Good morning SCT friends! We've got a great week planned for you! Today Courtney Walsh is here to share the versatility of patterned paper in her recent layout using the brand new...gasp...Once Upon a Halloween collection from Webster's Pages! We had a great time in the Webster's Pages booth "ooohhhing and ahhhhing" over their latest releases and we think you'll love them too. And stick with us this week, you never know what may be appearing on Friday ;)
"I’m very much a “shop off the mannequin” kind of girl. It would seem I simply cannot put together a decent outfit unless I see how it’s supposed to go.
I guess there’s something about a concrete set of rules that I really love.
But when it comes to scrapbooking, perhaps one of the things I love most is that there really are no rules. In fact, the perceived “rules” are way more fun if you break them…
For instance, I recently got my hands on some of the brand new Once Upon a Halloween collection from Webster’s Pages. I scrapped some punk rock photos of my daughter from last year’s Trick or Treat fest…but I still wanted to keep scrapbooking…I just didn’t have more Halloween photos printed.
Thankfully, these papers are so versatile, I was able to create this layout which has nothing at all to do with Halloween. I focused on the smaller, Clean and Simple patterns which can be mixed and matched perfectly!
I hand-cut scallops for the top and bottom of my photo from two different patterns in the collection and pieces of old book paper. Maybe because I’m a writer I have a strong love for book paper!
I decided to use Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives to give some of the circles dimension and then I added little embellishments here and there within some of them, like a rolled up length of this bloomer trim to create a flower.
I added other little tidbits, including a purple Mini Princess Petal and a green Whimsy Heart (both from Webster’s Pages.) The older embellishments matched perfectly with this collection, and it doesn’t feel a bit like Halloween.
It’s always good to think outside the box a little when you’re creating and using themed products in non-themed ways is an excellent way to do this. I’ve been doing this for years to get more longevity out of my products. What can I say? I’m frugal that way!
Next time you’re scrapbooking Christmas or Back to School or Halloween, pull out an everyday memory you want to capture and challenge yourself to use those products in a different way… You’ll be happy you did!" ~ Courtney Walsh
If you have some time and want to be super inspired, be sure to check out the Webster's Pages design team galleries HERE. Just be prepared to be lost for a while! Courtney also has a blog hop going on HERE with the opportunity to win copies of her new book A Sweethaven Homecoming!
Enjoy your day!