Friday, October 5, 2012

Unique Fall Collections at the Steal Network

Recently I have been invited to join the Fall Design Team at the Steal Network for ScrapbookSteals.com.  I've been a long time customer and am tickled to get to play with whatever they send me, which includes today's steal of the day from Graphic 45.  You can also visit the ScrapbookSteals.com Blog for inspiration and Surprise Steals - be sure to check it out...
It's almost time for the witches, ghouls and goblins in your lives to take the street and harass your neighbors for candy, which means it is time for you to get ready to document those precious Halloween moments.   The Magic of Oz collection from Graphic 45 was really fun to work with because of its unique Wizard of Oz graphics - not exactly your typical Halloween collection.   However, I really love how my Wicked Witch of the West layout turned out...  The bold titles around the border of the purple Wicked! patterned paper made a great background for my page and I chose to cut a piece of the green Parcel Post patterned paper to add to the middle for contrast to both the large 8x8 photo and the border.
These wicked chipboard buttons were a fun accent and only needed a bit of foam tape and some baker's twine to finish them off and make them pop.  I used my circle cutter to add a little orange border from the Munchkins patterned paper.
I also love the sentiments on these chipboard tickets because even though there are no scarecrows, lions or tin men in the photo, these little trick-or-treaters have plenty of brains, heart and courage and will use them to make it through this night of mischief.
It's fun to use Halloween collections for more everyday photos and pages.  I used some of the less graphic backsides of the patterned papers to make an Autumn page about love.  Layering many of the colors and papers together adds a nice variety and makes the papers seem less like Halloween and more like an autumn palette.
It's kind of funny that these beautiful flowers were included in what seems more like a Halloween collection, but they got me thinking about using the papers and palettes to make a Fall layout, so of course I was glad to have them.  I used a Martha Stewart leaf punch to cut the green leaves from the Emerald City paper that I also used to create the green sentiment strip that runs across the photo.
The chipboard tags are beautiful and easy to write on with a gel pen.  I merely added some twine for texture and used a bit of foam tape to make the tag stand out a bit more from the paper.  I also used my Martha Stewart Cherish Punch to make the border on the Scatterbrained Scarecrow patterned paper and then added a bit of black velvet floss to stitch through the holes created by the punch.
Please head on over to ScrapbookSteals.com to pick up this fun Magic of Oz collection from Graphic 45 at a fraction of the retail price and get ready to record your Fall and Halloween memories.

Thank you for stopping by today!
 

3 comments:

Lisa Fowler Windsor, CO said...

Beautiful layouts! Love those papers. Headed over to Scrapbook Steals now. Thanks.

Elisabeth said...

Hi Liz! These layouts turned out beautifully. Just love your clean and bright style.

How is your "special year" so far? Are you getting the things done you have planned? I have 92 days left on my year out..... sigh.

Have a great weekend

Melinda said...

Maddie makes the perfect little witch (even if she is too cute). Congrats on the Scrapbook Steals gig Liz, again you will be a wonderful addition. :)