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

Easter Blessings Two-Pager

Happy Easter Weekend! I love this time of year. The green returning to the earth, the birds chirping, the warmth of the sunshine … it all brings such a feeling of happiness and hope and new beginnings. I hope this weekend you are able to spend some time with your families and to reflect on the Savior’s love for all of us. I am so grateful to know that He lives and loves me. I’m grateful for the Atonement and the opportunity we have to continually better ourselves through it. I’m grateful for the burdens and sadness He was willing to lift off of my shoulders. I’m grateful for the strength He gives me. I am grateful for Him.

Source: Because of Him

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This weekend we will be having Easter Egg hunts and Easter dinner with family and taking lots of pictures to remember these special times. Here is a two-page layout of last year’s Easter morning using adorable cut files by SVGCuts.com. (For full instructions and sizes for this project, visit the SVG Cuts Blog HERE.)

EASTER BLESSINGS

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SVG Cuts Collections Used:

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The adorable bunnies and egg border on this layout are from the Spring Bunnies SVG Collection. Aren’t they just super sweet?! I just love them and couldn’t wait to use them on this page.

The “Easter” title word is actually a FREEBIE that you can find HERE on ths SVG Cuts site. After cutting it out, I trimmed away the word “blessings” and added it back in with letter stickers (the original file was too tall for the space that I wanted to use it in).

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The clouds come from the adorable Ryan’s Playdate SVG Collection, and then sun is from the amazing Peony Cottage SVG Collection. Both of these kits have incredible dimensional files that I will be using at another time, but I love that I can mix and match the elements from all of them to create something new and add them to my scrapbook pages.

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These papers are all from the American Crafts My Girl Paper Pad. I picked it up at the annual American Crafts Warehouse Sale in Provo, Utah, but I have also seen it an JoAnn’s Craft Store (so you can use a coupon on it, if you’d like to pick it up for yourself). I love the sweet, soft colors and patterns!

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Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my work today. Have a beautiful Easter weekend!

Hugs,

JanaBold

Adventure at HSN

Seven days ago I was running around the HSN studios helping Lisa Bearnson set up her shows for the 24-Hour Craft Day event. What an experience! Even though it was a non-stop schedule, I honestly loved every minute of it! Lisa Bearnson is an amazing and sweet person and I love working with her. I learned so much about what goes on behind-the-scenes and met some amazing gals. We became fast-friends and I can’t wait to see all of them again!

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Left to Right: Chasity Sivanick, Marci Leishman, Lisa Bearnson, Me, Jennifer Duncan

We even decided to all get coordinating luggage at the HSN Store!

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Before the show, I was busy creating samples for the On-Air presentations. I will share my projects with you over the coming week, beginning with my very favorite product today … the Top Page Layouts Kit. This is the second version of this kit (see the first version HERE) and now has an Autoship option! I’m so excited about that! It is a screaming deal. You receive all the pieces and recipe cards for TEN 2-page layouts for less that $22. The pieces are versatile enough that you can also use them for 20 single page layouts if you would like. AND if you sign up for the Autoship you will receive a 12 x 12 album to keep all your pages in with the June/July shipment.

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I like to take the kits and rearrange them a little to fit my photos. I also add my own flair to each page using paper scraps, punches, my Silhouette Cameo machine, and doodads from my stash. I shared a few of the layouts with you already in THIS POST HERE, but today I thought I would share the rest of them with you. I love that there are so many different color schemes in each kit! You honestly can’t beat the value and they are so much fun to put together. And they are the perfect kind of thing to have on hand to take to a crop. Create and talk at the same time! Hehe!

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I’ll be back with more throughout the week. Thanks for stopping in!

Hugs!