The fall is a great time to exhale and take a look back at the year that has been. Our summer vacations are usually over, but in all the hustle and bustle of back to school followed quickly by the holidays, it's easy to get behind on your photo projects. I know I love to buy all the latest and greatest papers and stickers and tools and embellishments from Creative Memories throughout the year because they are all so irresistible, but when life gets busy (or when I find myself working more on my digital projects) they tend to pile up, waiting for the right moment to be used.
|The papers and the stickers do pile up, don't they?|
|I am determined to use these!|
Today I decided to start working through that stash to make some pretty layouts for my September to December 2018 pictures. With each layout I mixed old and new from different collections - it's been fun to see it all again. I hope this will encourage you to do the same - let's get started!
For my first layout, I wanted to document a few pictures my husband took of my oldest son on a September trip to Gatlinberg. I'd never had much of a reason to use the Adventure or the Woodland Whimsy Boy collections, so here was my chance!
|Adventure and Woodland Whimsy, a mix of older papers and stickers for new photos.|
|Recognize that journal box from years ago?|
|Paper from the Adventure paper pack combined with Woodland Whimsy Boy stickers|
|Croptoberfest exclusive cardstock combined with a smattering of Sun-Kissed stickers and embellishments. Tore some Maritime paper with the tearing tool to add a little extra "oomph" to the layout|
|Croptoberfest cardstock, Maritime paper torn wit the tearing tool, Sun Kissed embellishments|
|Croptoberfest cardstock combined with Gather Together paper and slide in pack|
|My take on the Croptoberfest Limited Edition Project Recipe|
|Second layout from the exclusive Limited Edition Croptoberfest Project Recipe kit|
|A "batty" page I came up with a few weeks ago for our Creative Life Scrapboooking "Border Maker Monday" feature. Who knew jets could be bats? Be sure and like our FB page to see more fun ideas like this|
|Silver metallic pen + Jumbo Jet cartridge = Hanging bats!|
|Boots from the Pumpkin Spice collection! Available in both traditional and digital format from Creative Memories for a limited time|
|Seasons Greetings paper and stickers with an easy tearing tool layout|
What old and new papers and stickers can you combine to breathe life into your stash and prepare for all those wonderful fall and winter pictures to come? Comment below with your ideas - I would love to hear them!
For the next stop, you are heading to Lisa's Workshop - you are in for a treat, she always has the most wonderful ideas (and I am super excited about her new cropping facility - I know you will be as well if you live anywhere near her!)
Thanks for stopping by and keep on scrappin'! Fran