Sunday, October 16, 2011

Ghastly It is!!

Halloween is almost here!  My oldest son, after changing his mind three times, has finally settled on a costume for this year.  He is going to be Darth Maul from Star Wars.  And as the costume as ordered this afternoon he knows that this is it - no more changes!!

A few days ago his father took him to McDonald's and they just so happened to be painting faces that evening in honor of the upcoming holiday.  When I arrived home from a late trip that night my little boy was hopping around in his pajamas with this face.  Too cute, so I had to snap a picture or two and scrapbook it.  I do think this is a record for me.  I don't think I've ever had a picture scrapbooked just two days after it was taken.  Wonders never cease in my household!

So a little about this page.  It is again a double page.  I have been doing this for a while now.  I make one for my scrapbook and the other for a book that I am creating for my mother.  I will send it to her as a part of her Christmas present.  She loves these books and carries them with her everywhere she goes for several months after she gets him. She lives over 1200 miles away from us so we don't get to see her often.  It's my way of helping her have a glimpse of her grand kids everyday lives.

The paper comes from two main stacks - DCWV's Midnight Spell (last's year's Halloween stack) and this year's stack (Ghosts & Gobblins).  There are a few other Halloween papers used here and there from several K & Company stacks that I own.  Okay, I'll own it - I have a lot of Halloween paper.  And I bet you do too!

This was a simple layout that only took a few hours.  I normally work from sketches, but I decided to go ahead and wing it for this one!  I started with some basic stitching.  I am addicted to sewing on pages and this page was certainly no exception.  There is a zig zag skitch around the edge of both pages, and then a straight stitch as well on the inside of the first page.  There are five Cricut cartridge cuts here:  The frame and title are from Happy Hauntings, the lamp post is from Heritage, the spider web in the top right is on the October 31st cartridge, and the border at the bottom was cut from Elegant Edges.   I am a big fan of dimension as you know so the lamppost, the frame, and the title are all adhered with pop dots. 

Isn't he a cutie?!

Here is page Number Two:

These lamp posts were a bit non nondescript when I cut them out.  I decided to give them some faux stitching to spice them up a bit and added some bling from my stash.  The ribbon is a lovely touch and believe it or not this is the first time I've used crinkly ribbon which is so popular now.  I ordered mine from Kimberly at My Craft Spot.  This ribbon is absolutely fantastic - so easy to work with, the price was fair and Kimberly shipped it to me within three days.  I think I ordered it this past Wednesday and it arrived in my mailbox today.  Hooray for Kimberly!

Full Recipe:
Paper: DCWV Midnight Spell, Ghosts & Goblins, K & Company Halloween Stacks (2010)
Cartridges:  Happy Hauntings, October 31st, Elegant Edges, Heritage
Spiderweb Punch:  EK Success
Ribbon:  Crinkly Ribbon from My Craft Spot
Bling:  My Stash

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Sunday everyone!!


  1. This is beautiful Dayna. The stitching and the cuts. They all come together so well.TFS.

  2. Great Page- Love all the details, WOW

  3. Dayna, this is beautiful! Your details and all the stitching looks awesome!! Wowzers......excellent work:)
    Sherrie K

  4. Very nice layout Dayna! And thanks for the congrats! :)

  5. Very beautiful double LO! Love that you're making a separate set for your mom. Love all the layers on them and the colors. Oh yeah the stitching too ;)!

  6. Great LO, I love all the details!


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