Friday, August 17, 2012

A Haunting We Will Go & an Announcement

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I realize it's only mid-August, but today I have a fun Halloween layout to share!  I'm usually not big on getting holiday layouts done, but for some reason I always love to do Halloween pages.  I think it's because they can end up being so much fun and whimsical...kind of the same principal as dressing up in costumes.  You can make your Halloween pages anything you want them to be.  This page went up yesterday at Get It Scrapped! on the Easy Scrapbook Pages site.

Here are the steps for how I created this page, using scraps from last year's Halloween collections:

1.  Print a 4″x6″ photo for your page. Because this is a grid design, you could also omit one of the paper squares and add a second photo. Place your photo 2.5″ from the right hand side of your page.

2.  Cut one piece of patterned paper at 2.75″ x 3.75″ and a second at 3.75″ x 3.75″ and place them to the left of your photo.

3.  Once you have your patterned squares in place beside your photo, cut several other strips to “fill in” the space around your grid design.

4.  Use the 2.75″ x 3.75″ blocks to add your title. Mixing several alphas in your title adds great visual interest.

5.  Fussy cut embellishments from patterned paper–or use chipboard, die cuts, and stickers to embellish according to  theme.

6.  Add texture with wood accents and buttons in clusters. Using odd numbers creates a good balance.

7.  Finish by adding journaling strips.

Products Used:  Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye, Echo Park & Canvas Corp; Thickers: American Crafts; Mini Market Stickers & Buttons: October Afternoon; Mini Round Gems: Recollections; Wood Veneers: Studio Calico; Punch: EK Success; Font: CK Fraternity


I also wanted to share an announcement with you, that is going up on the ScrapFIT Blog today!!

We are having a change in roles here at ScrapFIT.  Sheila is leaving her current role as our Step Class Coach to take on a fun new activity we are going to be hosting regularly on our Facebook page. 

Sheila Burns
NEW Gab Girl

Sheila will become our resident Gab Girl and host some fun gabfests on our Facebook page.  We will also be having some fun Facebook Fan giveaways in the near future (Hint hint!)

So we don't want to give up on on our Step Classes, as we can see you all enjoy the informative tutorials and we love showcasing you as our Featured FITgirls! This means we had to fill the Step Class Coach position and I am pleased and very excited to have Ashley Horton taking over this role!

Ashley Horton
New Step Class Coach

Stay tuned in September for Ashley's first Step Class and Sheila's first Gabfest!
I am looking forward to this fun new role at ScrapFIT and I already have some fun classes planned for the upcoming months.  I hope all of you will come over and join in the Workouts, Warm-Ups, and Step Classes we have each month!


  1. Woo hoo Ashley! Congratulations on being named the new Scrapfit Step Class Coach! Your pages are always so cool and interesting and you are Ai creative.

  2. Awesome for you!! CONGRATS on the new position at Scrap Fit!! I loveeeeeeeeee your lo!! LOVING that adorable photo and the little pumpkin!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

  3. Fab LO and congrats on your new roll at ScrapFIT!! Such a wonderful site. Can't wait to see your step class challenges!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  4. Wonderful layout and great news! Congrats!

  5. Congratulations on yet another great accomplishment Ashley ! And your layout is great inspiration on how to use scraps !

  6. wow Ashley, first off, your page is so cute, I love Halloween pages too, second, congrats on your new role! this is exciting, can't wait to see what you come up with, I know it'll be good :)

  7. Your page is so cute...and I love the tips on how to use up your stash. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Love your ESP layout - that one got pinned for sure! Congrats on the new DT role, you are going to be one busy scrapper.

  9. Congrats on your new role at ScrapFIT! That's amazing news. I can't wait to see what you do. I love this layout Ashley! So fun and full of details.

  10. This is SO fun, Ashley! YOu did a spectacular job combining all those patterns. Congratulations on the Fit Girl role! I need to check out that challenge.

    So many challenges, so little time... Sigh.

  11. Love the Halloween page. I am so ready for fall, now. And congrats on the ScrapFIT role! (I am sooo glad you said yes!!! :) )

  12. Congrats on your new role at ScrapFIT! I can't wait to see more of your inspirational work.

  13. I am just getting a chance to go back through your blog and really look at your layouts. This is so cute!!! Love the title and how it really stands out. You have a talent for picking out papers that flow so nicely together. What a fun page!