Pocket Page Style: Documenting Halloween Night with Jess Forster

Halloween is just around the corner, and a little planning on how you will document it will make recording those special, frighteningly fun memories quick and easy! Let’s hear a few tips from Jess Forster, and find out how she is approaching Halloween documenting in pockets!

When it comes to scrapbooking Halloween, I love using the purple, orange, black and white colour combinations. To me, it represents the dark and spooky feeling of late October and a night filled with trick or treating! Using the goodies from Elle’s October release, I documented my family’s most recent Halloween adventures from 2018. Have a look: 

Supplies | October 2019 Kit, Halloween Journaling Tags, Halloween Puffy Stickers, Candy Corn Puffy Alphabet Stickers

In this 9″ x 12″ + 6″ x 12″ spread, I decided to focus on capturing the trick-or-treating aspect of October 31st. Now that my kids are older and can stay up past 7:30 pm, they were eager to visit as many houses as they could in a short period of time. In years past, we focused a lot on dressing up in fun costumes as opposed of going door to door. This was the first year that my son could keep up with my daughter and they certainly made use of their time outside. Hooray for a warm, non-rainy Halloween night! 

Starting this page, I focused on using a monochromatic colour scheme. I loved the 3″ x 4″ “Hocus Pocus” filler card from the Halloween Journaling Tags, so I paired it with the purple, black and white journaling cards from the October 2019 Kit. I created my own unique title pocket using the 4″ x 6″ purple tag and pairing it with the “Happy” and “Trick or Treat” puffy stickers from the Halloween Puffy Stickers. I could have easily kept the colour scheme simple, but I added some pops of colour and dimension using the orange candy corn pieces from the Halloween Puffy Sticker. I simply added the date and a few of the pumpkin puffy stickers to the 3″ x 4″ numbers purple card.  P.S. The candy corn is a complete throwback to my childhood! I love the sleek design and the nostalgic reference!

To focus on the small details, I incorporated the “Halloween details” journaling tag from the Halloween Journaling Tags set into this layout. Although I used the prompts from last year, this card can serve as a great way to help focus your storytelling from Halloween 2019! Don’t forget to have it on hand during your Halloween outing. 

Lastly, I switched the photos from colour to black and white to keep my design consistent, but also it was a bonus as to keep them small to hide any imperfections due to night time photographs. Halloween can be a tricky time to document, but with some great colour combinations in your journaling tags, paired with some adorable puffy stickers, you can stuff your pockets with goodness! Happy Halloween to all who celebrate! Stay safe and thanks for looking!

Show us how you record your Halloween memories this week using our October kit and add-ons on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio and in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group! We can’t wait to see your spooktacular memories documented!

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