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.

SPOOKY

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.

HALLOWEEN

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 to 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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SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:
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!
JanaBold

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Simple Stories: Life is Beautiful

Classic florals wih a gingham check twist … that is the direction I took with my page today using the Simple Stories Beautiful collection.

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The neutral florals in this collection are classic. They stand out, yet they don’t scream “Look at me!” I love them!

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I used the large “Life is Beautiful” chipboard piece as the title for this page, then surrounded it with floral die cuts (Bits & Pieces pack), and the clipboard and feathers from the 3×4 Elements Paper.

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I used my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine and Spellbinders Feather dies to add among the layers. I die cut the feathers from vellum … and love the way the embossing looks with this paper.

You can also see fussy-cut circles (Simply Wonderful Paper) peeking out from in between the 6×8 paper pad layers.

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Here’s another peek at the title … yep! There are vellum die cut feathers and fussy cut circles peeking out here, too! A strip of gingham patterned paper anchors everything together.

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Stitching around the edge of the page, as well as in between the patterned paper strips below the photos add more delicious texture!

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I love the way this one turned out!

SUPPLIES:

Thanks for coming by!
JanaBold

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Simple Stories: Fabulous

The soft colors and elegant florals of the Simple Stories Beautiful collection complimented my photos on this page perfectly! Last Spring my family and I were on a weekend getaway when we decided to stroll the peaceful grounds of the St. George Temple. The sun was shining and many families were out enjoying the warmer weather. It was glorious!

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I kept the background clean and simple with white cardstock. The photos also have white cardstock mats. I added another paper layer from the 6×8 pad behind the main photo to call subtle attention to it.

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I fussy-cut the light blue florals from the Follow Your Heart paper as acents around the page. The “Fabulous” script word that I used from the title was fussy-cut from one of the 6×8 patterned sheets.

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I stitched around the edge of the page for some texture, and then added subtle accents throughout the photo grouping with the cardstock phrase and tab stickers found on the Beautiful Sticker Sheet.

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I love that my kids are always willing to take silly selfies with me!

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What “fabulous” project do you have going on your craft desk at the moment?
JanaBold

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Carta Bella Paper: Growing Up Together with a Process Video

Last year I took a few shots of my kids dressed in their Sunday best on Easter morning. The clothes they were wearing that day weren’t the typical frilly, pastel colors of the season, so I have been on the lookout for a collection that would really enhance these photos.
The Carta Bella Our Family collection fit the bill! The flowers and butterflies hint to spring, while the rich colors coordinate perfectly with the colors of my photos.
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See how I created this page in the Process Video below!
One of my very favorite techniques to use when scrapbooking is fussy-cutting designs from patterned papers. I used a pair of fine-tipped scissors to cut out several butterflies from the Home Sweet Home paper. I added punched circles and wood buttons tied with cream twine to the center of each one and then popped them up on foam squares to use as accents. I love the way they add movement to this page.
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Another butterfly accompanies the die cut tag at the bottom of the page. The space at the top of the tag was the perfect place to stamp the date. I added a floral sticker coming out from behind the tag and butterfly for even more interest.
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I love all of the family quotes and sentiments included as a part of the Our Family collection. They warm my heart. The “Growing Up Together” die cut from the Frames & Tags Ephemera pack was the perfect saying to use for a title on this page. I added the large floral sticker behind the die cut to call more attention to it and to really help it stand out.
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I grouped a few more stickers from the Sticker Sheet together to the right of the horizontal photo to complete this part of the page. I love that pocket watch, and how it hints to the fact that time spent with family is the best way to spend our days!
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The rich colors of the Our Family collection worked perfectly for these photos of my older kids on Easter. How about you? Do you have a family group shot that needs documenting?
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OTHER SUPPLIES:
Various Circle and Starburst Punches
Cream Twine
Mini Stapler and Staples
Scissors/Trimmer
Adhesive/Foam Squares/Glue Dots
Perfect Layers/Craft Knife
Wood Buttons
Black Journaling Pen
Date Stamp/Ink

JanaBold

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