Thursday, October 25, 2012

H2H Halloween

It's a Halloween challenge over at Heart 2 Heart Challenges this week!!! Of course I had to participate! Here is the card I made:

I have a thing for Halloween trees, so this whole card was designed around the tree poking out the back :) All the black is heat embossed and the haunted house is colored with the Close To My Heart blending pen and inks. 

Here it is all opened up:

And from the side:

The actual folds of this card are easy to do, it's all the planning about what will peek out where that takes some time!

Check out everyone else's cute ideas at the Heart 2 Heart blog HERE.

Have a spooky night!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

November Layout

On time this time!

Here is the layout my scrapbooking group will be making in November:

We are using the Flirty Paper Packet and the coordinating Dimensional Elements. NO STAMPING AT ALL! Once you have all the paper cut, this is like a 15 minute layout!

We are only using the fall-ish pieces of the chipboard: the word "autumn" and all the leaves. Everyone will be left with the word "bloom", lots of flowers, an owl, and a few sayings. 

I love the tree! Favorite part!

If you find yourself bored in Utah (very possible) in November, contact me and come join us :)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Home-made Halloween

Just a couple of my favorite Halloween decorations I've made over the years:

My husband was VERY impressed... until he found out it was paper. He thought I painted them! Now they're just more annoying decorations for him to pack up and store year after year. So supportive! 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

October Layout #2

Ummmm... oops!

Here is the second layout my scrapbooking group is making in 4 days:

Sorry for the not-so-good pictures! It's really difficult for me to photograph black for some reason... Anyway, we are using the Mischief paper packet and of course I love it because I LOVE Halloween!

Just an awesome "Eek!" that you can cut with the awesome new Close To My Heart Cricut cartridge! I embossed a spider web border in the background for some texture.

It's hard to see in my poor pictures, but all the "spider web" is covered in green Glitz Glitter Gel. I added some black sparkles and I love how it looks! By the way, this spider web cut is what sold me on the new Cricut cartridge. I have a big thing for spiders :)

...Which is probably why this little guy is my favorite thing on the whole layout! He has his own tiny web and sparkly area and green thread. He's happy.

More Halloween to come!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Shameless Copies

I wanted to avoid mailing my card-group cards so badly that I made 72 cards in 3 days!!! 12 each of 6 different patterns!

So you can see why I needed to borrow someone else's creativity!

Here are 2 of said cards:

This card is as close to a direct copy as I could get with the paper I had on hand. See page 73 in the Close To My Heart Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book. Yep. There it is! Pretty though, huh? 

This card is at least changed a little bit, besides just the different paper and ribbon and edge punches... See the front cover of Northridge Publishing's Cards magazine for July 2009. (It's one of those super-expensive subscriptions that no normal person can afford so we all buy them years later for $1 at a warehouse sale) My ribbon "bow" lays so perfectly behind the button because it is a cheater bow! Thank you Tresa Black! Visit her blog HERE to watch a video tutorial and make your own fake bows.

I hear tonsillectomy child #2 coughing, time for drugs!

Monday, October 1, 2012

October Layout #1

Ok, not so early this time!

Here is one of the layouts my scrapbooking group will be making in a few weeks:

We are using the Clementine paper packet (which I love) and burlap ribbon (which I love even more) and wooden buttons (and who doesn't love buttons?).

I am really proud of how these flowers turned out! I just cut the burlap in half and spiraled the ribbon around a circle of paper. Yes, your fingers get either very sticky from liquid glue or burnt from the glue gun. Totally worth it!

If you would like to join us with sticky and/or burnt fingers in October, let me know!