A Halloween Layout

The weather has been so beautiful this September, it's hard to believe it's almost over and we are heading into October!  Normally, Autumn is my favourite time of year.  I love the crisp mornings, the leaves turning colour, and decorating for Halloween.  But this year, all I can think about is, that winter is not far off.  I'm not looking forward to the cold and snow yet, I still haven't gotten over last year's long winter!
Enough of the winter talk!  Here's a layout I did using Authentique's Halloween collection called "Thrilling".

This photo is of my mom and her sister, from around 1935.  The Delicate Web and Spooky Frame are Memorybox dies.  I used a Prima Lace Doily stencil with Lindy's Moonshadow spray behind the Delicate Web.  The bottles are cut out with Sizzix's Tim Holtz Apothecary die, crackled with Tim Holtz Rock Candy clear crackle paint, and a bit of Tim Holtz glitter on the edges.  I added a sticker in the middle of the bottle.  The little spiders are Scary Spiders from Memorybox also.  The hexagons are just patterned paper cut out.

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Book of Spells

I'm sharing how I made this "Book of Spells"with a tutorial on the Sizzix blog today.  Hope you visit me there!

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Trick or Treat Window Box

I have a short tutorial for my window box up on the Sizzix blog, hope you visit me there!

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September's Monthly Challenge

It's time for Urban Scrapbook's September Design Team Monthly Challenge!  This month the paper collection in the kit was Kaisercraft's Sweet Pea.

I had just completed a layout with this same collection, so I thought I would also use photos of my Grandmother, mom and her sister Doreen, as I had done in the previous one.  In the kit, there is a sheet of vellum, which I die-cut with Sizzix's Prima flower die, Memphis.

After I die-cut the flower pieces, I sprayed with Lindy's flat Fabio Spray and embossed random edges with Stampendous Embossing powder.  Love how this flower turned out!

The kits are now for sale at Urban Scrapbook!

And before I forget, the winner of the Sizzix Prima Butterfly Mariposa die that I was giving away in my last post is:

Jacquelene L says:
This layout is beautiful. Excellent creative use of the canister. The label is awesome, it looks great, the clear label gives the canister an unusual look. The embossing and painting are excellent texture. The butterflies and flowers, love those. Thank you for sharing this beautiful project and the great tutorial. This is visual inspiration!
Jacquelene L

Congratulations, Jacquelene, if  you could email me your info, I will mail out your die!

Have a great week everyone,


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