I can't believe October is more than half-way through. We're just barreling through the month and our schedule is overloaded. We've been doing cub scout popcorn sales & service projects, the Pyramid Challenge (a 1/2 mile run for the kids), a Cox Farms trip, and all our usual stuff - fencing, tae kwon do, ballet....
I just really need to take a deep breath and relax. Then do a bit of sharing....
So ... I just *loved* our October kit from ScrapbooksPlus - chock full of the Toil & Trouble collection from The Girls' Paperie. YUM! Really, this has got to be my favorite Halloween line evah.
And I knew at once I wanted to do a minibook. I don't think I've had as much fun creating as this. I left lots of room to add photos & ephemera once the month is over. I combined it with my newfound jewelry-making stash and lots of Tim Holtz goodies.
I started with a Bo Bunny album. I inked the acrylic cover with alchol inks and stamped spider webs using Stazon and a Tim Holtz stamp. Then I made a beaded spider web. A large painted grungeboard key wraps around to the back.
A Jenni Bowlin page. I cut the edge with a Tim Holtz Alterations die then added some old metal frames I found in my stash. Some black Cosmo Cricket chipboard circles and googley eyes complete this page!
This was a fun page to make. Tim had done something similar on his blog. The hanging charms are made mostly with Swarovski crystals. I wrapped a Jillibean stick pin through the top of the birdcage, cutting off the sharp tip first.
More cool things from Tim and The Girls' Paperie. Stamps are Tim Holtz. The crepe paper flower is The Girls' Paperie (so cute!!), the ticket was specially made for ScrapbooksPlus, and instructions on making the pin are here.
The front of this page is a piece of grungeboard run through my cuttlebug with a Tim Holtz Alterations texture fade. I whitewashed it then added a few extras - a spiderweb border punch, Kaisercraft wooden key (painted black), and another My Mind's Eye sticker.
And the back of the page... I love this ribbon. It sticks so easily to the page with just a bit of adhesive. I put a bit of dot n' roller adhesive down and just bunched up the ribbon as I went. Sassafras Lass chipboard flower on the top of the next page.
And that's about the end.... I'll repost when I've added the photos.