story - he wanted to be Lighting McQueen but the costumes were horrible so we talked up Buzz Lightyear and he went for it.  They were so excited getting dressed and preparing to go out ... I'm not sure but I believe it might have been the first time they ever went trick or treating.  It was a special day for ALL of us.

These pages were so much fun to do.  I love the colors and images of Halloween.  I probably should have scaled back a bit and choose one of the more kid friendly collections like Imaginese has but I went for the ever reliable Making Memories.  There's a forgettable first attempt at stitching on the second page - needed to be larger and more dramatic but there's always next year.

Halloween 2009

Paper: Making Memories Spook Alley Collection, K&Company Tim Coffey Whimsy Collection
Cardstock: DCWV Textured Black

Embellishments:  Martha Stewart Halloween Transfers
Ribbon:  JoAnn Crafting Essentials Orange Twill, Black Organdy
Punches:  EK Success Photo Corners, Martha Stewart Pumpkin Double-punch, Small Bat
Diecuts: Cricut, Stamped Font Cartridge, Making Memories Slice Spellbound Design Disc
Design:  Reflections, Jeanette R. Lynton, Maine Frame - Four Square Layout, - pg. 52,  Triple Play - Three is the Charm, pg. 96

As always thanks for looking and yes HE stamps!


  1. Great layouts and the pictures work so well with them. Love the colors also!

  2. I thin it's a perfect paper choice! Love it!

  3. These made me smile!! I am not a lover of Halloween, even as a kid, but theses are adorable!!! Love the color on the pics and their faces are just too sweet!! What happy kids they were that night!

    I love the colors you used. I think it really set off the pics. And LOVE the spider web. Not bad on that first attempt stitching!! It's not easy on pages.

    I love them.

  4. I totally relate to this page. My son loves Buzz Lightyear, and he wore out his Halloween costume because he put it on whenever I would let him! Love the pages - really fun look.

  5. Very cute layout Ben! My favorite year was when my sons were Power Rangers, LOL!

  6. I love the colors on these pages, they work great. The kids look soooo happy, I am sure you made their day. They are both just beautiful and I bet that they bring up incredible joy each and every day!!!

  7. LOVE this layout...very simple & clean. Halloween is my favorite holiday.:)

  8. What an awesome layout! You've picked perfect paper to go with the pictures. It all just flows so well!
    Thanks for sharing it Ben!