Crazy Cat Stamp of the Month Page

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It’s only August but at Close To My Heart we’re already thinking about Halloween.  I will admit that Halloween is not my favourite thing.  My kids often ask for elaborate costumes and I have to talk them down to something more manageable.  You’d think I love creating special things for them to wear, but fall is the busiest time of the year for me!  I also don’t do a lot of scrapbooking for Halloween so this month’s stamp of the month was a bit more of a challenge for me.  I decided that I would do a more generic page for my class this Wednesday, but I ended up using Halloween photos anyway!  LOL.

I created the following page using one of the sketches at Scrapbook Challenges.  I loved the crisscross papers even though it turned out to be a bit of a challenge to make them fit.  Here’s my page:

Crazy cat page by Krista Ritskes #simplycreating

I chose papers that were bright and fun and could be used for any occasion.  I purposely did not choose a pink because I wanted to focus more on the yellow on the kids’ costumes since that was a big part of my journaling.  My little rascal boy had wanted to be a robot so Mommy had found a good-sized box and painted it with a metallic silver paint (several coats!) and was just about ready to put the finishing touches on it when he decided that he didn’t want to be a robot after all, on the morning of Halloween.  (Sigh.)  He decided on a prince to match Arianna’s princess (which I’m pretty sure is the last girly costume I’ll ever see her in).  So I used my Cricut to make their crowns and the little emblem on Nathaniel’s sash.  They were both happy, thank goodness!

This layout could really be used for anything since you can stamp any number of sentiments or titles in that lovely bracket frame image below my photos.  Or, if you wanted, change the colours of papers you use and completely embrace the Halloween-ness of this stamp set.


I splattered some watercolour paint on the background, added some stitching to the Adventure Fundamental papers, stamped the cat in White Daisy pigment and added that fun clown hat.  The photo mat is popped up and I added a spot to slide in some hidden journaling.  Some gold sequins finished it off.  Here’s a couple of close up photos:

Crazy cat page by Krista Ritskes title close up #simplycreating Crazy cat page by Krista Ritskes journaling close up #simplycreating

Hopefully this Halloween will be smooth for you and for me!  Feel free to email me about class this Wednesday if you’d like to come.

Happy Creating!


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    Lori Stroup

    This is such a fun layout! Great colors and I love that black cat!~ Thanks so much for sharing with us at SBC!