We've had wonderful weather for our Fall Break here in Walland! Sunny, gorgeous skies, cool mornings and warm afternoons. Road trips. Lazy days. Busy days. Good days. And that's why the same post has been up all now you know. But, I did want to share the first in a series of Halloween layouts today, created very early on, when I first started scrapbooking in 2009, I think.

A visit from my Mom to see her first granchild, and only grandson, to Baumholder, Germany coincided with Halloween. It was our turn time slot to hand out candy to all the kids going stairwell to stairwell in our military housing neighborhood. Zach was 11 months old in October 1992. Time flies.

This was a kit purchased from the Dollar Spot at Target, and I further embellished the layout with a Hallmark pumpkin sticker and rub-ons from Basic Grey j- maybe, I'm not sure. I used pop dots behind the jack-o-lantern and BOO elements that were first placed on heavy duty cardstock and then fussy cut. 

This Halloween was from a time when it was just Zach and I at our little townhome. Sure, Gordon was a big part of our life, but he's not in our photos this Halloween. We took Zach to our local mall for trick-or-treating to each of the mall stores. Wow, I remember that Zach loooooved carving that pumpkin. He was very serious about the "job." What do you think of our homespun {cheap} costume?

See that pull tab, it tells the story of our Halloween. I added the tab, topped with a button to a piece of cardstock and used pop dots so that the journaling card would fit under the photo between the pop dots. I remember thinking I was so crafty to use my huge supply of cross-stitch thread to add the stitching to the felt American Crafts felt arrow.

I'll be sharing more BOOtiful layouts all this month!


  1. Glad you had a lovely break Monika. Such cute LO's; looking forward to seeing more! x

  2. Love your adorable pages. That paper is so fun! :)


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