Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hipsters and Homework for you 2

Halloween 2012: North Carolina Style. For Halloween this year, we used things we already had around the house for costumes. I considered it a personal challenge to try to come up with creative and fun costumes without spending any money. So what did we come up with? Well, since my daughter is obsessed with neon and has TONS of neon clothes, we decided an 80's girl was the way to go for her. And yes, I still have my crimper from 1990 and it still works, LOL. My son (age 12, ) is kind of out of the costume phase, so he just needed something that would allow him to participate. In seventh grade this year he has a lot of homework in his honors classes so we made him a "homework explosion." Very simple to recreate, just pin homework to your child and you are done. I should note that we received a lot of mad props for both of their costumes, the adults especially got a chuckle out of the homework explosion one. Also, mad props to the checking account:  0 dollars spent!!!

I scrapbooked their Halloween pictures using pastel papers and accessories. I am not a huge themey person really, but I find that kind of funny actually. I just loved how the new Dear Lizzy collection worked with all of the pictures I took. I used the Studio Calico November main kit from Sock Hop as well as add-on kit #2 Penny Loafers, and add-on kit #3 Poodle Skirt.

Journaling says, "True story. Very simple Halloween costumes this year. Crimped hair and neon for the 80's girl and pinned on homework for a 'homework explosion,' simple and fun. Created October 31, 2012."

So now that I have shared some Halloween layouts with all of you, what did you do for Halloween? Have you documented it yet? What about using non-traditional items for holiday photos? Is that something you usually do? I would love to hear from you.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog, I really appreciate you stopping by.

Happy Thursday!



  1. Such a fun layout and I love the 80's outfit :-)

  2. Cute layout! My kids costumes were pretty simple too this year and sadly I didn't even get very good pictures of them this year!

  3. Great layout! I love scrapping Halloween photos in non-traditional colors (Though that may be because I am not a fan of orange!)