Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Hallo

Whew, just finished in the nick of time. This week I have been taking advantage of Makayla's nap time to get inside my studio (which btw is such a disaster, whenever I work on a project, it seems like my creative juices only getting flowing if my studio looks like this

Anyhow, I wanted to finish a mini book documenting Makayla's first Halloween and, it's just about done. You see, a few years back I had taken a class at a local scrapbook store to create an adorable paper mache haunted house that housed not one, but two mini books inside. How cool is that! When I took the class, I purposely never finished (or started for that matter) the mini books because I knew they were worthy of a special moment and some cutey pattoty pics. David and I never celebrate Halloween or dress up so we didn't have much to make into a mini album other then carving pumpkins or dressing up our pooches. Well, fast forward a few years and now we have our own little ghoul...I mean girl :). M's first Halloween is most worthy of this special spooky house and mini albums, Don't you think? Here is the house and the 2 mini books inside

I plan on putting pics. of trick or treating in the smaller album.

And here is a peek inside the larger album

I had so much fun getting back into my studio and actually scrapbooking!! For those of you that are new friends to my blog, scrapbooking is where it all began for me. I started crafting many moons ago and creating mini albums kinda became my thing. However, ever since we moved 2 years ago I've spent much of my creative juices on creating home decor items for our home. It felt SO good to go back to my roots and play with paper, glitter, and all the other fun glitz and glam I enjoy adding to my albums.

My incentive to getting this book done was so I can start working on some Thanksgiving and Christmas projects I've been dying to start :) :) I told myself I couldn't start those until I finished this, and I have...Woohoo! I also can not wait to pull out this house every year at Halloween and look through the albums reminiscing of special moments from long ago..I can only imagine sitting next to M when she is a teenager and showing her the pics. of her very first Halloween--sniff, sniff


The Autocrat: Haley said...

Doesn't everyone's room look like this after a project!! LOL Mine does! Can't wait to see what else you come up with!

Heidi Cassaday said...

Amazing Heather! Those books are just amazing. Kudos to you for getting them done as well...if only that could happen in my life!! And so sweet for Makayla to have those memories preserved, that means that when Luke marries her at least she will have photo albums completed:0)

Jason and Lisa said...

So cute! You always come up with the cutest projects. Like Heidi said, it is great that you have all these memories preserved.