Are you ready for all the ghosts and goblins? Did you eat all the candy already and now need to buy more? That’s what usually happens in our household, but we were good this year! Maybe it’s because I hid it in a super-de-dooper hiding spot. (And if my husband is reading this, he now knows there really was candy around. Sorry honey. :) )

So just how are you going to record all those memories? Have you ever thought about recording them all in one place? Check out this amaaazing mini album that our ever-so creative Miss Nichol did!



I love how Nichol added dimension to this background using items to overlay similar pieces. She also grabbed the pumpkin outline from the This+That Autumn kit to put over the pumpkin within word collage background. Smart girl. ;)


Love the patterned paper and stamps on the potion bottles!


[ Shapes | Foundations: Trick or Treat (word collage+diamond background) / This is Halloween (titles, potion bottles + skeleton under glass) / December Additions: The Dailies (“10”) / This+That: Autumn (pumpkin) / This+That: Freedom (star) / Feature It (photo template) ]

Here’s what Nichol has to say:

I created a bunch of 8×8 photo collages + printed them for my 8×8 Doodlebug album. The photo collages make it so easy to add photos/pages to my album each year + it leaves one side of each 2-page layout open to add fun die cut titles/embellishments + journaling!

I spritzed the 2 – 8″ die cut backgrounds with White Mister Huey and Shine Mister Huey for a fun distressed feel to my backgrounds.

I used American Crafts black cardstock to cut my backgrounds because I’ve found that it AC cardstock cuts the best on the Silhouette. I use other cardstocks at times but with intricate backgrounds I try to stick to AC.


I totally love this idea! I love the thought of having all the years of photos all in one place to enjoy seeing the costumes . . . and the changes . . . throughout the years. And Nichol’s process makes it so easy!

It would make a great “Halloween” decoration too. Put it out on the coffee table every year?

Great idea Nichol.

Well, I hope you all have a *ehem* spooktacular time tonight! :)