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

Halloween Happenings

Happy Belated Halloween! I hope you had a magical, whimsical day with your family and friends. Here is how the Eubank family celebrated Halloween this year.

Last Saturday was the Jensyn’s Halloween dance. She went in a group of friends with four couples and each of them decided to dress as a decade. Jensyn and her date dressed as the 80s. :) We have the 80s and the 90s featured on the back row … and then the 50s and the 70s featured on the front row. I LOVED that the guys really got into dressing up, too! They looked great!

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We were lucky to find this yellow mesh sweater at Saver’s along with a bunch of funky jewelry and a wide belt to sling across her hips. :)

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It’s hard to tell from this picture, but Jensyn had her hair crimped all wavy and up in a banana clip (remember those?). I love her hair wavy! It took forever to do (she’s so lucky to have thick, long hair … wish *I* had that “problem” hehe!), so we worked on it earlier in the day before their day activity of bowling.

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After bowling, they all went home to change in their garb, and then they came over to our house for dinner on our back patio. I had fun decorating it all fancy for them. My husband was sweet enough to hang up all the lights for us. It looked amazing!

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I pulled out my Silhouette Cameo machine and created decorations to go on the backs of each chair. The accordian spiderweb is by SVG Cuts and can be found in the Catacomb Manor SVG Kit.

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On the alternating chairs, I enlarged the banner from the SVG Cuts Midnight Jamboree Kit … so cute!

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I cut out several spiderwebs (Creepy Spider Web by Samantha Walker in the Silhouette Online Store)  and layered them down the center of the table as a table runner. I cut a spiders (Cricut October 31st Cartridge) out and used glue dots to attach them to the edges of the glasses. The rest of the doodads were in a party kit that I purchased at Michael’s. I purchased the metal haunted house at TJ Maxx about 7 years ago. We placed in on the table with dry ice fog oozing out the sides. It looked awesome!

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See the beaded spiders on the table? I made those following directions on THIS SITE. They were so much fun! Afterwards, I sprinkled them among my Halloween decorations inside to add a creepy touch.

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Yesterday morning, the kids carved their pumpkins.

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Jensyn grossed us out with her Barfing King pumpkin. Owen created a John Denver Pumpkin. Maryn’s pumpkin had toothpick teeth and carved hair, and Camryn created a kitty cat with hears and legs attached with pumpkins. They all looked so festive sitting on the front porch!

 

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All dressed up and ready to have some fun!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

JanaBold