Saturday, September 1, 2012

September's Blog Hop

Welcome to the September Blog Hop (our first one actually).  If you arrived here from Carol's blog, you are on the right path.  I encourage you to follow along til you end up back here.  You will no doubt come across some wonderful projects and get some great ideas to try on your own.

For our first hop, we decided that we would go with Consultant's Pick/Favorite.  Since September marks the end of summer, and fall is one of my favorite seasons, I decided to feature the September Stamp Of The Month, Fall Favorites (only $5 with a qualifying $50 order).  I have tried to include links to all the items used on this 2 page layout in the event you would like a closer view or if you are interested in getting your hands on some of these wonderful products.

My inspiration came from the new Make it From Your Heart, Volume 1 How To Book.  I absolutely love this book.  It has great patterns for layouts and also cards.  I have used it at least 10 times and it was just released in the Fall/Winter Idea Book in August.  The pattern above is #6.

I used the Flirty Paper Pack and the Clementine Paper Pack because I just loved the fall themed colors in both.  I also used the zip strip from the Sonoma paper pack, which sadly has been retired.  The coordinating cardstock colors I used are: Olive, Goldrush, Autumn Terracotta and Creme Brulee.  The Exclusive Inks colors I used are: Goldrush, Autumn Terracotta & New England Ivy... all fabulous fall colors!

The left side of the page features 1 large photo, journaling and the title.  Since I love the new Burlap Ribbon and it matches well with the theme of this layout, I used it to help showcase the title.  The side border was actually cut on the Cricut using the Cricut Art Philosopy Cartridge.  I just cut an inch off each side of the decorative 7" square I cut and used one on each page.

The right side of the page features 5 more smaller photos.  You can also use one larger photo where the two are side by side (the pattern book shows both versions).  In order to bring the Burlap Ribbon to the right side to add balance to the layout, I decided to make a burlap flower.  I love how it turned out and it was the right size to fill that space on the page.  Another thing I did was stamp one of the stamps in repetitive fashion on the Creme Brulee paper (that the burlap flower is on) so it was patterned like the rest of the paper.

Some other embellishments/additions that are featured on this layout are as follows:

This was a really fun layout and it brought back some great memories of our fun day at Critz's Farm.  I can't wait to go to the Pumpkin Patch this year and make some more memories.

I encourage you to hop on over to Jane's Blog to see what wonderful project she came up with this month.  Since we will be doing a blog hop the first of every month, don't forget to sign up to follow my blog so you can come back and visit again soon or bookmark any of the blogs along the hop and check back each month for more great ideas!


  1. Great layout! I love the design and all your details.

  2. Love your layout. Great pictures highlighting your embellies.

  3. Very nice!! Love your embellishments. TFS

  4. This is a wonderful layout!! I love this stamp and the embellishments you chose are great!!

  5. Thank you all for your wonderful comments!