My Pumpkin

Today is the last day of “Halloween Week”. I hope you have enjoyed the layouts!  I sure had fun making and sharing them!

For this layout I cut a bunch of of the Pumpkin Trio Design ID #222474 cut files.  I used a mix of Oh My Heart by Paige Taylor Evans & Pink Paislee and the Crate Paper After Dark Digital Collection.  I thought it would be fun to make a spooky clothesline with lots of banners and tags, socks are halloweenish right?  I added some glue spots  and sprinkled rose gold glitter for the top of the background and added some green/yellow paint as well!

Spooky details….

Witchy Web

Hello! Thanks for joining me on day 5 of my Halloween Week!!  I was excited about the possibilities with the Spider Web Background Design ID #216762 cut file!  I printed out some elements from Crate Paper After Dark digital collection, I also used some paper clips from Take Me Away and decided to use a column design to keep everything tidy 🙂   This year we dressed up as witches and went out trick or treating by driving around to the neighbors farms.  Hannah did stipulate that we had to be kind of pretty and nice witches!

Scary close up!!

Goblins

Today for the 4th day of Halloween Week I have a super cute layout!  I love the Haunting Night Design ID #221106 cut file! I knew right away the painted stripe paper from Take Me Away by Paige Taylor Evans & Pink Paislee would look great behind the words.  I then picked out more bits from Take Me Away and added buttons to the o’s and a’s!

I didn’t have the greatest photos from this Halloween so it was the perfect time to use small photos!  This was the first year Hannah chose to be something “scary”. Halloween has always spooked her, so princess was generally the costume of choice!


Close up!!

Happy Colors

This morning I was in the mood to bust out the paints!  I had cut the Pie Chart Heart (Design ID #219822) from Paige Taylor Evans & Silhouette earlier in the week and wanted to use it as well!  I drew out some of my favorite paint brushes and used my watercolor palette to color them in.  I traced around a jar I had and then cut a slit beneath the top band of the jar and slid the brushes in, I added a piece of vellum on top and stitched around it with my sewing machine so it would look the brushes were “behind” glass.

For the background I penciled in the cut spaces where I wanted the pie chart heart to be and painted the spaces before glueing down the cut file.  I then added stitching all around the heart.  Last step was to assemble all the pieces and add the Heart Word Happy (Design ID #216681) for a title with the colors chipboard from Take Me Away ( I added a little bit of paint to the chipboard as well).  I sprinkled on some yellow star sequins and used some pretty star die cuts from Turn the Page for the finishing touch!!  Love how it turned out and it made me happy to make it!

Boo Crew

My third layout is titled Boo Crew.  For the base of the design I used Squares Background Design ID #216774 I cut the design down to only have 3 columns.  Since I chose very bright and contrasting colors from Oh My Heart by Paige Taylor Evans & Pink Paislee the grid helps everything feel less chaotic!  I added one of the Haunted Houses Design ID #217953 for a cute focal point. It was a challenge to use a collection that wasn’t really meant for Halloween, once I got going it was interesting to find so many things that seemed perfect!

Every year for the last 4 years we go to our friends house for pizza and trick or treating.  They live out in a country subdivision and everyone knows everyone there so the kids can just run around and have a great time!  Love our Boo Crew!

Trick or Treat

I LOVE a big title!  The Trick or Treat Yoself Design ID #222489 cut file is so much fun!  I printed out some Crate Paper After Dark Digital elements and papers and backed the letters in the cut file and then decorated with the elements!  When I print out digital elements I will often try to pop them up and give them a little extra interest.  I used a Heidi Swapp paper for a dark bold background!

This year was Hannah’s first year trick or treating.  She really was unsure about the whole event!!

Papers from Take Me Away and Oh My Heart have great Halloween colors!

Details….

Hocus Pocus

Everyday this week I will be sharing a Halloween layout!  I got on a bit of a roll with Paige Taylor Evans + Silhouette Halloween cut files so I have 6 layouts to share!  I hope you enjoy “Halloween Week”.

My first layout uses the fabulous Hocus Pocus Design ID #220851 cut file by Paige Taylor Evans + Silhouette.  I used Turn the Page by Paige Taylor Evans & Pink Paislee to decorate the layout.  You really can use almost any collection for Halloween!  The bright fun colors add plenty of pop and style!  The washi tape book from Turn the Page has 12″ long pieces of washi which are excellent for borders!

Hannah caved into my photo begging this year and made a scary face just for me 🙂

I cut a second cut file with a 1/4 offset from plain white cardstock so the black letters would “pop” more!

These pumpkins are so cute!!

Believe

I adore the Flower Vase (Design ID #217950) cut file by Paige Taylor Evans + Silhouette!  Honestly, I cut the file from white card stock and just pinned it up so I could look at it for a week, just as it was!  I kept my layout fairly simple by mounting my 4×6 photo on foam to pop it up and then tacking the cut file in just a couple spots with hot glue on the jar.  I then could lift up the floral area and add watercolor paint with a brush underneath the flowers and leaves.  It isn’t perfect, but I love the carefree look it gives!  I made a little cluster of embellishments using Turn the Page to represent a card on a floral pick (the kind in bouquets) a few paint splatters and voila!!

Then and Now

Over the years I have made a point of taking then and now photos.  I love to see how things and people have stayed the same and also how they’ve changed!  This week for my Hip Kit assignment I was to use the Crate Paper Interactive Journal cards and the Turn the Page Sticker book from the September 2017 Hip Kits.

My first step was to cut up the Crate Paper Label paper from the September Paper Kit and add stickers from the Turn the Page Sticker book to the labels.  I tucked the labels into the CP pockets for a fun little find when someone is looking at the layout.  I lightly added some paint and gold splatters to the background to soften all the square edges.  I typed my journaling onto the exclusive project life cards designed by Kimberly Hutchinson.


The mint card has a large opening at the top. I tucked in another journal card with a few labels. I decided to add my photo on top of the pocket.

The pretty yellow card has a gorgeous tag tucked into it, I added labels and a journal card from the Turn the Page Journaling Spot pack in the September 2017 Embellishment kit.  For my Now & Then titles I used the gorgeous gold Hip Kit Exclusive Alpha!

Scrapbook Expo

I am very thrilled to be featured on the Scrapbook Expo blog today!  As part of the feature you get the opportunity to create an exclusive layout!  I found a favorite autumn photo and used Oh My Heart by Paige Taylor Evans & Pink Paislee to make a pretty autumn page!  I cut leaves with a cut file from the Silhouette store and then punched little flowers with a Martha Stewart punch to use as sprinkles all around the layout!  I designed the title in photoshop and cut it with the silhouette.  I would LOVE for you to check out the post at Scrapbook Expo and see the layouts I chose as my favorites!!