Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Halloween Hootenanny!

at Paper Issues!
 (projects by Paper Issue design team members)
The new issue is up over there and the prize is fabulous!
A full set of Heidi Swapp's new color shines!
The details on how to enter are in this post *Here*!
It's actually pretty simple though. Just link up any Halloween project new or old by October 20th on the Paper Issues blog post and you have a chance to win.
And please let me know here on my blog in the comments if you do link up.
I am choosing two projects to be featured on the Paper Issues blog next Monday and would love to choose one of my blog readers for one of the spots!

Here are a few of the projects I don't believe I have ever shared on my blog that I plan on linking up myself even though I am not eligible for the prize :)

This is an older page I did a few years ago when I took the "Design Your Life" class by Cathy Zielske at Big Picture Classes. I wanted to document Evan's love for Halloween and how one year he started setting up in August! Yes, we had a graveyard in our front yard for two months. (lol)
This is another older page I did a few years back that was actually my first pub ever. It was picked up by Scrapbooks Etc...magazine. I miss that magazine.
I will also be sharing a few other projects that can be found in these posts Here and Here.

I just realized that I never posted my Halloween door hangers I made last year for Crafting Ireland. I posted a peek and then a link to the magazine. So I will have to do a blog post on those in a future post!

One last thing! Blog friends, I will no longer be posting to the 2p's blog threads. Just needing to cut down places I visit for blogging. This is one of the reasons I added my blog rolls back in. So I can visit all of my regular friends. I will still be checking in when I can on blogs, but you won't see me on those threads.
And if any of you are on Facebook and want to be friends, just let me know. I think I am kind of hard to find on there from what I have heard for privacy reasons.
Thanks for stopping by today! :)


  1. These are AWESOME!! I love love love the way you journaled on the second one!!!

  2. Great layouts, love the mosaic collage on the first one and all the lime green!

  3. Great layout and I love your use of color!

  4. Great layouts, Mary Jo, and so perfect for the issue. :)

  5. I just love Halloween projects! These are fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Love your layouts and it is so awesome that you let your son set up his graveyard in August!!! What a fun mom you are! :) Evie

  7. These are awesome. I love that Design Your Life from Cathy Z. Some of my very favorite layouts were created during that class. That is cool that you indulge Evan's love and allowed the graveyard for months. :)

  8. LOVE both layouts! That is an awesome prize too!! I know what you mean about cutting back. Sometimes it just gets to be too much.

  9. Oh I forgot how much y'all decorate. Your pictures are always so fun. These are awesome! Can't wait to see more. I miss Scrapbooks, Etc too

  10. This is such a sweet story that Ethan started on Halloween so early...I just loved it.
    Your layouts are wonderful, I think it is great that you are going to post them on the link too!

  11. Hi Mary Jo, your pages are fabulous, I love the story of Evan's love of Halloween ( I adore Halloween too) and the graveyard looks very spooky but fun! Hugs, Anne x

  12. What a fun page! Love the colors. Totally understand your need to control online blog time. Thanks for including me in your blog roll, I really appreciate it!

  13. Just linked up over at Paper Issues. My layout is #78. Thanks so much for sharing this on your blog Mary Jo!!!! :) Evie

  14. Beautiful layout, Mary Jo. The colors are awesome. Love the photos, too. :)

  15. Hi Mary Jo! I forgot to put the paper issues link on my blog post, so I just updated with that. Too excited I guess, lol!! :) Evie

    1. No worries! :) I plan on featuring you on Monday, so make sure you check out the blog. I have both posts (morning and afternoon) that day. So it will either go up at 6am or 4pm :) Thanks for joining in!

  16. Both of your pages are awesome!
    I love that your son loves to decorate for Halloween, and love his taste as well..a graveyard!!!!
    I haven't posted or visited blogs via 2peas for awhile. I am finding I forget to keep up with my own FB, instagram, blog and YouTube, lol.

  17. I stopped linking up on Two Peas earlier this year-just got to be too much. I have about 25 blogs or so that I visit pretty regularly and limit myself to that.
    I totally know how you feel.
    I don't know why but I really love working on Halloween layouts. These are great-I'm always on the lookout for fun Halloween titles! :)

  18. I love your layouts! They are great. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to create layouts about!

    I don't blame you for stopping linking up at Two Peas. It can be so easy to get overwhelmed! I was away for three weeks and now I'm playing catch up on reading/commenting today...craziness!

    Totally miss Scrapbooks Etc too! It was one of my favorite magazines and I was so sad when they stopped publishing it! I remember one of your Halloween layouts from there, I had marked it as inspiration (because I totally kept all of my old magazines and pull them out from time to time...)