Pumpkin Patch Scrapbook Pages

I finally got myself almost organized! Yeah! So I decided to take advantage of my almost clean desk and do some much needed catch up on my kids scrapbooks. I recently bought the Autumn Harvest set from the Holiday Mini. I love the sketched look of the pumpkins, leaves and gourd. It is such a sweet set and one I am sure I will use again and again.

These pages are for my son from our trip to a large Pumpkin Patch last year. I made identical pages (except for a few pictures) for my daughter's scrapbook (making the pages for the same event identical for each one makes it easier for me to catch up). I have been thinking about doing these pumpkin pages for quite a while. It was a lot of work since I watercolored all of the pumpkins and leaves. A bit much I know, especially since I than had to cut them all out. But I am pleased with the results. I hope someone can get some inspiration or an idea from these pages. Have fun scrapbooking!


Color Combination

I have been stamping a bit but not as much as over the summer. The start of school has cut down on my stamping time, but hopefully once we get the routine down I can find more time. Here are three cards I have recently made for some workshops and another project. I love the Chocolate Chip cardstock and all the combinations I can come up with. I used the same color palette for all three cards--Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Soft Sky & Blue Bayou (Loads of Love card only). The stamps sets are--Baroque Motif, Loads of Love and the Snowflake Spot. I also used the vintage brads with each card.


Chipboard Card

I made this card at a fabulous Stamp-a-Stack I attended recently. The idea came from my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator magazine (yet another perk for signing up). I loved the template of the card and the use of the chipboard (which is quickly becoming one of my favorite embellishments). This card was made with the Ronald McDonald House stamp set, Just For You on page 105 in the Fall/Winter Catalog. Enjoy!


Ornament Experiment

I recently purchased the On Board Trimmings Chipboard set from the Holiday Mini catalog. I will admit it stayed in its package for quite a while before I actually opened it. Than I wasn't sure how to use it or what to do with it. Once I got some advice and suggestions on how to use it I decided to give it a try. Now? I love chipboard and cannot wait to see what else I can come up with.

Recipe: On Board Trimmings Chipboard. Paper: Wintergreen Designer Series, Sage Shadow, and Whisper White. Ink: Sage Shadow and Whisper White. Silver Elastic Cord (Holiday Mini), certainly celery ribbon, white embossing powder and Silver eyelets. Tools: Crop-a-dile (of course), sanding blocks, embossing gun and Modge Podge Glue (decoupage glue).

I traced the paper to fit the chipboard and than cut it out (I did use a hobby blade for the scallops). I lathered on the glue (make sure you are in a very well, ventilated room) and placed the paper on top. It takes a few minutes to dry. Once it was completely dry I used the sanding blocks to smooth the paper and the chipboard. Than I just began to create. I had so much fun! I cannot wait until I have a little more time to see what else I can create.