Thursday, October 23, 2008

My Spooky Stuff!

True confession...I think I might like Halloween more than Christmas. Not sure..still thinking. But you have to's lots of fun, you get to decorate your house, the colors and items you use to decorate..spiders, pumpkins, ghost etc etc are all VERY fun, it involves candy...hmmm...need I even say more? Oh and you don't need to dust your house..after all..what spooky house has clean, dust free decorations?! So..needless to say Halloween is definitely become a favorite.

Each year though I struggle to find a cute, fun way to showcase my photos. After all..they pretty much are the same..although the kids are wearing different outfits. But they are still doing much the same. As I walked through the house, my daughter commented I should take some pictures of all the fun decorations we have out for something different to scrap. Which is great..but then what? A layout of course to showcase some of my oh so Spooky Stuff!


Orange Cardstock
Teresa Collins Spider Web, Halloween Journal Tags, Halloween Circle Tags paper
Bo Bunny Hallows Eve Rubons
American Crafts Daquerie Alphabet Stickers

Making Memories Spellbound Clear Embellishments, Spellbound Brads & Spellbound Alphabet Stickers
Stickles - Lime Green

Bazzill Paper Brads - Festive
Colorbox Chalk Inks - Charcoal, Tangerine, Creamy Brown

Michael's Ribbon

*Using the Spider Web paper…cut off the kraft edge border around the paper. Then adhere the paper onto a piece of orange cardstock. Ink the edges of the orange cardstock with black ink to dirty it up a bit.

*For my photos I worked with a digital photo template I purchased online from Designer Digitals. I’ve long admired the multi-photo layouts and how fantastic they look. So I decided to give it a go and was incredibly pleased with the results. Once I added my photos, I printed the sheet out and trimmed off the excess photo paper.

*I then cut a piece from the Halloween Journal Tags paper that measures 7 by 9 ½. I used my sewing machine to stitch a crazy zig zag stitch onto the paper edge. If you don’t have a machine…consider using some rubons. After stitching I inked the edges with black ink.

*Next cut a strip from the Halloween Journal Tags paper that measures 3 by 12. Ink the edges with both brown and black inks. Adhere onto the spider web paper above the Happy Halloween design. Again…if you have a machine, add the zig zag stitch to the ends.

*Now adhere the black wavy print paper along with the photo collage.

*Cut the black crow from the Halloween Circle Tags paper. Inks edges with orange and add a dot of lime green Stickles for the eye. Add to top right side of paper.

*Next ink the Bazzill paper brads with black ink. Add Bo Bunny spider rubon to the brad. Attach brad with Making Memories clear spider tag.

*Cut phrases from the Spooky Words paper. Inks edges and staple to side of paper. Add Making Memories clear frame over “creepy” cut out word.

Tie striped ribbon across paper.

Add Thickers letters. Finish off with Making Memories Spellbound alphabet stickers. Add Making Memories clear bat and bat brad. Finish with Bo Bunny spider rubon on top right spider web.

And one more item..a very quick Halloween craft! I had picked up a lampshade kit at Target in the dollar bin. Not knowing at the time what I'd use it for...just that I would use it. I realized it would be perfect for a fun, spooky Halloween nightlight for our guest bath.

I took off the fabric cover it came with. The holding it up to a light...chose how I wanted the Bo Bunny Spooktastic print paper to go across. I wanted to be sure I had the bats positioned across it. I used the fabric cover as a template for the paper. Cut that out, inked the edges and then added a few more Bo Bunny Hallows Eve bat rubons to the paper. Next I adhered it to the nightlight. Then finished it off with a little rick rack and pom pon ribbon! It's one of my favorite decorations this year!

Happy Haunting,



DeeDee said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! I love your lampshade idea and the layout is a fun way to remember all your spooky decorations...TFS!!!

Anonymous said...

Clever stuff, Julia! Love the way you did the photos.

Anonymous said...

What a clever idea your dd had she is a smart cookie. The page is wonderful. I love the lamp shade as well. See we really do use those items we pick out of the $1 TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

Miki said...

That lampshade is awesome!!! What a fun layout to remember your halloween decorations too...great idea!

Annette D said...

What a fun post to read, and to copy! Thanks for the ideas Julia.

david santos said...

Well, well, well!
I love it! Have a nice weekend.