I found this great sketch challenge over at Stick it Down. I missed the deadline for this sketch but I just had to use it. I recently found this pictures of my older two dressing up for Halloween at my in-laws camp ground. I didn't even think I had these. Such a great find!!
I chose to use non Halloween paper and embellishments since it was in August and it was so warm and sunny out. I really love the way it turned out.
I have held onto these pictures of my niece for 19 years! I've had such a hard time scrapping these since it was before I had my own kids and I didn't keep any record of the date or what happened. I have over 100 photos of her to scrap.
I saw this two page layout over at Stick it Down and thought, now's the time. So I pulled out these photos and got scrapping. It took me a full day to decide what to use but I'm just happy to have a layout done!! The hardest part was what embellishments to used.
I used the stamp set strawberries2stamp and strawberry framelit dies from The Stamps of Life.
I have a little time to play today and just had to do another Halloween card. I can't believe that it's one week away already! I'm not ready for it to be over. So many projects and decorations to enjoy and so little time to get them done. The funny thing is... I've bought so much Halloween paper, embellishments and stamp sets but haven't even begun to use them all.
I haven't played with this set yet (and I just HAD to have it lol). So when I saw this sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch! I instantly saw the pumpkins on it. I did turn mine sideways, just seemed to fit better that way for me.
I can really see using this set on a Halloween layout for a baby book I'm going to be creating for a friend.
SS: fall fest, paper pumpkin September set
INK: crushed curry, tuxedo black, tangerine tango
CS: pumpkin pie, whisper white, spellbound b&t by authentique
ACCESS: orange and black twine, apothecary accent framelits, fun fall framelits, jems
I've recently joined The Stamps Of Life kit club. I love her products and couldn't wait to get my hands on her kits. They come with so much wonderful products! The kits are created to make you the designer. There is a sample card but you create what ever your heart desires. This took a little getting used to as I've never been in a club that worked like that but now I'm loving it!!
The September kit was all about Christmas. It came with so many different cute embellishments, a stamp set, die, cardstock, envelopes, ribbon and really cute patterned paper.
I decided to create a flip it card using the new Regal flip-its. These are so much fun to work with and have so many different possibilities!
This year I decided I wanted to have a Halloween party. I love Halloween but have usually kept it just for the kids so this is the first time I've needed an invite! I had a lot of fun creating this. I used a sketch from Stick it Down to help get the creativity flowing.
Its a really fun sketch, and the only thing I wish I'd done differently is make the one panel larger. I feel there is to much space left at the bottom.
So this didn't turn out quite like I wanted. It started out as an invitation but I decided it would be way to much coloring lol. So I changed it to a challenge card. I incorporated Try Stampin' On Tuesday's challenge this week.
I don't usually join card or scrapbook kits of the month clubs but I love getting The Stamps of Life stamps and dies each month and couldn't pass up the chance to get her card kits. In order to sign up you had to be a stamp or die hard club member. I am both and couldn't wait to get my hands on this kit!
I missed out on the first month due to limited quantities so I was so excited when I received the email for the September kit telling me I was in!! Getting this box was like Christmas morning. So many wonderful things inside and endless possibilities.
This kit comes with everything you need to create up to 12 cards and doesn't have any directions. Instead you have all the tools to be completely 100% original. I wasn't sure how I'd like that at first but once I got going it's a lot of fun.
Here is the first card I've created with this great Christmas themed kit. I used a framelit flipit from The Stamps of life as well. It's the only item I used that didn't come in the kit.