Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Would You Ever Guess Wednesday!

It feels like Halloween around my house already.  My hubby just loves Halloween and we decorate the front yard every year with all kinds of creatures and a graveyard.  I take pictures every year, but this is the first time I've actually done a layout with the pictures!  Actually, I can't remember the last time I did an actual layout with actual pictures on them.  lol

So for this weeks WYEGW the 'theme' is to cut a shadow feature from the cartridge and instead of using the piece you cut out, use the piece left behind.  I am hoping I did it correctly, but thought it turned out kind of cute.  The Cricut cartridge I used was Happy Hauntings.  It has some really cute images and had a hard time deciding which ones to use.  I used the witches hat below and need to use it again soon for another project because I love it.  I do still have the inside part that I didn't use though.  I used ribbon to make the corners and that's a skeleton grave picture inside the witches hat.    The background paper is from Walmart, I didn't have any Halloween paper around here that I wanted to  use for the background, so I saw this and bought it.  The spiderweb ribbon is also from Walmart and I've had it around for a couple of years. I did try to fit the witches picture inside the hat, but it just didn't fit.  lol  If you look closely at the picture you can see the witch in the background though.

This guy is new this year.  After Halloween we try to find something new on clearance and this is what we found last year.  It's not really called anything, I think the package said gauze creature or something like that.  His frame I did with a Martha Steward punch and it's spiders.  I think this is the first time I've used one of her punches, but it worked really good.  I made the bows out of the same ribbon as I used on the corners above.  As usual I couldn't get a good picture of anything and I tried everything, even going outside.

The trees were cut out using the Happy Hauntings cartridge also, it was actually the only cartridge I used on this layout.   Kind of wish I'd made them a little bigger, but I didn't have time to cut and redo any more of them.  The little ghost is a  Dress It Up button that I've had for years.  I'm also a button whore, along with ribbon, paper and pretty much everything scrapbook/craft related!!

And again, Bows and Buttons are like my 'special thing' that is on petty much everything I do.  So this is just a bow with a beware brad in the middle.  I'm pretty sure that I also got the brad at Walmart that I've had for a while.  I get a lot of stuff there on clearance and save it for when I need it.

I cut out the fence from the Happy Hauntings cartridge, but I did the grass myself, I wanted it longer than what was on the cartridge.  The buttons are made by Dress It Up.  I took the picture at a weird angle and it still didn't come out that great.  I think I used too much glitter if that's possible, but you can't really see it at all.

This is the actual layout and there's still a lot of glare on it.  Maybe I need to take photography classes next!!   I probably should have added some journaling, but may add it at a later date.  I'm horrible about journaling, and really need to work on that.

Please stop by October 13th for the Boo Whoo Blog Hop, you won't want to miss it.  I've seen a lot of the projects and they're amazing!  So mark your calendar and I will be posting reminders on Facebook.

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you enjoyed my layout.


  1. Great job on using the shadow to frame your picture!!

  2. Susie, you did such a great job with your layout! Teresa
    MCCR DT sis

  3. I almost spit out my drink when you said you were a button whore! LMAO I thought I was the only one! Good to know!! Loved your layout!


  4. This is amazing!!! I love everything about this. The witches hat turned out super cute. Great Job on today's challenge.

    Nadja MCCR DT Sister

  5. Awesome!
    Miranda :)
    MCCR DT Sister

  6. Adorable lo and brilliant use of your shadow cut out! I love it!!