Friday, October 31, 2014

Pebbles Inc. Thirty-One Halloween Layout with Circle Border

Happy Halloween!!!  I thought in honor of the holiday I would pop in to share a layout which was featured on a the Pebbles blog a couple weeks back using their fun Thirty-One Collection.

Starting at the top and working my way down, I created a little starry night scene in the top, right corner of my layout to help balance my page and draw the viewer's eye around (or in less technical terms it just sort of felt empty up there without it).  ;)

Moving down the page, I added a catchy title I found on a wonderful website called The Perfect Title (I find myself constantly turning to this helpful resource).    To create some more interest I mixed up my fonts and substituted a spider sticker for my letter "O".  I love how it worked out to have it hanging from the word above it!  :)

Finally I created a circle border as the main embellishment for my page using a mixture of different sized circles punched from patterned paper.  I love how this allowed me showcase more than six different patterned papers from the collection without feeling too overwhelming.  These little circles also provided the perfect spot to house so many of the cute stickers from the collection so they don't appear to be floating.

Once again I was looking for yet another way to use so many of my favorite patterned papers and this fun sketch by Becky Fleck at Page Maps fit the bill.  I hope I've inspired you to try a punched border of your own!  :)

Supplies:Thirty-One Cardstock StickersThirty-One Countdown Double-Sided Cardstock P31P-32290Thirty-One Mystical Double-Sided Cardstock P31P-32293Thirty-One Witches’ Brew Double-Sided Cardstock P31P-32296Thirty-One Dreadful Double-Sided Cardstock P31P-32297Thirty-One Batty Double-Sided Cardstock P31P-32298Thirty-One Witching Hour Double-Sided Cardstock P31P-32301Birthday Wishes Chalkboard Thickers Alpha Stickers 732564Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Dies-Pinking Circle 03240-1

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Set of 2 Doodlebug Fall & Halloween Themed Cards

Hello there!  Today I have a couple of Doodlebug cards to share using two of their collections from last year.  My first card was inspired by a sketch found in Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking's October 2014 Issue.

To create my card I used various Doodlebug washi tapes & burgandy woodgrain paper from their Happy Harvest collection (and yellow striped washi tape by Queen & Company).  My sentiment was heat embossed in the center using a Papertrey Ink Fillable Frames #7 mini stamp set.

Just in case you love to collect sketches like I do, here's the sketch...

My last card of the Halloween season uses Doodlebug's Halloween Parade paper (spider web print) along with a piece of purple polka-dot paper from their Haunted Manor collection.

This was created for a challenge to using stitching on your halloween cards so I created the web using black embroidery floss and add a little spider sticker topped with wiggle eyes.  The sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Happy Haunting set was stamped in two lines and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Thanks for hanging with me today.  I will be back on Halloween morning to share a Pebbles layout using their Thirty-One collection.  Until then...

Monday, October 27, 2014

Hello Happy Pumpkin Fall Harvest Card Set

Hi there!  Are you feeling ready for Halloween?  It really feels like it came earlier this year.  LOL!  The days are just flying by... Today I have a couple of Pumpkin cards to share.  :)

Up first is a "punkin" shaped card which was published in the October 2014 issue of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine.  To create this little guy I used THIS cutting file by Lettering Delights.  He just makes me feel happy seeing him smile back at me.  To give him even more character I added some hand stitching.

My last card is another pumpkin inspired piece using Papertrey Ink's Polka-dot Parade #8 mini stamp set. For only $5 a set these little sets have great bang for the buck.

Thanks for peeking.  :)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Another set of Lawn Fawn Fall & Halloween Themed Cards

Hi there!  I'm back today with some more Lawn Fawn Fall and Halloween themed cards.  :)

Up first I have a card using one of my favorite images from Lawn Fawn's Critters In Costume set.  I colored my images with Copic markers and then kept it really simple by just rounding the corners, adding some washi tape and a little bit of Stardust Stickles on my stars.

Up next I have a little card using some Doodlebug papers along with Papertrey Ink's Polka-dot Parade #7 mini stamp...  (So I realized last minute that this isn't actually a Lawn Fawn card, but I think it captures the same spirit so I decided to throw it in with this share anyway).  ;)

And for my last card... I created a fall scene by mixing several my Lawn Fawn favorites.  The fox and sentiment came from their Into The Woods Set, the trees are from Critters of The Forest & Sweet Christmas, the clouds dies are from their Spring Showers set and the woodgrain print is from their Woodgrain Backdrops.

I love my Lawn Fawn stamps and how they always inspire me to pull out my pens and color like a kid again.  I hope you enjoy your weekend and thanks for checking in with me today.  :)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Pebbles Home+Made Colors of Fall Layout

Hello there!  I thought I would pop in today to share a layout which I created for the Pebbles blog a couple weeks back using some more of Jen Hadfield's Home+Made collection.  :)

I was challenged to create a layout with the theme "the colors of fall" and this was my take on that.  As many of you know I love the patchwork look so I created a stitched blanket of sorts behind my photo.  Big blankets just scream crisp fall weather to me.  ;)  I also used the bracket die (which was intended for making banners) as a shelf to help ground my photo.  I am completely loving the die set that comes with this collection--It is super versatile!  :)

For my journaling I used one of the tag stickers from the collection with a vellum over the top which I ran through my printer.

I fussy cut three of the flowers to create my focal point.  I then took the super cool new burlap sheet and diecut my leaves from it (using an older Tim Holtz die by Sizzix).  The burlap has these adorable polka-dot printed on them, but my leaf was small enough that the dots were getting lost on them so I simply flipped them over and added some hand-stitching for a little interest.

I finished off my layout with some over-sized gold foil alphas from the collection and a stamped sentiment which I heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

For my flower centers I shared a super simple tutorial over on Pebbles blog using just a few basic supplies that you may already have on hand.  Make sure to hop over there and take a peek.

Thanks so much for stopping by.   :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Doodlebug Santa Express Christmas Holiday Layout

Hi there!  I have have a new layout up on Doodlebug's blog today.  :)  I can't begin to express my excitement at working with this year's Santa Express collection!  It is filled with so many beautiful patterns and darling images!  And can I just gush over how much I love the addition of the bubblegum pink and swimming pool?!

For my title I layered a circle over one of the darling new doilies and arranged my letter stickers using parchment paper (a trick I learned from the amazing Melinda Spinks).

To from a little border along the top of my page I used the reverse side of the tags from the Christmas Tags Craft Kit inspired by a wonderful Scrapbook Generation's sketch.  I love how these tags are double sided!

To decorate my little tag embellishment I punched out a 1-3/4" circle from the very merry paper.  A little stitching, star jewel, a snip of a border sticker and some washi tape and I was done with my simple tag.

To complete my visual triangle I have a third little grouping in the bottom right-hand corner of my layout using my favorite Doodlepop from the collection.  Isn't that sweet tree irresistible?!  To form my border along the bottom I used a strip of pistachio lace washi tape--I love how at a glance it looks like I die-cut a fancy border, but in a fraction of the time!

I hope I've inspired you a bit today!  I can't wait to see what you create with this fun collection!

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