Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trick or Treat!

Happy Halloween friends. Were you one of the lucky ones to get this months Scraptacular kit? Or, have you purchased the Pink Paislee "Twilight" papers? If so, here's a quick little project for you...

My children think its fun to "trick or treat" at our house. At the end of the night, they come strolling up the walkway, ring the bell and say "Trick or Treat Mommy!". I always try to have something a little special for them as a reward.

Each year, I make up a little goodie bag for each of them, and this time around I used the Pink Paislee "Twilight" papers as goodie bag "toppers". All I did was cut the patterned paper into 4x8 pieces, then fold it over like a greeting card. I decorated each topper using coordinated Pink Paislee Stamps. I pulled out my "Slice" die cutter and made that cute little pumpkin and attached it to the card with Helmar Liquid Scrapdots for some fun dimension.

Bag toppers are a great way to use up those left over scraps, and you can easily make them in just a matter of minutes. Suprise your little treat or treaters with something extra special tonight ;)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Basic Grey Love

i have been having so much fun working with new Basic Grey! before you know it the snow will be falling and the holidays will be here, so make sure to run over to the store and grab some of these new papers (and some of those "delightful" thickers why your at it!!)....
here is one of my dt pages...

look for all the design team pages in the DT Gallery and Monthly Kit Gallery soon :)

Friday, October 23, 2009


Do you ever Silhouette your pictures for your los? You know, just grab a pair of scissors & cut out the person or image in your picture. I know, I know, who wants to cut up their wonderful picture that they have taken. But, I think it creates a fun effect. I do not do it very often, but I do it from time to time. So far, I've liked the way they have turned out. Here are a few los that I have done over the years of cutting up my pictures & using silhouettes:

The firetruck in the center. I didn't like all the background that was in the picture. There were houses & cars & some people I didn't know. So, I just cut them all out.

I cut my girls out for the back of mini albums that I did for my mom & mother in law. I drew a flower in between them for a fun added effect.

Here I cut out my parents fishing & their huge catches. I didn't want all the other stuff in the pics, I just wanted the focus to be on the fish that they had caught.

On this one, I cut out the butterfly up in the right corner. It is my daughter poking her head out of one of those wooden figures at the zoo. I actually popped it with foam adhesive & it kind of flutters. It doubled as an embellishment.

So, that is my tip or suggestion. Why don't you give it a try & see what you can come up with. Post here or in the forums or gallery so we can see your creation!

Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful weekend!
Anneliese, October GDT

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

October Guest Designer

Hi there! My name is Anneliese Grassi & I live in Reading, PA with my husband, Tony, & two daughters, Emma 4 & Audra 2. We also have a dog Charley, & 3 fish. I am a stay at home mom, and I am an independant contractor for large call centers (such as Travelocity, the infomercials you see on tv, & public radio & tv pledge drives), & get to work from home around my husbands busy travel/work/football schedule.
I have been scrapping for about 5 years now, since a little before my first daughter was born. I didn't know there was this whole "cult" scrapbooking world! I used to scrap alone, at my dining room table, with few papers, cut outs, GLUE, regular house scissors, & whatever I could muster up. Then my girlfriend brought me to a few crops, & well, the rest as they say, is history! I can honestly say that I am a true scrap addict & try to do it every moment I can. (hey! if my dh can do all this traveling, & ref all these football games, I can scrap whenever....right?? :o) ).
My favorite scrapping supplies are Basic Grey papers, love em!, flowers, stickles, and I have to say I just love my white journaling pen. Another more recent fave is Thickers. Can't have enough of them! My favorite subject to scrap is, of course, my girls.
In addition to scrapbooking, & spending time with my family, I love to read, watch movies, cook, & being outdoors. I love my coffee too!
I’m thrilled to the guest designer for Scraptacular & I hope my designs will provide inspiration for others.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sparkle Challenge

Design Team member Amy is hosting a challenge over at the Its Scraptacular Forum. Things that sparkle are sooooo much fun!!!! Glitter, rhinestones, shimmer spray...the list is endless. Can you create a layout using things that sparkle????

Here's Amy's layout...

In my layout for this challenge, I used something for the VERY FIRST TIME!

I am quickly getting HOOKED on these Dew Drops that I was introduced to at the Crop for a Cure last week. The woman scrapping next to me was using them to embellish a mini album (which looked AMAZING)! When she saw the layout I was working on, she quickly offered to share and here's the finished product with Dew Drops serving as bubbles coming from the fish's mouth...

Come on over to the Forum and show us YOUR sparkle!!! Also, check out the online store for more colors of these amazing little Dew Drops!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Only One Left....

i just wanted to remind our readers that there is only one September Monthly Kit for sale in the store!!! Hurry over and grab your kit, because it is a super fun kit full of possibilities... just look at the page i made below....

and make sure you check out the kit sale... there are a few kits left and they are so fun to work with.... just $15.99 each! go grab your kits today! click here to check them out!

Monday, October 5, 2009

New Bella Blvd!

There's a new manufacturer at Scraptacular!! BELLA BLVD!! There are lots of great patterns and 12x12 sheets of matching stickers.

There is a camping line!! For those that know me, you know that this made me a happy girl! I couldn't resist it!! Here is a layout I did using "Camped Out". I added in a little Fancy Pants and those irresistible Jenny Bowlin circle alpha stickers!

This layout uses the "Super Stud" line. I really love the colors in this line and will definitely be getting more of the background paper! It's so neat!!

Again, paired with some Fancy Pants stickers! I also can't get enough of the Crate Paper alphas (the blue) and the Pink Paislee circle alpha stickers.


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Halloween Layouts!

Scraptacular's design team has been busy getting creative for the Ghoulish holiday coming up! Here's some creative inspiration for your Halloween layouts...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

October Kit Layouts and a Sketch!

I had such a blast working with October's kit! Here's the sketch of the month:
And my 4 layouts:

Run, don't walk to the Scraptacular store to pick up this GREAT kit!