Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween, 2peas, and my spooks

I was honored and excited when I received an email from Jamie at 2peas asking if I wanted to participate in an upcoming event: 

Recently 2peas had a Back to School event, but I was actually glad I was asked to create a Halloween layout.  I don't often take the time to make them, and I've been needing to.  It seems once November hits I am extremely busy with the holidays and other things, and holiday-type layouts get put on the backburner.

With my layout, I decided to focus on my puppy Spot, and the Butterfly Fairy Princess, and go with Halloween, 2009:

You might not be able to tell by the photo, but Payton put a great big purple spot on her "Spot" nametag, because she wanted people to know her name.  That sweet girl.  P.S.  Don't you love Old Navy costumes?  It gets cold at night here in Central Oregon, and it's so nice to have a costume they can wear all day and not have to cover up with a big coat.  I am so sad my girls are outgrowing them.

I don't do Halloween layouts so I didn't have any Halloween product in my stash.  Lucky for me, I know where I can find a great mix of products, and dashed to Studio Calico for the Harvest Moon add-on, a recent addition to the Back 40 kit.  (and there's still a few left!!!!  GO!)

I loved how non-themed this kit was, yet still included a couple of emebellishments to help tell my holiday story, namely the JBS chipboard buttons and the MM alphas

For my polaroid photos, I stamped on the patterned paper, trimmed it, and then applied my photos on top. 

A tip:
I used the same black Stazon ink that I used to stamp the image on the edges of my photos to help them blend in with the stamps and stand out more.

Something else I learned, and a valuable stamping tidbit to know?  Rubbing alcohol, but more importantly, the Magic Eraser....   takes Stazon ink off stamping blocks!  This may be old news to you, but learning this today has changed my life.  Who knows, maybe I'll stamp more now that I'll be able to see precisely what I'm doing!  :)  Seriously.  I was about to toss out a block and buy a new one.  I wish I could show you a before, but in the after, my block is completely clean.  In the before, it was almost completely covered in various black, fushia, and brown inks.  That magic eraser really is magic!  :)

Anyway, be sure to check out the SpookCRAFTular event page here.  Several projects have already been shared but we are only halfway through the month.  There is still a lot of Halloween inspiration to come, including home decor ideas. 

Before I go...  I wanted to share a Halloween 2010 preview:

(taken with my Blackberry)

You'll notice that someone has finally moved on from the butterfly fairy princess phase which has dominated our Halloweens the past 3-4 years.  Hot pink Batgirl it is. 

I usually order them something from somewhere, but this year both girls got what they wanted a couple weeks ago at the local Supercenter.  Hooray for cheap.  I do need to find Payton some good cowgirl boots though.  That might get spendy unless a friend has some size 10's we can borrow....   Oh my.  The cheesiness is almost too adorable to handle.  Payton stood posed like that for a good 30 seconds.  It was totally planned by her.  Morgan? She slays me with her cheesy cuteness. 

Have a great day!  Davinie


  1. love how many pics you got on the page and the accordian paper :D

  2. your girls are adorable ;) Check the Antique Co-op by the train tracks for boots. If you go in the back by the stairs to the basement (right side if you stand at the stairs there's a whole bunch. They had some really cute little girl's boots last time I was there.

  3. Anonymous1:33 PM

    adorable, love the pose,I L Y Gramie

  4. Oh my she is so serious in that costume! I swear I saw some pink cowboy boots at Target. I was upset because we had searched high & low to get pink ones & spent a lot of money on ours. Now this year they had them at Target. These are the ones I saw there (I found some other boots I wanted to get too eeeek)

  5. oh my goodness, Payton is cracking me up right now lol!!! I can't stop laughing that face of hers is tooooooo cuuuuuute!!!
    And I can't believe you don't scrap Halloween! You learn something new everyday ;)

  6. Love you LO! I love that kit and plan to use it for our photos from this year.
    That last pic of your girls has me laughing! How cute are they??!! Target has some really cute boots this year. My 2 year old girl is wearing the heck out of hers.

  7. Oh they are too cute!

  8. oh my gosh! taylor was going to be the same pink bat girl but we couldn't find her a size 10, so she is going to be the black one - and kati is supergirl in the same pink! funny! congrats on your 2peas event!

  9. I've never seen a hot pink bat girl!