American Crafts: Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Grab a hot cup of cocoa and stay awhile! I have a two-page layout to share with you today using the adorable American Crafts Sweater Weather collection.
Even though my kids are growing by leaps and bounds, they still love to get outside and enjoy sledding in the yard each winter. It’s a fun way to spend a day on their winter break each year and I couldn’t wait to scrapbook these photos using the papers and elements from the Sweater Weather collection.
I braved the snow along with my camera and captured some fun shots of my girls sledding down the hill next to our house. I lined all of the photos up in a band across the middle of the two pages, grouping the two close-up photos together on the red Close Knit paper. I placed the action photos in the center of the layout, spanning across both pages directing your eyes across the design.
I placed the title across the top of my photos using the Joyous Thickers. I love this fun font and the gold shimmer is exactly what this page needed! I added a snowflake circle die cut in between the words to add to the wintry feel!
Two penguin friends are are waving to us from the bottom of the photos on the left page. I love how they seem to be beckoning the viewer to come join in on the fun!
A happy, little bird is perched at the top of the right page, keeping an eye on things and directing us to read the journaling. A few of the phrase stickers serve as his perch.
Along the bottom of the photos on the right page, I added a banner of stickers stitched together with my sewing machine. The socks seem to be hanging there to dry after keeping winter toes warm and cozy.
I’m not sure if I’m ready for the snow to fly, but I am definitely ready to snuggle up and do some more scrapbooking with the Sweater Weather collection. I love this collection!


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Midnight Haunting Halloween Pages

This week is Thanksgiving in the United States and before we head into Christmas, I thought I would share a couple of Halloween pages I created with the Pebbles Inc. Midnight Haunting collection.


I was inspired to use a gray spiderweb on the background of this page by another Halloween page I saw this year … I want to say it was a page created by Kim Watson (LOVE her work!), but I’m not 100% sure. … Anyway, I just loved the softer look of the gray against the lighter background and decided I wanted to do that on a page, too!

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The base of this page is a cream grid paper I had in my stash by BasicGrey. I then used the Midnight Haunting 6×6 paper pad, cardstock stickers, die cuts, and puffy stickers to fill in the spaces around my photos.

I love the florals in this collection … okay, okay … I love florals period. But how cute are these flowers in their fall colors with their black leaves?!

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I cut the title using my Silhouette Cameo 3 machine using a cut file by Jamie Koay from the Silhouette Design Store (unfortunately, I could not locate the cut file number for this one … I’m so sorry! I’ll come back and edit this post if I ever figure it out.)

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I gave my spider die cut one creepy eye ball from the Midnight Haunting puffy stickers. I giggle every time I look at that one-eyed spider … I pretty much love him!

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The headstone die cuts look so cute clustered together to the right of the title. I like how the skeleton is in “pieces” below the appropriate caption and that the arrow of the other headstone points your eye to the year/date.


Here is the second page I created with the darling Midnight Haunting collection! For this one I began with a Kraft cardstock base … Kraft always works so well for Fall and Halloween layouts!

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My pen was acting funny while I was journaling … thus, the darker and lighter looking words … but it’s okay, I will just roll with it!

The scariest part of creating a page for me (besides hand-journaling and unpredictable pens!) is at the end of designing when I decide to add a bit of ink to a layout. (I really don’t know why I don’t just begin a page with misting … I always seem to leave it to the end!) On this day, an ink droplet landed on the cat die cut where I didn’t want it to and ended up making it look “dirty.” To try and camouflage the unplanned ink spot, I darkened the edges of the moon/cat die cut and created a midnight “sky” around it with Pebbles chalks.

I can’t decide if I like it or not? But for now I will keep it that way. The great thing about chalks is that if you change your mind, you can always go back and erase it away.

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I used my Silhouette Cameo 3 machine to die cut the “Halloween” title and black leaf shape (die cut information is listed at the bottom of this post). I added a small strip of pinked black cardstock below the pumpkins┬áto balance out the other two die cut cardstock pieces on this page.

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I almost always mat the background to my layouts, but when that seems like a little much, I will do what I did here and use a black journaling pen to outline the edge … or add a line of machine stitching.

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Spooky Title Cut File by Jamie Koay (Design # in the Silhouette Design Store couldn’t be found)
Spiderweb Cut File by Hero Arts (#13650 in the Silhouette Design Store)
Halloween Cut File by Rhonna Farrer (#155941 in the Silhouette Design Store)
Autumn Leaves Cluster Cut File by Jamie Koay (Design # in the Silhouette Design Store couldn’t be found)
Pebbles Midnight Haunting 6×6 Paper Pad
Studio Calico Clay Mist
Cardstock: Gray
Gems: KaiserCraft
Sewing Machine/Orange Thread
Computer/Printer for Journaling
Black Journaling Pen
Black/White Baker’s Twine
Orange Folder
Pinking Shears

I hope you enjoyed seeing these pages today … and even though Halloween is over and we are heading into Christmas, maybe it will inspire you to get this year’s Halloween memories scrapbooked!

See you again soon!

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Echo Park Paper: Round Christmas Card

Are you looking to do something “different” for your Christmas card this year. Try a circular shape!

I created this round card for the Echo Park Paper “Project in a Minute” Instagram series using the Christ-centered Wise Men Collection. (I hope you’ll forgive the smaller photo … I forgot to take a picture of this one and had to grab a screen shot from the Instagram video).

Watch this card come together HERE on the Echo Park Paper Instagram feed.



Silhouette Cut File: Circle Penny Slider Card by Lori Whitlock (#42685 in the Silhouette Design Store)

Have a great weekend!

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Carta Bella Paper: Butterfly Card

Check out this card I created for the Echo Park Paper “Project In a Minute” Instagram video series using the Carta Bella Paper “Our Family” collection. Gotta love some buffalo check mixed with florals and those gorgeous butterflies!

You can view the video on the Echo Park Paper Instagram feed HERE. Supplies are listed at the bottom of this post.

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Have a great day!

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