Today I have a fun project and a giveaway in addition to the regular link-up!
Big fan of Halloween here.
It sort of runs in the family.
We have a lot of great Halloween photos, like this one from last year…
Simple Halloween Scrapbook
I am not much of a scrapbooker to start with, but I am a huge fan of Project Life. It’s the perfect way to complete a book that looks great, but doesn’t take the time and money involved in traditional scrapbooking.
Let’s start by talking about some of the supplies.
- Project Life Mini Album – Midnight. These mini albums can be a little hard to find in stores, but you can grab one online. The great thing about these smaller albums is that they come with photo pocket pages sewn in.
- Project Life Halloween Theme Cards. I am a BIG fan of these theme packs. They’re fantastic + they’re inexpensive. The Halloween pack has 40 cards – 8 4×6 cards and 32 3×4 cards. These cards are available at Hobby Lobby.
- Slick Writer and Project Life Pens. The Slick Writers are awesome. They are photo safe and will write on slick surfaces. The Project Life journaling pens are a bit more precise. I use them for everything from journaling to everyday writing.
Here’s where I own up…I broke my own super-simple scrapbooking rule and just went to simple.
I grabbed some additional scrapbooking supplies. The Project Life Halloween Theme Cards design is based on the Pebbles, Inc. Thirty-One collection. So I snagged the Pebbles Thirty-One 6×6 Halloween Paper Pad…
And then bought some fun flat embellishments, including the FREAKING AWEOME Halloween washi American Craft has at Target.
But back to my simple scrapbook…
I started my Halloween book with the Project Life Halloween Theme cards. I wanted to give you a better picture of what they look like…
One of the things I really like about these cards is that I can use them in my Halloween scrapbook, but I can also use them as gift tags and cards. So excited!
I wanted it to be clear right from the start that this was a Halloween scrapbook. I started by updating the window in the front of the mini album.
Here’s the end result…
Those of you who’ve followed along know that I don’t do a lot of embellishing. I sort of use Project Life in its most basic form. When I do embellish my cards and photos I try to keep my embellishments as flat as possible (to the horror of every traditional scrapbooker). When the cards are layered up, they just don’t fit into the photo pocket tightly.
I like to start by rounding my photo corners and slipping the photos and cards in the album first. I go back to embellish and journal later. I know that’s a little backwards for some people, but to each his own, right?
It took me less than an hour to get everything in the album. Here’s a little sample of what it looks like so far…
Halloween Theme Card Giveaway
In the meantime, how about a little giveaway? I am giving away one pack of Project Life Halloween Theme Cards. Please follow the directions in the Rafflecopter widget to enter.
Saturday Share Linky
The great thing about Saturdays is I have the opportunity to not only share what I’ve been working on, but I also get to share my friends projects and invite you to share yours.