I think that many times we struggle with color combinations, don’t we? The battle between photos and the theme? We have a Christmas page to do, but the kids didn’t understand the color coordinating that needs to occur so you can scrap the event and they wore orange???

I say, why fight it???

Who says we have to go with the norm? And when you can cut your own designs? You are the master of your creation!

Check out what our darling Miss Laura did on her Halloween page . . . soooooo love this!!!!

[ Shapes | This+That Halloween (Spiderweb+BOO)  /  Foundations: Trick or Treat (Diamond background) ]


It has all the elements of Halloween, but not a hint of orange.

Green? Yes.

Black? Yes.

Maybe red is the new orange? ;)

What a great combination of colors and shapes . . . works perfectly with the photos!

fab. just fab.

Here’s what Laura says:

When I scrapbook our Halloween photos, I hardly ever use the traditional Halloween colors that most Halloween products are made in. My girls never pick costumes in black and orange colors, or even purple, which is another big color that I see in Halloween collections. So I love that I can use my Silhouette and Kerri’s shapes, to design my layout around the colors that match what costumes my girls picked out each year.

I cut the grunge diamond foundation, from aqua pattern paper, to match the aqua in my girl’s costumes. I cut this shape twice, both at 6 inches square, and then pieced them together to cover one side of the layout. I wanted the spider web border to go the full height of my layout (12 inches), but didn’t want it to be too wide, since that side of the design was only 6 inches wide. So I cut the spider web a bit smaller (about 8 inches tall), and then simply cut it into two pieces to go above and below the photos. I cut my “BOO” title from both the green and red pattern papers, that I was using on other areas of the layout. I adhered the green letters on top of the red letters, using popdots, and shifting them a tiny bit to the side and down, so that some of the red letters were peeking out.