Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Who says Halloween can't be PINK?!

This would be my Lil' Peanut "Miss Kennedy". Cathy (of Cat's Creations Scrapbooks) asked me to make a layout using the new Reminisce "Magical Princess" Collection.

To get my creative flow going I used the first exclusive sketch of 2013 from Sketch Inspiration for Cat's Creations customers.

Who says Halloween can't be PINK?! My daughter had dressed Kennedy as Minnie Mouse complete with a PINK pumpkin! This paper worked beautifully with these pictures! I used black and white card stock to mat the photos and the sticker which also comes with this collection. I put foam tape behind the stick to give it some dimension and what is a PINK girly page without a bit of ribbon?!

You know how most papers these days come with a strip for identifying the company and collection name. Typically scrapbookers just cut that off and throw away. The cool thing about Reminisce' papers is the strip with the bar code is decorative on the other side and can be used in your layout which I did! I used it as a frame around the 4x6 print. Way cool huh?! For a closer look at this layout just click on the picture or come see it in person at the store.

Here is another layout I made with pictures from my daughter's recent baby shower using the new Teresa Collins collection "He Said She Said".  I used the same sketch for the left side of this layout. I took some liberty with it because I had so many pics. I should have made smaller prints....oh well...hide sight! I did not get a pic of both pages together because one layout I couldn't stand up. I'll show you why in a minute. Here's the left side.
Instead of matting the photos with paper I chose to use the coordinating "washi tape" or tissue tape. I number the photos for identification purposes in my journaling.

Here is the coordinating page (right side). Because I had so many photos and I only wanted to do a 2 page layout I decided to use a technique I learned making a card a couple of years ago from Nanci Holtsford. It's called the waterfall technique. To refresh my memory on how to do it I did a search and found this tutorial using the technique on a scrapbook page. Just what I needed! You can see that tutorial here.

Here is a different look at the waterfall technique.
Of course the page will have to be removed from the page protector for this to work. I need to tweak this just a bit as it doesn't operate as smoothly as I would like. Not sure what I may have done incorrectly. Overall I was actually pretty proud of myself!

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Have a good one!


  1. Halloween (and any holiday for that matter) can be any color you want them to be! I love using non-traditional colors for Christmas layouts.

    Love the waterfall on your scrapbook page. When I make some kind of interactive moving piece of my scrapbook page, I use an exacto knife to cut away that part of the page protector so that it can move freely without having to be removed...after all, who is going to take the time to remove it from the page protector as they are flipping through a scrapbook, right?!

    1. Thanks Allison for the idea for my interactive scrapbook page.

  2. Can I say what Allison said??? Those pages are wonderful!!! I love your waterfall of pics. A great way to tuck in all of those fabby photo's! And those little mustaches!!!!! LOVE!! :D

    And Pink Halloween?? Um, princess's must have pink, so I don't believe there are any "rules". :D

  3. LOVE this! Waterfall technique is awesome! As usual, your layouts are SPECTACULAR! Pink Halloween....super cute!

  4. Awesome layouts! Love the pink Halloween page and the Minnie Mouse photos. I had to giggle just a little as I recalled the words "doesn't want any pink" before Peanut was born. Ha, ha. That waterfall mini on the page is wonderful! I've done some different kinds and did what Allison did. Carefully cut an opening in the page protector and I've even used a bit of adhesive right close to the mini album on the edge to hold it down.
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    1. Ya, it is funny how she has gotten away from her adamant "NO PINK" idea! Thanks for your tip on the waterfall page!