Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous “Mini Halloween”

Alrighty then.  This two page layout was quite a challenge for me.  How best to add the stamped images to the layouts but hide them in such a way that they don’t take over the pages and turn them into something I didn’t want….a Halloween layout.

This is the stamp set I’ve used.  Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous “Mini Halloween”.  There are 10 images used in the entire two page layout.

The Disney-Pixar movies are leaden with “Easter Eggs”.  They have done so since the first digital movie they made and continue to do it.  It has gained attention and there are movie goers that have one aim:  Find the “Easter Eggs” in the movie.  These little gems are well hidden in the scenery and go virtually unnoticed by most people.  Pixar Easter Eggs.

Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous "Mini Halloween" stamp set

Click on the photo below to enlarge it in your browser to do the “Easter Egg” hunt 😀

Find the hidden images

This two page layout is for Tiffany’s letters, cards, money gift card notes, and all the things she treasures.  Many families she has dealt with has shown their appreciation for her professionalism and her skill in helping them say their final good-byes.

On the left page are three pockets she can tuck things in.  The pockets are made from the 4″ x 6″ photo mats.  I’ve used my Martha Stewart Score Board to make folds 1/4″ wide along the left and bottom of the left most top pocket; right and bottom of the right most top pocket; and the right and bottom of the bottom pocket.  I’ve used sticky strip to hold the pockets in place.  Turning the top corners down on the upper two pockets to allow easier access to tuck away her treasures.

On the right page I have taken a 6-1/2″ x 9-1/2″ mailing envelope and cut it down to less than 5″ and covered it with paper from the DCWV Street Lace papers.  I’ve attached the envelope using sticky strip.  A “thumb” notch was cut out using my 1″ hole punch.

Have you found the hidden images?  Do you need some help?  The following images are on the left layout page.

Scull and Crossbones:

Scull and crossbones

Blood Spatter:

Blood Spatter

Flying Bats:

Flying batsThe button in the flower center is from Shelly (tachar).  When I finally got to meet Shelly and Brian last year she blessed me with a baggie chock full of things.

October Calendar Page:

October calendar page

Barbed Wire:

Barbed wire


The following images are on the right layout page.





Spider Web:

Spider web

The button used in this flower center is, also, courtesy of Shelly’s largess.  Thank you Shelly for your gift to me.

Poison Label and Black Cat:

Poison label and black cat

This was totally fun!  Took a bit of thought but I had a blast.  Is this something you would like to try?  If you do, please leave me a link to your blog post showing your “Easter Egg” hunt pages.  I’d love to see what you do to your creation.


Trying to get out of hyper drive

Before I begin this post I would like to let you know I’ve added my cards to the “Ribbon Challenge” post of a couple days ago.   So go take a peek at that past post, scroll down towards the bottom for the addition of my three cards.  Not very imaginative, but they are there none the less.


Zowie, these past couple of days have been a week long.  Or at least them seem to have been.  There has been so much packed into them that I’m thinking this would be better posted on my other blog – Foolishness and Mayhem.

Crafty business has been going on so it belongs here.  Of course you know of the photos from the Fake Poker game, which was total fun.  I’m so lost I don’t even know what day it is.  I have to look back at my blog posts to know what day it is.

Sunday was the Poker night.  Monday, yesterday, Joe an I spent most of the day traipsing around Oklahoma City and Norman running errands.  Trying to get him ready to leave once again is an all day long affair.  Auto parts stores, shops that sell tools, pharmacies for his prescriptions, photo labs to get things he needs for a gizzy  he is putting together.  The list goes on.

Today I had an appointment with Heather to come by so I could teach her how to make a couple scrapbook pages.  She made it over at 1 p.m.   Joe and I had to leave once more to run further errands at 4 this afternoon.

So, whining aside, there has been quite a bit accomplished.  Heather has never made a scrapbook page before.  I peppered her with questions and gleaned that she wants to make some pages for her two little boys.  They are 2 and not quite 1, so they are still itty bitty.  Colors she wants are mostly blue with a little red and yellow, maybe a bit of green.

Heather has NO scrapbook supplies at all, nor any inkling of what this entails.  I have a TON of scrapbook supplies but next to nothing as far as baby or child images goes.

For our three hour session today I taught her the following:

1.  Measuring card stock for photo mats.

2.  Cutting paper with a paper trimmer.

3.  Using the measuring devices on the trimmer.

4.  How to use a Snail Adhesive.

5.  She was introduced to Dimensionals.

6.  Sticking an already sticky tag to card stock and cutting a mat around said tag.

7.  She was introduced to brads.

8.  I showed her my technique using a grid ruler to mount letter stickers to a title border.

So here are the two 8-1/2 x 11 pages Heather made today.  Giving her the basic concepts and guidelines of scrapbooking I let her see how to arrange items in a balanced manner that would be pleasing to the eye.

Heather's two page layout on 8-1/2 x 11

Heather's two page layout on 8-1/2 x 11

No photos.  She has not been to the store to get them printed just yet, but that is alright.  It is good sometimes to start this way then add the photos later.  She is quite excited about getting the photos placed so her Scrapbook will OFFICIALLY be started.  I’m very glad I could help with that.

Joe and I had more errands to run…have I already told you that?  I’m losing my mind I tell you.  I needed some wood cut for a project I’m starting while I’m working on Tim’s holders.

We made a trip to Lowe’s Home Improvement Center to purchase the wood and have it cut.  Here is Joe and the store guy cutting my wood.

Getting my wood pieces cut

Getting my wood pieces cut

Measure twice cut once

Measure twice cut once

Okay, I’m off to bed.  I have a really busy day ahead tomorrow.  Starting by getting Joe out the door and heading to Dallas.

Have a good night everyone, and a great day tomorrow.  There are errors and typos (most likely) but I’m going to be bad and just go to bed.