Sunday, September 27, 2009

Spooky Scrapbook Spoiler


Yes, it is OK to show you more...but only if you are NOT in the "spooky" round of the Hot Swappin' Mamas Swap.  This is a spoiler for those of you in that group.  Don't look if you like to see things in person first....

If this page looks a little empty to you -that is because I only completed the "title" element.  Eight other ladies will create different elements or "layout pieces" in the same colors and theme and we will swap.  The result is some of the BEST layouts you have ever seen using only current Stampin Up product.    This is a TALENTED group of stampers/scrappers!

Here is a closer look at the title:

The stamps are From the Crypt - I used my Big Shot with the Serif Essentials Alphabet Die for the lettering.  Doing multiples for a swap is NO BIG DEAL when you use the Big Shot - I cut 6 letters at a time so it was quick and easy to cut these letters plus black shadows for each one.  Piece of Cake!  (oh, cake sounds good doesn't it?)

I stamped each letter with that spooky flourish looking stamp - trying to get a different piece on each letter.  And the skulls fit so well inside the "O".   
I stamped the bat in Versamark on the Perfect Plum paper and tore two of the edges.  Stamped, punched and matted the spider adding one of my faves (mini library clip) since an embellishment is required in this swap and I didn't have much room left.

I LOVE the way the lettering turned out and I can't wait to see what the other ladies come up with. 

Now I have to get busy on the  borders for the "cute" round of this Halloween Swap - That's right, I signed up for both rounds and I don't even have little kids to take pictures of...
I just really really really like Halloween - after all, it is playing dress up and eating candy - what's not to like?


Carolyn Sharkas said...

I sure wish I had joined this round, I didn't have any stamps to use for Halloween, so I was left out this time. I am excited about the fall one coming up, though. I DO have stamps for that one. Even though fall is hard to come by down here in Florida. This is an awesome Title Bar, Ellen. I love it, I really need to get some of these stamps, too. They really are awesome. Thanks again for enabling me.

Anonymous said...

I have just spent a great deal of time on your blog. My oh my what you do with punches is so awesome. I am going to snag alot of your ideas and try to make them. TFS Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne