Monday, October 5, 2009

A Page out of Fall

Fall is the earthiest of the seasons. It has the distinctive aroma of pumpkin pies, leaves burning, fireplaces and fall festivals. I love it all. Today's post is a scrapbook page I made for my scrapbook club - members of whom are arriving at 10:30 this morning! The background is Really Rust (an autumn glory color!), the DSP is Autumn Traditions and the stamp set....ta dah!! Autumn Splendor!! I used this stamp set with Versamark on the sidelines of the Real Rust background. You can juuuusst see them, barely! Then I used the same leaves stamped in Versamark on Chocolate Chip card stock, embossed them with SU's Gold embossing powder and cut them out. I used SNAIL adhesive for everything but I did use Stampin' Dimensionals for making the little acorns pop out and on the three maple leaves in the upper right corner.

The three 4"x6" scraps are Kraft and Old Olive and I used Whisper White for the journaling block. Of course, I didn't have time to put the pictures on, but I do have some of my husband with his three grandchildren several years ago. They are all growing up but this page will keep them forever at this age!!

This page was simple and oh-so-easy, but I really do struggle to come up with pleasing compositions for my pages. I study and study and study the work of others as well as scrapbook pages and I still struggle. I really do hope the club members like it. I should probably sign up for a very rudimentary beginner's class for scrapbooking!! HA!

Tip of the day:
If you are like me, you use those really good wet wipes for cleaning your stamps and you've noticed that when they are dry, there are tiny, peksy wisps of that dried wet wipe embedded in your stamp. Well then, grab an OLD(!!) eyebrow brush and have at those little wisps. It won't damage your stamp and you'll get rid of those pesky little white blobs!!

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is just gorgeous and great work on cutting out those leaves. Like you, I love fall!

  2. The leaves look even better "in person" -- they take on a look of leather!