Thursday, October 12, 2017

10 Halloween Scrapbook Layout Ideas & Tips

If you are like me, those repeat holidays can get somewhat challenging to scrapbook!  Every year, same ideas, same color scheme, etc...Join me today as I walk you thru 10 Halloween Scrapbook Layout Ideas and Tips to help keep things fresh.  First up I have a video walk-thru and then check them out up close below that.

10 Halloween Scrapbook Layout Ideas & Tips Video


Up Close Halloween Layout Ideas
Tip Number 1: If you don't have Halloween Supplies pull out some neutral pieces in the right colors from your stash.  This entire layout has nothing "Halloween themed" on it aside from the cut file I used for the title. The rest is pulled from Purples, Oranges, and Blacks in my Stash.

Tip Number 2: Personalize a collection with cut files, punches, stamps or metal dies.  You can keep a layout from looking like everybody else's by personalizing it with your tools.  You can find tons of fun metal dies here and stamps here.

Tip Number 3: If you are low on your supplies - use a clear Halloween base for your layout and then build it up with neutral pieces.  My base page is here is clearly for Halloween - the rest makes it even better!

Tip Number 4: Base the whole layout on the colors in the costume not Halloween Colors.  For this layout I went with that turquoise color that you can see in his monster costume and just added Halloween embellishments that played up the theme.

Tip Number 5: Multiphoto layouts are so common for Halloween - add small embellishments on multi-photo layouts so that the photos are the star.

Tip Number 6: Bail on Halloween completely and do the whole layout based on their costume.  Oftentimes the costume has nothing to do with Halloween and is just a fun theme to work with.

Tip Number 7: Play with Words for your Title - think catchy phrases that don't have anything to do with Halloween.  Part of why I love this layout is because the title is something we say all the time "Something Stinks."

Tip Number 8: Much like the last tip but on this one I say bail on Halloween and focus on Autumn. This works especially well for playing down the spookiness of Halloween.  

Tip Number 9: Focus on the shapes of Halloween like I did here mimicking the moon.  Think pumpkins, crescents, triangles for candy corn...the options are endless!

Tip Number 10: Shape your pictures!  As you can see here I went with the ideas of eyeballs and shaped my pictures to match that.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

4 Christmas Card Ideas featuring Photo Play Paper - GIVEAWAY!

I'm back with the final installment of my projects featuring Winter Meadows from Photo Play Paper. Today I have four Christmas Card Ideas with the cute critters from the collection as the stars!
Christmas Card Ideas
I had to make a fox one because we are big fox fans in this house!  I did some fun tweeks on this using my craft knife!

Christmas Card Ideas
Clean and simple and Oh What Fun!

Christmas Card Ideas
There are so many fun elements that you can tuck into cards...I combined stickers and ephemera to make this one Holly & Jolly!

Christmas Card Ideas
We also love raccoons here so this was a must do card as well!  The little fussy cut trees make the perfect accent!  

I didn't tell you too many details on creating these because I made a video that was featured on the Scrapbook.com Channel!  Here's the video:


Now if you are wondering about getting your hands on some of the supplies from this video...it's easy just click on any of the affiliate thumbnails below to check them out at Scrapbook.com!

Now let's talk GIVEAWAY!  Photo Play Paper is going to give one of you this collection!  All you have to do is:  Subscribe to my YouTube Channel
And then just let me know you did so I can give you an entry for today!  Thanks so much for stopping by today...be sure to keep checking back all week for more entries!  The Giveaway will remain open until this Friday, the 13th!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Merry & Bright Christmas Scrapbook Layout for Photo Play Paper - GIVEAWAY

Have you ever gotten your hands on a collection and just had the ideas flowing and had ideas of where you were going to go? That's the case for me with the Winter Meadow collection from Photo Play Paper.  I had so many ideas....and still do!  Today I want to share with you a Merry & Bright Christmas Scrapbook Layout, the layout I was envisioning as I started looking thru the collection.  
I'm not sure if I love the scallops or the bear on the hill better?!? What i do know is that I am happy with how it all came together in the end...there's were definitely some times I was wondering if it was gonna happen though!  Here's my video for how I created this layout:


Now if you are wondering about getting your hands on some of the supplies from this video...it's easy just click on any of the affiliate thumbnails below to check them out at Scrapbook.com!

Now let's talk GIVEAWAY!  Photo Play Paper is going to give one of you this collection!  All you have to do is:  Subscribe to my YouTube Channel
And then just let me know you did so I can give you an entry for today!  Thanks so much for stopping by today...be sure to keep checking back all week for more entries!  The Giveaway will remain open until this Friday, the 13th!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Christmas Traveler's Notebook Spread for Photo Play Paper & GIVEAWAY

How do you capture your Christmas memories? Do you do a December Documented, traditional layouts, pocket pages??? A little of everything?!?  This year I want to do some special spreads in my Traveler's Notebook and take on a little more of the December Documented idea but not necessarily do it daily. So I have decided to start creating a Christmas Traveler's Notebook. I think this approach will allow me to capture some everyday memories before they get lost.  

One key I believe is going to be having spreads prepped ahead of time.  Thanks to the beautiful Winter Meadow collection from Photo Play Paper, I have my first one ready!  Here's what I created:

I also have a quick video walk thru of how I put this spread together!


Now if you are wondering about getting your hands on some of the supplies from this video...it's easy just click on any of the affiliate thumbnails below to check them out at Scrapbook.com!

Now let's talk GIVEAWAY!  Photo Play Paper is going to give one of you this collection!  All you have to do is follow me on my facebook page which you can find here.
And then just let me know you did so I can give you an entry for today!  Thanks so much for stopping by today...be sure to keep checking back all week for more entries!


Monday, October 2, 2017

Hand Stitched Christmas Layout for Photo Play Paper & GIVEAWAY!!!

Hi there crafty friends!  It's hard to believe it's time to start thinking about holiday crafting but with all the new releases and that time rapidly approaching it's time to get in that mode.  This week I am guest designing for Photo Play Paper and am working with their beautiful Winter Meadows Collection. This collection is both winter and Christmas focused so it will work beautifully for the whole season! First up is a hand stitched Christmas layout!

Hand Stitched Christmas Layout using Winter Meadows from Photo Play Paper

There are lots and lots of little details on this layout and you can catch them all in this video!


Now if you are wondering about getting your hands on some of the supplies from this video...it's easy just click on any of the affiliate thumbnails below to check them out at Scrapbook.com!

Now let's talk GIVEAWAY!  Photo Play Paper is going to give one of you this collection!  All you have to do is:  Subscribe to my YouTube Channel
And then just let me know you did so I can give you an entry for today!  Thanks so much for stopping by today...be sure to keep checking back all week for more entries!

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