Sunday, June 17, 2012

Inspiration Sunday - June 17

For today's inspiration, I've picked a product to share. If you've been reading my blog, you already know I've been using a lot of the new Happy Haunting collection of patterned papers by Graphic 45 in my recent layouts.

Here's a photo from the Graphic 45 website:

What I loved about the collection when I first started looking through the individual 12x12 patterned papers at the local scrapbook store was the lack of "creepiness," especially since the Hallowe'en photos I had were cute ones of my niece and nephew, and I wanted cute to match. I like the vintage flavor, too, and these papers are right up my alley, particularly the variety of colors. Of course, there's traditional black/orange combinations, but there's greens and browns, some purple, and a gorgeous blue background with a creamy-yellow star pattern that really caught my eye.

For the sake of value, I went with this 8x8 paper pad, but I may go back for some full-sized sheets of my favorites--like the black background with little tiny pumpkins as "polka dots"--to use with the 8x8's. What's left of them, anyway.

The 8x8 pad was a really good buy, even if I hadn't made use of the competitor coupon day and saved 40%, because there are papers that can be cut apart for embellishments. You could also use cut-out elements on Hallowe'en cards, since several of the images include greetings. I've always liked the style of Graphic 45's designs, but this is the first collection I've seen that I thought was so usable.

And using it I am!

What's inspiring you, lately? Feel free to leave a comment and share.

1 comment:

  1. Love how you are using an 8x8 pad on 12x12 layouts Mel! Right now the new beach collections are calling me this week.. EP Paradise, Kaisercraft Rock Pool, and Imaginisce Makin Waves are 3 lines I recently picked up :)