Friday, October 2, 2015

Make It Crafty - Seasonal Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome back to another year of •MAKE•IT•Crafty• Blog Hop! This month we will be featuring Fall creations, such as Thanksgiving and/or Halloween.

If you've arrived from Pam's blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. Get lost, not to worry as you'll find the complete list here.

Autumn has always been my FAVE ... it's really the best season! First of all, who doesn't love fall festivities? Aside from getting back to routine, the season for me begins with apple picking, then Thanksgiving and of course Halloween. These are great times to spend with family & friends and enjoy delicious eats & drinks paired with making memories. Second, it's such a beautiful time with the colors changing.  It's like seeing a wide spectrum of color with the reds, bright oranges, yellows, greens and purples. It's worth a walk in the woods while enjoying the cool crisp air.  Finally, if you {heart} football ... well then it may be your number one reason to love this time of year! So whatever your WHY is for loving fall, I hope you enjoy this month's blog hop as we share creations to inspire you for the season!

For my project, I thought I would create a Halloween layout. It seems it's one of the few moments that I typically don't scrapbook. I think I just find rather difficult ... so I thought I would challenge myself using the Nevermore collection. It's such a pretty color palette that includes black, eggplant, pear, slate, sunset and whisper.  I find it rather unique! I kept the layout simple, which makes it easy to re-create.

I really like the gray as a neutral paired with a pop of color from the eggplant, which is one of the new colors in the Enchantment collection ... in case you didn't know. Oh, the stripes are simply cut from one of the patterned papers.  And, love how the burst of orange just adds that hint of traditional Halloween color.

I have a LOVE for pennants, if you remember! To add some interest, I cut out pennants and then covered them with the Sunset Chevron washi tape, which is still available here.  I didn't have the Nevermore Complements so I opted to use the stamp set Magic Potions, which coordinates with the Cricut Artiste cartridge. While I was prepping the word labels, I also cut a spider web on black cardstock to layer and add dimension on the left page. Naturally, to finish each embellishment cluster, I added a few of the Nevermore Assortment. Oh so cute! And, couldn't forget the journaling box on the right! It all came together quite nicely, don't you think? 

Well, thanks again for following along today! I hope you've enjoyed all the fabulous artwork. Now it's time to head on over to Emma's blog and take a peek.  Be sure to visit each Consultant at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas! And, remember to come on back early November and look for our next Blog Hop where we will feature Holiday/Christmas projects. See you soon! 

Papers: Nevermore (X7198B), White & Black
Ink: Thistle, Slate & Black
Stamp: Magic Potions (C1509) 
Other: Nevermore Assortment (Z3083), Sunset Chevron washi tape (Z2005), 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151), Cricut Artiste (Z3170)


  1. Can't wait to play with this paper pack. You are giving me so much ideas. P.S. I love pennants as well.

  2. Really like how you used the striped paper, I though it was ribbon very clever

  3. Never thought I would enjoy 'grey' so much but this is delightful!!!!

  4. Love the little spider web! This makes me want to do some Halloween scrapbooking today!

  5. Such a boo-t-full layout! And pendants... Great layouts! Thanks for sharing this!