Saturday, October 16, 2010

Halloween Bonanza

  If you don't know by now, I love Halloween. I love the costumes, the trick or treating, carving pumpkins...well everything! Sadly, I am WAY behind in documenting the photos that go along with this holiday. So, with many recent challenges focusing on this spooky holiday, I took the opportunity to use some of my new BG Eerie paper to get those photos onto paper.

Let's Scrap sketch 10-13-10

Pumpkin carving is a favorite family pastime, so I wanted a fun, pumpkin theme page. Add to that the fun of incorporating your senses into the page...for carving pumpkins is a very touch based experience. Orange Cardstock set the mood and I loved the textured feel of the embossed felt pumpkin trim from Recollections Autumn collection. To add to the sense of touch, I used Chatterbox corduroy brads to hold twine and handmade felt banners. I found the poem on-line,printed and stamped a tree onto the background, then used colorbox inks in chestnut roan, olive and creamy brown to mimic the tones in the BG paper. I did the same with the title. Hand stitching added a warm cozy feel while i-rock jewels and orange peel stickles added a little glitz to the pumpkin stamp.

To scrap the trick or treat fun, I used Eerie papers over a DCWV purple Cardstock base. This is a hybrid page. I used a printed title from CLUB CK which I fussy cut and distressed with colorbox inks. I also distressed a prima flower with black ink, then added an Eerie brad for the center. This was the first page I had made with my new I-rock. I love how easy it is to put on jewels. The trim is from my local fabric store. I have been finding some great deals on trims and lace there.

completed for Sketches for All Sketch-a-thon

I love how the many challenges out there get me in the mood to scrap. There's a ton of Halloween challenges right now from the Halloween party at Sketches for All, Workout #30 at Scrap fit, to the Halloween/Fall challenge at Frosted.  Also, don't forget to submit to Scrap and Stamp Saturday if you use a stamp on your page. So go on out there...find challenges, make pages!


  1. Christy, Love these LO's!!
    Love the two page collage look!!
    The banner is adorable and love the bling on the 2nd LO!!

  2. These are great. Love them both, I love the design on the first one, great way of using so many pictures. Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs.

  3. Wow!! both of these LOs are amazing!! I love the pumpkin border and the sweet poem you used on the first one!! And the way you did the gem corners on the second one is very unique and adds such a cool look to the LO!! Thanks for taking on our fall/Halloween challenge at Frosted Designs this week!!
    Barb :)

  4. I like both of these LOs but particularly love the first one. Love the shade of the cardstock, the PP, the trim and the banner. And the design of the LO too. Great work, Christy! Dana

  5. Two great layouts! Love how many pictures you incorporated on your first layout! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

  6. Love both of these layouts!! thanks for playing along with us at ScrapFIT!

  7. Great job with the ScrapFIT challenge!


  8. Great take on our challenge!! Thanks for joining us at ScrapFIT!

  9. Love your hand stitching! Cute layouts! thanks for joining us at Scrap and Stamp