Well it was time to put Scrapbooking back in the mix since I haven't done it in awhile. So, I found some great paper on sale from My Mind's Eye and decided to make a Halloween 2 page layout for the group.
What I wanted to do here was to teach the group how to match pattern paper. So, this one is really busy. I really like how it turned out. All the paper is My Mind's Eye. It's not a brand that I use much, but it was a great sale and I couldn't pass it up.
The diecuts were cut using Cricut Craft Room FREE Theresa Collins Image of the Week. I actually cut a bat border and a skull border. And, I cut enough for the people who confirmed....then I got another email from someone who wanted to join us and I couldn't say no....so, I revamped the page and cut the borders apart. It actually worked out better to cut them apart. After backing the purple "Spooky" Title with black, we used a white gel pen to ink faux stitching on the black and the Close To My Heart black liner pen to pin faux stitching around the "ticket".
I used the Graphic45 Steampunk stamp Something Wicked This Way Comes to stamp in the oval cut from a Sizzix die. Ye,s I still use my Sizzix even after I purchased my Cricut and Silhouette. I can't seem to part with it. But, I know that day is coming. I also used the flourish stamp in the Close To My Heart Stamp set C1466 Instant Memories to stamp on the skull. The photo mats are cut 4.5 x 6.4 to allow a border around the pictures. I also showed them how to cut photo corners out of a 2 x 2 piece of black cardstock.
The diecuts are all pop dotted and really that's it. Patty (my cohort in crime) get to split the $6.00 we collect from each student to teach this group, we really love the friends we made here and try our best to come up with fun ideas. I get another $3.00 from those that wish to take the scrapbook section of the class. By shopping the internet for great deals, I was able to pull this 2 page layout off for only $3.00 plus shipping. I still have a lot of paper left over and will be able to make quite a few cards for the troops.