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Not Halloween: Day 10 of 31 Days of Halloween

Confused by my title? I can’t guarantee that you’ll be less confused after reading my post… So let’s just cut to the chase, shall we?


At first glance, you may think these photos were taken at Halloween, while my sisters and I are wearing our costumes… Think again. See the Christmas Tree in the background???

I believe these shots were taken in ‘07. And it’s just us…being ridiculous. I don’t remember the whole story… I think we were just rummaging through our old toy chest, and all of these wonderful goodies came out.


Sorry for the crummy pics…I am pretty exhausted this morning. You can click on any of them to get a bigger shot though. I stamped Happy Halloween all over the background and added a question mark. I also stamped stars. These are both from Cosmo Cricket. The “Epic” comes from the Smeared Ink set Teen Style Sayings. Speaking of Smeared Ink…did you know that there is a surprise from them today??? Better run over to Terra’s Blog if you haven’t already to get all the deets.


So technically, it’s NOT Halloween, but I made it into a Halloween type page…so it counts right??? ;}

Here’s what I wrote since it’s probably a bit hard to read in these photos. On the background cardstock it says:

“Nope. Not Halloween. Not even close…note the Christmas Tree in the background. Just me and my sisters being ourselves. Weird.”

On the checkerboard paper it says:

“Look for:

1. A war helmet

2. A dress from the 70’s.

3. A Sorcerer’s hat

4. Crochet doll’s dress

5. A Christmas Tree”

Can you find all of those things??? Good luck! ;} Please be sure to visit the rest of the Wicked Blogs, listed on my sidebar. And shhhhhh! Please don’t tell my sisters I put these pictures up! ;}

PS: Remember yesterday when I mentioned the Wild Flower Kids image I used reminded me of Pam? Well, she is wearing that costume here! Of course, she looked way cuter when she was 5, but at least you kind of get an idea of what I was remembering! ;}


Lynette said…
Ah, memories, LOL. Great layout and thanks for sharing the story.

Oh, and thanks for the reason why my embossing melted, I din't know you could heat it "too" much. Duh.
Kelli said…
It totally counts! I love going down memory lane! Awesome page, I sometimes wish I could be as creative with hands on scrapbooking as I am with digital...
Danielle said…
Hysterical! Love that you made a page about it!! Super rad!! Awesome!
Jane said…
I love your layout
Luv Jane xxx
DonnaMundinger said…
Too funny!!! You guys look like you're having a blast. Think I found all of the items. Is that the doll dress on her head? LOL xxD
Steph said…
HAHA! Great layout to fondly remember your family "weirdness" :) Lovin' the image search too....what a fun layout! Maybe you could use the pics for your Christmas cards this year...I'm sure you sisters would love it :)
ldfdesign said…
love the layout, and the memories behind it!!! great job!
SuzieQ said…
hee hee LOVE it! That makes a great story too.
Stitchinwitch said…
Awesome LO, your family is super cool dressing in Halloween costumes at Christmas
Love the halloween costumes - and why can't we have halloween all year round. Just your version of "Nightmare before Christmas"? Fantastic LO to go with the story. Thankyou
Helen xx
Sugar said…
awww memories! that is so cute!!
KC said…
that is so cute! and Pam does look like that image!!! awww I love this page so much everything about it!!!

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