I'm elated to introduce our guest designer for Halloween Week: Vicki Funk (Blog: Vicki Funk | Instagram: @vixleefunk | Pinterest: @VickiLFunk)!
Short bio: Hello! I’m Vicki Funk and I’m so excited to be the guest designer here today! I live in Perth, Australia with my little family – my hubby, two gorgeous girlies, and a very naughty cat! I love documenting the everyday, ordinary little moments. I enjoy experimenting and playing with my craft goodies and I love it when my hands are dirty with ink or paint or mist. I love hearing my children giggle. I spend way too much time working and not enough time playing. I try to begin every day with the plan to have a great day – some days this goes better than others…
How did you get started scrapbooking? I started scrapbooking in 2001 when I very reluctantly tagged along with a friend to a scrapbook class at another friend’s home. I went along to find out what this “scrapbooking” thing was all about and that very first lesson got me totally hooked! I came home that night and scrapped the night away and couldn’t wait to get up in the morning to finish off my page and it’s stuck with me ever since – my style has evolved a lot since then but I love it all the same!
What is your favorite American Crafts product? Picking a favorite AC product is very difficult for me. I go through phases – if you had asked me a couple of months ago I would have definitely said Thickers without a doubt! Lately though, I’ve really been loving the rub ons and die cut embellishments packs and the 6×6 pads – all the paper goodness in a mini size – they just make my crafty heart flutter!
TREAT by Vicki Funk
Tip: Use washi tape and/or patterned tags in place of patterned paper – spice them up with a bit of colored hand stitching or a few bright splashes of paint.
Supplies: Halloween (340052) – Glitter Tags, Halloween (340364) – Washi Tape, Cardstock (71081) – 12×12 White, Cardstock (71082) – 12×12 Black
HELLO LOVELY by Vicki Funk
Tip: Don’t be afraid to use holiday specific products on other layouts too! Here I used the circle cut outs from the Halloween banner kit as a grid for my layout and I’ve also included a Halloween tag but the layout doesn’t feel like a Halloween layout at all.
Supplies: Halloween (340373) – Halloween Banner Kit, Halloween (340384) – Tags, Cardstock (71082) – 12×12 Black, Cardstock (71081) – 12×12 White, Finders Keepers (340238) – Rub On Transfers, Ready, Set, Go (85592) – Paper Leaves, Cut and Paste (366075) – Resin Bows, Yes Please (85663) – Whittles, Yes Please (42365) – Remarks Sticker Book, Rise and Shine (370039) – Circle Tags, Rise and Shine (370038) – Die Cut Cardstock Shapes, Stitched (368965) – 6×6 Paper Pad, Stitched (368980) – Die Cut Cardstock Shapes, Stitched (368975) – Die Cut Acrylic Shapes, Stitched (368978) – Enamel Dots, Finders Keepers (340236) – Enamel Stickers, Stitched (368972) – Matte Puffy Accents, DIY Shop ( (366636) – Chalk Badges, Fine and Dandy (370104) – Metal Bobbies
HAPPY BOO DAY! CARD by Vicki Funk
Tip: Use a bright/alternate color embroidery thread to hand stitch around your Thickers to make them pop.
Supplies: Halloween (340371) – large doilies, Halloween (340052) – glitter tags, Cardstock cards (71338) – white, Stitching Template (366082) – Right Now, (42732) – Rootbeer Float Thickers
TREAT CAN by Vicki Funk
Tip: Use either foam or rubber Thickers when adhering words to a concave object – they mold perfectly to the shape and will stick better than the cardstock Thickers because the glue from the whole letter will be able to make contact with the surface of your project.
Supplies: Halloween (340385) – Layered Tags, Halloween (340373) – Halloween Banner (ribbon), Halloween (340377) – Doilies Small, Halloween (340391) – Washi Tape (Bats and white pumpkin), Halloween (340364) – Washi Tape (bats and stripes), Halloween (340361) – Washi Tape (black pumpkin and diamond), (53220) – Maple Thickers
LOVE by Vicki Funk
Tip: Use the cute little spider web doilies as a border for your layout, paint over them, and then brighten them up with some WOW! Ultra fine glitter.
Supplies: Halloween (340377) – Doilies Small, WOW! Glitter (27323) – Silver, DIY Shop (369012) – Color Framed Boards, Stitched (368965) – 6×6 Paper Pad, Stitched (368980) – Die Cut Shapes, Finders Keepers (340236) – Enamel Stickers, Yes Please (42365) – Remarks Sticker book, Cardstock (71081) – 12×12 White
Thank you so much for sharing your incredible talents with us Vicki!