Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!


Candy corn was made for stardom. Those shiny, waxy yellow ends demand to be clutched by the handful and eaten, top, middle, bottom, top, middle, bottom, in a compulsive rhythm until they are gone. Chocolate gets all the fanzines, but it is the clay of candy. Matte, endlessly shapeable, chocolate is all about taste. Candy corn gets by on looks alone. Odes should be written to its waxy gleam, its whimsical design, its autumnal shades.

-- from Hilary Liftin's Candy and Me
I know just what Liftin means. 

Happy Halloween! 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

So Very Sketchy

Sketches are a scrapbooker's friend. They offer up a blueprint when one isn't quite sure what to build, a compass when one needs a sense of direction, and a spark when one is hoping to kindle inspiration.

As I studied the PDF from the first Elle's Studio "From Sketch to Finish" class, I felt that telltale inspo-push, that compulsion to get scrapping. That's always the sign of a great class!

When I was asked to be a part of the second "From Sketch to Finish" class, of course I happily joined in as a contributor.  Here's a glimpse of one of my projects: 
A few days ago, I got a sneak peek at the full class, and it is ahhh-mazing -- SO many sketches and SO much creativity are packed into a single PDF. 

Be sure to check it out, come Monday!

Monday, October 10, 2016

October at Elle's Studio

I've been a shameful excuse of a blogger over the past few weeks, I know, but I'm popping in today with some good news -- it's October reveal time at Elle's Studio!
You know how much I love the monthly kits, and if you share my love, then you'll be thrilled to learn that there is now a kit subscription option! If you start your subscription today, you'll receive a free gift, and if you're in the U.S., anything else that you purchase today alongside the subscription will be shipped free (there's a reduced shipping fee for international customers).

My October ES layout this month incorporates the kit as well as some Halloween goodies.
Be sure to stop by Elle's Studio to check out more new items!