Two Peas Challenge

Hey everyone!  I am hosting a challenge over at Two Peas In A Bucket this week and I'd love for you to take a peek and play along.

I don't know about you but my boys' Halloween costumes never seem to fall into the traditional black, purple, and orange color categories that are typical of the many Halloween collections available.  Instead we seem to have lots of Spongebob yellow, Spiderman red, and Luigi green! ;)  However, being the matchy matchy kinda gal that I am, I like my scrapbook products to match the colors of the photos I'm using.  So what's a matchy matchy kinda gal like myself to do?

Of course one option is to simply change my photos to black & white, but there are those instances when I really want to keep my photos in color. So to accomplish this on my layout I simply choose products that represent the colors of my photos. There's no rule that says Halloween layouts must use Halloween colors or products.  You can see in my layout below that I was still able to give my layout a Halloween feel through my title and my embellishments, but the "super" colors of my son's adorable Luigi costume definitely shine through.

This layout is copyright Two Peas in a Bucket

I just LOVE these pictures of Brandon dressed up as Luigi from Super Mario Bros. last year.  And boy was he proud to show off his awesome Luigi jump - "oh yeah!" - and super cute mustache.  The colors in these photos were just fantastic I couldn't bear the thought of turning them black and white.  So I simply embraced the colors and chose products that really highlighted my photos.

I die cut my title using my trusty Silhouette.  There was no specific cut that said "Super Halloween" so I just mixed and matched two different cuts for the title I wanted.  I popped up the "super" with some foam adhesive for even more dimension and added lots of star stickers for detail.

I used an Ali Edwards for Technique Tuesday stamp to stamp the word "boo" on this sticker flag by Bella Blvd and added some fun brads below my journaling.

Another sticker (this time one that actually IS Halloween themed) and a few more brads added to the white space of my main photo help create a visual triangle and move the eye around my page.  So there you have it.  A decidedly Halloween layout using non-traditional Halloween colors.  If you'd like to play along with this challenge for a chance to win a $5 Gift Card to the Two Peas store check out all the details here!  Happy Haunting!

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Boy Mamas Get Ready ...

Oh boy!  This is one of those enabling posts but I just had to share.  The American Crafts Chap collection is in the Two Peas store.  If you haven't seen this collection yet here's a little peek . . . 

Absolutely perfect for the boys in your life.  LOVE the colors and so many great patterns.  My heart is going pitter patter - I can't wait to play!  ;)

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Hey everyone!  Thank you all so much for your comments on my layout using the adorable Bazzill Basics Spooky & Kooky Halloween line.  And the winner is ...

Congratulations!  Just send me an email at lghahary(at)cevant(dot)com with your full name and mailing address and I'll get your goodies sent right out to you!  :)

trick or treat

Hey everyone!  I have a new layout to share with you today.  This layout uses the adorable new Spooky & Kooky Halloween line by Bazzill Basics.  Yep, that's right, Bazzill Basics makes patterned paper now too!  Pretty cool huh?

These are photos of my two boys last year on Halloween.  I love that this collection has some yellow in it along with the more traditional Halloween colors of orange, black, purple and green.  It really helped to tie in the colors of Darian's yellow Spongebob costume.  I grounded my design on black cardstock that I splattered with some White Calico Mister Huey spray mist by Studio Calico.  I then created a simple grid design which allowed me to use several different patterned papers from this line without overwhelming my photos.

The Spooky & Kooky line also includes coordinating stickers and buttons.  I popped up one of the stickers with dimensional adhesive and clustered it with a button and brad to add a bit of detail to my journaling strip. 

The generous folks at Bazzill Basics sent me a whole set of Spooky & Kooky goodies to give away to one of my blog readers.  To be entered to win simply leave a comment on this blog post telling me what your child(ren) plan to dress up as on Halloween by Monday, October 17th at midnight EST.  I'll announce the winner on Tuesday!  Good luck and thanks for stopping by!  :)

old school

Hey everyone!  The other day a new Basic Scrapbook Sketch went up on the Basic Grey blog.  The sketch was based on a card by my fellow design team member Rae Barthel.  I was then asked to create a layout based on the sketch.  I loved the idea of translating a card into a scrapbook layout as I find it is usually the other way around (layout to card).  I used lots of goodies from the Oxford collection and these photos of Darian hanging out in front of an "old school" Dodge pick up we wandered upon while at the pumpkin patch last fall. 

To see the sketch and Rae's card as well as some more detail images of my layout head on over to the Basic Grey blog.  You can also play along with the sketch and be entered to win a Basic Grey prize pack.  Check out all of the details here.  Thanks for stopping by!  :)

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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Hey all!  Sorry for the delay in posting the winner of the World Card Making Day giveaway.  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and were able to get a little crafty.  And the winner is ...

Congratulations Linda!  Just send me an email at lghahary(at)cevant(dot)com with your full name and mailing address and I'll get your stamp set right out to you!  :)

Happy World Card Making Day

Hey everyone!  Did you know that today is World Card Making Day?  To celebrate I have a card to share with you and a giveaway to boot ... so keep reading!  ;)

I created this card with the September Studio AE stamp set "Family Is by Ali Edwards" - this is such a versatile stamp set.  I've been able to use it not only for scrapbook layouts but for cards as well.  I love that!

I used the gorgeous Random collection by Crate Paper on this card.  I just love the mix of patterns and colors in this collection.  And that denim paper ... oh my word I love it so much!

To celebrate World Card Making Day and my stint as a guest designer for Technique Tuesday I am giving away the "Family Is by Ali Edwards" stamp set.  To be entered to win simply leave a comment on this blog post telling me what you plan to do today (card making need not be involved LOL) by Monday midnight EST.  I'll announce the winner on Tuesday!  Good luck and enjoy your day!  :)

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