Ah, Fall. Pumpkins, family, warm apple cider, and most of all, Halloween! The origins of Halloween go far back in time to somewhat more serious
and sinister beginnings, but today most of us associate it with candy, costumes, and fun. For us paper crafters, Halloween is an opportunity to scrapbook
using some fun purples and oranges, to make fun home décor, and maybe even dabble in some costume-making. And who can resist some skulls…adorned with
a couple pink bows, of course.
All of the layouts on this page are a good example of how fun it can be to scrapbook this holiday. Lisa infused humor even into her title, which
really pulls the whole page together. And the rub-on Halloween quote is the perfect touch. Cheryl’s page demonstrates the flexibility of scrapping
Halloween – it doesn’t have to be just cute or scary or funny – it can be pretty and girly as well. And last, but (hopefully!) not least, my layout
proves that you don’t even need Halloween paper to scrap Halloween. Pull out anything from your stash that goes with the costume or the photos, and
you’re good to go! But then again, Halloween paper is so fun to buy…
She's Got Purrsonality by Lisa Swift
Supplies: Paper: Scenic Route, My Mind's Eye, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Alphabet Stickers: Basic Grey, SEI,
Rub-Ons: Pink Paislee, Doodlebug, Die Cuts: My Mind's Eye, KI Memories, Tags: Ormulu, Stickers: Creative Imaginations, Doodlebug, Brads: Lasting
Impressions, Thread: Coats, Other: staples, product packaging, ribbon. Tools: Border Punches: Fiskars, Other: sewing machine, sandpaper.
Design Notes: If you love the look of doodling, but are not comfortable creating the look on your own, try using a
pre-printed doodled paper as the background for your page.
Boo-tiful by Cheryl Casas
Supplies: Paper: My Mind's Eye, Pink Paislee, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Alphabet Stickers: Making Memories,
Flowers, Pearls: Prima Marketing, Brads: My Mind's Eye, Pins: Mandy Harrell (Etsy), Glitter Glue: Ranger Industries, Ink: Tim Holtz (Ranger Industries),
Markers: Sharpie, Other: black spider and web, flowers, foliage, rhinestones, thread. Tools: Stamps: Basic Grey, Blending Tool: Ranger Industries,
Paper Cutters: Fiskars, Making Memories, Paper Distresser: Tim Holtz.
Design Notes: This was some guest design team work using the "Nevermore" Scraps of Darkness kit (scrapsofdarkness).
I did some hand stitching inside the circle by first drawing the diamonds, then poking the holes, following with a needle and thread. I placed rhinestones
that I colored with markers, throughout.
Mulan by Ilene Tell
Supplies: Paper, Journaling Spot: My Little Shoebox, Cardstock: 3 Birds Design, Letters: American Crafts, Flowers:
Prima Marketing, Recollections, Bling: Recollections, Brad: Basic Grey, Enamel Accents: Inksenntials, Ink: Tsukineko. Tools: Die Cutting Machine:
Sizzix (Ellison), Die: Tim Holtz (Sizzix).
Design Notes: If you have a sheet of paper that has a repeating pattern throughout, sometimes covering the middle of it and
only leaving the edge can make it look like a border pattern, which adds a whole different look to the layout.
Journaling: Oct 31, 2010. The blue kimono was love at first sight.