Monday, October 4, 2010

Cocoa Daisy Oct. Happy Days

Brrr. It's cold here! What happened to Fall? Just like that gone? Seems wrong. Seems like even the weather is just a touch dramatic and neurotic lately. I'm just saying. :)

My baby is potty trained, I can't believe it. I have so much to say about that, but not much time tonight. Here are my pages for the Cocoa Daisy Oct. gallery:
This one's title should have been "an unlikely fall tradition", but that wouldn't fit on the tag. It's ok, that's what we are making when visit this pumpkin patch/shop. And it is tradition now, we are going next weekend. Made entirely of the main kit: Happy days.
This page is kind of a place-holder for me. I take photos of J every year in his Halloween costume, and then I edit the snot out of them in photoshop using a photo extraction technique (if there is interest, leave me a comment, otherwise I won't bore all the non-techies). So, I am up to 3 photos (seen) below. My goal is to have the most amazing Halloween mini album ever, someday. I love how the photo technique is really dramatic, it works for Halloween anyway, it's over the top. But, and this is a big but, I'm not ready to make the album yet. I need more photos, another couple of years. So I made this page to remember and record the details, so when the time comes, I won't forget them. I have my work cut out for me this year, J wants to be Buzz lightyear. That costume is white, it will be my biggest challenge yet. :) Mostly the patterned paper add-on here with a ticket and alphas from the main.
This one is about my dh, and it is made with the main kit except for the JBS butterfly. That stamp, sticker, tag, paper and cardstock are all from the main kit.
Lastly, I misted! What I loved about misting-the randomness of it. What I did not love about misting, the randomness of it! I sprayed it 3 times, big juicy lovely drops of dark calico that looked like ink came out, but when I sprayed for real, a fine mist. It's ok, it was still fun. :) And I'd do it again. I still don't understand what I did wrong, but I guess the learning curve is high. :)
Gotta go, I'll try to post again. Happy Monday to you! Until tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

what a fun idea with the halloween costumes layout! love it!!

ArlaMo said...

LOVE the Halloween layout! So cool!

lisa said...

Beautiful pages Danielle. I would love to visit a pumpkin patch. I don't think we have such a thing in the UK but it seems such a 'fall' thing to do x

Sweet Peripety said...

Omiwowowwww! Love that costume layout. Super cool! Congrats on the potty training!
Amy @

Keshet said...

These are so so pretty!

Lisa Dorsey said...

Gorgeous layouts girl! Yay for potty training! :)

janel said...

Happy Friday! Lovely pages, and so fun to see. Enjoy the weekend, and hope there is some warm for you. Grab some cider and get the pumpkin candles going, and it will at least smell like fall. Miss you.

Vee said...

awww, love the halloween costumes layout!!