Bet you thought I fell off the face of the earth, huh? I think this has been the longest hiatus I've taken from the blog since I started blogging about a year and a half ago.
Busy, busy, busy!
I've been working on lots of layouts and projects, mostly for Scrapbook News and Review. I'll share them as I can. Some of them you can see throughout this week during their daily Halloween email newsletters. Sign up now if you're not already receiving them. There are some AMAZING projects by the staffers on there. Lots of great Halloween ideas! You can see many more in the upcoming Octobert/November double issue premiering Sunday 10/31.
I began my hiatus with 5 days at the Disneyland Resort. Our hotel was awesome because it had an entrance right into California Adventure (which, truth be told, I love so much more than Disneyland...is that wrong?).
We met up with some friends right at the beginning and hung out for a little while for the Disneyland Halloween celebration. They close the park early to general admission and you have to have a special pass to be in the park for the evening. (Translation: They get you to pretty much pay double to be in the park all day long on that day. Mmm hmmm. It was fun but not THAT fun.) They have a special Halloween-themed fireworks display with a Nightmare Before Christmas theme, a special Halloween parade with the characters dressing up in costumes, and trick-or-treating.
The boy dressed up as Woody (I think this is his third Woody costume since he was 2 - the boy LOVES Woody) and the girl was a punk-y version of Alice in Wonderland. Not intentionally, although I think it looks ADORABLE. In my haste to pack I overlooked the footwear aspect of the costume so she ended up wearing her All-Stars.
Loving this week's Sketchy Thursdays sketch!
So, I set out to make this layout really quickly and wouldn't ya know it, I decide to get all fancy on the ears and ended up spending waaaaaay longer than I wanted to on it. Oh, well. I think it's pretty cute!
I tried to make the Mickey ears look like a real hat by sewing the words. Yes, with my sewing machine.
This Friday the boy's school is having a Literary Parade (apparently we can't do Halloween in school anymore?) where the kids can dress up as a literary character - no cartoon characters or monsters allowed. The boy has picked Harry Potter and I can't wait to get him all dressed up. They can bring a small pumpkin to carry which can be either a miniature version of their character or a sidekick. (If I get it done) the boy will be carrying a white pumpkin made to look like Hedwig. I'm so proud!!! I'll definitely share pics. He's already been wearing the HP glasses all around and he looks like Harry!
So, do you do Halloween? Any big plans for the weekend?
p.s. Tessa from Precocious Paper is challenging everyone throughout the month of November to develop an Attitude of Gratitude.