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Haunted Hollow Guest Designer – Missy Whidden

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I'm elated to introduce our Haunted Hollow Guest Designer – Missy Whidden! (Blog: Missy Whidden | Instagram: @missywhidden| Pinterest: @missywhidden)

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Short bio: Hey there! I’m Missy Whidden from Florida, USA. I am SO excited to be here today on the American Crafts blog! I’m a stay-at-home mom and a fitness instructor. I teach Spinning and Body Pump at our local YMCA and I love it. I used to teach high school English before I gave it up to start a family.  I’ve been married to Marshall for over 14 years and we have two little girls, Reese and Paige. They are both autistic and nonverbal which makes our lives very interesting. They are amazing and teach us something new every day. I’m very active at their school where I serve on the executive board. Life at our house is never dull or boring, so I try my best to capture it in my scrapbooks!

How did you get started scrapbooking? I have always loved arts and crafts, but I fell in love with scrapbooking about nine years ago. I helped my mother-in-law put together a baby book for my husband and I was hooked! I started out with deco scissors and stickers. My style has changed quite a bit since those days! I love getting messy with paints and mists and I just adore patterned paper. I love using my Silhouette Cameo to create fun looks with die cuts. My newest addiction is machine stitching! I do something scrappy related every day. It’s so much more than a hobby to me. It’s my therapy!

What is your favorite American Crafts product? Oh gosh. What a tough question. It’s a tie between the glitter Thickers and patterned paper. I can’t get enough of either of them!

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SO FRIGHTENING by Missy Whiden

I used a ton of patterned paper to back these cute spider web die cuts. I also added some gesso and watercolor which breaks up the background pattern a bit.

Supplies: Haunted Hollow (368665) – Spooky Story Paper, Haunted Hollow (368903) – 6×6 Paper Pad, Haunted Hollow (368677) Accent & Phrase Stickers, Haunted Hollow (368675) – Die Cut Cardstock Shapes, Cardstock (AM710-82) Black

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SHE HULK by Missy Whidden

I wanted the colors of my photos to really pop, so I used more of the solid colored patterned papers to keep the busy-ness to a minimum. I also added some fun messy texture to the background with gesso, modeling paste, and watercolors then embellished with the awesome stickers in the collection.

Supplies: Haunted Hollow (368664) – Witching Hour Paper, Haunted Hollow (368667) – Beware Paper, Haunted Hollow (368668) – Apothecary Paper, Haunted Hollow (368671) – Bat Cave Paper, Haunted Hollow (368903) – 6×6 Paper Pad, Haunted Hollow (368677) – Accent & Phrase Stickers, Haunted Hollow (368675) – Die Cut Cardstock Shapes

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SWEETER THAN CANDY by Missy Whidden

Using a circle die cut, I decided to use patterned paper, wood veneer shapes, stickers, and die cuts to fill in the open spaces. I also wanted the Thickers to pop so I layered them on top of another piece of patterned paper.

Supplies: Cardstock (AM710-81) – White, Cardstock (AM710-82) – Black, Haunted Hollow (368670) – Creepy Crawlies Paper, Haunted Hollow (368674) – Caution Paper, Haunted Hollow (368667) – Beware Paper, Haunted Hollow (368671) – Bat Cave Paper, Haunted Hollow (368903) – 6×6 Paper Pad, Haunted Hollow (368677) – Accent & Phrase Stickers, Haunted Hollow (368680) Wood Veneer, Haunted Hollow (368675) – Die Cut Cardstock Shapes, Haunted Hollow (368678) – Wisecrack Thickers

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN CARD by Missy Whidden

I wanted to create a sort of strip mosaic look, so I cut diagnonal strips of various patterned papers and stitched them down. The big full moon die cut was a perfect center piece to be topped off with a fun sentiment.

Supplies: Haunted Hollow (368903) – 6×6 Paper Pad, Haunted Hollow (368675) – Die Cut Cardstock Shapes

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HALLOWEEN FRAMES by Missy Whidden

Using some old picture frames, I two cute home décor pieces with patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, tags, and wood veneer shapes. These were simple to put together and will brighten up any shelf or table for Halloween!

Supplies: Haunted Hollow (368667) – Beware Paper, Haunted Hollow (368663) – Magic Potion Paper, Haunted Hollow (368670) – Creepy Crawlies Paper, Haunted Hollow (368671) – Bat Cave Paper, Haunted Hollow (368903) – 6×6 Paper Pad, Haunted Hollow (368676) – Decorative Tags, Haunted Hollow (368680) – Wood Veneer, Haunted Hollow (368677) – Accent & Phrase Stickers, Haunted Hollow (368675) – Die Cut Cardstock Shapes

We hope you love Missy's Halloween projects as much as we do! Be sure to visit Missy here to see all of her amazing creations - Blog: Missy Whidden | Instagram: @missywhidden| Pinterest: @missywhidden