Friday, April 17, 2015

Last of the Fall Photos

I've been working to make a dent in the photos that I want to scrapbook from last year and today I'm sharing my final fall layouts. I'm hoping that between the 2 upcoming classes I'm taking and National Scrapbook Day, there will be more than enough inspiration to keep me going.

In the meantime, I found some great inspiration for two of my layouts from the current linky party and Saturday sketch at Paper Issues. First up is a layout I based loosely on the sketch created by Jen Chapin. Instead of using a large paper circle, I stitched one onto my background paper and then added embellishments to accentuate the shape. Although I used two photos, I wanted to keep the title in the same area, so I glued it right onto my photo.

Those of you that have been reading my blog for some time, might have noticed something a little different about my layout. You guessed it, I finally talked myself into getting an electronic die cutting machine. It sat in the box for about a week before I managed to open it. I bought the Cricut Explore Air and cut out the leaves and title with it. I'll be back later with my thoughts on it and to share a layout I've been mentally creating.

This next layout fits with the Prints Charming's Beautiful Papers linky party, which really was made for me as I do love my patterned paper. It's the companion page to the one above from our day trip to Skyline Drive to see the fall leaves and go on a hike.

Lastly is the final layout from when my sister and I visited the National Arboretum. Ironically, it's the title page to that series of layouts. I kept it simple with fussy cut stamped images, a few die cuts, and some mist droplets and tiny rub-ons. And yeah, just about everything on all three layouts is from the Maggie Holmes {Open Book} collection. ;)

Hope you have a great weekend and if you're looking for some inspiration, the linky party is going on until April 26th!


  1. oooh these are all lovely. Your circuit title looks good and i'm sure you'll use it again and again to create more embellies.

  2. Oh, these are all so lovely!!!! I did spy your title and thought, "Elise has a new toy" :D. Hope you enjoy it!!!!!

  3. Such pretty pictures and lovely pages. I know you will love your die cut machine Elise. I finally sold off most of my QK fonts weaning my dependency from them. Life is so much simpler with an electronic die cutting system. Enjoy!

  4. Wow what gorgeous colors and fun layouts Elise.

    Hugs diane

  5. Beautiful. So beautiful. Your photos are lovely, too. Michelle t

  6. Such beautiful pages. Fab photos too! I love my die-cutter, especially handy for when I put aside my Thickers obsession and need a title!

  7. Gorgeous (And Open Book just goes with everything somehow) ;)

    My poor Cameo sits all lonely and unused most of the time, but seeing that brush letter title makes me want to put it to better use!

  8. Your layouts are all so beautiful.
    Love the soft touch to them all with the papers, colours and how the leaves look to be blowing around your photo.
    And of course I love your photos.

  9. These are all so beautiful, Elise! I was happy to see you playing along with us at Paper Issues. :) I'm glad you're having fun with your new toy. You did awesome with the title work and leaves.

  10. Gorgeous pics of Skyline Drive, Elise!


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