One of the problems with going away is that you loose track of the days and then it takes a few days to get back into a routine.  Luckily I checked my calendar Monday night or I would have missed my dentist appointment on Tuesday – I thought I still had another day before I had to go.  I still need to go look at all of last week’s creations – I haven’t caught back up since I was gone from Thursday through Sunday for the Getaway Trip.  And Monday and Tuesday I was gone to various appointments finally a couple of days at home so I can get myself back together – I don’t like being disorganized – but I really am right now. 

On to better things – at least I did remember this!  It’s time for this weeks Create with Connie & Mary weekly challenge!  This week is a new sketch CCMC221 – and I think this is a good one.  I started thinking of lots of different things to do with this sketch but I didn’t have time to implement them all for this challenge.  I do plan to go back though and use this one again!

For now I decided to use this one for a 6×6 Halloween Scrapbook Page.  I think a My Digital Studio page would be cute too, or a card, or a framed piece, and more…..

Here is my little layout.  I actually want to add this to a 12×12 layout and include the rest of my photos but I haven’t had a chance to do that yet nor did I decide what the rest of the layout would look like.  I’m headed to a scrapbook crop on Saturday and I may let them do this as a Make ‘n Take project if they visit my table – what do you think?

I had to dig deep for a good Halloween photo – it has been a while since all the boys have dressed up – this may have been the last year that Kyle wore a costume – this is from 2005.  He isn’t actually in this group picture but I did get an individual picture of him – that’s part of the reason I want to include this on a larger layout so I can add the boys individual photos that I do have.

Did you see the news about Stampin’ Up! selling some of the stamps individually out of the stamp sets?  Well the Happy Halloween that I used on this layout is one of them that you can buy all by its little ol’ self.  I’m excited to hear what everyone thinks about the idea.  Stampin’ Up! is trying it out on three of the greeting stamp sets and I guess they will evaluate the results towards the end of the year to decide if they want to continue once January gets here.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Seasonal Sayings
  • Ink: VersaMark
  • Card Stock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla
  • Accessories: Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Houndstooth and Scaringbone Designer Series Paper, Silver Stampin’ Dazzle Marker

Visit Create with Connie & Mary and submit your creation for this weeks challenge – each week 3 top creations are selected.  Each challenge is open for a week. Have you been enjoying all the holiday creations at the online 2012 Create Class – the final week is here – but it’s not to late to join – there are some really fun projects!

Monika Davis