One last glance back at All Hallow’s Eve

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking12 Comments


I'm going to make a confession, but I'll only tell you: Halloween colors are my favorite to scrapbook with.

I think if I could find a way to do orange, black and white on everything, I would.

Because of last year's scrapbook photo mom debacle [read: I got zero shots of Cole in his Anakin Skywalker get up, breaking his lifetime tradition of full Halloween photo documentation], I was determined to not repeat history.

This year, Cole had planned to trick or treat with his buddy in another neighborhood, so I made sure to get at least a few solid shots of this year's look—Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants. His buddy was going as Brian Wilson, a.k.a. The Beard.


My lovely daughter Aidan decided to throw a party for her friends this year, and her choice of costume for the soiree? Cruella De Vil.


Of course, Dan and I brought up the rear, so to speak, as House and The Bee, respectively.


And in the end, it was all safely documented on this lovely scrapbook page.


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JOURNALING READS: Cruella De Vil, Tim Lincecum (aka The Freak), Dr. House and the Bee. The Zielskes delivered holiday cheer yet again in 2011. I adore Halloween. Everything about it. Dressing up. Decorating. No gifts to exchange. No impending stressful travel. Just make believe you’re something else for nothing more than simply fun. This year, Aidan hosted a party for her friends (always such a great group) and Cole went over to Jack’s neighborhood (where he dressed up as Brian Wilson (aka The Beard.) It comes and goes too dang fast, Halloween. Until next year…

Ahhh. Another day, another Halloween scrapbooked.

Only 359 days to wait until the next one.



Patterned Paper: Haunted Forest (Echo Park)

Word Art: Spooky Sentiments Brushes and Stamps (Cathy Zielske)

White Cardstock: Orange Peel Texture (Bazzill Basics)

Fonts: Adobe Woodtype Ornaments (corner dingbats), Archer


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The Designer Digitals 4th Quarter Sale begins this coming Thursday at 7 a.m. EST and runs through next Wednesday. Everything in the store is 30% off. I have a handful of new products coming to the store next week, including the template that today's layout was based on.

Cathy ZielskeOne last glance back at All Hallow’s Eve

12 Comments on “One last glance back at All Hallow’s Eve”

  1. #1

    awww your making me smile already this Monday morning. Good for you getting those pictures and already documenting them. Love everyone’s costumes and they each are perfect for you.

    I too looooove orange/black/white and Halloween pictures more then any other holiday. Some years I will scrap the same photos 5 times just because they make me happy and I love these colors.
    Thanks for sharing these! Have a great week.

  2. #2
    Abby P.

    You’re SO right…one of the best things about Halloween is the color!! Love your layout…and the costumes 😀

  3. #4

    I second your confession: I love, love Halloween colors. I believe it is a throwback to my gothy days when, let’s face it, one of the perks is that every day felt a little bit like Halloween. Even without Ministry on the iPod. 😉

  4. #7

    I love the idea of Tim Lincecum and Brian Wilson gathering candy together!!! Of course, I have a soft spot for Brian Wilson, epic beard and all.

  5. #9

    This is fabulous! Halloween is our fav holiday too! Still can’t bear to put it all away yet either! But how can you not scrap the party scene and your kids friends and your decorations and jack o’lanterns? I probably have 40 photos that I like of these things and want to scrap but how can i? I guess I am just wondering how you deal, in your mind, with not scrapping everyhing!!!????

  6. #11

    We love Halloween in the Hogue house as well….it started with my hubby winning the deck decorating contest in our first apartment in 1991 and has evolved to a graveyard in our front yard and our son on his 4th annual party…..this year, 22 highschool sophomores. And girls! That was scarier than any of the ghosts and ghoulies!

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