Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Hopefully the weather is cooperating in your area, and you’re ready for trick-or-treaters and holiday fun. No matter the temperature outside, you can take comfort that we are here to help you find great solutions for all your scrapbooking needs. In fact, here are two totally creepy (but beautiful) layouts to inspire you when creating your Halloween layouts!

as seen in the October 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes

Ghouly Girls by Lori Anderson. Supplies: Patterned paper: Die Cuts with a View, Hambly Screen Prints, and Making Memories; Sticker: KI Memories; Chipboard: Cosmo Cricket; Brad: Creative Imaginations; Rhinestones: BoBunny Press; Pen: American Crafts; Adhesive: Ranger Industries, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Therm O Web, and Tombow.

  • Add sparkle to your layouts by topping an accent with glitter glue for instant glam
  • Use themed rub-ons for a quick and fun photo affect

as seen in the October 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes

Halloween Bunco by Wendy Sue Anderson. Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts and Doodlebug Design; Chipboard: Pink Paislee; Epoxy accent, journaling spot, metal charm, and pins: Making Memories; Stamps: Fiskars Americas; Ink: Tsukineko; Embossing powder and pen: American Crafts; Other: Ribbon.

  • Be sure to capture all the details of a holiday party, including guests, food, and décor
  • Create a pretty border with glitter brads or use sheer ribbon to dress up your page

We hope these will help inspire you to create pretty spooky layouts of your own.

From all of us to all of you, Happy Halloween!

Joannie McBride, associate editor

P.S. It’s no trick; have we got a treat for you! This giveaway features a sampling of products by Die Cuts With a View from their Street Lace collection! Don’t be a scaredy cat; just leave a comment on this blog post telling us about a favorite Halloween tradition by Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 at noon (MT). Three spooktacular winners will be randomly selected on or around Friday, Nov. 5, 2010 and announced on our Giveaways tab. BATS all folks!

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67 Responses to Happy Halloween!

  1. Lisa P says:

    Love to hand out candy and see the smiles on the kids faces.

  2. Heaney says:

    I don’t celebrate Halloween over here in Malaysia, so there is no fav traditions for me.

  3. Pamela J says:

    Going to the pumpkin patch isn’t really Halloween but decorating with the pumpkins kinda is, right? My kids love to do this. Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. Ronda says:

    Your LO’s are very inspiring. Makes me want to dress up like a witch and have my picture taken. LOL
    Our Halloween tradition started when our two boys were small. We always spent a day at a near by Pumpkin Farm. Now we continue this tradition with our grandchildren. They love it as much as thier Dad and Uncle.


  5. Linda D. says:

    The majority of our family dislikes turkey (our family celebrates Thanksgiving with City Chickens)), so in order to satisfy my craving, I started the Annual Turkey Dinner and Pumpkin Carving Extravaganza on the last Sunday of October before Halloween. We get all of our Trick-or-Treat pumpkin carving done before dinner and our neighbor judges the carving contest. Then we have our turkey dinner (with table favors I make from scrapbooking supplies) and end the evening with a bonfire and marshmallow roast.

  6. Erica D. says:

    taking my daughter trick-or-treating

  7. Rose J says:

    our favorite tradition is remembering that we (my hubby & i) met on halloween! :)

  8. handing out candy for sure!

  9. charlene says:

    We have stew and biscuits at a friend’s house every year. Sometmimes on Trick-or-treat nite, which means dressing up and sometimes just after the holiday, which means lots of chatting. It’s all good!

  10. Heather Adams says:

    Our Halloween tradition is this: my mom gets each person in the family a bag of candy. Even if the younger ones go trick-or-treating, everyone still gets a ‘healthy’ amount of chocolate! :)

  11. Nicole says:

    So, my lil daughter is on her 3rd Halloween and last yr I started one of the Halloween traditions my mom use to do with me when I was a kid Treat-Or-Treat at the local MALL. It’s fun, u always leave the mall with a ton of candy, its safe, and we can shop at the same time. :)

  12. Christina says:

    My favorite tradition is carving pumpkins with my kids.

  13. Wendy says:

    Going trick or treating with my son :)

  14. Melinda says:

    Our family all goes out trick-or-treating together. Even this year when my oldest daughter was asked to go with just friends she turned them down. She told them that she likes to go with her family and see how much fun her younger siblings are having.

  15. Jen Schow says:

    My favorite thing about halloween is that my husband’s family is really into costumes. The adults especially. Each year they spend hours making/agonizing over costumes!

  16. MousEarz says:

    Don’t know if it’s really a tradition, but the year I was pregnant with DD I started painting pumpkins instead of carving. I’ve been doing it ever since. We’re not talking just eyes, a nose & a mouth here…we’re talking all over design. This year I did the cast of Abby’s Flying Fairy School from Sesame Street.

  17. Beth says:

    Halloween is our favorite time of the year (both my kids were born in October) and our tradition involves meeting with our friends at our house then trick or treating together. Of course we have to take pictures first :)

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