Scrapbooking as much as possible, but sometimes getting distracted by birthdays and life!

I want candy! Thankfully, I’m blessed with a son who’s trying to sell The World’s Finest Chocolate to raise money to go to the state capitol with his class, so I’ve got more than I need right now. But what if you’re an 11 year-old girl and it’s Halloween? You might come up with awesome Halloween costumes and go to a friend’s house to meet up, have a photo op and then head out to round up (and devour) lots of candy! Wait until you see what these girls came up with!

The other thing I am thankful for? Super sweet files from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons! I am so excited to be a part of the team and have a budget to buy the perfect files for my projects!

Why don’t I show you what I mean?



Did you notice the awesome Candy Corn paper in the background (along with all the other coordinating papers) from the Halloween Collection Pattern Pack 2...


 And the super cute Cotton Candy that I did as a print and cut because it was just what I wanted for showing off what my daughter dressed up as in this picture?


And the fun eye ball candy from the Candy Bucket file as a print and cut?


And a speech bubble for my title:Speech-Bubbles-Cut

And how I was able to use coordinating colors for other parts of the layout (background and text fill) from the Halloween Flourish not to mention the Halloween Bats and Swirls papers?



 In case you’d like a closer look:



Perfectly adorable, huh?

Of course, having a DT project due is great inspiration for scrapping, but added to that was the Scrappy Friends October Challenges and this awesome sketch from Brenda Ragsdale:

Brenda R Sketch Challenge

Look familiar, hehe? Then the challenge at Rochelle Spear’s blog was tic-tac-toe:

Rochelle Spears Oct Tic Tac Toe Challenge

I used 4 + patterned papers, orange and die cut(s). And for Kelly Holifield there was a fun word challenge:

Kelly Oct Word Challenge

I used Candy in my title and costume(s) in my journaling.

And if you’re the challenge-loving, Halloween-celebrating type, you’ll want to be sure to play along with the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Trick or Treat Challenge that’s going on. Check out all the details here! And if you didn’t see the hop and all the goodies associated check out the Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons blog (or my post yesterday) to get started!

Other fun stuff that I used on my layout:

Cardstock: Bazzill, Wausau; Printer and Ink: HP; Cutting machine: Silhouette Cameo; Spray Ink: Clearsnap; Ink: Tsukineko; Jewels: Bo Bunny; Sequins: Doodlebug Designs, Pretty Pink Posh; Wood veneer: Studio Calico; Pens: American Crafts, Kuretake; Font: AddamsCapitals; Adhesive: American Crafts, Glue Arts, Glue Dots, Imaginesce, Zig.

If you think you’d like to me to do a tutorial on how I use the digital papers to fill my cutting files or how I work with sketches in the Silhouette software, please be sure to leave a comment below letting me know that and I’ll see if I can get a post going for that soon. I am planning on sharing how I use Evernote to organize my design team projects as well as the challenges that I follow. I am trying to work out how to get a screen shot to share here – once I figure that out, I’ll be sharing.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you’re having a great day and decide to spread the good feelings by leaving a nice comment below! It’s guaranteed to make me smile!



Comments on: "I Want Candy! (a Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Layout)" (12)

  1. This is beyond adorable. I am in love with the digi papers. I am so glad you shared so many details and papers as I will definitely have to add some to my collection! As always your pages are true art. And wow look at all the challenges! I know the day will come when my life will calm back down and I will have time to enter some but in the meantime I will enjoy watching you enter tons! Good Luck!

  2. What another great Halloween layout. I love seeing all you add to your layouts. They are always so well put together.

  3. tinacampbell said:

    Wow that is just the coolest layout I’ve seen in a long time well done Ruth Love all the little bits and pieces on the layout 🙂

  4. I can tell a lot of thought and planning goes into your pages Ruth. This one really ROCKS!! The title is gorgeous and the papers are perfect for the theme.

  5. Great Halloween layout, Ruth! The title is PERFECT for this one!

  6. cute layout great job

  7. Eek! So many beautiful colorful papers and great cut files. You arranged them beautifully! 🙂

  8. This is really cute! Love the pic of your DD and her friends all dressed up having Halloween fun 🙂

  9. Ruth! You won a copy of Cool Tools Vol. 2 on my blog! Email me with your address so I can pop it in the mail! 🙂 Congrats girly! I love your fun Halloween layout!

  10. rochellespears said:

    Great job!! Thanks for playing along with Scrappy Friends challenges! 🙂

  11. Awesome Halloween page and fantastic job combing all three challenges! Thank you for linking up with the Scrappy Friends Challenges!

  12. Fantastic take on the Scrappy Friends challenges this month! Adorable papers and embellishments! Thanks for playing along this month with the Scrappy Friends! 🙂

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