Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Spider Girl to the Rescue with GCD Studios

Hello everyone! Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only is it fun to dress up but I also love all the yummy Halloween candy you can buy. Since we are on the topic of Halloween, I am going to show you a quick and easy way to add a spider web to your layout.

First you will need a sheet of cardstock. Lightly draw a spider web on your cardstock with a pencil.

Next spray a little bit of mist before tracing the pencil lines with a black pen. After everything has dried, gently erase any visible pencil marks.

The last thing you will need to do is to cut around the outside of your spider web and adhere it to another piece of cardstock or patterned paper. Viola! A super easy and fun spider web. I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial. Here is what the finished product looks like.

Soul Food Brave Soul
Sweet Surrender Envelope Cards
Sweet Surrender The Little Lovebirds
Elementary My Dear Paper Pack

Happy Creating!

Monday, October 24, 2011

A Halloween Preview

Halloween is quickly approaching. Around here we have been working on finishing up Halloween decorations and getting the menu put together for the Halloween party. The girls are excited and can't wait for this upcoming Saturday when all their little friends come over for some ghoulish fun!

This weekend I let the girls dress up in their costumes and took a few shots of them. They were such good sports.

This year I have a little Alice in Wonderland and a little mermaid.

I did a bit of scrapping this weekend as well. Here is one I finished. The picture is from last year's Halloween.

Happy Haunting!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Noel Mignon Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Noel Mignon Spooktacular Blog Hop! This will be a two day event, so be sure to join us both Saturday and Sunday to join in on all the fun.

Each member of the design team has created a fabulous tag with a letter featured prominently on it; collect a letter from each blog and unscramble them to discover a word.

The first stop on the hop is the NoelMignon LO/Project blog. So if you are stopping here first, please head back over there and start over to be sure you collect all the letters: .

Be sure to leave comments along the way.... once you've collected all the letters and think you've unscrambled the word, email Virginia at 2blackflipflops at gmail dot com with your entry. We'll draw one random name from the correct entries for a fun My Mind's Eye Halloween prize pack!

The Hudson Valley kit goes up for sale bright and early Tuesday morning! Get your order in early, as this one has the lines that have been getting a lot of attention since they debuted at CHA, and it won't last long!

Your next stop is Gretchen!

Happy Hopping!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Come Join the Fun!

Fun stuff happening over at Noel Mignon! Make sure you stop by!

We are starting to get in the Halloween spirit at my house. We decorated the outside and started to decorate the inside of the house. I plan on having a kid's Halloween party this year. All the guests will have to come in costume. I am sure it will be a blast! I can't wait! I have also had some fun working on a few Halloween layouts. Here are a couple of my recent ones.

Happy Haunting!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Free Kit and Flower Girls

How would you like to win this kit from Noel Mignon? It's chalked full of all sorts of goodies! Visit the Noel Mignon Blog for more information on winning this awesome kit!

Recently my girls had the honor of being the flower girls for their aunt's wedding earlier this month. They did a great job and loved being all dressed up for a day. I started working on some layouts and here is my most recent one.

Happy Creating!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Soup Love with GCD Studios

I love fall time. I love how the leaves start changing into beautiful shades of orange and red. I love the cool crisp air. Best of all, I love the smell of homemade soup cooking on the stove. Nothing warms up the belly like a nice bowl of soup.

This month I was inspired to create a layout based on the traditional color scheme of Halloween. I just had to create a page with a picture of my first bowl of pumpkin soup for the year. I used pops of orange, black, cream, and gray. This is such a lovely color scheme and can work great with any type of layout.

Sweet Surrender The Little Lovebirds
Sweet Surrender Tying the Knot
Sweet Surrender Cabochons
Soul Food Transparent Shapes
Elementary My Dear Paper Pack

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Creating!