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 write.click.scrapbook.com.

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 DIY Holiday 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! πŸ™‚


  1. Enter me please! Love the layout ideas. πŸ™‚

  2. 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.

  3. Starburst… Definitely starburst! Great layout ideas, thanks!

  4. Very cute layouts!

    My favorite Halloween candy is the candy corn pumpkins. Yum!

  5. Silvia Fontana Says: October 5, 2010 at 6:55 am

    Great layout! I love chocolate! It will always be my favorite treat.

  6. I love the Layout idea! It makes it so much easier. My favorite candy is Smarties. yum!

  7. Oh, i love the kits!!!! They will feed my habit πŸ™‚

    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 πŸ™‚

  8. Tessa Harris Says: October 5, 2010 at 7:49 am

    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 πŸ˜€

  9. Great layout idea – and wonderful execution. I also like Butterfingers. I live in Panama so a Butterfinger is a rare treat!

  10. 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!

  11. 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

  12. Stacy Hansen Says: October 5, 2010 at 8:12 am

    I love sugar daddies! Hope I win!

  13. Shantel Schow Says: October 5, 2010 at 8:13 am

    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.

  14. Love your simple modern style and I would love to win!! Thanks so much!

  15. Oh and… I forgot to say… my favorite candy Reese Peanut Butter Cups! Yum. I want some now!

  16. Kimberly Goon Says: October 5, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Oh, my favorite trick or “treat” is Almond Joy, snack size of course!!

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

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

  19. I loooove mini butterfingers!
    I love Michelle Underwood, pick me! pick me!

  20. These are so cute! I have been scrapbooking for years, but am new to digital scrapbooking. It looks like so much fun!

  21. 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! πŸ™‚

  22. OHHHH SO STINKIN CUTE!!!! I am loving your color schemes a whole ton. You are naughty!!!

  23. 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!

  24. Too cute! My favorite halloween candy is M & M’s… yummm! πŸ™‚

  25. 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.

  26. Lyndee Walker Says: October 5, 2010 at 9:03 am

    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!

  27. Love the layouts!! Snickers is my favorite, but I’ll eat just about anything packed with sugar.

  28. Michelle B Says: October 5, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Soo adorable! I think I would have to say Reeses & Kit-Kats are my favorite halloween goodie. πŸ™‚

  29. 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?

  30. I love Reese’s Pieces and I love those layouts!

  31. 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.

  32. Love it so simple, so cute! I would love to win!!

  33. Darling kits! My favorite Halloween candy at the moment is the fun size Big Hunks…yummy πŸ™‚

  34. I need some motivation to get some new pages made. This would be perfect. Halloween treat? Anything with chocolate. πŸ™‚

  35. Angela K. Says: October 5, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Great layouts! My favorite Halloween candy are Reese’s peanut butter cups.

  36. Would be GREAT to get these digi kits! So much fun!

  37. I would love to win! My favorite trick-or-treat candy is Take 5. Or Heath. Or Almond Joy. πŸ™‚

  38. Love love love this Candice! You are awesome! πŸ™‚ My favorite Halloween treat is mini Snickers candy bars and candy corn and Tootsie Rolls!

  39. cute layouts!

  40. What a great give-a-way! My favorite Halloween candy are the mini Big Hunks & Tootsie Rolls. Yuuuum!

  41. 3 musketeers! those are my favorite at Halloween. Something about the fun size just makes them extra special.

  42. Love the layouts Candice! Makes me want to scrapbook again…like today! I love Reeses peanut butter cups. πŸ˜€

  43. So cute!
    My favorite halloween candy… does anything chocolate count?! haha Milky Way or Twix if I just HAVE to choose!

  44. I love choclate at every holiday. Chocolate witches, goblins, bats?

  45. 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.

  46. 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!!

  47. love the layouts!! My favorite candy is Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups!

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

  49. Milky Way Midnights. I love dark chocolate.

  50. love the layouts!!! My favorite trick-or-treat candy is hands down….reese’s pieces

  51. 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.

  52. My favorite Halloween candy is the mini Snickers bars. I just can’t restrain myself with those.

  53. 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!

  54. 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)!!!

  55. 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.

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  57. Julia Osmond Says: October 5, 2010 at 11:22 am

    I love Reese’s Peanut Butter cups and scrapbooking!

  58. My favorite halloween candy is Bottle Caps.

  59. So cute!! My favorite has to be candy corn. Orange, yellow and white – not brown. πŸ™‚

  60. Spark*Amy Says: October 5, 2010 at 11:39 am

    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!

  61. How cute and fun. I love your ideas. My favorite treat is anything with chocolate!!

  62. I that your pictures are the focus of the page. Super cute! Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups all the way!

  63. So simple, but oh so cute! I love anything with chocolate:)

  64. 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.

  65. 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 πŸ™‚

  66. Meggan Smith Says: October 5, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    So cute! My favorite Halloween candy is Almond Joys! Yummy!

  67. My favorite Halloween candy is the mini-snickers. Just enough to get my sweet tooth craving fixed.

  68. 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.

  69. 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…

  70. My FAVORITE Halloween candy is caramels. YUMMY!!!! I could eat the whole bag to myself. πŸ™‚

  71. Brittany Maxfield Says: October 5, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    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.

  72. Kelly Conner Says: October 5, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    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!!

  73. GREAT pages!!!!!!! I love that houndstooth (sp?) pattern! Looks great! My favorite is actually tootsie rolls. mmmmmmm

  74. My favorite is the Whoppers candies! I love the digi kits! So fun!

  75. My favorite Halloween candy is Twix!!

  76. Oooh cute! My favorite halloween candy is caramel apples!

  77. Mandi Buchanan Says: October 5, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Thanks for the inspiration! I keep my eye out for the big tootsie rolls!

  78. Christina Says: October 5, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    I love simplicity, too! My favorite candy is DEFINITELY candy corn. πŸ™‚

  79. Cute kits!

    My favorite Halloween candy is…kit kat, I think. At least right now it is.

  80. I love the simplicity of this layout! I would definitely put those kits to great use. πŸ™‚

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

  81. I love nerds! Seriously, yum. πŸ™‚

  82. Beautiful kits. I love candy corn the best.

  83. Oh my goodness! I love both of those adorable digi kits! My all-time halloween favorite is Smarties. Gotta have them every year!

  84. mmmm…Reeces!!! The layouts are great and I agree, Michelle is very talented.

  85. Heather I. Says: October 5, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Candy corn, hands down. (also really love those kits!!!)


  86. such cute lay-outs! my fav trick-or-treat candy… reese’s peanut butter cups, yummmm!

  87. Oh this would be so cool!!! I love ALL of the miniature candy bars (how pathetic am I?!) crazybulldogs@comcast.net

  88. Cute, cute, cute! Favorite Halloween trick or treat candy!? All of it…I’m not prejudice. : )

  89. Beautiful lay outs! Twix is my current favorite!

  90. Love the kits…..especially the vintage one. My favorite Halloween candy is snickers πŸ™‚

  91. Very cute layouts! I love whoppers!

  92. oops I spelled my name wrong in the comment before!

  93. any of the chocolates i swipe from my kids bags (after asking, of course)

  94. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups…no question.

  95. 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….

  96. Love them…my favorite Halloween candy is….Nerds, loved ’em as a kid, love ’em as a Mommy πŸ™‚

  97. I love digi kits and she is one of my favorites. Speaking of favorites, I love Reese’s peanut butter cups.

  98. Wendi Byars Says: October 5, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Very cute kits! I love…………..KitKats! I can’t buy them because I will eat the whole bag!

  99. Way cute. My favorite is the butterfinger bars – although if we are talking candy at Halloween, I love CANDY CORN.

  100. Starling Knight Says: October 5, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    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!

  101. Kris Stepney Says: October 5, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    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. πŸ˜›

  102. bre tinsley Says: October 5, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Do I have to pick one candy? Hmmm… probably a Reese’s Fastbreak. So yummy!

  103. Hey! Saw your ideas on MarthaStewart.com 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.

  104. I love candy corn & peanuts.

  105. 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!

  106. Super cute! πŸ™‚ My favorite trick-or-treat candy is definitely Nestle Crunch bars… MMMmmm…

  107. Twix….yummy. And, those kits – also yummy!

  108. Oh-all cute!

  109. Jessie Molyneaux Says: October 5, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Ummm… I love Take 5. I love the Layouts… very fun!

  110. LoVe the kits! Very Cute! I would have to say the mellowcreme pumpkins. Ohhh…yum! πŸ˜‰

  111. gosh, anything chocolate but i will say m&m’s w/peanuts.

  112. What a great idea! My favorite Halloween candy is candy corn – can’t beat a classic! =o)

  113. Ooh! I hope I win!
    p.s. My fav Halloween candy is Skittles or Reese’s. πŸ™‚

  114. I love laffy taffy’s! I hide them from my kids=) Cute layouts!

  115. Love Starburst or Twix!!!!!

  116. Jen Ericksen Says: October 6, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Love Milk Duds… and your layouts!

  117. My favorite is Take 5. I love your layouts. Thanks for the idea.

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