it's day three of the collection reveals on the bella blvd blog.
a fun halloween collection! now, i'm the first to admit, that i'm not a big halloween scrapper. this might be because my girls are never dressed up in typical halloween colored costumes, which means my photos don't necessarily match the fun halloween collections. BUT. i do enjoy making halloween projects and cards. and for me to enjoy and love a halloween collection, it has to be fun and bright, with colors that really "pop". and "too cute to spook" is just that.
there was this one year, that sarah actually did wear a witch costume, in typical halloween colors. thank you, sarah! because i really wanted to use that little witch chipboard piece :)
i love the mix of purple, orange, green, and black for halloween. that black cloud chipboard piece is so simple, and yet it was one of my favorite chipboard pieces.
or maybe the polka dot chipboard border was my favorite piece. i love the funky scalloped border, and it was the exact height of my photo.
small secret. i messed up on my hand written journaling. the very last word that i wrote. the journaling block was already stitched down, and i didn't want to have to take it apart. so i re-wrote some of the words on another paper, cut them out, and pop dotted them over the original words. looks like it was planned, right ;)
i love all the little word and phrase stickers. i'm embarrased to admit, how long i actually spend picking out the right mix for my projects, in the right colors. lol!
i couldn't resist using this boo-tiful monster girl cut out. too stinkin cute.
normally, i would have pop dotted the cut out piece. but i knew i wanted to pop dot the little thought bubble, so i just adhered the monster girl directly to the card front.
i was stressing over what my project was going to be for the halloween collection. i'm not always the best at coming up with ideas. we were out to dinner, for joe's birthday over the weekend, and i made everyone stop at michaels. i left them in the car, and told them to give me 3 minutes. honestly, i do believe i was in and out of the store in about that time, with this metal bucket in my bag. ran in, did a quick scan of the sections that i usually go to for project ideas, and found the bucket.
i love how this turned out. in fact, i'm going to have to go back to michaels and get another bucket. because i need one of these for halloween. i cut one inch strips of a bunch of my favorite papers, and machine stitched around the edges of each one. to adhered them around the bucket, i simply used glue dots. the ribbons tied around the handle are all just random, older ribbons that i had in my stash. i just looked for ribbons in orange, purple, aqua, and black.
i cut a few of the cute monsters and bats out of the pattern paper, and adhered them around the bucket using pop dots. i finished it off with some of the phrase and word stickers.
head on over to the bella blvd blog, to see the entire collection, piece by piece. and don't forget to comment on the bella blvd blog, to be entered in a giveaway for this entire collection.