Thursday, October 16, 2008

Our First Pumpkin - Quick, easy and lots of color!

When my son got married, they lived with us for a few months and Halloween was in there. We are not big Halloween fans, but we do like the fall and harvest-y themes of the season. I do like the carving of pumpkins and baking the pumpkin seeds!

So when I do a scrapbook layout on a theme that I am not a fan of, there's always an event or feature that is a memory other than the holiday, so I twist the layout theme to show the memory I do like about the event/holiday.

This scrapbook layout is a 12x12. It is titled " Our First Pumpkin". The kids carved it together with the help of their little 2 year old neice (my grand daughter that is "hosting" the swap of Box Tops 4 Education for Free Scrapbook supplies at Scrapbook For Box Tops

This scrapbook layout is quick, easy and few "supplies", but it still generates the theme of their first pumpking harvest/carving that they did as well as just a family function!


3 photos tell the story of the event. This is a 12x12 layout.

I cut the photos in a circle and matted them on a 1/4" larger circle die cut. The letters were purchased from Missy Made It . I added a pumpkin die cut and there you have it! Quick, easy but shows the "process" they went through from start to finish and a "family shot" at the end. Has basically nothing to do with
Halloween.
That's a fantastic feature of scrapbooking - out of the box, no right/wrong way to do it! It's your memory - you create its designation!

4 comments:

erica922 said...

very cool, love the circles!!!!!!

Scrapbook Layout Ideas said...

Thanks! That's an extra embellishing idea - make the die cuts match the theme - circles are close to pumpkins!

Ally said...

I really enjoyed your "potato chips and peanut butter" pages, so cute! Every child is so different in their taste/fav. foods, and what a great way to remember and show them someday! I also checked out some of your google links...great page!

Ally said...

I really enjoyed your "potato chips and peanut butter" pages, so cute! Every child is so different in their taste/fav. foods, and what a great way to remember and show them someday! I also checked out some of your google links...great page!