Monday, March 12, 2012

Wanna Scrap?

Lately I've been all over challenges, starting points, and anything else that can get my scrapping mojo to shift into high gear. And I've been happy with the results. While the pages aren't stellar, there is such a great feeling of achievement when a photo that was printed a year or two ago makes its way onto a layout. An even greater feeling of achievement...when I find a use for papers that have been in my stash since the beginnings of time. Whittling down said stash also gives me just cause to order some new papers. And I'll be expecting a box in a few days. ;)

Today I have two new Halloween layouts to share. Challenged to use a transparency on a page, I created "Wanna Ride?" combining papers from two Halloween lines.

An old Hambly transparency forms the ring around the moon.

My second Halloween page is a little atypical. We all dressed as hippies for Mardi Gras that year, so my son decided to recycle his costume for Halloween. The usual Halloween paper collections just wouldn't do. Instead, I dug through my stash and found papers with tie-dye looking prints that complimented the photo and his costume theme perfectly.

Now that Halloween is caught up, maybe I should focus on Christmas. Meanwhile I'll be keeping an eye out for any challenges that pop up. ;)


Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Both really fun pages!
Love how you used the transparency on the first.
And seriously love the "groovy" feel of the second!!

Lisa said...

Great paper and LO love it and the title.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what awesome layouts!! love that overlay!!

thanks so much for visiting my blog today and taking the time to write such a kind comment. i would be honored if you came back again sometime or even signed up to follow me and i would do the same! thanks! mary pat

Heidi said...

I love these layouts. Great paper choices for the pics.

Karen said...

love these - I esp like the creative transparency use :)

Tiffany said...

Challenges do rock. Terrific LO's.

Alyssa said...

Great layouts! I love Halloween photos and pages. I really enjoy challenges too.

Izzyb said...

So fun! These are both great.