Friday, August 6, 2010

I can't wait for fall!!!

Here is yet another LID challenge.  I really love doing these, the sketches are always great and they really help to keep me motivated and focused! 

This is probably my favorite layout that I've ever done.  I just really like how it all came out with the colors, the textures, the photos...I just love it all!

For this layout, I used the new Autum DCWV stacks that came from Michael's.  I liked the ones there a little better than the fall stacks JoAnn's had.

The title was created using the Nursery Rhymes Cricut cartridge.  I welded the letters and manipulated them to look a little more whimsical.  The word pickin was made using Stickopotamus letters I picked up at WalMart for a buck.  I adhered them to a cardstock rectangle, inked the edges, and then fastened some ribbon scraps to the ends using decorative rust colored staples. 

This shape is so gorgeous!  It comes from the Cricut seasonal mini cartridge called October 31st.  There is no function to layer since it's a mini cart, so I just inked the vines in brown so that the shape could be a little more detailed.  Also, when cutting this shape out, make sure you use a low pressure setting and multicut 3 times.  This shape is very delicate and can easily be shredded if the proper settings are not used.  Trust me-I learned the hard way! LOL

The leaves were created using the Cuttlebug cut and emboss sets.  I picked these up at Big Lots a couple months ago when they were selling for 2 bucks.  The leaves are just beautiful.  The orange one was inked a little to bring out the veins, but the brown one is made from a shimmer paper which didn't hold ink well.

The ribbon is very thick, almost like a wooly material.  I picked it up at Christmas time last year from Michael's after Christmas sale for a buck.  I hope they put out more this year because I want some more of it!

This family embellishment is actually from Target's dollar spot.  Last year they were selling a little pack of chipboard shapes that were fall themed.  They are so pretty and come in orange, green, yellow and brown with gold foil accents.  You'd be amazed that the great scrap stuff you can pick up for a buck!

Once again, thanks for checking out my layout.  I hope it inspired you in one way or another :)


  1. So glad you left a comment on my blog (thanks, by the way). Now I found your blog. I love this two page layout --awesome! Those leaves look so cool. I may have to look for those cut and emboss dies!

  2. What a nice layout! I have pictures of my granddaughters trip to the pumpkin farm last year that I need to get into a scrapbook page. :) I love the Cuttlebug leaves! I didn't see them at our local Big Lots. :( Guess I'll have to find some though. My daughter is getting married October 1 and is having a Fall color themed wedding. These would be perfect to use on favors!

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