Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My April GPD Challenge

Here's a picture of my Halloween album that I picked up in the Fall of 2006 at Walmart. I started it with some photos of Katie at Hallween that year...6 days before Evan was borned! She dressed as a pumpkin.
This is a layout of some photos I shot in sequence as Evan discovered his first sucker. Looking at it, unwrapping it, putting it in his mouth and then his expression after tasting it!!! So cute!

Halloween 2007 was Evan's first Halloween. He dressed as a purple monster and everyone wanted to pose with him for pictures. So FINALLY on April GPD....I actually got the layouts finished and added to the Halloween Book...YEAH ME!!!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

April Great Pumpkin Day

Great Pumpkin Day started out being celebrated on the LAST day of the month which is either the 31st or 30th depending on the month but then in an effort to spread out our "special days" a bit some suggested celebrating it on the 13th...I try to hit one or the other or both...

This Wednesday is Great Pumpkin Day and I hope to complete my Halloween 2008 pages in my Halloween scrapbook...I'll take pictures of the album and the pages...and try to get them up by the end of the week!

I have also started looking toward BOO BASH 2008. This year I plan to have an inside and outside set up just in case the weather is HORRIBLE!!! Around here you can never tell. So my kitchen will be set up like a witches kitchen with spell books, potions, and other stuff. After Halloween 2007 I found some cute crates on DEEP clearance at Michaels, and they have some cute Halloween labels on them. These will be perfect for filling with small bottles and envelopes of spell dust etc. The living room will mainly have pumpkins and might not get used at all depending on whether we can use the patio or not. Even if we use the patio...the kitchen is the entry way into the house from the everyone who uses the bathroom will see the decor in there! So I will be searching for spooky kitchen ideas....and filing ideas away for next month..when I plan on trying to create a few things.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

On Halloween Night

On Halloween Night by Ferida Wolff & Dolores Kozieiski is a children's book that features lovely pictures. The premise of the book is counting Halloween creatures/items up through the number 13. From one witch stirs...through...eight toads croak...all the way to thirteen ghosts haunt this is a fun to read and beautifully illustrated book. Originally published in 1994 it's sure to become a children's classic.

GPD List from April Monthly Magic

Here are the items from the April Monthly Magic list for Great Pumpkin Day. Remember it can be celebrated on the last day of the month or on the 13th of each month!

1.Pick a date for your fall party. Start a party planner section in your fall notebook.

2. Burn a CD of scary songs or sounds. Make a label to match your party theme.

3. Search on line for decorating ideas for a fall party.

April Great Pumpkin Day Challenge

Each month I will post a Great Pumpkin Day Challenge. The challenge will be one part of my basic three approach as it will either be “for fun”, a planning item, or involve taking some action to “do” something. The Challenge will be an additional item not one of the ideas listed on the Monthly Magic list. This is a challenge to make us stretch ourselves and do just a little bit more each month. The challenge can be completed anytime during the month. It does not have to be done on Great Pumpkin Day itself.

The April Great Pumpkin Day Challenge is a DOING item.

Find some Halloween pictures. From 2007 or 1976….it doesn’t matter…just find some pictures. Do one of the following with the pictures:
  • Create a two page scrapbook layout for your album.
  • Use them to create a personalized notebook cover for your Halloween or Autumn notebook. Make sure you have a clear view notebook
  • Create an altered autumn clipboard using them. You can actually use the clipboard or use it as a picture display in the fall.
  • Create an altered book (use an old child’s board book) and include the pictures in it. Call it The _____ Family’s Halloween Hauntings or some sort name.

If you are like me….you always mean to DO something with those pictures and here’s your chance. Let’s get a few pictures scrapped or used in some fun way. Get them out of the boxes and envelopes and on display! When you finish post here and let us know then hop out somewhere and buy your self a little treat….