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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Practical Scrappers Blog Hop: Fall edition

Eeeeeek! I'm late! I'm so sorry to everyone who has stopped by already. I like to think I'm good at scrapbooking, but I'm terrible at actually sitting down to write the post. I have major procrastination issues. I'm the same with writing to pen pals. I'm working on it, I swear!
Moving on...
Anyway,  you should be arriving here from Lynn, who did an oh-so-cute mini album! Doodlebug Mini For Practical Scrappers. If you want to start from the beginning, here is the link to go to the beginning: Scrapping Our Stash: Fall/Halloween Blog Hop

I did my layout on the joys of fall. This year has been my first real autumn in about 2 years, so I was so excited for it to be here already. Chicago didn't have much of a summer, and I'm one of those people who never wants summer to end, but when you don't get much of a summer, you want something better to look forward to. And that people, is fall! I love the colorful change of the leaves, and how every tree looks so beautiful! So much so that my sister and I went to Michigan for the first time, to brace the freezing cold, and enjoy the leaves. It was so much fun, as we'd never been to Michigan before. I really recommend it, if you've never been.
About my layout, I wanted to include all of the reasons I love, love, love fall. For me, it's all of these things. Even down to the bonfires, that we often have at my aunt's house. And the air feels so good as it turns from summer to fall, that cool breeze that creeps in, every so slowly. I think my favorite thing on the list is---oh never mind. I can't choose just one! I guess it would be falling leaves, if I had to choose one.
On my layout, I used lace, and washi tape to frame the leaves. Though I'm not sure of the brands (this time), I really love how the title came out. As for the leaves on the page, I actually discovered this trick by accident. I had some map-paper leaves, and I didn't think they went with the page. I started to to add chalk to them, and there was a white paper underneath, while I did this. It was then that I picked up the paper, and realized that the chalk left a "background" on the paper. That's when I knew what to do! I use cotton balls to add my chalk, as you can rub them in circles, to get the desired effect, add color, and make it look however you want. I really think I'll use the technique of "leaving a shadow" of chalk, more often.

Here is next blog in the list: Practical Scrappers Scrap Your Stash Blog Hop: Fall/Halloween Edition
Jennifer did a really cool layout on a costume she wore! I'm not going to tell you what it is, but let's just say it's really "groovy, man". Haha!
I hope you enjoyed this post, and until next time, keep scrapping and have fun!


1 comment:

  1. great layout. Love all of the embellishments.
    The picture still remains the featured part - it's not overly-fussy.
    thanks for sharing.