Monday, October 5, 2009

Color Me Miki--October kits!!

Hello, Welcome FALL everyone!! It's time for cooler weather, pumpkin patches, and Halloween! I'd like to introduce you to Color Me Miki's October kit, Bewitching kit!! I was so excited to receive this kit. I finally started the Halloween album I've been wanting to make since Joey was born! I still have to get the album, I plan on getting a simple SEI landscape album. It's on sale right now at for under $6. But I still want to check out good ol' Michael's first.

Without further chit chat, here is Bewitching! Please click on the image to see a larger view!

Sorry, I didn't get a chance to take detail shots. It's been busy with birthday celebrations every week. We've even been celebrating twice for each celebrant! LOL! Let's start off with a card.

Then we'll pretend we're looking at the album. I don't have a title page yet, but here will be the first layout. Joey's First Halloween! Okay, I'm totally ghetto, er, I mean resourceful! I didn't have another "R", so I used a "P" and cut off part of the "X" for the leg! Hey, it worked for me! Joey was only 3 days old when we went to the Halloween parade at school. I was wobbling around and man, I totally paid for that later! My parents, Heintje and I was up until super late putting together Jordan's costume. It was a great idea, but didn't turn out exactly how we hoped. By the end of the day he was left with 80% of his spots. Of course many of his classmates were picking them off! LOL. So later that night, he used his Batman costume from last year. Good thing it still fit.

Here is 2007. We have Zorro, Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, and a cute lil' Bumble Bee. I love that the Bumble Bee costume is the same one from when Jordan was a baby!!

Here comes 2008. This year we went to Great America since we had season passes. It changed a little and there was no parade...either that or we were super late! I didn't realize they closed at 4pm and we got there around 1pm! Sorry kids. It was still enough time for them...and us!

Finally, is a layout from the school parade. Sorry, I scribbled out the name. Can you believe we got that costume for Joey...FREE! We went to Old Navy right before we went to Great America (hence the reason we were so late). We got free t-shirts for the kids and a $5 coupon. There was a sale for costumes, $5! We didn't even have to pay tax...totally exciting! And he loved it! I still have to make another layout with the before/after. Only Jordan kept the same costume, you can see what the other 2 were before Old Navy....LOL. Hey, check out the dots at the bottom right corner of the layout. I used the mesh in the kit and used my trusty old Cat's Eye Chalk ink pad! I actually did a technique! haha!

Well, that's all I've done with this kit. I feel bad I didn't touch the Amber Road part of the kit. I'm sure I'll use it later, but I was determined to start on the Halloween album.

In other scrapping news, I started Willow Traders' October THAW challenge! THAW--THree A Week. We create 3 layouts a week. Guess what, I actually scrapped! I think I got my mojo back and since they announce all 3 of the week's challenges on a Friday, I have the weekend to at least think about or even get scrapping on it. I'm so excited. I'll post along the way. Yay...get to dig into the scrap stash again!

Thanks so much for passing by. Have a great week, everyone!


Diana said...

this kit looks FANTASTIC! Love your layouts you did with it Em! I just love all the little touches--just so FUN!

Melanie Stanczyk said...

These layouts are super cute!

Hope you are having a great day!

erin yamabe said...

this sure does look like an awesome kit, em!
and i love your pages, seriously, when do you have time? you're work is always so are super quick girl!

Michelle said...

I soo love this kit!i used it DT on your first Halloween layout love the cluster of embellisy!what a sweet picture!
you really workd the kit and got alot of pages done with it!