Sunday, October 28, 2018

LM #419 - Autumn Splendor

 Hello, everyone! I hope that you are having a good weekend! It's a beautiful fall weekend here in the middle of the US and I am enjoying every minute of it.

Today is the start of a new set of challenges at Lasting Memories. This month we are all about techniques and this week our challenge is to use 2 or more torn papers on our layouts.

I am still working on some older fall photos so I made a layout of Ada's first experience with fall.

I pulled out my September Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit and put it work for this layout. You can read more about it here. I am actually putting a dent in this mega kit that I created and getting older photos scrapped! 

I used Fancy Pants' - Happy Go Lucky - papers on this layout, stickers from an old Echo Park collection - Fall Fever - the alpha stickers are old Jillibean Soup, my new favorite Dollar Tree find - glitter dots, and the leaves are die cut using dies from Paper Smooches and the hearts were die cut using dies from Lawn Fawn.

I tore both the red dot paper and the yellow gingham paper along the top edge and then inked the torn edge with Tim Holtz - walnut stain - distress ink.

Here are a couple of close-ups of the embellishments:

I can remember this day like it was yesterday! How can it have been 4 years ago?! It was a beautiful fall day and Ada and I had gone outside to explore. The trees looked so pretty and the leaves were really starting to fall. I sat Ada down under one of the trees and she was so curious about all of the leaves that were on the ground around her.

I took a lot of photos that day and I think my favorite one is the bottom photo of her chubby little hand touching the leaf! Of course, it wasn't long before she picked it up and it went straight to the mouth!

I still need to add my journaling to the bottom right corner by the leaf and heart die. I know I will be making at least one more layout with the photos from this day, so I just need to figure out what journaling is going to go on what layout.

Head on over to Lasting Memories to see how the beautiful layouts from the rest of the design team. It's going to be a fun month and I hope you join us!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. This is so precious, Lori! I love that closeup of her hand with the leaf! Wonderful use of the torn papers and I love your Fall embellishments! Wonderful REVEAL at Lasting Memories! :)