Halloween Inspiration by Megan

Hello everyone! It’s Megan here and every year I get really excited for Halloween! One way I harness that excitement into productivity before the holiday is going back and catching up Halloween moments I haven’t documented yet! Right now that’s Halloween 2016 and, lucky me, the Freckled Fawn October kit seemed like it was made to match my family’s costumes last year.

I really love the photo of my kids and I together, so I decided to combine a 12×12 traditional page with a pocket page so I could include both a large 8.5×11 print of my favorite photo and lots of additional photos too.

My home printer’s largest print capability is 8.5 x 11 inches, so I designed the traditional side of the page around that photo size. I grabbed two of the Freckled Fawn October 8.5×11 papers that happened to match the kids’ costumes perfectly–the red hearts (Same color as Ava’s Little Red Riding Hood!) and green plaid (The same as Jonas’s werewolf shirt!) to use on the four inches remaining on the left side of the page after I added the photo.

I thought I might use the white space underneath the photo for journaling, but decided a card from the October journaling cards on top of the green plaid would be better balanced. So I decided to add a strip of washi from the September kit to get in more of the black vampire Eliza and I were wearing with a partial strip of plaid scallop chipboard sticker.

I knew right away I wanted to add the “10 October” chipboard sticker to the upper left corner, but I still felt this page needed a little more pizzaz. I decided to add puffy heart stickers to every heart in the pattern, offset to the right.

I started the journaling on this journaling card and continued it on a journaling card on the pocket side. I decided to cover up the phrase on this card with a chipboard sticker to tie it to the pattern on its companion journaling card.

The journaling reads:

“This Halloween, the kids opted for scary costumes. Eliza was a vampire–things she found in the play clothes and new plastic fangs. Jonas loved a werewolf costume. We thought Ava would be a witch, but the Little Red Riding Hood costume Jake found was too perfect with Jonas’s wolf. She thought the scary costumes were so funny. They all had a blast trick or treating in our neighborhood!”

My husband made sure to take these family and individual shots of us in costumes before it got dark. It was dark by the time we were trick or treating, but I still love the blurry photo of them going up to a neighbor’s door. I also made sure to grab a shot of my favorite house in the neighborhood–they have a haunted path to the back! I made sure to note what that photo was about with a label sticker. Including a pocket page to show off more details and a traditional page to highlight a favorite was a perfect way to tell this story!

I kept the pocket page very simple, but a pumpkin Autumn cork sticker in the middle of a card helped to support the Halloween theme, since I went with a costume-centered color scheme instead of a traditional Halloween-y vibe.

Do you dress up for Halloween or other events or holidays? How do you document your costumes?


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