Sunday, October 19, 2008

Boo - Halloween Scrapbook Time!

Today I saw Halloween decorations in neighbor’s yards. And I’m reminded that even though this is a busy time of year, it’s time to get ready to make a Halloween scrapbook.

Lots of people love this time of year and tell me that Halloween is their favorite holiday. Halloween, as a theme, is rich in imagery and makes a good subject for interesting page layouts and adding the photos of kids in costumes lends another layer of interest to a scrapbook.

So, it’s time to get the costumes ready, and check your scrapbooks, paper, and other supplies to do some scrapbooking with Halloween themes, pumpkins, witches and spiderwebs.

Show above is the Masterpiece Stemma Carved Pumkins scrapbook paper - a cool design! (available in single sheets or in bulk packs)

Or for contrast, you could use some solid orange paper - and save buy buying it in bulk, like this Paper Accents pumpkin orange paper:

For more freaky Halloween fun, look at the Bo Bunny papers - they are really fun! (Shown below are a mummy design on 12 x 12 scrapbook paper and the green one is called "witches' brew")

Spookier still are these Cosmo Cricket double-sided scrapbook papers: on the left is Haunted Halloween - Eerie, and on the right is Macabre.

How about some Spiders and Spiderwebs for your Scrapbook?

Carolee's Creations has a Halloween Collection of scrapbook papers that I personally like a lot. Silly Spiders has a page designed with rows of spiders on their threads and the spiderwebs page has a dark background that will accent nicely with photos adhered on top.

Doodlebug Designs has a more abstract approach to their page layout with this 12x12 scrapbook paper called "Hocus Pocus." And on the right is a paper design with pictures of black cats, witches hats, spider webs, and ghosts called Wicked Whimsy from the Imaginisce - Hallowhimsy Halloween Collection (and it's cute!)

Halloween Scrapbook Kits

These help all of you that don't have time to pick out each piece of paper, one-by-one. The two kits I can recommend are: Doodlebug Designs' Let's Kit Together - Halloween and Making Memories Spellbound 12x12 Halloween Kit.

You'll need a binder or album, too...I like these a linen covered albums: We R Memory Keepers - Linen - 12x12 - Three Ring Albums - Orange Zest or We R Memory Keepers Postbound Album - Hazelnut.

Just found! Free digital scrapbook pages and stickers downloads: You can get some digital scrapbooking stuff here: Free Halloween Downloads

So, when the festivities are over and the costumes are put away, you can nibble on the leftover candy and create your Halloween scrapbooks.