Growing up in California, I never fell in love with Fall. It’s hard for any season to compete with a Northern California Indian Summer, so I never gave Fall a fair shake. Now that we live in North Carolina I’m learning to love the Fall. Here, it is a relief from the overbearing heat of Summer and it graciously stretches out for months. Months of gorgeous weather, camping, turning leaves, pumpkin patches Halloween adventures, and lots and lots of outdoor time. After being cooped up all summer in the AC, it feels like a time of reawakening; the best time to go out and discover our surroundings, in another word, to wander.
Speaking of things I love, the Go Now Go collection by Shimelle falls hard and fast into that category. It is such a versatile collection and is simply ideal for Fall layouts like this one. Wood grain, red and pink plaid, evergreen tones, and the perfect orange-yellow made this layout easy to put together.
I love the look of Fall leaves and decided to create a proper leaf wreath but in the shape of a heart. I then dotted the wreath with some perfect wooden buttons, phrase stickers, and puffy hearts in coordinating colors.
The finishing touch was placing the title on an angled banner across the middle of the wreath in all its copper glittered wonder!
I hope you all have some wonderful Fall adventures as the weather turns cool and crisp. Happy crafting friends!
Supplies: American Crafts - Go Now Go Collection - Puffy Stickers - Mini Hearts (376177), American Crafts - Go Now Go Collection - Sticker Book (375273), American Crafts - Go Now Go Collection - Thickers - Let's Go – Copper (375272), American Crafts - Go Now Go Collection - Wooden Buttons (375278), American Crafts - Go Now Go Collection - Cardstock Stickers with Foil Accents - Accents and Phrases (375274), American Crafts - Go Now Go Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Here (375254), American Crafts - Go Now Go Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Pond (375259), American Crafts - Go Now Go Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Park (375262), American Crafts - Go Now Go Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Move (375255), American Crafts - Go Now Go Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Drive (375261), American Crafts - Go Now Go Collection - Ephemera with Foil Accents (375275).
Hiya, Jamie here and Fall is undoubtedly my absolute favorite time of the year. I look forward to it, anxiously anticipating the cooler air, changing light and rich deep colors!
Several years ago I spent a few Fall days in DC with my friends. We walked high and low, past the monuments and down the Mall. But my absolute favorite part was wandering the Georgetown area. The homes there are so quaint AND they were decorated with Fall. I was in heaven!
To commemorate those gorgeous Fall days, I used Shimelle’s Go Now Go collection which features some awesome Fall inspired motifs. Don’t categorize this collection as just a travel one, it’s more than that for sure!
Since the Fall brings with it cooler air, I took that as a theme and found my inspiration in quilts. I created a simple patterned paper quilt as the backdrop for my photos. I cut 9-3x3 inch boxes and then trimmed them on a diagonal down the middle. I then paper pieced them back into squares, alternating the patterns. I used my sewing machine to stitch them together and add to the quilt feel.
I printed my photos at 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches and left a small white border around each so they’d pop off of their colorful patterned paper backgrounds. I love the variety of embellishments that come with each collection. For this page, my embellishing was minimal but dimensional! The top row features a die cut layered with a puffy heart, enamel star and wooden button. The middle row has those great Thickers and a tiny enamel heart. And the bottom row features a chipboard acorn, gold foil sticker, enamel dot and text sticker.
To finish the layout I handwrite my journaling around the square quilt. The page makes me happy for three reasons: I love how it turned out, I loved spending this day with my friends, I love capturing Fall!
Supplies Used: Shimelle-Go Now Go: Patterned Papers: (375248) Live (375251) Market (375253) Hike (375255) Move (375259) Pond (375260) Date (375262) Park (375263) Journey (375264) Picnic Thickers Departure/Black Chipboard (375270) Sticker Book (375273) Accents & Phrases Stickers (375274) Chipboard Stickers (375276) Wooden Buttons (375278) Enamel Dots (375279) Puffy Stickers (376177)
I stumbled across the most tasty looking recipe for holiday bark (link: http://www.bakersroyale.com/holiday-bark-series-mint-chocolate-chip-bark/) while online the other day. I decided to transform it from a Christmas dessert into something with a Halloween theme that the kids and I can make right now.
Apparently you can turn any dessert into something spooky by simply adding eyes to it, but we decided to take it a step further and create a sugar icing “wrap” to create tasty little mummies.
Here is the recipe to make your own Minty Mummy Bark:
We decided to share the chocolatey love with some of our neighbors so we packaged our little mummies into the perfect Halloween themed treat tins from American Crafts. The boys had the most fun putting these little gifts together and walking around the neighborhood passing them out to our friends and playmates.
We hope your Halloween is filled with good friends, good eats, and even better treats!
Supplies: Homemade with Love Small Food Craft Tins (374260), Homemade with Love Large Food Craft Tins (374261), Homemade with Love Food Craft Tissue (374262),
The decorations are all up and now it’s time to plan the tricks and treats! This cupcake tablescape was quick and easy to put together with the new American Crafts Halloween line. Combining purple and lime with touches of orange is a colorful way to dress up your baked goods. I used a luminaria bag with bat clips to light up the table. All drinks are capped off with these sweet paper straws and toppers, while the “place setting” was set with tissue from the Homemade with Love Halloween treat tissues.
The new Halloween Treat tins in small and large sizes make for pretty packaging on the go. Here they were dressed up with some cardstock and puffy stickers to give them a bit of dimension and Halloween spirit.
Packages of pre-cut confetti make for a fun addition to your table. Here a custom banner made from spiderweb doilies sets the spooky mood.
Check out the latest Halloween collection from American Crafts this Fall. It’s sure to make all of your parties just a little bit prettier!
SUPPLIES: Homemade with Love Halloween Treat Tins – (374261) Large, (375107). Homemade with Love Treat Tissue - (374262) Halloween. Halloween 2016 - (374165) Luminarias, (374143) Table Scatter, (376378) Bat Clothespins, (376568) Tag Kit, (340377) Doilies, (376567) Pumpkin Tag Kit, (374135) Straws and Toppers, ((733187) Puffy Stickers, (376778) Cardstock Stickers.
Let’s celebrate Halloween with something cute and sweet! I’m so ready for Halloween, so I prepared something sweet – I made brownies and put it on small sweet treats by American Crafts and decorated it using pieces of the Halloween collection. I prefer to give the kids or some neighbors some brownies rather than some candies.
So I choose small treat tins black and white and decorate it with some spider web cut outs, Halloween pins, some spiders, tag and wood clips. They are so easy you just do some layering so it will looks so pretty and paste it just right in the tin cover.
To make everyone smile when they open the tin, I choose some Halloween iconic puffy stickers to make a cuty brownies toppers. Feel free to choose which characters that you like. I also used some spider web food craft tissue to make the brownies look festive - so spooky, but pretty at the same time!
Supplies: Home made with love halloween food craft tissue (374262), Home made with love Food Craft Tin Small (376235), Home made with love food craft Halloween tin large (374261), Halloween Light Strand Bat (374155), Halloween Tag Hallow Eve (376561), Halloween Clothespins Bats (376378), Halloween Light Strand Cat (376377), Halloween Tags Jar (376567), Halloween Flair Plastic Buttons (376563), Halloween Tags Beware (376568), Halloween Going Batty (376771), Halloween Stary Night (376769), Halloween Pumpkin Patch (376770), Halloween Scaredy Cat (376775), Halloween Elegantly Eerie (376774)
Hiya, Jamie here and one of my favorite “topics” to scrapbook are my pets! Naturally, I was pretty excited about this week’s theme! I have two pets, a girl dog and a boy cat, who have been living harmoniously together for the past three months. They got along from day one, which totally surprised and absolutely thrilled us! That was until they started working together…the little hooligans!
They’ve joined forces and are making life very interesting. The cat is adept at knocking things off shelves and counters. And the dog is ready and waiting to pick up anything her brother has thrown her way. We’re always talking about how they’re “in cahoots”! I knew I wanted the word “cahoots” to have a big impact on this page, so I decided to hand cut the letters out of patterned paper.
I outlined them with my precision pent to make sure they stood out from the background. Since there are two “o’s” in the word, I capitalized on the opportunity to include extra photos of the culprits. One of my design go-to’s is to create mixed titles. I combined the hand cut title with a rubber ampersand and black serif font.
The page has a lot of horizontal lines, the two blocks of patterned paper and the two strips of washi tape. So to break this up a bit I added a wonky strip of patterned transparency to the top of the layout. To embellish I used a variety of hearts—flair badge, rubber shape, puffy sticker—and a wood veneer “2”. I think it turned out fun and colorful. Definitely two words I’d use to describe my fur babies!
Supplies Used: Amy Tangerine-Oh Happy Life Patterned Paper: (OHLDS-76196) Sweet Thing (OHLDS-76200) Midnight Snack (OHLDS-76202) Out & About (OHLDS-76204) Sweetie (OHLDS-76214) Cruising Along (OHLDS-76197) Little Moments (OHLDS-76216) Enjoy the Ride Rubber Embellishments (376225) Mini Washi Tape Rolls (376226) Sticker Book (376233) Dear Lizzy-Saturday Thicker Good Vibes/Black Puffy (376266) Wood Veneer (376275) Rubber Embellishments (376276) Shimelle-Go Now Go Puffy Stickers (376177) DIY Shop 4 Flair Buttons (376316) Rotary Date Stamp (376322) Gold Foil Dots on Acetate (DIY4SP-76326) Gold on Kraft (DIY4SP-76330)
Hello friends! I might be biased, but I think that we have THE best furry friend in the world! Ok, so I’m sure all pet owners say that right? But today I’d love to share a layout I created about our family pet, our dog Leela.
I used Shimelle’s newest collection Go Now Go on this layout. I knew I wanted to use the chipboard frame from the chipboard sticker sheets to highlight my photo. I then used my favourite technique of building layers of patterned paper and embellishments under and around my focal point photo.
I used some of the softer patterned papers in the collection. After all, my dog is a girl! Lol! Any excuse to use pink right?
For my title I used a chipboard word from the Dear Lizzy Saturday collection as I wanted it to be bold! And adding it right up alongside my photo draws more attention to the centre cluster.
I think my favourite items in the Go No Go collection are the gorgeous puffy heart stickers! They seem to add the perfect finishing touch to any layout and you get such a variety in the package! I’m yet to find a project they don’t work on!
Pairing an older photo with a current story is a winning combination in my eyes! Creating this layout has reminded me though that I haven’t taken any recent photos of our faithful furry friend!
Our pets are such an important part of our family stories!
Supplies: Shimelle Go No Go Patterned Paper – (375264) Picnic, (375261) Drive, (375250) Botanical, (375271) Adventure Chipboard Letter Stickers, (375275) Ephemera, (375279) Enamel Dots, (375273) Accent & Phrase Stickers, (375276) Stickers, (375278) Wood Buttons, (376177) Puffy Stickers. Dear Lizzy Saturday – (376267) Hello Chipboard Phrase Stickers
Hi everyone! I'm so glad that you have joined us here for Furry Friends Week! I have three fur babies at home, and they are a huge part of our everyday lives. Today, I am scrapbooking a photo of our youngest pet Kona.
To create my layout I first started by cutting out my background out of kraft cardstock using a cut file called the Square Grid Background by Sarah Hurley (available in the Silhouette Store).
Next, I cut small triangle pieces out of various pieces of patterned papers, and placed them along with my kraft cut piece against a white background. I finished up by adding a small black and white photo of my dog, some machine stitching, journaling, stickers and ephemera pieces.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Supplies: Oh Happy Life (376225) - Rubber Embellishments, Oh Happy Life (376224) - Acetate Ephemera, Oh Happy Life (376226) - Mini Washi Tape Rolls, Oh Happy Life (376238) - Puffy Stickers Mini Icons, Oh Happy Life (376206) - Big Deal Paper, Oh Happy Life (376223) - Wild/White Phrases Thickers, Oh Happy Life (376196) - Sweet Thing Paper, Oh Happy Life (376195) - Everyday Happy Paper, Oh Happy Life (376201) - Crazy Fun Paper, Oh Happy Life (376203) - Oh Lovely Paper, Oh Happy Life (376204) - Sweetie Paper, Oh Happy Life (376208) - Happy Paper, Oh Happy Life (376213) - A Great Day Paper, Oh Happy Life (376218) - Around Town Paper,Oh Happy Life (376197) - Little Moments Paper,Oh Happy Life (376199) - Sure Thing Paper, Oh Happy Life (376210) - 11 AM Paper, Oh Happy Life (376215) - Weekend Paper