Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Halloween Scrapbook Layouts..Stash Busting

Wanted to share just a few Halloween inspired scrapbook layouts I made last weekend.  I say Halloween inspired, because there will be no trick or treating for this old witch.  All the kids in the neighborhood have grown up and moved on.  And all the grandkids have all kind of safe fun things to do at their schools or churches, so alas, no excuse at all to overbuy candy, in hopes of a door bell ring. 

I love Halloween and have loads of papers and embellies, collected over the years.  So a big big thank you so much to my dear friend Pam, for suggesting we go on a 30 day long fast of buying new scrapbook supplies.   I have had so much fun making these layouts with items I have had in my stash for years, maybe even over a decade for some.  

Now I have to admit, we made the deal on Friday, October 2nd, and I had to make an amendment to my start date...I mean Anna Griffin was on HSN on the 7th and there was no way possible I was not going to buy something from that show....teeheehee.

The black glitter die cuts on these layout are made with Anna Griffin Cuttlebug dies, Flourish collections.  I just cut one of them in half to make a topper and bottom decoration for the "title" 

I printed from a darling saying I found on Pinterest.  Use this link to head on over to  my Pinterest boards and check out the Autumn, Printables and Planner boards for lots of great Halloween and Autumn art to play with.  I use Photoshop Elements 11 to resize, recolor and clean up vintage artwork.  So you will notice I have "pulled out" some parts of vintage postcards to make the cutouts.  

The papers are a fun mixture of Graphic 45, K and Company, Authentique, even some very very old Daisy D.  Then I just used some fall flowers, on sale for 60% off at Michaels, and paper flowers from my stash.  Just colored them with Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays and used stamens and bling to add some texture.  Heck, I even used some oooooold brads, keys and ribbons to add layers to the pages.  

 I don't usually like "fussy cutting", but this gorgeous page from Graphic 45's Time to Flourish October papers just had to be added to my pages.  Don't you love the title I printed from Pinterest.  I am loving how these  pages just fit into my grown up version of Halloween. Fun but candy and costume free...sigh...it's heck growing up.

Have fun crafting and have a safe and Happy Halloween!