Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

It's just past midnight which means it's officially Halloween in my region! It's one of my favorite holidays! Every year it seems I take the same photos. After looking through a few sets, I have come to realize there are hidden messages within the pictures.

Did Somebody Say Candy? by Christy Strickler Supplies Patterned Paper: Basic Grey; Stickers, Die Cuts, Chipboard: Basic Grey, Elle's Studio; Buttons: Queen and Co.; Other: sequins, cardstock: Submitted to the Inspiration Challenge for October 2013

There is nothing like a pile of candy to sort out on Halloween. In the excitement, it may be difficult to capture a shot with the perfect background. That's ok. Those hidden items in the back help tell part of the story. These photos were taken just prior to a big move. There is a lot of empty space and some moving boxes in the background.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds by Christy Strickler| Supplies Patterned Paper,Stickers,Die Cuts, Letters: Basig Grey; Enamel Dots: Freckled Fawn; Other: Doily, Flair, Tape, Journal Card; Based on a sketch from; 

 My husband and son are eating roasted pumpkin seeds in our driveway. Not only does this capture a Halloween tradition, it also gives a hint about the weather that day. It was so hot, that my son was able to run through the sprinklers while I roasted the pumpkins indoors. While this photo doesn't capture a family moment in front of a perfectly decorated mantel, it does tell a lot about what it was like where we lived.

All month long, I have been inspired to create Halloween and Fall themed layouts using the October JBS Mercantile kits. I have especially fallen in love with the Basic Grey Persimmon collection which was a predominant part of the kits. If you are looking for a way to be inspired for Halloween or Fall, try creating a kit based around a specific collection of products. Write down an traditions your family has or look through words or phrases within the kit to spark journal prompts and titles. Items in the background or the day's weather may also become important parts of this year's story. What hidden messages can be found in your Halloween photos?

Additional Resources

Get Inspired by A Product Line- a challenge from Document Life Workshop
Holidays and Seasons: Everyday is Halloween Pinterest Board

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1 comment:

  1. Love the memories behind these photos Christy. Love how you used the Basic Grey, and the Elle's kit on your first page!