Thursday, November 10, 2016

Halloween: A 12 x 12 Scrapbook Layout

Do you and your family celebrate Halloween? 

I've always loved the fun side of Halloween, not the spooky, creepy side. I loved dressing up as a kid and going trick-or-treating. I'll skip the haunted house though. 

I recently purchased a package of  those glitter Thicker  words like the one that spells out "Halloween" on this layout and they inspired me to dig out some Halloween pictures. This photo of my boys is from 2008. They were so cute and adorable in their costumes. 

I don't have a big stash of Halloween themed papers or embellishments so most of the items on my layout have been around for a long time. The strip of paper on the left is from a 2008 collection by Imaginisce called Eeks and Shrieks. The photo mat in the very back is from Me and My Big Ideas and the skull paper is from The Paper Studio, found at Hobby Lobby and it's called Skull and Crossbones. The purple patterned paper has been in my scrap bin for a long time and I'm not sure who made it. The orange paper is just the back side of the Imaginisce paper that I mentioned before. 

I used a Me and My Big Ideas project life style card to add beside the photo. Although it's hard to see in the photos, the word "up" is purple foil. The word label stickers above the title are from Me and My Big Ideas as well. The foam glitter stars and the bat came from the same Thickers pack as the title. 
I used a Heidi Swapp stamp to add some extra embellishing in the top and bottom corners. The washi tape seen on the layout is just from my stash. Along with some Black Velvet Heidi Swapp Color Shine, some ink and doodling on the edges of the layout, I also added a few enamel dots in various colors. 

No matter how old your scrapbooking supplies are, get them out and use them. Get those memories documented. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Make A Wish: A 12 x 12 Scrapbook Layout

Have you ever used a gelli plate? What did you do with the prints you made?

I recently purchased a gelli plate and I love the prints I've made so far. I made some using black, pink, purple and teal paint, with a specific goal in mind. I wanted to use them on a layout about my niece's first birthday. 

On this layout, I used the gelli prints under my photos and for the fringe on the right side of the layout. 

For most of the goodies on this layout, I used the new collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studios called Make-A-Wish.  The pink patterned paper along with the embellishments that are placed on each photo are from that collection. The embellishment cluster at the top of the page contains more pieces from that collection along with some clear stickers from Me and My Big Ideas. The Make-A-Wish collection has some adorable puffy stickers and a bits and pieces type embellishment pack. 

I made my title using a stamp from Studio Calico and I colored it using some Zig Clean Color Brush Markers. Layered under my title are more of those bits and pieces from Cocoa Vanilla Studios.  

I finished up the layout by adding some enamel dots and some clear sequins that I picked up at my local Michael's store. 

If you ever get the chance to play with a gelli plate, do it. It's so much fun and you can make awesome prints to use in scrapbooking, art journaling, card making, etc. Check out YouTube for some awesome gelli printing videos as well.