Monday, October 24, 2011

Trick or Treat, Smell my Feet... Ok, just the first part.

With falling leaves and cooling breezes, it is apparent Halloween is almost upon us. I'm surprised to see how few houses are decorated for Halloween this year. When I first moved to my neighbourhood I was surprised by the enthusiasm my neighbours have for Halloween decorations. My experience has been that people only put up the occasional spooky lawn accessories, and light their pumpkins on Halloween Day. Not so here... weeks in advance people line their porches with up to a dozen pumpkins. Skeletons hang from trees, scarecrows peek out from gardens, and other creepy things I try to ignore stare at me from nicely manicured lawns. I love Halloween but I don't like to be scared. I'm not a fan of gore. This year, aside from the occasional hanging skeleton I've only seen a lot of pumpkins. I think maybe the unusually warm weather is to blame for the delay. Which reminds me, I need to go buy a pumpkin.

I've created my own little tribute to the holiday. It is called Trick or Treat. Yes, I went all out with my creative titling. I made a digital kit, a separate alpha, a separate set of alpha tags, and if you're subscribed to the CatScrap newsletter, you'll have access to a coordinating freebie AND a printable hybrid project!
Digital Kit
The Digital Kit (baby not included)

The Papers

Alpha Tags
These tags... it wasn't easy finding a spooky word for each letter of the alphabet.
The alpha tags are NOT included in the Digital Kit.

The alpha is not included in the Digital Kit.
Layout by Melanie
Here is the layout I made with the kit... and the CatScrap Newsletter freebie.
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Have a great day and a spooktacular Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Don't forget to check out the CatScrap Blog Hop!

The CatScrap Fall Catwalk Blog Hop starts tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 14). My other blog is hosting not one but TWO quick page freebies designed by members of our talented creative team. Please wander over to my personal blog to pick them up!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Edythe Loves Nyal and So Do I!

Today is the release of CatScrap's Fall 2011 Catwalk where all the designers show off their latest creations. I released two paper kits as part of the Edythe Loves Nyal collection. The papers aren't exactly your ordinary patterned papers. They're a little bit retro, a little bit vintage, and a wee bit eclectic. The first kit is called Grandma's Closet. The colours and patterns are a tribute to my Grandma. Yes, a growing theme in my designs. The second kit entitled Grandpa's Basement is a tribute to my Grandpa. There is a theme of cribbage and licorice allsorts in the patterns.

And you guessed it... their names are Edythe and Nyal.