Tim Holtz 2015 Halloween products Scrapbook Layout (and new online class!)


Today my newest online class begins – Tried & True Scrapbook Layouts! This layout design isn’t quite the same as ours from class – but you may notice similarities. Not in class yet? Why not?! It’s going to be SO much fun – and seriously packed with content. Get info + register here at my site. Note that the price will be going up in a few weeks (due to the content being added – currently 15hrs of video and it keeps growing!) so I’d recommend getting in soon. It’s self-paced and class will be “live” several months (yes, with access after it ends) so don’t worry if you’re going to be busy for part. Work at your own pace for sure.

Inspired by that – here’s a new layout from me!


Question: Can you scrapbook 12×12 with 8×8 paper?

Answer: Heck yes!

Today I’ve got a layout to share – this one featuring none other than our tiniest member: Miss Scrappy!


Notable things:

  • I used 8″ strips of the patterned paper and assembled them together to create the mat for my photo. I stitched a few pieces together as well.
  • All of the embellishments used are 2015 Tim Holtz Halloween line, with the exception of the buttons and beads
  • I stitched three times around the edge, then added stickles and gold paint droplets. One of my favorite tricks!
  • For my cluster of embellishments I first established my journaling area, then worked around that.

Once I was happy with my arrangement of the papers I started adding details. Oh, I do love my details!


I was also delighted to discover that I had a bottle of orange stickles just perfect for accenting my wicked black plastic word and for dotting all around. Here’s my finished page:


I love how it turned out – and if you’re hoping for a class coming soon where I dive into scrapbook layout design and putting all these kinds of things together you’re in luck! It began today as I mentioned before and info is up here.

These Tim Holtz Halloween products that I used are now in shops everywhere! I found some at my local shop, and I’ve seen them online at Blue Moon and Simon Says Stamp. Note those are affiliate links – if you happen to use them or any affiliate links here on my site it helps support what I do so thank you for that.

Spooky (Halloween) card with 2015 Tim Holtz products

Are you on Periscope? It’s a new to me social media app where someone (like me) can broadcast live and chat, craft, and share! I have the user name @craftwithmay there (same as my instagram) – it works best on a smart phone or iPad, but you can also check it out online here. I bring this up because a week or two ago I posted a video of coloring the crow you see on the card below!


Not on periscope or missed it? NO worries! Here’s a link to my YouTube tutorial video.

This turned out even better than I imagined – such a fun card to make! I used gold acrylic paint around the edge (and over the word) – always a great product to add special touches to any product!

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The Tim Holtz crow (blueprint) stamp, new halloween charm, trim, paper, and bits, not to mention the “spooky” word are all new and available now. Looking to shop? I’ve got you covered – and thank you in advance to those who use my affiliate links used below. Costs nothing extra – just helps me keep the lights on and the free content coming!

BlueMoonScrapbooking, Ellen Hutson, and Scrapbook.com carry most if not all of the supplies I used, and so does Simon Says Stamp.

Beware… those Tim Holtz Halloween products…

They are addictive!


I had such fun with this one featuring new Tim Holtz Halloween goodies. The bat Stencil, the rub-ons, the paint on the black plastic words… just way too much spooky fun!


Paste + mist, then all the decorating (including painting the big words), and the final touch? That would be ink (black) and also flicks of the green mist. LOVE that as a finishing touch!

BlueMoonScrapbooking and Scrapbook.com carry most of the supplies I used, you can also use the affiliate links below to Simon Says Stamp.
Supplies Used:

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Well, technically not a canvas this is actually a wood shallow frame that I turned around to use the back. The results? LOVE this piece!


You can check out the whole how-to for this surprisingly easy background here is my YouTube video.

Affiliate links used

BlueMoonScrapbooking and Scrapbook.com   carry most of the supplies I used, you can also use the affiliate links below to Simon Says Stamp.

Supplies Used:

I love these cameos so much – this one inspired my canvas.


From the rosette (I used the snowflake design!) to the alcohol ink colored roses I just love how this turned out! It was surprisingly quick and easy too – which is always a bonus!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and project. I’ll be doing more with stencils in the new class I’m just starting to develop (don’t hold your breath -it’s gonna be a while!) and you can bet the turn the stencil + use it more than once to get a design like this will be used.

This gentleman doesn’t often distress…


but when he does, he prefers Blueprint Sketch! The new Tim Holtz Distress color? AMAZING. I’ve created a video showing it compared to other blues.

link to YouTube

Here is my first project using this color:

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This new color is definitely a favorite – you’ll be seeing it a lot!

links to some supplies used: