Happy Haunting

Make It Monday Fall blog hop graphicIs it Monday again already?! I don’t know about you, but life in my house right now is sort of insane. Having 3 kids has always kept us hopping but since our youngest started Kindergarten last month, and all the after school activities being 5 allowed her to participate in, our busy-ness turned up about 1,000 notches!! This weekly blog hop that I am lucky enough to participate in seems to be the only thing I am managing to post to my blog right now. Yikes!

You should have arrived here from my friend Alice Boll over at Scrapbook Wonderland. She has an adorable card for a little girl. Bonus… it’s a gift too! 

This week I created a layout using one of the Mojo Monday inspiration prompts for October over at My Kreative Pursuits. It was a tough one too. The prompt was to scrap the creepiest moment you’ve ever experienced. Well, I’ve experienced some creepy moments but none of them involved a photo – something I find sort of necessary when creating a layout!

Time to put my thinking cap on!

The creepiest moment by far took place in Edinburgh, Scotland during a Ghost Tour. I quickly realized that while I didn’t have a photo of the exact spot where I felt the ghostly fingers brushing my coat, I did have a recent photo of Edinburgh Castle.

[[Insert light bulb turning on here. ]]

Happy Haunting by Alison Day

I printed it off nice and big and built the rest of my layout around it.

Oh yeah, and one other thing that’s pretty cool about this layout is that the only new item on this is the sequins. Everything else was from  my stash. The papers from my paper racks and the title, tags and embellishments were all discovered in a recent clean up session (thanks Margareta!!) In fact, when I found the Happy Haunting die cut from last Halloween the rest of the layout just fell into place!

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What do flowers, butterflies and paper rosettes have to do with ghosts?

Not a thing! I found them in a little baggie, along with the Kraft Jillibean Soup journaling spots, labelled Snack Bag #3. If any of you took the MotherLOAD class over at Big Picture Classes then you might recognize that snack bag!! Finding lost stash items and being able to put them directly onto a page makes me SO happy!! This was not a Halloween story so I didn’t want to use a ton of Halloween products on it. The flowers and butterflies keep it season neutral.

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A quick word about the sequins … you’ll never guess where I bought them. Pier1 Imports! I work there and when I saw the little packs of Halloween Table Scatter that included these sequins I knew I had to get them for cards and layouts. It’s all about looking at things in a different way and always being on the look out for new, different and/or good deals, right?

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My journaling spans two areas. The Jillibean Soup Spot was perfect for a few quick words while the strip of yellow patterned paper gave me more room to tell the story.

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So there you have it. No photo? No problem!

I hope you enjoyed the hop this week. I’m the last stop but here is the entire list if you missed anyone.

Connie Hanks shares her inspired new wall display for showcasing scrapbooking layouts, tags and cards!

Melissa Shanhun is sharing a super simple, but FINISHED Week in the Life album – with free cut files for you!

Beth is sharing the beginning of her December Daily prepping and has a great tutorial on how to incorporate different page protectors.

Jen is sharing a free template & her NEW! Count Your Blessings Project that starts on November 1st.  This project will include hybrid, traditional and smash style scrapbooking all in one fun mini album for November.

Karen scanned her Gelli prints to use them digitally!

Gina Zee is sharing a project for Christmas – using wrapping paper for a seasonal tag swap.

Kristie Sloan shares an interesting way to create a background with handwriting and a water soluble medium.

Alice Boll from Scrapbook Wonderland has an adorable card for a little girl. Bonus… it’s a gift too!

Alison Day is sharing how to tie a current photo with an older story that didn’t have one, on her layout today. http://alisondaydesigns.com/happy-haunting/

 

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