October 2015 Blog Posts

As I sat down to digital scrap and make my product decisions, I initially skipped right over the newly released Frankie and Friends digital collection thinking "Oh, I'll cover that next month when we're closer to Halloween!".  And then I looked at the calendar.  And this post is happening in October, which means no better time than the present to work with this frightfully delightful collection!  
I will admit that I am not a HUGE fan of Halloween in general, I participate in all the fun activities for the sake of my kids and I cannot resist a scrapbook product with traditional Halloween colors - and this one definitely fit that bill for me. 
I hadn't gotten around to getting my pictures from last year scrapped, so it worked out perfectly to use this super cute collection to showcase our pumpkin carving day.  Which really means our annual 'mom carves all the pumpkins herself' day!    I'm not quite ready to unleash them with the knives and saws just yet. 
I was really excited to use the digital 6x8 Pocket Page templates for this spread, too!  This is really the perfect size if you don't have a whole slew of pictures or for little special events that you can use for inserts in your full pocket album or even to make a 6x8 album! 
I kept my embellishments pretty basic to allow the focus to fall on my pictures and the awesome card designs.  One of my favorite favorite things about digital scrapping (which I've probably repeated a million times by now!) is that I can take bigger cards, or papers, or embellishments and crop them, or shrink them, or manipulate them in any way that suits my desire to fit them into a spot they might not have originally fit in.  And then I can just undo anything I've done to it and no damage done whatsoever!  It's brilliant.  I have such a hard time chopping up my paper supplies.
And with that, I'm out!  Happy Halloween (since you know, it IS this month and all!)!
Hi everyone! Allison Davis here with a layout using the delicious Pumpkin Spice collection and I have another sketch to share with you that features both traditional scrapbooking and Pocket Pages. 
You can download the full sketch with measurements and placements here.
The left side of the sketch follows a traditional style of scrapbook design while the right side mixes photos and cards with the SN@P! Pocket Page, Design 3. 
Here is my layout based on the sketch:

I always look forward to this time of year! It’s the “Pumpkin-flavored-everything” season and I love it! I have been trying for years to get my youngest son, Jackson, to try pumpkin flavored things and he refused. I finally, just this last weekend, got him to try pumpkin spice cookies with white chocolate chips. Needless to say, he’s hooked. 
I also love our annual trip in the fall to the pumpkin patch. Sadly, my boys have outgrown it so this will be the first year that we don’t go. I’m reminiscing by using some older pumpkin patch photos and what better collection to use than Pumpkin Spice!
Sometime I like to really play up the theme of my layouts by creating a scene on the page. 
I used the trees, wooden sign, pumpkins, a banner, and clouds to create my own little pumpkin patch on the layout. 

On the right page I used photos, a 6 x 4” card, the 3 x 4” chipboard frames, and 3 x 4” cards with the SN@P! Pocket Page, Design 3.
The “Pumpkin Spice” card was one of my instant favorites in this collection and I knew that I had to use it. I added some sticker flowers, enamels dots, a word sticker, and some hand stitching to the pumpkin to give it some dimension. 
On the top photo I used the “so very grateful” photo overlay and added a few flower stickers and word stickers.
In the middle row of 3 x 4” pockets I used chipboard frames and 3 x 4” cards. The chipboard frames are another favorite of mine in this collection.
I added more hand stitching to outline the pumpkin. I love using stitching to add some more details to the cards.
I added another photo overlay to one of the bottom photos and added another word sticker to the top of it. 
I hope everyone enjoys using the new sketch! Happy Fall!