Thursday, September 10, 2009

A Halloween Mini Album!

Good morning! I have mini album to share with you today.
I made this paper bag mini album as a Christmas present for my in-laws last year, but for some reason, never posted it! Well, with Halloween right around the corner, I thought it was a perfect time to post!

I found this incredible paper last year from my LSS - it is We R Memory Keepers - Black Out Halloween paper. It was so easy to use b/c on one side, it was a large pattern; on the other side it was broken up into 4 - 6x6 squares of different patterns. All I did was cut each 12x12 sheet into 4 - 6x6 sheets and slap them on my paper bag album! I then used tons of different products to decorate. I will try to break down some of the techniques on each page.
(you can click on any of the pictures to see close-ups)
On the cover, I painted the HS chipboard letters with MM paint and then added lime green stickles. "Halloween" is the Frankie font from QK. I tied lots of different ribbons to the rings that bind this album.
On pages 1 & 2: QK bat dies, Frankie alpha, HS chippy, SU punch, black chalk ink, ribbon (Creative Impressions)

This is a pic of the kids in front of the 8' ghost we put out every year and my littlest one, Carson, as Batman.
On pages 3 & 4: Misc chippy tag, Grungeboard painted green, May Arts ribbon, BG chippy painted orange.

These are close-ups of my oldest, Katie, as a pirate and Parker (middle child) as Wolverine.
Can you tell I love the HS chippy? I have LOTS of it, Star & Swirl paperclips, more May Arts ribbons, basic grey chippy painted purple and doodled with a white gel pen.

This is a pic of my super heroes together and one of my neighbors awesome yards. The boys were so spooked!
SU punch, More Heidi Swapp & BG chippy painted, K & Co chippy tag (covered in DP).

The boys were so surprised when one of my neighbors answered the door dressed as a storm trooper! Lots of the parents like to dress up to hand out the candy. It makes it so much fun for the kids. We used the wagon to transport the super heroes since their little feet were tired from saving the world! While being chauffeured, they gorged on candy!
They got more and more candy!
Paper - Pumpkin Pie, Black, Kiwi Kiss, Bazzill, We R Memory Keepers Black Out Halloween DP
Paints/Inks - MM paints - orange, purple, green; Lime Stickles; Versa Mark Black Chalk ink
Chipboard - Basic Grey, Heidi Swapp, K & Co, Grungeboard
Accessories - Paper Bags, rings, Crop-A-Dile, SU picture corner punches, swirl & star paper clips, staples, White gel pen, QK Frankie Alpha & bats, buttons
Ribbons - Offray (black polka), May Arts (most others), Creative Impressions (swirl organza)
Hope you enjoyed my super-easy & quick album! ~Tori


Patti J said...

Great Album Tori! Your kids are so cute! TFS...

Dee said...

Wicked cute! You just reminded me that I, too, have this paper! Yikes, gotta dust it off and get busy! Your in-laws will love the book!