Its no secret to anyone that knows me this is my favorite time of year. September first hits and my heart starts to sing. Growing up in North Carolina I loved seeing the leaves change – all the fiery colors that made the trees look ablaze. I adored the crisp morning air and the warm afternoons. The state fair was just around the corner with funnel cakes, caramel apples, flavored popcorn, fresh lemonade, rides and games. Family gatherings around the table would come in short order as would the smell of the crackling wood in the fireplace. It meant that fall was around the corner, that winter would follow and the wonderful fun of the holidays would soon be upon us and it all started with Halloween. That whimsical and fiendish holiday that gives adults and children alike the opportunity to embrace their fun, goofy side.
Living here is Southern California, I have to admit I really miss seasons. Our mild weather in the fall appeals to so many people but I miss bundling up with a scarf and gloves, sitting around a roaring fireplaces and sipping pumpkin spice lattes. (Okay, I still enjoy my pumpkin spice latte.) That said, I still look forward to this time of year. In September, I start planning my projects for the upcoming holiday season. I am one of those people that starts Christmas shopping early and who has their Halloween costumes decided the year before. And even my dogs get in on the fun. They have their own costumes as well as special haunted holiday yummies.
There is no better season and I adore capturing it all on digital film (rather on my iPhone…am so super excited for the new iPhone 6s…). Half the fun of the season is taking those photos and dropping them into some super cute, super snazzy scrapbooking layouts. Appropriately with Halloween being the first of the season’s holidays, I’ve some cute Halloween layouts that I made with my My Memories scrapbooking program. To make these layouts I used:
Chills & Thrills Monogram, Clusters and Pack,
Bewitching Extra Alpha,
My primary go to sets for these layouts were the Chills and Thrills as well as GothEka. Both offered a different spin on a Halloween layout but I think both are beautiful. With these sets, there are endless combinations of Halloween fun. Here are four layouts for inspiration.