Monday, October 21, 2013

Halloween Mini Album

I had a Halloween mini album up on the Crafting Ireland blog last Tuesday!

It was the second of two projects I had completed for the last issue. The first project was the "Boo Crew" layout I shared a few posts back. And I mentioned in that post how I had to rip that entire layout apart and start over because of an error. Well, I was two for two this month.
This mini had a few issues of it's own...
If you look carefully on the right side of the right page, you can see where I had accidentally punched holes on the wrong side! So frustrating.
I have more photos and a little tutorial on their blog. You can see the entire post *Here*.

And I just want to say thank you for all of the Happy Anniversary wishes on my Friday post. I didn't get around to all the blogs I wanted to this weekend, but I definitely will today!
We had such a busy weekend!
On our actual anniversary, Mike came home with a rose for me and ingredients to cook me dinner.

And then he surprised me with tickets for Game Six at Busch Stadium in a suite where we saw them beat the Dodgers 9-0! On to the World Series :)
And another favorite part of the weekend was our annual trip out to Fright Fest at Six Flags...
my favorite characters were there :) Along with Evan, my niece Madi, and Erin.
And my sister and mom. A photo of the three of us. We haven't had one together in a while. My dad, Mike and sister's two boys were also there. It was a pretty fun night. Not too spooky or as cold as I feared.

How was your weekend?


  1. Looks like it was a fab anniversary weekend! Great mini, I checked out the full tutorial and it gave me some ideas for a future project!

  2. Sounds like you had a great weekend!!! Brookie would be so jealous ... she is a Scooby FANATIC!!!! Loving the mini... off to see more!!!!!

  3. Such a fun mini, Mary Jo! Love how the photo is sized to the album page.

  4. what a great mini! i just love halloween!!

  5. LOVE your Halloween album sneak!! I'll go over and look at the whole tutorial.

    SO glad you and Mike had a nice anniversary and your weekend looks awesome!!

  6. Yeah I was pretty frustrated with my mini too. But this looks so awesome! Will go peek at the whole thing.

    How awesome of Mike to do that! And LOVE the six flags photos! Fun!

  7. I LOVE your mini, not too spooky but just right! That is one romantic husband you have there - what a lovely surprise for you and the photos are all lovely too. Hugs, Anne x

  8. Love your mini! I went over to Crafting Ireland to check it out. Tell your DH awesome Jack-o-Lantern!! :) Evie

  9. What a fun mini album! Looks like you had a great weekend, thanks for sharing.

  10. Cute mini and a belated happy anniversary. Fright Fest looks fun! :) A lot friendlier than Halloween Horror Nights. I have to avert my eyes even for the commercials. Not my scene at all!

  11. Such a cute mini, Mary Jo!! Love that cute cover!

  12. A Cute mini...perhaps you can add a border to hide the extra holes...or punch a whole row of them to create a pattern or add another shape punch to create a fun pattern...Ok out of ideas now!

    IT looks like a fun mini and I bet the kids love it too!
    Looks like a great anniversary...he is a great planner for a surprise!

  13. Your weekend sounds lovely :)
    Love your mini book :)
    I have punched holes in the wrong side of the pages as well. There is always a way to fix it ;)

  14. A Halloween mini is great idea! I always have a ton of photos from that night, why not use them all and make a mini? Looks like such a fun weekend!

  15. So cool that you got to go to a ball game!
    Sounds like a very fun anniversary celebration.

  16. What an awesome anniversary weekend! That is so cool that you were at Game 6!

    Love the mini - going to check out out the full post now :)

  17. What an awesome anniversary present. (Although I'm still a little bitter about my Reds losing so early on in the Wild Card race).
    I love that Halloween mini-that's my boys favorite size to look through!