Daily Archives: October 22, 2011


Playing in the leaves is one of those special childhood things. Last year we did a lovely family photo in the leaves and then my two littlest ones had the best time playing in them. Of course, getting them to stay still was almost impossible. This resulted in more than a few blurry photos but all in all, I love the movement in them so why not scrapbook them anyway? I love the photo on the right. Yes there is camera blur but there is so much joie de vivre, it’s actually one of my faves.

Right now the leaves are just starting to fall. I’m excited that my daughter is home for a fall break for the next week. It will be the perfect time to do that family photo shoot again. Of course it needs to stop raining first. PLEASE let it stop raining.

There’s a lot of stamping and inking going on in this layout so I’ve kept the design of it very much in a square grid style. All the photos and embellishments are anchored in the main square of the design.

I always love adding in all my embellishments with Glue Dots®. They work perfectly for so many different things. Plastic buttons, paper flowers, wood and they are also perfect for keeping that little tiny canvas banner in place.

My craft room is in the basement. After the summer, it’s been a little damp down there and I keep the dehumidifier running all the time to keep things dry. Sometimes though, my chipboard alphabet stickers get a little less than sticky. I HATE it when they fall off the layout. Soooo not cool! A great trick it to adhere them with Glue Dots® and then you don’t have to worry about this happening.

Here’s a little detail of the stamped banner. I probably sound like a broken record here but yes, once again I’ve stamped my canvas with the Ranger Archival Inks.

Supplies: Harvest Market Patterned Papers by Lily Bee Design, Buttons by Basic Grey, Chipboard Letters by American Crafts, Twine, Sewing machine, Copper Mist Spray by Maya Road, Leaves by Prima Marketing, Large Rose Lily  Flower by Prima Marketing, Green Leaf Trinket Pins by Maya Road, Leaf Print Stamps by Hero Arts, Tissue Tape by Tim Holtz, Wood Bingo Motif by Maya Road, Mini Pennant Canvas Banner Pieces by Maya Road, Mini Triangle Canvas Banner Pieces by Maya Road, Ultra Thin Glue Dots®, Craft Glue Dots®, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink by Ranger, Vermillion Archival Ink by Ranger, Sienna Archival Ink by Ranger

So…what has you falling in love with Autumn?

Enjoy the leaves!

I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots design team.