Sunday, November 1, 2009

Freehand Scraps and Post Halloween

Okay, I have to admit that Halloween has never been a big deal to me. I was never one to put a lot of thought into a costume, I don't like anything scary or macabre, I am just not that into it. Last year Emma's costume (pirate) was based around the cutest black and white Hanna Andersson tights and patent Gymboree boots. Priorities. Well, guess what that has changed my friends. I had such a delightful time last night, I love Halloween! The girls really had a great time, they were just amazed that people were putting the prettiest little candies in their buckets.
Look at those baby legs stuffed into the leopard tights! Love It! She resisted this costume all month and I really wasn't sure if I would be able to get her to wear it, but when the time came to get dressed, she whined a little but I was persistant and I think she ended up liking it.










The November kit at Freehand Scraps is for sale! This kit is stuffed with papers perfect for your Fall photographs. I still have enough left over from my kit for a couple more lay outs. I made this 8.5x11 two pager of our trip to the apple orchard last month. Cute animals? In the kit. Fabric and chipboard clouds ? In the kit.


Here's one of Lily and her collection of rotten apples. I wanted to bring attention to the apples so I stitched a circle around her basket of yuck.


Love the colors in this collection of papers.







Messed around with Maya Mist (Bubblegum) here. I am definitely an amateur when it comes to misting, but it is heaps of fun to try. I used the blue scalloped paper to make a mask and the then misted the top and bottom of the paper. Emma was born with the bluest eyes. Her daddy and every single person on his side of the family has blue eyes. Her eyes stayed blue until she was 2.5 . Now they still have some blue in them, but there is green and just around the iris they are are golden. Is that a version of hazel?

I think this lay out of Emma is my favorite of the bunch. I love the sweet photos of her, I love the memory of this day we spent together as a family and I think the papers really layered well together.



I already used the birthday card below! I hope you will check out the Freehand Scraps gallery this month, it's fun to see what everyone comes up with using the same kit.
















13 comments:

tina said...

Kids totally make H-ween so much better! I'm totally like you, not into the scary stuff. Your munchkins inspire all kinds of cute costumes, including the ones they sported. Hope mommy was well for it.

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eMeLiNe Seet said...

i'm totally enjoying your pages and your blog !

peggylee said...

They are Sooo Beautiful!! Looks like they had fun!! Your work is inspiring to me this morning. You always have such nice work. Thanks for sharing.

Peggy Lee

BabyBokChoy said...

of COURSE!!! Your kids are cuter than cuteness itself and you can let them WEAR WHATEVER they want!!! Doesn't San Diego have THE NICEST weather here in the continental U.S.?? You try those sleeveless things here in 30 degree weather, yeah, I'm TOTALLY envious!!! LOL.

Linda Beeson said...

Oh are those cuties adorable! LOVING those leopard legs!

Beth Perry said...

HAHA NICE LEOPARD-PRINT BUM! HAHA Those girls look absolutely adorable!!!
And WOW, BABE!!! WOWOW!!!!!! I love every single one of your projects!! The clouds, the paper flowers!! Everything is so beautiful and so awesomely cool! love love love it!!!!
B

The Kellers said...

The girls look absolutely adorable!!! Love their costumes!

Julie said...

Your girls are just so adorable! Beautiful photos of them and such beautiful layouts! Gorgeous work!

laterg8r said...

lovely LO's, the girls look sooo cute :D

Holly said...

your girls are darling and the leopard tights so fun! Loved your gallery and especially the incredible layout. Did you use a punch on the curly edge of the bird paper?? Great layering....

Heidi Stork said...

Thanks so much Sam for all of your beautiful work this month! Your girlies are darling all dressed up...wish we had your weather here!

Hugs,
Heidi

nun said...

The girls look adorable! I LOVE those leopard legs! I love Emma's too!!! Absolutely adorable.