Thursday, January 17, 2013

Stop, reverse that.......

I love that line from Willy Wonka.

To give myself a break from Christmas, I worked on the Halloween mini.  I had plans for the holidays. I had my cards ready early (before Thanksgiving), my holiday recipes planned, decorations ready to throw up.  I was ready.  I was going to get it all done early this year and then sit back and enjoy life a little.

Working OT, getting sick and having the holidays pretty much pass you by wasn't my intention.  I had kits made so I could pop out pages and projects.

This was one of them and it didn't get started until my day off last week.  N went back to school and I had two full days to myself to do whatever I wanted.  For the first time in over a month, I felt like being crafty.

And this is the result:

The album itself is one of the original mini's October Afternoon produced.  I've been holding on to them forever.  Paper line is all October Afternoon.  Ribbon is from The Stringery Shop.  Veneer stars are from Studio Calico.  I added black Stickles.

This book covers all of October.  Our first stop is always the Pumpkin Patch.  Each year, they put out a Groupon for a night of fun.  It includes rides, games and pumpkin discounts.  We usually hit the patch up at least twice every season but the first time is always the best!  I have a picture from the last five years with N in front of the 'How Tall This Fall?' sign.
We end the night by filling up a wagon with pumpkins.  All flair is from a {flair} for buttons.   Veneer leaves and apples are from Studio Calico.  I misted them and then added Glossy Accents.  
Our trip to Apple Country.

 Our second annual Halloween Party.

 The school party.

 My little 'gansta'.  Thats what he called himself.  When he talks, he sounds like he's from Boston.

I still have stuff for sale HERE.  Let me know if you're interested in anything.


  1. What a great record of your Autumn adventures. I had not seen those OA minibooks before - perfect for this kind of project.

  2. Yeah for getting that crafty feeling back. This mini is fab - love all of the flair pins! :)

  3. Totally adorable mini....
    I like "Violet, you're turning Violet, Violet"

  4. I say that line all the time!! :) Love your mini! :)

  5. Adorable mini and I so love the colors in fall

  6. I love Willy Wonka!! :)
    And that is a too, too cute mini!!!