This kit was so inspiring a million ideas started coming to mind when I saw it. I couldn't stop from one thing to the next. Next thing I know I have friends coming over for a Halloween Party!
It all started with the invitations. I found fun and cheesy Halloween sayings for the inside. I used a double flap card templet shrunk down to fit more on a page and save on ink. I made four different styles featuring four different witches from the kit. I added matching bows to tie the card and little candies to give them a bit of fun.
I started with the decorations. The wall decor was first with the spiders. I used styrofoam balls painted black, black pipe cleaners and googly eyes to make large spiders to hide/hang about. The candy corn wreath is real candy corn glued on piece by piece. In all it was over 50 oz of candy corn. By adding some spider webbing and a large spider to it, it became more spooky.
The hybrid banner was super easy because of Kim Hill's awesome party templet. I just clipped on the papers I wanted and added the elements and letters. I put them on one sheet to save on ink. I layered them all together and cut the slits together so they were matching. Stringing through the ribbon and adding a few finishing touches with some bling was all it really needed.
Next I moved onto the table decorations. I started with the glasses. I used orange and green craft wire I wrapped up around the stem and then around a pencil at the top to give the tight spring effect. I made the pumpkin with ovals in Photoshop and clipped matching pattern papers from the kit to coordinate.
Then I moved on to the place mats. I created a basic 8x10 layout without pictures but instead with the witch as the focus. After printing them borderless on my printer I got some self laminating sheets to keep them from getting messed up easily. I made 5 different styles featuring each witch on one.
I also created little treat pouch with candy bars in them by using squares of paper and rolling them up. Closing each end opposite of each other gave them a fun shape. I topped them with some flowers and cut out ghosts, bats, and pumpkins from the kit.
I also made a bunch of eye balls in Photoshop using layered circles and colors that I took from the kit. I then glued each eyeball to a mini recess cup with a glue dot. I put the mini recess on a rectangle of black card stock with a glue dot to keep them from falling around inside the baggy. I made the topper using one of the eyeballs to match.
I couldn't stop there, so I had lots of fun with bloody fingers, jello franks and cupcakes.
The bloody fingers are hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls with almond slice for the nail. I took it a step farther and chopped off the end and covered it in ketchup.
For the Jello Franks I used lime jello, when it was half way set up I push in two marachino cherries for the eyes. After they finished setting up I added Oreo crumbles for the hair and taped on Rollos for the neck bolts. With the added touch of a scar with tiny strips of orange duct tape, they were set to go.
Whether it's traditional paper, high tech digital or a perfect blend of the two, we've got the latest and greatest from our gallery spotlighted right here. Enjoy!
Sweet by sexypeanut
was chosen by bluejeans7.
Perfect Pick by pne123
was chosen by nun69.
Photo Cubes by letumom
was chosen by milmomma.
Our Chicago Date by scrapcathy
was chosen by Laura Fiore.
Monkey Party Invitation by sghartman
was chose by JanetM.
home school by ElizabethC
was chose by SarahA.
Charmeur vs. farceur by Gouzinette
was chosen by Jenn Kellams.
Happy Bouquet by nonnies
was chosen by Smiley-Scrap8. Ronny thinks t
Pumpkin Carving by Emeraldvalkyrie
was chosen by megamay.
when I grow up . . . by MicheleBeck
was chosen by ScrapGoo.
She is so beautiful by Volshebnica
was chosen by FairyMouseMom.
Butterfly Kisses by swewi
was chosen by JulesinParadise.
Carving Fun by StarWarsFans
was chosen by Janell.
Starting Fresh by skrappykath
was chosen by sarahwhithers.
Fall Beauty by VickyD
was chosen by Anna1972/MC-Designs.
There seems a magic in the very name of Christmas by Char4355
was chosen by Dianedi.
Life by InkinCreations
was chosen by Mama321.
As you can see from this small sample, the gallery is just full of beautiful and inspirational work. Swing by there, add in your own project, get some inspiration or leave some love, you won't be sorry.
You may be familiar with the song, "Food, Glorious Food" from the musical, "Oliver." That is the first song that popped into my head when it came to writing up this reveal article.
"Food, Glorious Food"
Food, glorious food!
Hot sausage and mustard!
While we're in the mood --
Cold jelly and custard!
Pease pudding and saveloy!
What next is the question?
Rich gentlemen have it, boys --
Food, glorious food!
We're anxious to try it.
Three banquets a day --
Our favourite diet!
Just picture a great big steak --
Fried, roasted or stewed.
Food, glorious food!
What is there more handsome?
Gulped, swallowed or chewed --
Still worth a kin's ransom.
What is it we dream about?
What brings on a sigh?
Piled peaches and cream , about
Six feet high!
Food, glorious food!
Eat right through the menu.
Just loosen your belt
Two inches and then you
Work up a new appetite.
In this interlude --
Once again, food
Food, glorious food!
Don't care what it looks like --
Don't care what the cook's like.
Just thinking of growing fat --
Our senses go reeling
One moment of knowing that
Food, glorious food!
What wouldn't we give for
That extra bit more --
That's all that we live for
Why should we be fated to
Do nothing but brood
(Lyrics from the musical, Oliver)
This week ACOT's Digital Creative Team focused its reveal on FOOD. We were asked to use our journaling to write about it....use our pictures to show it....just show us layouts that have anything to do with food. Hopefully we wet your whistles and make you salivate with our pages below!!!
Recipe: Caramels by FairyMouseMom (Egle)
"This layout was created for ACOT'S Digital Creative Team Reveal: FOOD!!!
Our layouts are solely based on food whether we use pictures or not, journal about it, or basically do both. My layouts for this reveal will focus on both..pictures and recipes! I create these recipe layouts in a 12x12 size, but print them out to a 6x6 recipe album for each of my kids!"
Fondue by mommybruno (Cassandra)
"This is for the Digi CT Food reveal. Sometimes just the mere mention of a particular kind of food can trigger a memory. For me it's the fondue story about my grandmother. I love this story! I wish I had some pictures of that, but I do have a couple pictures of my mother enjoying some fondue on a different day.
The Great Party Fondues cookbook cover was downloaded off the internet. I put a worn photo overlay on it to age it up, and inked the edges of the other papers for the same reason. To help achieve a 70s feel, I used colors from that era, as well as the crocheted flowers. While I was looking up fondue on the web, I found the little tidbit that's on the rolodex card - it just goes so well with my mom's story!"
Cookie Marathon by Art_Teacher (Laura)
Laura created this layout about her holiday baking tradition.
Nutrition by sarahwhithers (Jennifer)
"I keep trying to tell myself to get in the daily requirements for food servings. But It rarely happens. Thought maybe a scrapbook page would inspire me! For the CT reveal this week where it's all about the Food!"
Turkey Legs by Smiley-Scrap8 (Ronny)
"This week's theme is food, and I find it a natural thing to scrap. I enjoy cooking and baking, and food is always attached to some sort of memory for me. This layout is great because it shows off something I enjoyed before started a family, and now I can share that enjoyment with my kids."
Cake Pops by janello (Janell)
"I made these cake pop cupcakes for my friend's cupcake themed baby shower! It was fun to take pictures throughout the process and then see the finished results all together in a layout."
Recipe: Grill Your Meat by FairyMouseMom (Egle)
"I make my recipe pages 12x12 in size and then downsize them to the size needed for my children’s recipe albums. They get to select what goes into each of theirs, but this is another one that I am adding without asking! I know they will appreciate it!!!"
Most Important Meal by mommybruno (Cassandra)
"You know what they say - breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And I do like my breakfast, LOL! Thought it might be fun to document what I'm eating right now, since it does change. Used to be I'd have a bowl of oatmeal with bananas in it when I got to work, now I eat before I go. And not as healthily, as you can see!"
Why I'll Never Be Thin by Art_Teacher (Laura)
Here Laura journals about her love for food.
Recipe: Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cheesecake by FairyMouseMom (Egle)
"I make my recipe pages 12x12 in size and then downsize them to the size needed for my children’s recipe albums. They get to select what goes into each of theirs, but this is one that I am adding without asking! Yep….it was that good!!!
I took the pictures of it when I made it for my daughter’s birthday dessert last month. When asked what she wanted for dessert she could not decide between a chocolate cake and cheesecake. So, when I found this, I thought….”Here I go again…killing two birds with one stone!” "
It's Not Thanksgiving Without by Art_Teacher (Laura)
"This layout is about my favorite Thanksgiving food, my Grandma's homemade noodles."
Like A Goat by mommybruno (Cassandra)
"This is for the Digi CT Food Reveal. My husband is an endless source of fun food stories. This past weekend I watched him devour some particularly disgusting food, so of course I thought of scrapping it. Honestly, this guy has a cast iron stomach! LOL!"
...and, last, but not least...a layout of something that goes along with food....
The Love Martini by scrappy69 (GUEST Digital CT Member)
"While on vacation recently I had my first Martini . . . named The Love Martini (I try to say it in a Barry White way for effect). The picture turned out so good, it deserved to be scrapped!"
I just wanted to write you a note and tell you how much I have enjoyed working with you. I love your patterns, colors and designs. You're a welcome addition to my life and I look forward to working with you more all the time ...
It is a well known fact that I am the poster girl for all things Pink Paislee but the girls at CHA in July saw my obsession with their own eyes. I had already fallen for their
This month our featured designer is none other than the incredible Kim Hill! Kim is another designer who has been with us since ACOT first began offering digital product ...
I love new tools.
I know some of you are laughing...but some of you are reading this, shifting in your chair, and knowing EXACTLY what I mean, EXACTLY. When those new tools come out, you covet them. Well, that is me ...
to move aimlessly from one space to another with no real destination
Although I do not travel much I do tend to wander quite often ...
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