Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Halloween Blog Hop 2016!

Hello and welcome! You have reached Blog Hop stop #4.

I am happy to be back after a long time away from blogging about my creative projects.  The CM Bloggers have joined up again to send you on an online journey of great Halloween scrapbook and paper craft ideas. Below are a couple layouts I did, one using last year's Trick or Treat collection, and the other with our new Bats in the Belfry collection.  Two very different styles - one silly and sweet, and the other with classic and creepy designs, like an old abandoned house.

At the end is a list of all the blog participants today; click on each one for more amazing ideas.

For this first layout, I used the Shape Maker System with Circle cartridge, the Border Maker system with Circle Weave cartridge, and yellow ABC stickers. The paper and other stickers are from the Trick or Treat collection.  Don't own this collection?  No problem - this will work with any Halloween paper/stickers.

You can click on the pictures to get a larger image.










The new Bats in the Belfry collection features great vintage designs and muted colors, perfect for photos beyond just Halloween.  To create this layout, I used the Garden Vine border punch (returning by 2017), the Art Deco border punch (no longer available, sorry!), and to distress the paper in some places, I used a chalking ink.  The vellum shows where your photos could go, but this layout is very versatile and you could arrange your photos in other ways.  The key to this layout is cutting even pieces for each side and lining them up carefully.  






Here are my fellow blog participants today; look for future hops featuring your other favorite bloggers - our next Hop with feature the new CM holiday collection!!

1) Noreen Smith at Organized and Creative Mom
2) Karyn McDermaid Rolfe at Karyn Crops
3) Lisa at Lisa's Workshop
4) Julie at Julie's Creative Memories Blog (you are here now!)
5) Candace at Scrappin' Jpegs