Scheming for the Holidays…

Hi everyone!

My name is Candice Palmer. I have been a professional photographer for fourteen years, a mom for eleven years, and a lover of all things crafty pretty much my entire life. All of these interests kind of collided into an obsession with scrapbooking a few years ago.

Through the years I have worked as a contributing editor for Simple Scrapbooks magazine and have had fun adding to lots of scrapbooking publications. My work is currently featured at

I’m excited to get to share a couple of ideas with you today!

Well I don’t know about the rest of you, but here in Oklahoma we’re finally getting a bit of chill in the air and I’m starting to get excited about the upcoming holidays!

So while looking through some festive photos from last year I decided to create a couple of digital scrapbook pages.

I’m a pretty simple scrapper and I often copy my own schemes when I repeat pages to make things easier. I have three children and anything that helps me simplify is where it’s at.

So for today I want to share a super simple sketch and my two takes on it.

For starters, here’s the sketch:

Simple and sweet. I like my photos to be the highlight of my scrapbooking pages, so I used an enlargement-sized portrait for this sketch.

Okay, here’s take number one:

And take number two:

Same scheme. Very different layout. And that’s what I like about schemes.

Now if you’re interested, the amazing and lovely Michelle Underwood (who designed all of the adorable digi products I used on my layouts today) would like to give away some of her cute cute kits to a whole bunch of Crafting Chicks readers.

So, if you will reply to this post with your name and your favorite trick-or-treat candy, I will choose five winners who will each win both of the following kits:

That Was Yesterday:

and Vintage Holiday Memories:

Giveaway is closed.

Giveaway will be open until midnight 10/5 and winners will be announced Wednesday. Winners will be contacted via email and will have 72 hours to claim the prize.

Thanks for letting me stop by! :)


  1. says

    I love your layouts. You are right. Simple is best. My favourite Halloween treats
    are Rockets. I love the sweet and sour tiny candies and can eat the whole roll in minutes.

  2. Amy K says

    Oh, i love the kits!!!! They will feed my habit :)

    My favorite Halloween candy is Butterfingers. Although, I wouldn’t choose that candy in the candy aisle… I LOVE to steal these babies outta my kids treat-or-treat bags! shhhh, don’t tell em!

    thanks :)

  3. Tessa Harris says

    Great post! I love simple techniques as I have 2 high-energy boys of my own. My favorite candy treat is fruities. You know. The fruit kind of Tootsie Roll. My kids now know how much I love them and just give them to my 😀

  4. says

    Great post! Thank you! Favorite trick or treat candy is KitKats! I never eat them unless they’re in those great little packages… not sure why but I love them!

  5. says

    I am addicted to digital scrapbooking — love it!!!
    I am so excited to have found this site – definitely an every day ‘read’ for me!

    Oh and my favorite trick-or-treat candy is CANDY CORN! I have to hide it from my kids, or else I don’t get any? LOL

  6. Shantel Schow says

    I love that the layouts are simple, but do not look that way. Thanks for sharing. My favorite trick-or-treat candy is tootsie rolls.

  7. Chrissy says

    I love tootsie rolls! And candy corn. And I would love, love, love to win those digital kits-they’re gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing.

  8. says

    Those digital kits are beautiful. And I love how simple and striking her layouts are. Perfectly easy and stunning. My kind of thing! :)

  9. Rachel says

    I just started digital scrapbooking and would LOVE to win! My fave trick-or-treat candy is Reese’s….I might accidentally steal them from my kids treat bags from time to time! :)

  10. Lillian says

    I love candy corn. I resist buying them as long as I can, because once they’re in the house I can’t stop eating!

  11. Mauri says

    Love the layout and the cute digital products. I would love to win those and add them to my collection. My favorite trick or treat candy is definitely Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I can’t resist Chocolate and Peanut Butter, it’s the perfect combination.

  12. Lyndee Walker says

    I have recently gotten into digital scrapbooking for my baby girl and love it! I have seen Michelle’s stuff before and it is awesome!

  13. Ginna G says

    Great digi lay outs. I am trying to get digital figured out. Would love to have these two great collections in my digi stash. My favorite trick or treat candy has to be the mini Snickers. Because they are little there are NO calories…… right?

  14. says

    AHH! I was just looking at these kits yesterday and dreaming of what I could make with it! I don’t think I have a favorite, but I do always reach for an Almond Joy first.

  15. says

    Love love love this Candice! You are awesome! :) My favorite Halloween treat is mini Snickers candy bars and candy corn and Tootsie Rolls!

  16. says

    Ooh, ooh, ooh, yay for digi scrapbooking! Great layouts!
    My favourite Halloween candy (they’re harder to find every year because I’m the only one that loves them) is the molasses flavoured toffees that are covered in cute little paper wrappers with white, orange and black Halloween images.

  17. Toni says

    WOW! I LOVE your layouts! They are so simple yet so beautiful! And the digi kits…oh the fun I could have with those!! They are AWESOME! And for my favorite trick-or-treat candy…BUTTERFINGERS-hands down! And yes, I raid my kids treat bags for those babies!!

  18. Darcy says

    Love your work! Favorite Halloween candy is ANYTHING chocolate… Bite size Snickers, Reese’s PB Cups, bite size Twix – You get the idea! ;o)

  19. Suzan W says

    My favorite Halloween treat is my aunts homemade carmel corn…a definate stop on Halloween night!! Thanks for the digi scrapbooking idea. I like the look of scrapbooks but simple don’t have the time, and who wants another mess to clean! I have thought about digi scrapbooking, but I’m afraid it will be harder than it looks. You make it look pretty simple.

  20. Kim says

    Me too! Simple is the best! I have seven children and simplicity is where it’s at. Love the layouts and the different looks! My favorite trick-or-treat candy is the candy corn flavored taffy! Love it!

  21. Sarah says

    My favorite Halloween treat is homemade chili and scones. (Not really a treat, but still yummy!) My aunt started this tradition and when she passed away, we decided to keep doing it!
    These kits will continue to feed my habit (& collection)!!!

  22. Kori says

    Looove those kits! My favorite Halloween candy will forever be mini Three Musketeers. I could eat whole bag before trick or treaters even begin to arrive.

  23. Spark*Amy says

    Love the idea of scheming! My favorite treat is Candy Corn! I can’t buy it or I will be sick, I would eat it all! But if a little package is in m kids bucket, it’s all mine!

  24. says

    Great layouts. I really love tart and fruity candies like nerds, sweetarts and the like. But I love candy so much that there is few candies I don’t like! Halloween is a dream come true for people with an relentless sweet tooth like me. Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful giveaway.

  25. Kassi says

    I LOVE these! So cute! I’d love to win! My favorite candy this time if year seems to be reeses peanut butter cups! I am pregnant so maybe thatbhas something to do with the giant bag I have hidden away for just me :)

  26. Fionna says

    My kids don’t like them so we end up having a jar of Halloween Kisses (just what are they supposed to taste like, pumpkin?) sitting on the table for weeks and somehow by the time they are gone I am addicted.

  27. Susan says

    Very cute! Seems like that would help simplify my scrapbooking sooooo much!
    Pick one candy?!? haha ummm those candy corn shaped pumpkins, ok, now I’ve gotta go get some…

  28. Brittany Maxfield says

    Super cute layouts, I think you have inspired me to scrap again. I love Kit kats and Twix. This will sound super weird, but I love to smell my kids trick or treating pumpkins. I love the smell of all the yummy candy mixed. It reminds me of when I was little.

  29. Kelly Conner says

    Great sketch and such cute pages!!!
    Anything with caramel in it!!!
    But my all-time favorite it not candy! It’s anything pumpkin!! I wait all year for fall to get here to have some of my favorite fall goodies!!

  30. Lynnette says

    I love the simplicity of this layout! I would definitely put those kits to great use. :)

    My favorite halloween candy… do I have to pick just one? I do love the smarties!

  31. says

    Oooh, ,I would love some new digi kits! My favorite Halloween candy would have to be twix. I love to eat the chocolate and the caramel, THEN eat the cookie part all alone! MMMM….

  32. Starling Knight says

    Definately the Hershey Bars! I Bite off one Square at a time and since there are 4 squares, I like to make it last:)Thankyou!

  33. Kris Stepney says

    I love the layout! So simple, so perfect. Beautiful!
    I always swipe the little baggy of Sour Patch Kids from my son’s Trick-or-Treat bag. He’s got his eye on the Kit Kat’s so he never notices when the non-chocolate stuff disappears. 😛

  34. Brian S says

    Hey! Saw your ideas on and loved it, had to check out your site and now I love IT too! lol my favorite halloween candy has to be the black and orange Mary Jane peanut butter taffies! they always bring about nostalgia and the times when I was young wearing a vinyl costume from a box and dividing up my candy with my sister at the table.

  35. Stacia says

    It’s basically impossible for me to choose a favorite candy! But I guess for the sake of it, I’ll say big hunks!
    Love the layouts!


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