Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween Ideas & Products

Today I wanted to share a few of the best Halloween themed products and craft ideas I'm loving this year. I added links to each pictures for your shopping convenience. You're welcome ; ).

#1: Stamps
I am obsessed with the fonts and phrases she used in this set.

I bought this guy to go along with my all time favorite:
I used a mix of these three to make my Halloween cards this year.

#2. Paint/Glitter
MS Glow in the Dark Glitter. And......

Martha's company is GENIUS when it comes to innovative and unique products. And they love Halloween. I have a big bottle of the glitter and this year I used it on my door wreath and in glass jars with some black candles, I didn't know they had paint, too......next year.

#3: Free Printables (aka, last minute, cute trick or treaters ideas)


OK, this one's more of an idea than a printable. But, so cute-right?? source

#4: Movies. Anyone who knows me I LOVE this time of year, and I LOOOOVE a good scary/suspenseful movie. I have a long list of favorites, but here's my top three. I think I've seen them each a few dozen times



Yeah, I'm a thirtysomething women.....you wanna say something?  Be honest, you know you can't resist any Charlie Brown movie either. 

SAW I might be one of my all time Favorite movies. Something about the story, the characters, the ridiculous amount of gore I love it. In fact I own the whole series, but I really have only rewatched I-III. I recently discovered that there was a SAW VII (actually called SAW 3-D) that I never knew about. How is that even possible? It's on the list this year!

A classic that I watched for the first time a few years ago. SOOOO creepy! I heart young Jack Nicholson.

Have any fun Halloween plans? I live in a condo building, so no trick or treaters, but my friend and I are going to see Dracula at Actors Theatre of Louisville. I can't wait!!
Handsome devil ; )

Later,
Michelle


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Around The (Haunted) House

 
 
 
 
 
 


A few pictures of the spookiness happening around my house right now. I seriously love decorating for Halloween. Thanks for stopping by!

Later,
Michelle

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Halloween Cards

Hey y'all!

Hope everyone is having a good week. Yes? Good....now onto the crafty stuff. I love making cards, but I have never been the make-100-of-my-own-Christmas-card kind of girl. I don't have the patience, or any interest in making a huge batch of anything. However, at Halloween I get inspired by all the papers and embellishments I see online and I buy a bunch to make a few cards for friends and family. I just go until I have a big stack (-or I get bored ; ).

This year I first pulled out the leftovers from last year-and there were alot (I know, I bought too much....shocking). I cut a bunch of gray cardstock for the bases, and just kind of mixed and matched. Each card comes out a little different, which I love. Here are a few examples ( I noted supplies as possible):


(paper: Teresa Collins, die cut and washi: Martha Stewart)

(phrase stamp: Kelly Purkey for Simon Says Stamp, die cut and washi: Martha, spider paper: My Mind's Eye?)



(papers: all over the place, sentiment: Kelly Purkey for Simon Says Stamp. I was trying to recreate the chevron technique I saw here)

(letter stickers: Studio Calico, stamps: Hero Arts, washi tape: October Afternoon, googly eyes)

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you found something to inspire you (I'll keep an eye on the mailbox ; ) )
xoxo,
Michelle

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Project Life-My Way

Hey there!

In this post I shared a few Project Life freebies I've had fun using and I thought I would come back and share a little bit about how I use the Project Life in my own memory keeping. 

If you are one of my non-scrapbooker friends, or if you scrapbook but are new to Project Life-here's the gist: It's a whole line of products that allow you to simply organize and document the pictures you take and the stuff you collect. There are different sizes and varieties of page protectors, and they all fit into 12 x 12 sized albums.

I use the original style:

these big pockets and these 6-picture ones from We R Memory Keepers. I mix them right into my yearly albums. I love having a place to stash little bits & pieces I collect during the year (like movie/theatre tickets, cards, etc. ). I use them to show off random pictures-everyday ones and events where I only have one or two. This way I still document my year, but I get more creative and expand upon the bigger stories.

Here's a couple of examples:


#1:


This is kind of a summary page. It's a group of Instagrams I took during my trip to Europe. I did an entire album with pictures of my trip, but I had these fun Instagrams that I posted along the way-mostly to keep my peeps up to date. They gave a nice snapshot of the two weeks. (I usually add a little title-but I haven't thought of one yet. Any suggestions?). supplies: paper-October Afternoon, journalling card: Elle's Studio)

#2:


One big picture. Or a large 8x10, 5x7, divided into the pockets. This is actually the title page for my 2012 album. I have never really done a yearly title page like this, but I saw it done on this blog and I loved it! And I love this picture. And this city.....but I digress.

#3:
 
My father and I have an annual date night to see Our Muskies play. It's kind of a tradition. It's just one day, and I have told this story for several years now, so I decided to document this years' game in one of my Project Life pages. I just added the pictures, my ticket and a title. Simple, and now I can look back at our night-and that AWESOME score. I do this type of layout often. With a birthday party, or a girl's night out, or when I get a few pictures from an event from one of my friends. A great memory that doesn't necessarily constitute a big layout. 

#4  Like I said earlier the  most common way I have incorporated the Project Life products into my scrapbooks is a few pages each month where I stick movie tickets, theatre tickets, postcards, menus from a good restaurant, screenshots of my outstanding Words With Friends score-all sorts of things that I hold onto and would get a kick out of seeing again. That part is getting seriously addicting-it takes me back to middle school when I had a journal that I kept EVERYTHING in-magazine pictures mostly, pictures of my friends....anything that the 13-year-old me thought was cool (and an impressive amount of NKOTB pictures ; ) ). 

ok, I'm getting off track again.....

Thanks for stopping by and for letting me share a few of my current scrapbook pages with you! I would love to see you use some of the Project Life products to help you record your memories your own way.......If you have any questions-just leave me a comment!

Be back soon,
Michelle