Monday, October 1, 2012

MCT Scrappy Monday!


It's Scrappy Monday with My Creative Time, and today we are sharing some spooky Halloween layouts!  I had the perfect Halloween story to scrap, so I was very excited about this assignment.  When my son Eric was in fifth grade, he picked out a very creepy mask.  My niece, who was 2 1/2 at the time, was absolutely terrified of it.  We kept having Eric take it off, and we'd say, "See?  It's just Eric!"  Throughout trick-or-treating that night, she would get scared when she would look at him and then try to calm herself down by repeating over and over, "It's just Eric.  It's just Eric."  Too cute!

I used a Jana Eubanks sketch for my 12 x 12 layout.  There is a link to it at the bottom of this post.  My pictures are printed at 3" x 4".


For my title, I used the Cricut Blackletter cartridge, using my Gypsy to cut the letters out of a circle made with the Mini Monograms cartridge.  The bats are from the Chic & Scary cartridge, cut at 1 1/2" and 1".  You can see my crazy sewing pretty well in this picture.  Sometimes I get crazy stitches like this, and I have no idea why.  Maybe some of you can shed some light?  The correct looking stitch ended up on the back of the paper.  Anyway, I kind of liked it for this layout, so I kept it.


I used the spiderweb and spider stamps from the My Creative Time Treats for My Sweet stamp set and heat embossed them with black embossing powder.  Very spooky!


This scary cat is cut at 3" from the Chic & Scary  cartridge.


Since my niece was dressed up as a cat and was scared, I could resist putting this "scaredy cat" button next to her picture.  I made it with the MCT Scallop & Stitched Circle Dies and Treats for My Sweet.


For the picture of Eric and his friend, I added a couple of sentiments from Treats for My Sweet on little banners made from the MCT Build a Banner Kit.  I stamped the spiderweb with Versamark ink to give a little different look.

Be sure to click on the link below to see what Emma and the rest of the design team have for you today!


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14 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

That`s so funny...little kids are too cute on Halloween. Love you LO! Lee-Ann :)

Kim H said...

Katie ~ First of all the story is so SWEET and CUTE!!! Poor little thing but look she survived the night! Well let me say thislayout is utterly AMAZING! I LOVE the title!!! It fits PERFECTLY with that night! Okay this design ~ OMG! Not only do I ADORE the pictures but the papers, the details, the stitiching( the 2 different ones) and of course these PRECIOUS pictures! AWESOME job!!!

Glora said...

What an AWESOME layout. I love the little spider webs on the tags too. The whole title is just perfect for this memory. ADORABLE! Hugs- Glora

Shar said...

Oh Katie what an adorable story. LOL Poor little thing!!! I totally love everything about this page! What a super fun way to document this story. :)

quilt4fun2 said...

Great job on your layout! I like how you used the web and spider and other MCT stamps. Eric did pick a rather scary mask :O Yikes...no wonder your poor Niece was scared. Does she remember that? Great layout and story :D
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Sandy from Ukiah said...

What a great layout... and wonderful memory to save. Love that cat. hugs

Nancy said...

LOVE THIS KATIE!!!! So many details and I love the colors! And I think your stitching look perfect!!! Great job!!! hugs

SueB said...

I love both the layout and the story! A similar experience was shared by my grand-daughter, we had to keep explaining it was her brother - now I will have to memorialize it like you did if I may?
You asked about the stitches - one of two things may have happened - the tension sometimes causes the bobbin thread to pull through to the top, this happens if the fabric, or paper in this case, is too thick or you accidentally changed from a straight stitch to a decorative one. I would check your tension first - hope this helps - sorry for the long comment!

Cindy said...

GREAT story Katie!your layout is AWESOME,all the details are perfect and so are the pics!!!:)

Jeanne said...

This is such a cute Halloween layout! I love it! And the story is too cute. That was a scary mask! Thanks for sharing both the pics and memories Katie! :)

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Love your LO Katie!!! What a great story and a special way to remember this moment. :)

liz at liz's paper loft said...

katie, I'm thinking this is a little jana eubanks! I love all the details, the sewing, the little tags, and the bats!

Linda Kaiser said...

Love your LO! What a great story and I am sure Eric will love this!!

Linda

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