Halloween Mini Album {Costumes Through the Years}

I’ve shown you how I altered the cover of my mini, and how I laid out the pages.  Today I want to show you the pages that are done.

For the title page I used some more of the black lace paper.  This time I layered it on orange.  So much fun!  And I don’t even mind that the letter stickers aren’t perfectly straight.  Which is a big step for this slightly OCD girl!  🙂

The first spread shows my oldest’s first two Halloweens 2005 and 2006 (before his brother came along).  But from here on out I did one year per spread.

I pick my favorite costume pic of each child and add a tab with their name and the year.  Pooh and Tigger strutted their stuff in 2007.  Well pooh didn’t strut cause he couldn’t walk.  But he rode in that stroller like nobodies business!  🙂

The shipping tags make perfect spots for journaling.  So that I can tell stories like how in 2008 my oldest decided he should be Parker Police “Ossifer” and his brother should be Keaton Kitty.

By 2009 both boys had gotten into TV and movies.  So Mickey Mouse and Buzz Lightyear they became.

And in 2010, they both wanted to be able to fly.  Super Why and Buzz were the costumes of choice.

DSC_0057_2For 2011 it was all about the muscle costumes. They loved showing how strong they were. 😉

DSCN5828 2012 we had Star Wars and Super Heros. It was an epic battle to be sure.

Scrap your stash and use up those Halloween supplies! #scrapbooking #minialbum 2013 was the first year my oldest thought of a costume without just strolling through the aisles of the store. Which took a bit more work to find and put together. But a Chiefs uniform was sure fun. My youngest was all about the claws on his Wolverine costume. Strike a (menacing) pose!







2020 (it’s weird to even type that!  hard to think that far in advance!)




2024 (enough pages to get me through my youngest’s senior year)

I just know this album will become a much loved holiday tradition!

My 5th grade year I dressed as a rock star (fishnets, black mini, gold shirt, and microphone) and the boys teased me that I looked like a hooker.  Many tears over that one!  I even remember yelling at one point, “I’m a ROCK STAR!  Don’t you see the mic!”  🙂  What’s your most memorable Halloween costume?  Leave me a comment, I’d love to hear all about it!

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  1. pam
    Posted October 3, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    The inside of your album turned out good too! Those costumes are too cute! I can't link up my album from last year, didn't have a blog back then, so maybe i'll make something 'Halloweenish' this year!

  2. sm_bradford
    Posted October 3, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Pam! Have fun making something Halloweenish! I know I did!

  3. Rhonda
    Posted October 16, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    Hi Monica
    I came across your blog and love your work! I would love to see the pictures for the halloween album you did but for some reason they aren’t showing up on my screen. Do I need to subscribe to your blog to see everything?

    • Posted October 16, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

      You are the second person to tell me this today. I’m not sure what is wrong. You should not have to subscribe to see everything! I can see the images and so can a few friends I checked with. I can’t imagine why you can’t… I will work on fixing this! Can you answer a couple of questions to help me problem solve? How did you get to this post (link? rss feed? some other way?)? And can you see images on other posts? Thanks for any help you can give! For now I will upload the photos to flikr so you can see them if you’d like. http://www.flickr.com/photos/60675357@N06/sets/72157627909374346/
      Thanks for letting me know about the problem!!!

      • Posted October 16, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

        It seems that people using Internet Explorer are having an issue seeing pictures. I’m not sure why and I will continue to work on the problem. If you are using Internet Explorer you may want to try another browser and see if that makes the images viewable. Safari, Firefox, and Google Chrome all seem to work. Thank you for understanding!

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