Even though I don't subscribe to the idea of being "behind" in scrapbooking, I'm proud to say that I'm "caught up" through May 2014 for my Project Life pages. A few weeks ago I went to an all day scrapbooking event a friend was hosting to raise money for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day and spent 10 hours straight working on 2013 and 2014 Project Life. It was so fun, and also very productive.
The pages I'm sharing today were completed before that, as part of my BPC Art + Science of Scrapbooking class. Instructor Jennifer Wilson gave us an assignment that was simple but brilliant - use one divided page protector to document an event, especially one with lots of similar photos, like a holiday.
This blew my mind because I had never used those pocket pages for anything other than weekly Project Life pages. I construct mine using facing pages (think of an open book), rather than the front and back of one page.
Since I was at mid-October 2013 in my Project Life album, I decided to use this assignment to document our Halloween festivities.
On October 30, we went to TJ's office (ESPN/Disney) to trick-or-treat, and his coworkers had gone all-out with lots of decorations and TONS of candy. On October 31, we trick-or-treated in our neighborhood, and were likely the only ones to come to most of our neighbors' homes. Our neighborhood is on a steep hill and has very few little kids.
Since it was Halloween, I wanted to use a lot of orange (one of my favorite colors!), but I paired it with a dark blue polka dot from a DCWV Winter stack I have languishing on my shelf. I love using up old paper with newer products. Most of the orange cards are from the Project Life Kiwi Edition which I stalked unsuccessfully at Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts for several weeks until I finally found it AND it was on sale. Yippee!
I also got to use my Lawn Fawn Milo's ABCs stamp set for some of the titles. I *adore* that set even though I think letter stamps are a pain to use.
After making these pages, I've fully embraced the idea of starting with the front of a page protector instead of making sure I have a two-page spread, so that's the scheme I've used for my entire 2014 album to date. I'll share those pages in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, here's my 2013 Project Life album to date:
When I posted this to the classroom gallery at BPC, I got some (positive) comments about the unusual-for-Halloween color scheme.
What non-traditional colors do you like for Halloween items?