Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

I've been really looking forward to today. I've always loved Halloween, ever since I was a kid. A holiday that includes dressing up and chocolate? Bring it on!

Actually, I think I would get a little too excited about it.... I remember several Halloweens where I would end up getting sick and spending it on the couch, while my brothers would go out trick or treating. My mom tried to make it fun for me by suggesting I count the trick or treaters that come to the door. Nice try, Mom.

Anyway, last year's owl costume for Sage was such a hit that she's wearing it again this year. And Jonah wanted to be a Clone trooper, so I just found him a white hoodie at the thrift store for him to wear with helmet he already had. Only Austin needed a costume. Enter the Fiskar's email to save the day: they had the step by step instructions to make a Harry Potter costume. Sold! I got it done a few weeks ago. I told the kids we'd be doing a photo shoot today after school with their costumes.

The kids wanted to know what I was dressing up as. I'd thought about being Perry the Platypus from Phineas and Ferb, but then had the great idea of being Harry Potter's white owl, Hedwig. I got my costume finished yesterday, modifying the idea behind Sage's costume to work for me. Sage wanted to be my baby, but we suggested instead that she could be Ron's owl from the books, Pigwidgeon. She's very excited about this!

Okay, enough rambling... I wanted to share my first project that I made as a torchbearer for Amber Ink blog:


I used the Amber Ink digital stamp Love Bug, which I printed out twice. Once on PTI rustic white cardstock, along with the rest of my title, and the second time onto Crate Paper patterned paper. I then cut it out by hand and adhered it over the cardstock title. I added some more Crate Paper patterned paper, PTI stamps (fall elegance, and dies (limitless layers, mat stack #4 and tag sale #5). Also, I did a little recycling on this page. The black mat stack die cut and pumpkin are from this this treat bag that I'd made for my pumpkin carving party. I just love repurposing!

Thanks for looking!

11 comments:

Joyce said...

Very nice. Happy Halloween.

Debra Miller said...

Great layout - love the stitching detail.

Monica K. said...

Lovely layout, Leigh! Happy Halloween!!

Deb said...

Great LO!

Ronnie said...

Your page looks amazing! I love everything about it!

carol (krillsister) said...

Super layout as usual. Can't believe all the PTI goodness you used with this layout. Love that digital stamp.

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Just GORGEOUSSSSS Leigh!!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

glorygirl said...

I love this page...especially the title and how it flows right into your journaling!

Kristin said...

Love this! Sorry I'm a day late but it is fabulous! Can't wait to see what else you have in mind :)

Elizabeth said...

Love the stitching!
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Mara... said...

Great layout, I love the stamped pumpkin at the top!