Spooky Halloween with Carta Bella Haunted


Last year my daughter had to work on Halloween. She decided to make the most of it by dressing up. She pulled out one of her dance dresses, put on some spooky jewelry, and did her makeup up to look like a ghostly lady from a haunted house.


I love these pictures of her and needed some spooky paper to scrapbook them. The Carta Bella Haunted collection was perfect! Love the elegant feel of the patterns and colors of this collection!

First, I splattered the background with some gray Heidi Swapp Color Shine mist in the color called “Tinsel.” I love how it looks like stars in the night sky on this black felt cardstock.


The circle bat paper behind the photos kind of remind me of a big giant moon on Halloween night, don’t you think?

I clustered together a few stickers to the left of the photos here.


For the title I used two die sets, the “Scary Halloween Die Set” and the “Spooky Bat Die Set.” I double cut each word so that I could add a shadow behind them and make them stand out a bit more.


I wrapped the photo on the right with lots of white crochet twine … kind of looks like a spider web, right?! Love it!


Are you doing any scrapping this weekend? Why not catch up on a few Halloween memories?

Have fun!


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Noel Mignon: A Boy and His Guitar


If you’re feeling in a rut with your regular scrappy routine, try taking a detour and scraplifting a design by one of your favorite designers.

This week on the Noel Mignon blog, our challenge was to scraplift a project by a fellow Noel Mignon fan. I chose to scraplift my fellow design team member, Wendy Antenucci. Here is her project that I chose to use as my inspiration.



I loved the title, the way she clustered the photos together in a row, and all of the fun bits-and-pieces tucked in behind the photos. I kept these things in mind as I created my own page.


I chose to place my photos together on one row, like Wendy’s photos, overlapping them slightly.


Next, I layered all kinds of patterns of paper and washi tape behind my photos; I even took a cue from Wendy and placed a chipboard frame peeking out from behind.


Below the photos, I created my title. I wanted to create a large title like Wendy’s. The large woodgrain letters from the Noel Mignon Oct. 2016 Falloween Kit were the perfect thing!  I combined them with two sets of brown letter stickers, and even “copied” Wendy’s “Boy’s Rule” title a bit by adding in a subtitle stating #owenrules.


I handwrote my journaling below the title, cascading down towards the bottom of the page where I placed a striped strip of patterned paper along with a few phrase stickers and the wood buttons.


I added a few heart stickers to accent the journaling.


I had so much fun with this one! A BIG THANK YOU to Wendy for inspiring me!

See you again soon!



Echo Park Paper: Halloween Shadow Box


One of my most favorite things about Halloween when I was a girl was the costume parade we held at our school every year. I loved seeing what my classmates dressed up as and enjoyed the magical and fun feeling of the day. The cute little monsters of the Halloween collection, remind me of adorable little trick-or-treaters dressed up to go from house to house collecting candy.

I decided to create decorative shadow box featuring these cute little monsters in a Halloween scene. Here is how it came together.
First, I used my Silhouette Cameo machine to cut the layers of the shadow box. The 3D Falling Leaves Shadow Box by Marji Roy, Large (Design #99560) can be found in the Silhouette Design Store.
I used the purple chevron side of the Spooky Plaid paper as the background. The other layers were cut from Carta Bella Ebony Black Felt Designer Cardstock and the green pattern of the Halloween Stripes paper. The front of the shadow box is cut using the super-cute Spooky Plaid paper.
Next, I adhered the Element Stickers to the different layers of the shadow box. The tree is adhered to the background layer using foam squares. The spiderweb, banner, and ghost are adhere to the green patterned layer in front of that one.
The witch and vampire are adhere to the black layer with the spooky tree. I used foam squares to lift them up a little bit more. And then finally, I adhered the frankenstein monster to the top green layer.
The front of the shadow box is decorated with even more stickers. I placed the “31” sticker on a 1 3/4″ punched black cardstock circle, then adhere the circle, “Halloween” word, and the two pumpkin stickers with more foam squares.
To finish it off, I added a purple bow around the outer edge of the shadow box.
I wanted a fun way to display my Halloween Shadow Box, so I used my Silhouette Cameo machine again to create an easel for it. You will need two files from the Silhouette Design Store for this: Tripod Easel 1 (Design #27348) and Tripod Easel 2 (Design #27349); both by A Little Hut.
It’s going to look so cute adorning my side table! I can’t wait!
SUPPLIES: Carta Bella Paper Ebony Black Felt Designer CardstockEcho Park Halloween CollectionHalloween Stripes PaperSpooky Plaid Paper12×12 Element Stickers
Other Supplies: Black Distress Ink, Adhesive and Foam Squares, Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine, 3D Falling Leaves Shadow Box (Large) by Marji Roy (Design #99560), Tripod Easel 1 & 2 by A Little Hut (Designs #27348 and #27349)

Happy Halloween!


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Echo Park Paper & Imagine Crafts Blog Hop!


Echo Park Paper and Imagine Crafts have teamed up for a fun blog hop today! Here is the list of participants. If you are just joining us, be sure to begin at the Echo Park Paper Blog and follow along. The blog hop begins today, October 7th, and will end at Midnight EDT on October 9th. The WINNER of the Blog Hop will be announced on the Echo Park Paper Blog.


Echo Park Paper
Jana Eubank
Mary Prasad
Terre Fry
Kimberly Crawford
Alison Heikkila
Jennifer Vanderbeek
Wendy Sue Anderson
Roni Johnson
Nadine Carlier
Anya Lunchenko
Mark Melnick
Neva Cole
Becki Adams
Monica Edwards
Jowilna Nolte

I decided to use the Memento inks Imagine Crafts sent to me along with a couple of my favorite Echo Park stamp sets to create a Halloween page today.


The minute my kids get home from trick-or-treating, they sit down to trade each other for their favorite treats and count up their loot. The Echo Park Paper Halloween collection was perfect for this one, with it’s bright colors and spooky critters!


For the title, I used the “hello” word from the Sentiments Stamp along with the adorable Logan Alphabet stamp set. The “hello” is stamped in Memento Espresso Truffle ink and the word “candy” is stamped in Memento Pear Tart ink.

The spiderweb and friendly spider from the Spiderweb & Spider Die set are the perfect accents! The “October 31st” banner was handcut from the 3×4 Journaling Cards paper.


I used the Memento Espresso Truffle ink to ink the edges of all of my page elements, including the die cut Jolly Jack-O-Lantern pumpkins at the bottom of the page.


To bring the spider die cuts to life, I added a white crochet string “web” to each one, stringing it over the top of the page, so that the spiders appear to be dangling there.

I also added mini black pearl stickers to give them eedy-beedy, shiny eyes.


I wish you could get a real feel for the AWESOME Black foil dot paper I used for the background. It is the perfect base for this spooky-feeling page.


SUPPLIES: Echo Park Paper Halloween Collection, Black Foil Dots Collection Kit, 3×4 Journaling Cards Paper, Little Monsters Paper, Halloween Stripes Paper, 4×6 Journaling Cards Paper, Jolly Jack-O-Lantern Die Set, Spiderweb & Spider Die Set, Sentiments Stamp Set, Logan Alphabet Stamp Set, Memento Espresso Truffle Ink, Memento Pear Tart Ink, Hole Punch, White Crochet Twine, Cardstock (black, orange, green, white), Black Pearl Stickers, Makeup Sponge, Manual Die Cut Machine, Foam Squares, Adhesive, Scissors, Trimmer, Black Journaling Pen

What types of Halloween pages are you creating these days?! Do you have any traditions that need documenting in your family scrapbooks?

Thanks for coming by today! I hope you enjoyed seeing how I incorporated stamping into this page. Be sure to check out what the rest of the designers have made for the hop!


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