Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Ninja Costume

I was looking back at old Halloween layouts recently.  They're some of my favorites.  The costume Trevor has chosen each year says so much about who he is and what has been going on in his life.  This last Halloween, he wanted to be a ninja.  This was no surprise, as he is a HUGE fan of Lego's Ninjago books, TV show and building sets.  I've discussed my poor sewing skills many times, so I was dreading having to make something as complicated as a ninja costume. Fortunately, Grandma came to the rescue and searched the stores for something that Trevor loved.  I was very relieved.

Here's the layout I made about his ninja costume:


I used this sketch by Tammi Bennett for My Scraps and More.


I love that the sketch has a spot for journaling!  So many don't.  I flipped the sketch and added a second photo and a fourth paper strip.  As you can see, Trevor is holding his pumpkin ninja in one of the photos, so I echoed that with my homemade embellishment.  I started with a glittery chipboard letter O, turned it on its side, then backed it with cardstock and added googly eyes and a stem.  I love that his eyes are looking toward Trevor in the scan.

11 comments:

  1. This is awesome!! LOVING the colors, the photos and that little pumpkin!!!

    And to answer your height question (Brookie) :) -- Well ... you and I have met .. so you know I am not OVERLY tall (only 5'9") ... and Brian is 6ft. even ... his parents are average (under 6ft.) and my mom is also average -- and my Dad is 6'3" ... so not overly tall people in the family ... but I have to take a few things in considering Brookie :)

    She has been on steroids from her 17 surgeries -- 10 day stretches for each surgery --- and I was the height I am now at age 10!!! Yep .. 5'9" tall at age 10 --- so I am starting to also wonder if she is taking after me ... and grow fast and then STOP! LOL :)

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  2. Great use of the sketch! Love your Ninja Pumpkin embellie!

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  3. So sorry that you've been dealing with a sore throat too, it's miserable! :( LOVE this layout, and LOVE that you made your own pumpkin ninja!! TOO CUTE!!! :)

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  4. ohhh fun pge and love the glitter accents!!! thanks sooo much for playing along with My Scraps & More!!!!

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  5. Awesome layout! I love your little ninja pumpkin! Thanks for playing at My Scraps & More!

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  6. I love your pumpkin ninja!! Awesome!! A fabulous page! Thanks for joining us at My Scraps & More!!

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  7. Love your handmade Ninja on this cute and fun page! Thanks for playing along with us at My Scraps & More!

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  8. Such a cute page! Love the ninja pumpkin. Thanks for playing along with us at My Scraps & More!

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  9. Love the pumpkin ninja -- so clever!! Another great layout too!! I'd love to sit down someday and just flip through your scrapbooks!! :)

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  10. Super cute!! Thanks for playing at My Scraps and More!!

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