Carving Out Memories with Guest Ali Skifton

Today we welcome Ali Skifton back to the blog for her second post. In case you missed her first post, be sure to check it out! Ali is sharing yet another beautiful fall layout created using our October 2021 kit and add-ons and a sketch from From Sketch to Finish Vol. 6, this time documenting a favorite Halloween activity: carving pumpkins! We know that you’ll have some of the photos that you want to record, too, so be sure to “pin” Ali’s layout for inspiration! Let’s check it out!

Happy Halloween! It’s Ali here with you again today and I am so excited to be back to the Elle’s Studio blog this month with my second post as a guest designer. I am sharing a cute Halloween layout I created using the new October treats!

Supplies | October 2021 KitHome Sweet Home Cardstock Stickers, Halloween Cardstock Stickers, Moss Green Cardstock Label Stickers, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Moss Green, Moss Green Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Home Sewn Stitches Acetate Stickers, Autumn Puffy Heart Stickers, Thankful Paper Stack, Autumn Tab StampMedium Tile Alphabet Stamp, From Sketch to Finish Vol. 6 Digital Class

Halloween is my favorite holiday and I love everything about this season. We went to a pumpkin farm this past weekend and picked out our pumpkins for carving. I love decorating our front porch with a variety of pumpkins and adding our carved ones as Halloween gets closer. 

I used sketch three from the Sketch to Finish Vol. 6 Digital Class and started with a grid layout for the eight pictures I wanted to use on my page. I used two different papers from the Thankful Paper Stack and added the Home Sewn Stitches Acetate Stickers where the papers meet. I used tab stickers from the Home Sweet Home Cardstock Stickers and die cuts to the right side of my photos and embellished the tabs with pumpkin Halloween Cardstock Stickers and an Autumn Puffy Heart Sticker. I did the same to the upper left hand corner of my photos. 

I love the 3 x 4 tags included in the monthly kits. I picked one out from the October 2021 Kit that I could showcase another picture of our cute carved pumpkins. I included the “autumn leaves and pumpkins please” sticker from the Home Sweet Home Cardstock Stickers on the bottom of the tag along with leaves and another pumpkin. 

I added another tab above the 3 x 4 tag and stamped the word “family time” into that space using the Autumn Tab Stamp. I love these stamps—there are so many different ones you can choose for the season!

The title was so fun to make with all the different options available to coordinate with this month’s kit. I couldn’t decide on what lettering to use, so I used three different fonts: the moss green Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers for the word “Carving” and the Moss Green Puffy Alphabet Stickers for “Memories.” If you are unsure of stamping on your layout, you can stamp on a separate piece of paper and cut out your letters. This is what I did, using the Medium Tile Alphabet Stamp and added foam behind the letters to pop them off of the page. 

Happy Halloween! I enjoyed spending my favorite month with you and Elle’s Studio!  

Hi everyone!  My name is Alexandra, but all my family and friends call me Ali. I am so excited and honored to be joining you as the guest designer this month. October is my favorite month of the year. I love the leaves turning colors, apple picking, corn mazes, sweater weather, pumpkin picking and my favorite holiday, Halloween! 

I have been scrapbooking for over 20 years now and am very thankful to have this in my life.  I look forward to spending time in my craft room on the weekends after working all week as a full-time financial analyst. I consider my style to be on the whimsical side using a lot of bright colors.  I also enjoy reading, traveling, photography and living life.  You will find me having fun adventures on Instagram @funadventureswithali!

Thank you so much for inspiring us this month with your beautiful, autumn layouts, Ali! We loved sharing your work with our followers!

Comments are closed.