Tonight I’d like to share a fall layout with photos from one year ago. We have a fun tradition to visit the patch with another family. It first started when the boys were just 6 months old and now we’ve been going ever since. Today we went once again (our 5th year!) and so I thought it would be fitting to share this layout. I do have to say that this year it was not dry and we got very, very wet. The rain was wonderful though, the boys all had a great time and even baby Gwen didn’t mind getting wet. After looking at how dry and nice it was last year I see how lucky we were on this day!
I love this American Crafts Halloween paper that I picked up on clearance a while back at Paper Zone. The only problem is that I had all big patterns. I didn’t have any small patterns and I really needed one for the layout. A purple polka dot paper was what I was searching for but I couldn’t find any so I settled for cutting out the patterned pumpkins from the paper to give it some variety. Since finishing this layout I’ve found a digital pack (Lori Whitlock) online that I think will be just right for next time.
I love that this layout offers the use of 9 photos and when they are in a block like this they make quite the statement. I added a orange stich around the outside of the papers and see I need to work with my tension (see the corner) next time I sew. My sewing machine had to go in for service and I’ve just gotten it back and I am determined to figure out how to use it better.
The arrows are from a Pebbles pack of accents, love that they are the same company so the colors from the two lines match. I picked up a cute remarks sticker pack from this collection too. Now that I have some smaller patterns I’d like to try a few more layouts with the rest of this paper.
I love that both A & A have on their purple clothes that match this paper so well!
Hope you enjoy your Halloween festivities! Here’s a link to another year when we went on the pumpkin patch excursion with our friends.
Supplies: Pattern Paper-American Crafts (All Hallows Eve, Transylvania, Charms, Creepy, Grimm, Horror, Sweet), White Bazzill Paper, Stickers-remarks American Crafts, Chipboard arrows-pebbles chips, Distress Ink-Tim Holtz, Thickers-Amy Tangerine Hello, Thickers-Tinsel (black), Pop Dots-All Night Media