Two Anna’s, Two Elsa’s and a Monster

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Make it Monday - pinkWelcome to Make it Monday! You may be coming from Alice’s site where she has three tips for sharing memories of Halloween from childhood.

Did you play the Frozen Trick Or Treat drinking game last year?

You know, the one where every time an Anna, Elsa, Kristoff or Olaf showed up at your door you took a drink? No?

Probably a good thing. Just going by how many were in our school’s Halloween Parade, it could have been quite the game in our neighbourhood!

Today I have created a layout about my three daughters going out on Halloween night with my bestie’s two daughters. Five girls in all and we had two Anna’s and Two Elsa’s.

Yep. That really happened. Continue reading »


Snack Bags for Crafty Types

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 Fall leaf by Alison Day DesignsHello October!

Can you believe it? Where did September go?!

The calendar says we’ve left summer behind but around these parts the sun is shining, the afternoons are warm, and I want to soak up every last ounce of that precious Vitamin D before it disappears for months.

(I may be in denial that socks are now required, flip flops are a wee bit too open to wear 24/7, and the heat may need to get turned on soon.)

Sigh.

But now that it’s officially October and Fall, I guess it’s perfectly acceptable to post about all things Thanksgiving and Halloween. Right? That’s the rule, isn’t it? No white after Labour Day and no Halloween talk until October 1st? Guess I’ve already broken that rule as I shared something last week that you could make and give away this Halloween to kids in your child’s class or at a party.

Today I have another take on the Halloween Snack Bag but this time it’s for you! Continue reading »


Trick or Treat? It’s Up to You

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Welcome to the Scrapping our Stash monthly Blog Hop!

Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop

You may be arriving from Lee-Anne’s site. If not, don’t worry. Keep reading and simply follow the link at the end of this post to join in on the rest of the hop.

As a mom I refuse to entertain any talk about Halloween until the calendar rolls over into October. As an Etsy shop owner however, I need to be more open to forward thinking shoppers! Boo Humbug! So, for the past few weeks I’ve been madly immersing myself in all things black, orange, and decidedly spooky. Continue reading »


Pinspiration Friday

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One of my favourite posts as a Designer for Practical Scrappers is when we are asked to create something inspired by a pin we saw on Pinterest. Today we’ve got some great Fall ideas for you from our boards.

I went about this a bit backwards this time. I knew what I wanted to make so went looking for how I should make it. Usually I just surf Pinterest til the inspiration light bulb goes off! I found a number of images and took inspiration from all of them. Instead of showing you my inspiration pin, I’ve got an inspirational collage for you today. Just click on the image to be taken to my Pinterest Board.

Pinterest Inspiration for Practical Scrappers

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A Quick Share

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This morning in my Facebook feed was the Free Miss Kate Cuttables Freebie of the Day and I had to snap it up! Check it out HERE. If you’re reading this on Monday then sorry, I was just too slow creating my layout. 🙁 It should be in the 50 cent store though and well worth it too!

Using my Gossamer Blue kit and one of the spider web overlays (that I’d resized to fit my 12×12″ paper), I created this.

Wicked Witch a layout by Alison Day Continue reading »


Practical Scrappers: 10 Ways to Use Embossing Powder

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Today, over at Practical Scrappers, we’re sharing 10 ways to use Embossing Powder. Make sure you head over to the site to check out all the great ideas our Design Team is sharing with you!

I decided to create my own background paper with it. Here is my layout.

I took a Stampin’ Up! stamp (Flowering Flourishes) and created the pattern by alternating the orientation of the stamp. Once I’d stamped the whole page, I sprinkled the embossing powder over all the stamped images  and that way was able to emboss the entire page at once. 

Here you can see the shine the embossing powder gives the paper. If you have flocking powder, this would be a really fantastic technique to try!

And this is a better shot of the detail of the stamped images. I meant to take a picture of the paper before I added everything else on top but … ah well. At least you can get an idea of how the whole page looks!

I decided to take the embossing theme and really run with it by creating these blocks of dry embossed card stock to my layout. I used 4 different folders – lattice, woodgrain, chevron and vintage wallpaper. 

The stamp set is a really old Martha Stewart set that I found in my stash.
Thanks for stopping by today. Don’t forget to check out the other Design Team projects on the Practical Scrappers blog today!