One More Halloween Page!

Okay, okay … I couldn’t stop! I have one more Halloween layout to add to other spooky pages I have shared with you this week. :)

I had these blurry shots of the girls’ Halloween Costume parade from last year that I wasn’t particularly excited to get scrapped. They just weren’t calling my name … but, I decided I would go ahead and tackle them while I had all of the Halloween papers out on my desk. And you know what?! I actually had fun with them! I’m happy about how this one came together.

THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT

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I used a Scrapbook Generation sketch to get me started on this one. I loved that the photos were anchored by patterned paper strips … a great way to use up the scraps hanging out on my desk from my other Halloween projects this week. The bottom strip is a length of fabric tape. I added the star border rubon over the top to bring down the star pattern I have going on at the top of the page.

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I love making die cut titles, but this time I decided to utilize my ever-growing stash of letter stickers and create a mixed title. I usually shy away from doing this because I’m too lazy to look through all of my alphabet bins. Hehe! I need to do it more often … I love the way it turned out!

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On the sketch there was a grouping of 4-5 circles and stars on the right hand side of the page. I replaced these with a few pumpkins I created using my Silhouette Cameo machine. I used the pumpkins from the Cirque de Scaree set of cut files by Lettering Delights. I just love the striped pumpkins with their party hats and silly grins! In fact, I’m thinking it might be fun to make party hats for the pumpkins on our porch next Hallooween!

The Halloween decorations are now put away for the year and I think it might be time to put away the Halloween papers, too. I’ve been itching to scrapbook some Fall photos, but haven’t really taken any this year. Sounds like I better pull out the camera and get some pics of the kids playing in the leaves before the snow starts to fly. :)

Have a great day!

JanaBold

Use It Up – Halloween Style, Part 2

Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.

Monday, I shared with you my bad habit of collecting, but not using, Halloween collections. Today is my second installment of the projects I created, trying to use up my existing Halloween stash. :) Today, I am scrapping with the 2011 American Crafts Nightfall collection.

COSTUME PARADE

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Chipboard letter stickers are by BasicGrey. Blue letter stickers are from Echo Park Paper.

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CARVING PUMPKINS

For this page I used a sketch by Scrapbook Generation. I LOVE their sketches … especially in the middle of the night, when my creative brain is just wanting to play, and not think out designs. Hehe!

I also mixed in several stickers and brads from the 2012 October Afternoon Witch Hazel collection.

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Black letter stickers by ScrapWorks. Orange letter stickers from Rusty Pickle. (oldies, but goodies!)

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN

I was starting to run out of steam on design ideas, but wanted to keep working. For me, that is when I like to scraplift one of my favorite designers. It’s always fun to try on a new style! For this page, I used THIS AMAZING PAGE by Summer Fullerton as inspiration (LOVE her work! Thanks, Summer!).

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Black Letter Thickers by American Crafts. Orange letter stickers by Rusty Pickle.

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Ahhh! It feels good to use up some older supplies! Sadly, I didn’t make as big of a dent in them, as I had hoped. *gulp!* You *might* just be seeing more Halloween pages from me before this month is over … I mean, I GOTTA use up some of these papers, so I will have room to shop for more next year, right?! Hehe!

Have a great day!

JanaBold

Use It Up – Halloween Style, Part 1

Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.

I think I have mentioned it here on my blog before, but I have a major problem of collecting (and not using) Halloween collections. It is my favorite holiday, so naturally I am drawn to Halloween paper collections. Swoon!

This year, though, I grounded myself. I told myself, that I couldn’t buy anything until I made a dent in what I already have. So … all last week, while I was fighting insomnia in the middle of the night, I scrapped as many Halloween pages as I could. I had so much fun! Here is my first round … using an older Witch Hazel collection by October Afternoon (I believe it is from 2012).

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

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ALL HALLOW’S EVE

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I *HEART* FALL

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Silhouette cuts used on this page:

Chalkboard journal stickers, brads and buttons are from the 2011 American Crafts Nightfall collection. Check back Wednesday for my “Use It Up” layouts using this collection.

Thanks for coming by!

JanaBold

HSN Recap

Goodness! Where have the last two weeks gone?! We had a wonderful whirlwind of a trip to HSN and then when I got home, I got sick. I guess those 24-hour craft days combined with a crazy traveling schedule took it’s toll on me.

HSN was a blast! As always! I love going there. We always have a great time. Everyone is so nice there and the products did really well! It was so fun to watch Lisa present the Holiday Nifty Gifties I designed. Thank you to everyone who bought one! I hope you are receiving them and love them as much as I do! Please share what you make! I’d love to see!

Here’s a picture of Jennifer Duncan and I setting up tables at HSN. This was about 2 am, so we were a bit goofy!

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Here’s another one of me, Lisa, and Brad Brusa (from Craftwell). Love these two so much! They are so much fun to work with!

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I’ve been enjoying fall with my family and have been helping my daughter get ready for her first dance this coming weekend. She asked her date out by leaving a fake pumpkin on his porch filled with about 2000 tootsie rolls. He had to open all of the tootsie rolls to find the letters of her name (numbered, so they were easier to unscramble).

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We used black vinyl and my Silhouette Cameo machine to add a face to the pumpkin and then this is the poem that she wrote to go with it.

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I haven’t done much scrapping since I got back from HSN, but I do have a layout to share that I did awhile ago. I have a special place in my heart for daily deal sites, especially ScrapbookSteals.com. :) I bought the WRMK Jet Set collection and scrapped this two-pager using a Scrapbook Generation sketch as a starting point. I chose the green cardstock background to pick up the green color of the river in the photos.

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I can’t believe how fast the kids are growing up … they look so little here and this was only three years ago! Time is flying!

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I pulled out some letters from my stash and used orange microbeads to add texture to the word “windy”.

No, this bridge isn’t really called Windy Bottom Bridge … we just named it that because the public restrooms were porta-potty style and they were configured in such a way (I don’t quite understand it) where they vented outside to the canyon below … or something to that effect. It made for a very, windy bottom experience and was quite terrifying … you felt like you were going to be sucked into the canyon. YIKES! Okay … more info than you probably wanted to know … but if you ever visit Navajo Bridge (near Glen Canyon in Arizona), beware of the restrooms! It’s a strange experience.

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I added some yellow enamel dots from my stash here-and-there, and a bit of washi tape from an older American Crafts Halloween collection.

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Thanks for popping by! I hope you have a beautiful fall week! Enjoy the last few weeks of October! It’s my FAVORITE time of year and it passes too quickly!

Talk to you again soon!

JanaBold