I Smell Fall In The Air
I don’t just conjure up images of colors and cool weather when I think of fall; it also comes down to one of my favorite “field trips” for our year:
the pumpkin patch! Pumpkin patches have certainly come a long way since I was a kid and I’m not sure who enjoys them more now, the kids or the parents!
There’s just something about the games, hay bales, caramel apples and all the orange that just makes me happy.
There is something to be said for a kid to be able to venture out into the open field and pick their very own pumpkin, whether it’s bigger than
they are or maybe just a baby pumpkin! Of course the hay ride to the field is the added bonus and taking their prize home is even better. It isn’t
long until it’s time for the ceremonial carving and/or decorating of the pumpkin. It seems that recently I have seen so many beautiful pumpkins that
were painted instead of carved and I just love them. Plus it’s easy to do with little ones because no sharp objects are involved! Our next layouts all feature pumpkins..
Pumpkin Picking Memories by Cari Locken
Supplies: Paper, Chipboard, Die Cuts: Imaginisce, Cardstock: Core'dinations Collections, Alphabet Stickers: My Little Shoebox, Markers: American Crafts, Fonts: Arial
Other: Glam Rocks by Imaginisce, Tools: Embossing Machine: Cuttlebug, Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug, Punches: EK Success, Other: I-rock tool by Imaginisce.
Design Notes: I scored some lines on the brown Core'dinations Vintage cardstock (on the backside) and then sanded the raised lines afterwards to reveal the scored lines.
I also used a Cuttlebug embossing folder on the lower center portion of the brown cardstock. To add some visual interest to my journaling strip I tore the lower portion of the cardstock. Mixing
up the fonts for your title is a great way to add some interest to your page as well.
Journaling: It was our first fall living in BC and we were enjoying the beautiful fall weather. We went with your cousins to Aldor Acres and had a great time searching for
pumpkins. You also enjoyed the animal farm and holding the baby bunnies, seeing the newborn pigs running around and feeding the goats. It was a great way to spend Thanksgiving morning.
Pumpkins 4 Sale by Valerie Mangan
Supplies: Paper: Pebbles (orange check), Pink Paislee (numbers), Studio Calico (green dot), Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Chipboard: Graphic 45, Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts,
BasicGrey, Tags: Studio Calico, Stickers: 7 Gypsies, Ribbon: Divine Twine (string), Ink: Close To My Heart, Stamp: office supply, Tools: Die Cut Machine: Big Shot, Dies: Spellbinders (nested circles),
Embossing Machine: Big Shot, Embossing Folders: Stampin’ Up, Cuttlebug, Quickutz, Punches: EK Success, Other: sewing machine.
Design Notes: For this type of background it is best to arrange the circles with the photo locations in mind –as the colored circles are meant to frame the focal point of the page.
Arrange first, then stick down.
Pumpkin Painting by Mary Pat Stiehl
Supplies: Paper, Stickers, Tags, Journaling Spots: Echo Park, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Alphabet: American Crafts, Buttons: Doodlebug Designs, Ink: Hero Arts, Twine: PaperTrey,
Tools: Border Punches: EK Success.
Design Notes: I consider myself to be a very frugal scrapper. I never throw any of my paper away. This layout used up all my scraps from previous layouts. I like to layer all
the different papers (different patterns and sizes). I even was able to use up my left over letter stickers and thickers. I love the look of mixed alphabets.
Journaling: This was your first year to paint your pumpkin and I must say you LOVED it! I figured you would because you love to color. I knew this would be fun. I was impressed that you didn’t get too messy!