I thought that today, in honor of Halloween, it might be fun to share a Halloween mini-book project that is ongoing in our home.
Halloween is one of my very favorite holidays. I like spooky home decor. I like making my kids costumes (or buying them) and of course, I love the chocolate too! Several years ago I started this 9x9 album as a showcase of our families Halloween costumes through the years. I wanted a place where we could flip through one album to see how the costumes year after year and how the kids grew and changed instead of having to flip through multiple family albums. (I do store my family layouts and kid's layouts chronologically). Even though I do scrapbook individual layouts for each of my kid's albums I wanted one place to go and see all the costumes. Unfortunately I kind of stalled out on our book, I didn't get very far with it and I didn't particularly care for the design I started with so I reworked a few things and decided to share one of my favorite mini albums with you all. :)
The book is a Making Memories 9x9 album.
The paper in the bookplate is actually a Making Memories velvet sticker that I added MM and American Crafts rub-ons to.
To finish the outside of the album I added a couple of ribbons and a ribbon tag.
The first page of the album is the title page. Sets the tone and feel for the entire album. Even though the supplies will likely change throughout the course of creating this album, the design will remain fairly similar. I didn't want to limit myself too much by design and/or product. (Too much fun and new themed product comes out each year that I will likely want to incorporate into my layouts.) There are lots and lots of textures: glitter and flocked papers, ribbons, pop dotted elements and embellishments.
I printed the mini book description right onto a premade MM tag. The ink was still wet when it came out of the printer (the surface of these tags is a big slick) so I sprinkled clear embossing powder over the printing and heat set it so the ink wouldn't run all over the place.
I added several "bat" brads around the velvet tree sticker and then used pop dots under the "happy halloween" sticker for added dimension. The title is MM velvet stickers and a Daisy D's rub-on.
I used the large monogram for our family's last name and embellished the ribbon bow with a pin and mini tag.
Brenden's first Halloween. You will notice that on some of the "older" layouts the quality and the quantity of photos isn't as good. Two reasons: I didn't take good photos and it was before I had a digital camera so I just don't have as many photos or I didn't want to go get reprints. ;)
I really liked this MM chipboard sticker. I thought the purple really added a little something to this page. I added black glitter number stickers to the chipboard as well.
These two costumes are probably the most favorite costumes I've ever sewn for the kids. They were so cute. :)
These spider webs are some of the rub-ons and flocking from a MM flocking and foiling kit. I added brads to the centers of the webs for fun.
The last one for now. I plan on continuing to work on this album after vacation and I'm crossing my fingers that I can get it caught up before next year. :)
I used a combination of line art stickers and flocked rub-on bats to emphasize the "vampire" theme. :)
Wishing everyone a very Happy Halloween!