"Double, double, toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
Double, double, toil and trouble;
Something wicked this way comes!"
Halloween is on its way. I think the lines above are from a Harry Potter movie but I can say that I have heard different versions of this my entire life. I do really enjoy Halloween. I don't mean the evil, scary Halloween. I mean the fun, cute costume, cool decorations type of Halloween.
Each year when my children were smaller I made their costumes. Thoroughly enjoyed doing it too! Princesses, pumpkins, Buzz Lightyear, Simba, more princesses, various saints, Woody, anything Star Wars, ........... And of course the costumes were passed down to the younger ones. I remember the year of the capes - there was a huge argument over who got to wear the brown Star Wars cape I made. Well, everyone got one that year. Each one of them had a costume with a cape! And I love that we still have those capes and the kids (even the adult ones) still wear them! We had not 1 , but 2 costume bins in our house. I guess with 5 children there was a need for a lot of costumes! Just recently we purged the costume boxes. Very sad to see some of those leave my house. I kept a few just because I couldn't let them go (like the Simba head that I hand made! and the St Nicholas costume. Oh, and the St Michael costume). I do wish I had taken a picture of each and every one of them. I guess I do have them in a way - I am sure I have a picture of the children wearing them and that is better.
Each year I make a Halloween mini album. Of course when all of the kids were home I had lots of pictures. Not so much this year. But I made the album anyway :)
I chose to use the new Tim Holtz Regions Beyond paper stash and all the goodies that go with it. I love the papers but as I made the album I felt it needed "more". So I added some Gecko Galz images to it. Perfect. The vintage nature of the paper and the vintage images I chose perfectly complimented each other. I used Gecko Galz Wicked Words 1 and 2 and Halloween Kids 1 and 2. Visit Gecko Galz to see these sheets and so much more (the papers for October are fabulous!)
So, I thought I would show you some of the pages:
And the back. What a perfect way to end the mini than with a GG chalkboard tag. Again, I used the matte medium to attach the tag. It seals it down so that it will not lift off. You can also see the black lace I added to the covers. It is some of my vintage stash. I found a huge roll of it years ago for $10! Score! It is not all that old, from the 50's. But I love using it!
Well, I hope you enjoyed a little wickedness! Stop by again....I can hardly wait to share my projects for the GG Blog Hop (last week of October). I had soo much fun making them! And there will be some freebies too! Enjoy your day.