Trick or treat, she’s so sweet! The new Simple Stories Happy Haunting collection was perfect for scrapbooking these two cute friends who decided to put together their own gypsy costumes for Halloween one year. It was fun to hear them giggle and squeal as they ran back and forth to each other’s houses digging through their skirts, scarves, and their mom’s jewelry and makeup putting together the perfect gypsy ensemble.
Do you sometimes feel like that when you’re scrapbooking? Like you have to dig and dig to find just the right pieces for your project? Stop digging and grab yourself a collection kit by Simple Stories. The simple, yet brilliant, patterns make it a snap to document your memories!
Time and time again I reach for the Snap Basics Paper Pack for my backgrounds. Not only do I love a neutral, clean background, but I adore the built-in journaling lines! Ha!
I have been enjoying adding torn bits to my pages lately. This technique is a simple way to add texture to a design. Here I tore a strip of the Fright Night paper to go across the top of my page. There was one spot where the tear curved upwards. Instead of letting it bother me, I ran with it and added a few tab stickers from the Combo Sticker Sheet to fill it in. What a fun detail!
I couldn’t WAIT to try out the 6×6 Stencil from this collection. The bats in flight were just calling my name. I used a dauber and a black ink pad to create the pattern on the background and then splattered some mist over the top.
Next, I used the chipboard phrase for my title (SWOON!) and then cut out a few of the larger designs from the 4×4 Elements paper decorate the space below. These larger elements are anchored on the chipboard banner and then accented with a pumpkin and floral cluster sticker (Combo Sticker Sheet).
One of my favorite things about this collection is the soft touches of pink. I love how the shades of pink pick up the girls’ youthful skin. The pink also adds a feminine, flirty touch!
The Happy Haunting collection was such a fun way to take a break from the summer heat and has me counting down to the cooler days ahead!
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Like most people, I have a deep weakness for chocolate, so of course I love all of the adorable images of chocolates in the French Kiss collection!
A couple of years ago my son went to a high school Halloween Dance with his date dressed as Forrest Gump and Jenny. I took these cute pictures of him before he left and decided to use the Chocolate Box Shape Sprinkles and the Box of Chocolates digital cut file to recreate a larger version of the Sweetheart Doodlepop sticker from the collection.
I measured the chocolate shape sprinkles and then resized the Box of Chocolates cut file to fit them. It was so much fun filling up my heart shaped box! If only I could take a taste! They look so delicious!
I used the Lily White Abigail Letter Stickers to spell out my title. I placed the top half of the title on vellum clouds created with the Clouds cut file. I resized and reproportioned the banner from the Boy In Airplane cut file to house the word “chocolate.”
I added more vellum clouds to the top of the layout along with a few Heart Throb Shape Sprinkles. So cute!
I placed one of my photos on the red card from the French Kiss Cards & Envelopes. I love the way the bracket shape adds a fun design element to this part of the layout. I tucked in a few flower and chocolate die cuts from the Odds & Ends pack in the lower corner and then added a few Chit Chat phrases to the bottom.
I loved playing with the cute chocolate images in this collection so much! Next, I think I will make a page documenting my LOVE of chocolate. What will you use them for?
DOODLEBUG SUPPLY LIST:
DOODLEBUG CUT FILES:
Box of Chocolates
Boy in Airplane
Our pets hold a special place in our hearts and lives. They are our faithful companions. They are always there for us when we need a friend, a hello, or a warm, fuzzy snuggle. They definitely deserve a spot in our scrapbooks, don’t you think?!
I have had dogs my entire life, so there was no question I wanted them to be a part of our children’s lives. We have two little white pups we love and adore!
But because we always had owned dogs, I never even thought about adding a cat to our family … that is, until one day last fall when my daughter was visiting a friend whose cat had just had a litter. She texted me photos of her holding the most beautiful, black kitten that had bright, blue eyes … and I was immediately smitten!
I couldn’t stop thinking about that sweet boy! And a few weeks later, right before Halloween, Ozzie joined our family. ❤
He is our Halloween kitty and we ADORE him! I completely understand cat loving people now and wish that we had gotten one sooner. They are simply DELIGHTFUL!!!
I used the Simple Stories Simple Vintage Halloween collection for this photo. I created a cluster of elements at the top of the page anchored on a punched half-circle of the Pumpkin Time paper.
A cluster of the Bits & Pieces die cuts anchors the chipboard title overlapping the top of my photo.
The spiderweb and banner sticker hug the bottom right corner of my photo and lead your eye towards the journaling strips.
The layout is built on the Snap Basics Walnut/Cream Dot paper, then matted with the Chestnut/White Dot paper and Little Monsters paper (LOVE the storybook look of this fun paper!).
Have you scrapped your furry friend lately? What do you love about them? What drives you crazy? How have they enriched our life? Why not add that story to your next page?
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