It's been a few weeks since I messed around with paper that wasn't littering my pantry or other areas where my purging/cleaning hands have been. And while messing with that paper has a certain feeling of satisfaction, it's not quite the same as cutting and pasting it along with photos.
I have to say, when I'm out at a crop, I do a pretty good job of making the most of my -out-of-the-house time. Thanks to using Apron Strings kits I completed four layouts at the last crop, of which was this one using the Pebbles, Inc. Thirty-One line found in the October Bigger kit.
Halloween being my second favorite holiday, it's hard for me to resist anything Halloween themed, but I look forward to working with it all. I have no clue what I'll do when the last of the kids ceases dressing up. Luckily, I have a 6 y.o. who is some time away from hanging up his trick-or-treat bag, plus I have a decent back-log of photos.
With this layout I went simple - which, let's face it, is my jam. I had plenty of photos, 12 to be exact, so paper and embellishments were at a minimum. I like modified grids when I have a lot of photos, it's just easier. Easier to adjust sizes and fill spaces. I filled my empty spaces with blocks I cut from a grid patterned paper and the journaling block, which was just bullet list of what each of the kids dressed up as. I was missing one child, and for the life of me couldn't figure out what or where he was. I discovered he was attending a party as Charlie Brown the Ghost. My only defense in missing a photo of him in costume was that I had a one-month old.
I used very little of this Bigger kit - a strip from patterned paper and several blocks cut from a grid paper, plus a couple brads, the pumpkin button and a flash card I used for a journaling block. Because so much of the kit remains, it'll go back into my stash as a kit (rather than breaking it apart.)