Happy Halloween Layout

Hello! Samantha here today with a happy Halloween layout. I’m a pretty organized person, and I so love all the fun from fall through Christmas. To keep this time of year a bit more stress free, I actually use a binder that I organize at least 100 days before Christmas to plan out all of our Halloween through Christmas fun. Putting together my binder for this year got me so excited to start crafting and scrapping for Halloween that I just had to pull out a photo from last year and get documenting!

Supplies: Wicked Good Trouble is Brewing, Wicked Good Ghosts, Wicked Good Tags, Wicked Good Halloween Epoxy Stickers, Wicked Good Halloween Puffy Stickers, Wicked Good Halloween Stick On Pockets, Wicked Good Cobweb Acetate

The Wicked Good Halloween collection from Paper House is just so fun. It has all of your favorite Halloween icons like ghosts, pumpkins, witches, candy corn, skulls, and spiders, and it does a fantastic job of walking that line between not too cutesy and not too creepy. It really makes these papers and embellishments perfect for scrapping everyone from little kids to adults. My only complaint is that there are so many great embellishments that I couldn’t find a way to use them all on this layout (I didn’t even get a chance to use the fabulous Halloween Washi).

I maximized my embellishment use by placing them in groups around my photo. This way I got to use many of the embellishments, but they draw your eye to the photo instead of taking focus away from it. I also used a stick on pocket as a journaling tag. You’ll need a marker that is permanent on slick surfaces if you’d like to try this trick for yourself.

What are you working on for Halloween this year?

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Football Layout

Hello! Samantha here today with a football layout. I don’t know about you, but in our house fall means lots of football; playing and cheering on our favorite teams. Until this year, my kids only played flag football. This year is my oldest son’s first year of tackle football, so I definitely needed to document his first game.

Supplies: All Star Paper Pad, Football 3D Stickers, Football Mixed Stickers, Football Cardstock Stickers, Football Faux Enamel Stickers

This is one of those layouts where the wide variety of stickers that Paper House carries really helps make the layout come together. Because I chose the big, all over football print as my base for this layout, I had to keep the rest of my paper choices pretty neutral. I went with a football turf green paper for one accent and a blue paper for my second accent (my son’s school colors are black, blue, and white).

To help add pizazz to this layout, I added quite a few stickers in different textures and finishes to tell the story. I layered flat alpha stickers over a card stock football sticker. I put a faux enamel arrow pointing to my son in the sea of Nighthawk football players, so I’ll always remember which one he was. I layered clear metallic stickers over the photo. I also added some 3D and chipboard stickers to add more texture.

Many of the football stickers and some of the patterned paper from All Star have touches of metallic gold or silver to them which really helps tie everything together into one cohesive layout.

Whether you’re cheering on a favorite team or a favorite player, Paper House has all the football stickers and papers you need to document your team spirit.

If you need to add some football papers and stickers to your stash, make sure to use code PH19SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.

Camping Nights in Pockets

Hi crafty friends! Natalie here with you on this last day of September sharing my favorite way to include numerous photos on a scrapbook page. I love to use pocket pages. They can house so many pictures without any hassle of figuring out how the layout will look.

I used the Camping Tags Double Sided paper as some of my pocket cards. I backed my smaller photos with papers from the travel paper collections.

Those adorable Great Outdoors Epoxy Stickers are the perfect tiny embellishment for a 3×4 pocket.

Using this Discover USA paper dictated the colors in my layout . I printed these 2×3 tiny photos 4 to a 4×6 photo collage & they work great for pocket pages.

My rules for pocket pages are typically to keep from putting two full 3×4 photos right next to one another, as well as break up the pattern paper with some solids.

I usually fit all of my journaling onto a specific journaling card, but sometimes I will add extra snippets with small photos on a tiny die cut tag.

Repeating this fun patterned Passport Stamps double sided page in another 3×4 pocket, along with the stripes of the same colors in the 4×6 pocket, helps tie in the rows.

I love how well these Great Outdoors Puffy Stickers are the best size for a 3×4 pocket!

I hope you’ve been inspired to create a pocket page – they’re such a great, easy, quick way to document some of your memories. I love to combine them with a 12×12 traditional layout!

You can find your own pocket page embellishments and cut apart sheets on the Paper House Productions website and use my code PH19NATALIE for 20% off your order!

Falling into Halloween Scrapbooking



Natalie here today to share a Halloween scrapbook page with you! I know it’s not October, but it’s officially fall, so I was ready for some Halloween scrapbooking!

I grabbed this awesomely festive pumpkin paper from PHP called Wicked good & used it to back the word RAWR! My boys were a tiger and a dino – so roaring was in order all night.

How cute are these Halloween puffy stickers?!

I could use them on 100 projects!

This double sided paper is very thick & holds up well on your paper projects. And this ghost is the cutest!

I used the small puffy stickers to hold in my journaling on this portion of the layout – a fun way to frame text!

A subtitle of puffy stickers is always a good idea.

You can find more fun Halloween goodies in the Paper House Productions store & get 20% off your order using the code PH19NATALIE. Grab some now for an entire month of holiday crafting!



Memory Keeping in a Planner!

Natalie here with you today! I’m using my new Mommy Lhey planner to memory keep with photos!

Here’s the month of July at a glance with small photos covering some days, combined with patterned paper and stickers.

I used the Summer planner sticker kit to add some festive goodness to my Independence day/week spread! I printed my photos 6×1.75ish to fit in the daily blanks.

For the days without photos, I journal or use patterned paper and stickers. This is a great way to use up those 6×6 paper pads, they’re the perfect size to slice into the daily columns.

I have started ensuring that I take photos that will easily be cropped into this size! It’s a fun, visual reminder of our everyday life that otherwise wouldn’t make it into the scrapbook.

The Mommy Lhey planner has some fabulous stickers in the back, to include months for easy tabbing.

I kept some of the spreads simple, but adding a few of the Lhey labels and stickers help add interest.

I busted into the Tropical June Sticker kit for this spread – I love some of the clear stickers!

Using stamps in the same color scheme is a good way to add subtle uniqueness to your spreads.

Lastly, I’ll leave you with my August monthly spread! I love how colorful it turned out. These planners lend so well to almost any color scheme you’d like!

Using die cuts is another way to create some unique spreads in your memory planner. I hope I’ve inspired you to use your planner in a different way today!

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Puppy Layout

Hello! Samantha here with you. We got a new puppy this summer, and he’s just so darn cute that I can’t help but take his picture…and now I’ve got to scrap those photos. Whether your K9 friend is a new puppy or just a puppy at heart, I hope my puppy layout makes you want to scrap your dog too!

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Supplies: You Had Me at Woof 3D Sticker, Dog Micro Sticker, Great Outdoors Into the woods Double Sided Paper, Great Outdoors Better When Camping Double Sided Paper, Great Outdoors Tags Double Sided Paper, Great Outdoors Hunting Tags Double Sided Paper, Great Outdoors Washi Tape Set, Halloween Washi Tape Set

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Since Paper House doesn’t have a specific pet collection, I started with some fun dog themed stickers. I wanted a mix of textures and sizes, so I chose the You Had Me at Woof 3D Stickers and the Life Organized Dog Micro Stickers. I print my photos at home, so I printed 3 1/2″ x 5″ photos on 4″ x 6″ photo paper. I trimmed the photos down to give them a bit of a “Polaroid” look. Then, I used the Dog Micro Stickers to create a fun detail under the photos on the white border.

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After I had my puppy stickers picked out, I raided my stash of Paper House collections for paper that matched. I decided that paper from the Great Outdoors collection coordinated with the stickers. I wanted a few more embellishments, so I reached for my Washi. Of course, I used the camo Washi from the Great Outdoors Washi Tape Set, but I also found that the orange and white Washi from Halloween Washi Tape Set was a great match, too! I also love that both Washi tapes have a metallic detail to them.

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This puppy layout is the first of many, many dog layouts in my future. I can’t wait to see how else I can use Paper House to capture these memories.

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Sundrenched Layout

Hello! Samantha here with you. Summer is in full swing at our house. It is full of playing outside, summer sports, and the occasional over night trip to somewhere fun. Today I have a Sundrenched layout documenting a little bit of silliness on one of those overnight trips.

Summer Fun Layout

Supplies: Sundrenched Papaer Pad, Sundrenched Cardstock Multi Pack, Color Washed Cardstock Multi Pack, Summer Fun Rice Paper Border Stickers

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While my husband had to work, the kids and I got to spend the day playing. We sent him this photo to tease him about that fact that we got to swim while he had to sit in meetings.

Sundrenched is a collection full of bright, saturated, summery colors. There are also lots of pops of metallic throughout the collection papers. To keep everything cohesive, I chose to make sure that I used gold metallic accents to carry the theme throughout the layout. Choosing at least one cohesive element helps keep from overwhelming the eye.

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Sundrenched has a coordinating Cardstock Multi Pack, but in addition to the the Color Washed Cardstock Multi Pack also goes beautifully with this collection. The words “smile” and “love” on my layout were taken from Color Washed.

I like to use a lot of dimensional adhesive and a mix of flat stickers and 3D stickers on my layouts. This helps to keep everything from just blending and running together. Your eye picks up on the different levels to the layering and sees more separation between images, journaling, and photos.

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I’m loving how versatile Sundrenched is for summer themed scrapping! It’s going to be making many more appearances in my summer adventure layouts. If you need some Sundrenched in your life, click her for the Paper House website and use code PH19SAMANTHA when you check out for 20% off your entire order. What summer adventures are you looking forward to scrapping?

Scrapping Night Photos With Stargazer

Hello! Samantha here with you. When we travel, we love checking out the different cities at night, so I have quite a few night photos. Today I wanted to show how easy it is to scrap night photos with Stargazer.

Scrapping Night Photos with Stargazer

Supplies: Stargazer Night Sky Foil Paper, Stargazer Foil Paper, Stargazer Shine Bright Foil Paper, Stargazer Ultra Violet Foil Paper, Stargazer Dream Big Cardstock Stickers, Enjoy Puffy Sticker

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This is the first time I’ve had the opportunity to use the Stargazer papers, and they are just so beautiful. There are gold foil accents on all of the papers that make this collection extra special. The deep, moody colors and night sky theme of Stargazer lend themselves perfectly to scrapping night photos.

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My oldest and I took a nighttime selfie together on a pedestrian bridge when we were on a recent weekend trip to Omaha. The bridge lights up at night and adds just the right amount of back light for a photo. This bridge is always one of our favorite stops, and is that much better at night!

Because night photos tend to be a bit dark, I built my layout around a piece of Stargazer paper that had a lot of white to it to keep the whole layout from looking really dark. I framed my picture with a Stargazer paper that had more purple/indigo tones than blue tones since our night photo happened to have blue back light. Coordinating without matching helps the photo pop on the layout instead of fading into the background.

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I finished up my layout by adding a few dimensional stickers, Stargazer cardstock stickers, and Stargazer journaling tags.

If you have some photos you think would coordinate perfectly with Stargazer, make sure to use code PH19SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.

Personalizing a Travel Layout

Hello! Samantha here with you. We recently returned from a trip to Germany, so today I want to share a little about personalizing a travel layout.

Travel Layout

Supplies: Explore Your World Passport Stamps, Explore Your World Luggage Tags, Explore Your World Map, Explore Your World Tags, Around the World Puffy Stickers, Germany 3-D Stickers, Southwest Adventure Paper Crafting Kit (white alphas), Color Washed Cardstock Multi Pack

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Explore Your World is everything I want in a travel collection: fun patterns, all-inclusive travel themes, beautiful words, and a gorgeous color palette. I prefer generic themed travel collections so that I can use it over a lot of photos on multiple layuots from a trip of any kind. I then customize my layout with more location specific stickers and embellishments.

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Since Paper House has so many great stickers (seriously my favorite thing about Paper House is the amazing variety of stickers), you’ll never have a hard time finding just what you need to customize your layout. I used alphabet stickers to add the name of the town. Because the town has two names, I used two different styles of stickers to add to the fun. Next, I used a Germany 3-D sticker to tie it all together. The mix of card stock stickers and 3D stickers adds texture to the layout as well. Our trip was overseas travel, so I stuck with Geo tag, map, and airplane themes for the rest of my embellishments. If you’re scrapping a beach trip you could use embellishments from collections like Sundrenched for a different kind of personalization.

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Explore Your World is the perfect base for creating all your travel layouts. If you need some Explore Your World in your life, click her for the Paper House website and use code PH19SAMANTHA when you check out for 20% off your entire order. What trip will you be scrapping next?

Stargazer Layout ~ Footprints on the Moon

Hello crafty friends!! Last week the creative team members were challenged to use a quote on a project. That immediately brought to mind a memory of my son when he was younger and a quote I would share with him, so I decided to create a layout documenting this quote. Since my son was a toddler he has loved space and astronauts and his dream has been to either become an astronaut or work for NASA. I knew exactly what picture I was going to use, one that embodied my quote perfectly but more importantly I knew the Stargazer line was PERFECT for the layout I had in mind.

Supplies Used: Stargazer Foil Paper; Ultra Violet Paper; Dream Big Cardstock Stickers; Stargazer Faux enamel sticker

The minute I saw the Stargazer foil paper it was love at first sight! I knew this paper was destined for a special layout and a special photo, so I hoarded it as most paper crafters do with a favorite paper. It wasn’t until I was challenged to create a project with a quote that the idea came to me to use this photo and my “special” paper from the Stargazer collection. The foil accents on this beautiful paper are so much lovelier in person!! The faux enamel stickers were the perfect accents to give that gold shimmer more impact. I also added some gold sequins to provide even more glimmer and shine! The cardstock sticker “follow your dreams” was popped up and added to the left of my photo as an embellishment, but I wanted the title work and the beautiful paper to shine and take center stage so I chose to keep my embellishments to a minimum. Here is a close up of the beautiful paper with the faux enamel stickers.

For my title work, I combined a bunch of different fonts of alphabet stickers and used the gold letters to accent the word footprints as I wanted the emphasis to be on this word. I also wanted to highlight the word sky so I used my die cut machine to cut the letters out of some leftover Ultra Violet Foil Paper. Here is a close up:

I hope you have been inspired to use a quote on your layout or project this week!! Remember the August subscription box contains the Stargazer line so make sure and hurry on over to sign up, you won’t regret it!! You can even take 20% off your order using my code PH19LISA. Feel free to follow me on Instagram (lisantexas), you can see more of my work using the amazing Paper House products. Happy creating!