Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Feels like Fall

The weather has been crazy lately. It has felt more like winter or fall. I have been bundled in fleece & our heater has had a little workout. Feeling inspired by the shift in weather I decided to pull out some fall pics from the pumpkin patch. I used Basic Grey Ambrosia for the patterned paper and the chipboard & Bazzil for the grey cardstock. Here's a close up of one of the pumpkins (Making Memories), I added a little ribbon to echo a vine.

I felt that the bottom corner needed a little more so I added this swirl. I love playing around with different looks. I am not a terribly organized or structured scrapper. I will try just about anything! I used to fear that all of my LOs looked the same. Then I figured that I am comfortable with my style and I gave up the idea that every LO had to be completely different. After all, all of my LOs have one thing in common....me.




Sometimes it's easy for me to get caught up in all of the other stuff that goes along with this hobby (way of life), the desire to be published, design teams, cool new product, the message boards. Every once in a while I need to remind myself that I am doing this for me & my family and if we like it....that's what matters most. Nope, I may never be published but my kids will always love looking through my books & that's what matters!

Have a great week!






























































































4 comments:

Lauram said...

Gorgeous! Love it. I love how you did the banner under the photos!

DanaMK said...

I love, love, love this colour combination! Everything works so well together and the swirls are beautiful. I think your pages are great and I wouldn't worry about them looking the same. I think they're very different!

okanogangirl said...

Super cute use of the pennants as the border/banner! Great job

csewy said...

I love your layout, a neat design and gorgeous colors!! I am so glad that I read your blog tonight. I have been struggling with elements on a layouy, trying to decide if I am doing it right, or if I should change what I have already placed? I guess sometimes I forget the reason I started scrapping, to preserve family memories, and not worry about if it is right or wrong. Thanks!!