The Boo Crew 2014

We went a little batty this Halloween.

We went a little batty this Halloween.

Halloween 2014 – good times! Just finished this year’s layouts for my scrapbook and wanted to share.

The layout above was made using cardstock from the Authentique Spirited paper line. I love the fun double-sided cardstock and notecard embellishments.

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It also worked nicely with the My Mind’s Eye Frightful collection that I used for the double layout below.

Happy Halloween from the Boo Crew!

Happy Halloween from the Boo Crew!

The toughest part of this layout was deciding which side of the cardstock to use – both sides were super cute!halloween layout 5

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My Cricut Happy Hauntings cartridge allowed me to make this spoooooooooky title.

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I found the inspiration for my double-page layout from this Creating Keepsakes sketch from 2011.

For tips on how to best photograph your scrapbook layouts, be sure to check out my how-to post here.

Thanks for stopping by and helping me celebrate! It was all treats this year – no tricks! 🙂

xoxo

Genevieve

Spoooooktacular Cross-Stitch

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door—
“‘Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door—
               Only this and nothing more.”

The Raven

Edgar Allan Poe

Fall is a great time of year to decorate, and Halloween is filled with lots of spooooky, creepy options. Some of my favorite cross-stitch patterns are of Halloween. It can be anything from gothic, Vintage and retro to modern and colorful.

The pattern above is my newest creation, lovingly called Halloween Library, and it can be downloaded here.

Here are some more of my favorite Halloween patterns, all of which can be found at my Bella Stitchery Design Etsy shop:

Owl Silhouette Pattern

Owl Silhouette Pattern

Spiderweb Silhouette Pattern

Spiderweb Silhouette Pattern

Cheshire Cat & Caterpillar Wonderland Pattern

Cheshire Cat & Caterpillar Wonderland Pattern

Retro Vintage Halloween  Witch on Broom Pattern

Retro Vintage Halloween Witch on Broom Pattern

Retro Mad Hatter Halloween  Pattern

Retro Mad Hatter Halloween Pattern

Jack Skellington Nightmare Before Christmas Pattern

Jack Skellington Nightmare Before Christmas Pattern

Pin-Up Carving Halloween Pumpkin Pattern

Pin-Up Carving Halloween Pumpkin Pattern

Haunted House Silhouette Pattern

Haunted House Silhouette Pattern

Edgar Allan Poe Pattern

Edgar Allan Poe Pattern

Pin-Up Witch on Broom Pattern

Pin-Up Witch on Broom Pattern

Vintage Woman in Bat Costume Pattern

Vintage Woman in Bat Costume Pattern

When Witches Go Riding Pattern

When Witches Go Riding Pattern

Wonderland Chipboard Album

My project of the week has been this wonderland of a mini-album.  It took about 3 1/2 days of sanding and inking, but I’m so delighted with the results!
I used almost every sheet of the Hallowe’en Alice in Wonderland line from Graphic 45 on this baby.
On the front is a HUGE sparkly flower (3 layers deep) and a glazed brad by Basic Grey.
Upon opening the chipboard album, you’re greeted with LOTS of fun ephemera to look at ~ hanging tags, hand-cut 3D embellishments, stick pins and ribbon! Each piece has been sanded and inked with brown and black. A photo will neatly tuck under the corner tear of beige paper.

The next page reveals a VERY merry un-birthday tea party!  I made room for a larger photo here (you can tuck it underneath the strip) and a 3D pop-up title label with more of the glazed brads.  Adding the black glittery flower at the bottom was my 4-yr-old’s idea.  Great eye, Jackson!
This next page is my hubby’s favorite.  He loves the rabbit tag with key charm at the top of the page.  It pops up with lots of 3D foam adhesive.  I’ve also tied it with brown string.
There is room for 2 more photos (you can tuck them under the ribbon) and a hand-cut Mad Hatter.
Finally, the back has more fabulous cardstock, all inked with several colors to give it an antique, burned look.  The album is about 5.5×9 inches.  Enjoy!