Saturday, September 6, 2008

I finally found the perfect stuff to scrap my favorite Halloween picture of Meg!

It's only taken me three years, but I finally found the right stuff to scrap my favorite picture of Meg from Halloween 2005. I love, love, love the Aspiring Digi Scrap Designers Zoo Spirit blog train freebie mega kit. It was their July project, but most of the pieces are still available on the web (I dl'ed them on 9/3 and 9/4). These are the pieces I used: Papers by Jersey Girl and Angel Flying Solo; Frames and tiger element by Scrappy Shannon; brad by Kalo Designs; paw print border by Kim Scrappin; word art from Creations by Rachel. I also used some Atomic Cupcake inking actions on the papers.

Oh, and yes, I made the costume myself. It was pretty easy... just crocheted a tail out of fun fiber, and sewed it on, and the fiber, onto an orange Old Navy sweatsuit. The ears came from Michael's. Curiously enough, the costume has trick-or-treated every year since then, thanks to our local Mom's club costume exchange.

I can't believe I was stupid enough not to get pics of last year's halloween costume. Will's Frog hat fell off and got lost, and when we found it the next morning, condensation had de-adhered the google eyes. But it was a 10 minute fix. I guess I didn't do it because Jenny's ice-cream cone costume looked dumb, and I wasn't thinking at the time of doing individual layouts. Oh well. Maybe someone else will wear that costume this year (the frog, not the dopey ice cream everyone thought was an acorn) and I can photoshop it back onto him, LOL.
It sounds like this year I'm going to get off easy... Meg wants to be Dora, so I'm thinking about Will and Jenny being Diego and Boots. If I can find the right stuff, it shouldn't be too difficult. Or I suppose I could sell out and buy professional costumes... but it just wouldn't be nearly as much fun (well, for me anyway).
Is anyone else thinking about Halloween already, or am I nuts?


emily said...

You're right...this is the perfect stuff for the photo! Great job!

twinsand2boys said...

Cute layout, your blog is looking great!

addicted2scrappin said...

Cute Halloween LO!!! I just wanted to let you know that I tried the link that you were having problems with on my blog ( and did not have any problems. If you're still having problems, shoot me an email (addicted2scrappin at gmail dot com) and I'll try to get it to you through another site. PS Love you Lily Pad kit!