Sunday, October 16, 2011

Happy Halloween (part 2)

Although we don't generally decorate for Halloween, I decided I wanted to make a Halloween banner to hang on our mantle.  I found an idea on Pinterest (from Obsessively Crafting) and made some tweaks to make it work for us.  Here's mine:

I made them out of paper without any backing.  I cut many of the shapes from the George & Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge.  Their faces, for example, are cut from George at 4.5 inches.  All of their eyes, the pumpkin's eyes and nose, and the ghost's mouth are also cut from George.  The other paper pieces I cut myself.  I hung it with black ribbon and there it is!  Below are individual pictures of each Halloween character.

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Happy Halloween (part 1)

I'm really enjoying making cards.  I decided one day to pull out my cricut and make a Halloween card to send to my mom and younger sister. 
 I cut the card to be 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 by cutting an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of Paper Studio cardstock in half.  The bat paper is cut slightly smaller, and is also from Paper Studio (the All Seasons 2 pack).  The bat and tree were cut using the Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge.

The Happy Halloween sentiment on the inside was cut from the Lyrical Letters cartridge.

My mom and sister seemed to like them, and they were really fun to make!
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More scrapbook pages

The scrapbook pages for our wedding and our general pages are 12x12.  When we got our Sophie, I knew that I had to scrap her life, but felt kind of foolish making 12x12 albums about a dog, so I thought I would try my hand at 8x8.  Most of the pages end up having wallet sized pictures on them and are about things like her first birthday, bathtime, etc.  When I was going through to pick out a few to upload, I realized that the ones I liked best were the ones that had one 4x6 picture instead of two or more wallets, and were the ones that were about our daily life together more than the special occasions.  I think I'll probably tend more toward that now.  Anyway, here's a sampling of Sophie's scrapbook:

 We got Sophie a raincoat to keep her dry when she plays outside.  This was a layout about her wearing it.

My husband was taking pictures of me and Sophie because I wanted to put one in a picture frame at work.  He happened to capture this one of Sophie giving me a little smooch, and I thought it went perfectly with the Puppy Love embellishments that I had bought at Hobby Lobby.

 We bought Sophie a car seat so she would be able to see out of of the car windows.  This was the first time that she was able to safely ride in the car and hang her head out the window like other dogs.  :)

Yes, Sophie and I have matching Bumble Bee pillow pets.  We were snuggling on them together and DH got a picture of us.  We really are best buds.

The base of my Sophie scrapbooks are made with the DCWV 8x8 Scrapbook kit in a flash- DOG kit.  I also have embellishments that I bought at Michaels and Hobby Lobby at various times, before I knew about keeping track of who makes them, unfortunately. 
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