Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall Picture/Layout











I love to decorate for Halloween and Christmas, but the rest of my holiday decor is slightly lacking. I've been toying with this idea for several months. I saw on someones blog how they had taken a tray with several compartments and filled each compartment with paper scrapbooking items and it turned out so cute! It was a spring one and was so adorable. Now one of the reason that I don't "collect" more items to put out over the additional holidays, is where do I store them while they are not in use? Well.....that is where this idea stemmed from. I thought, why couldn't I make a scrapbook size page with decor on it for all the different seasons and then just rotate the item in the frame. Cute decor, colors of my choosing, and easy to store, display and change whenever I want, then slip it into a scrapbook with a picture and dual purpose!...Hence, that is where this idea stemmed from. Now like I said, I have been toying with this idea for a long time. What prompted me to get going is that I saw a photo challenge at Getting Scrappy and I loved their photo and all the fun colors in it.....I also have a friend with a birthday coming up and I thought I should get busy. Then I decided to make one for her and one for me! After all, cutting out two of everything instead of one only takes a few minutes longer so......this idea has finally been started. To make sure everything was going to fit dual purpose, I basically just laid it out in MTC as a whole page and then copied each piece into a separate page to cut. That way it helped me get the sizes right. After some tweaking with the background paper, I decided it was good to go! The bird is a crow from Paper Crafting World here and the squirrel is a Treasure Box Design file here in their Treasure Box Pals set. The pumpkins are just basic shapes and I even hand cut the stems. Can you believe it! The other files were some I picked up along the way and even some punch cuts thrown in there. I really like the stacked hay....I needed something tall right there. Anyway, this was a fun project to do and I can't wait to do one for every season/holiday! Maybe even a special one to be displayed on the kids birthdays???? We'll see how far I get!







I'm entering it into these challenges:





http://morethanfavors.blogspot.com/2011/09/wacky-wednesday-52-fall-theme.html


25 comments:

  1. love your Lo.. awesome details! FAll is my favorite too! Thanks for participating in the Love to Crop FALL colors challenge.
    doris LTC Guest Designer
    http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

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  2. Wow, love it!! That is such a great idea and I wish I wish I was the friend you were giving that too! lol Thanks for joining the challenge at Love To Crop!
    Peggy Sue-guest designer at Love To Crop
    http://ICrea8Cards.blogspot.com

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  3. AWESOME job!It is soo BEAUTIFUL with all the fall colors and the sweet little create,TO CUTE!Thank you so much for playing aloug with us at Whimsical Wednesday!!:)

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  4. This is adorable! What cute critters :) Great idea to use the frame to keep things fresh and current.

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  5. Adorable creation. Love that little guy in there! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays! Hugs, Cathryn :)

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  6. Adorable and what a great idea! Thanks for linking up to Cooking With Cricut this week!

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team
    www.gator-4-life.blogspot.com

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  7. What an a really clever idea! I don't decorate much either for the same reason...but this is definitely "doable" Fantastic job! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CookingWithCricut.com

    Melin
    Blog: CookingWithCricut.com
    Shop: PaperCraftingWorld.com

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  8. Okay how cute is that squirrel? I love it! This is a great photo layout, perfect for Fall. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

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  9. Super cute frame! I love how you created a scene. Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

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  10. What a great idea! I am think I am going to flatter you by copying your idea for the different seasons, holidays, and even birthdays! I love all of your punched elements! I hope to see you create with us again at Frosted Designs! **Roberta

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  11. This is a fun project and turned out really cute! Now you will be thinking and thinking "hmmmmm what can I make next for my frame?"
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Frosted Designs!

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  12. Good autumn project that goes nicely with our challenge at the Friday Mashup.
    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz

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  13. Wonderful projects for fall time.
    Great job!
    Eli (Frosted Designs)

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  14. Great idea! Love how your turned out. I found you through Made It Myself Mondays.

    Kelly
    http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

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  15. This is adorable! I like the way you think with swapping out the decor page!! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup!

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  16. Fab idea and I just love this...I may have to make one for myself!!! I love all the detail you put into it ....really lovely! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays!
    hugs,
    joni

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  17. What a great idea. I am going to have to try that. Your LO is adorable. Those bears are terrific. You did a great job on the faces.

    Thanks for commenting on Cuttin'Up With Class. I am looking forward to seeing more of your great projects. (BTW these projects would be great for the Show and Tell Link Up Party at the end of October :)

    Jani
    papercompulsions.blogspot.com
    cuttinupwithclass.blogspot.com

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  18. This is such a wonderful creation. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at the
    Paper Play Challenge Blog. Have a wonderful day xx

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  19. Wow so cute,great images, thanks for joining us at paper play, hugs Liz xx

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  20. nifty idea especially for storage purposes to change out the seasons. this one turned out really cute. adorable varmints :) thanks for sharing this with us at whimwednesday :)

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  21. This little fall scene is PERFECT! Beautiful job! Thanks so much for joining us for the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge! Hugs- Glora

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  22. This is really cute and a GREAT idea to swap out for seasons *and* birthdays! How about making it a birthday week? :)

    Thanks so much for joining our Beary Sweet Fall Challenge -- good luck!

    Cheers,
    Susan

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  23. What a great layout, your piecing is amazing! Thanks for playing in our challenge and Happy Fall!

    Hugs! Jamie
    The Beary Scrap DT

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  24. Oh Heidi, your layout is adorable!! I just love the super cute fall scene you created.. Thanks for taking the time to join my "Getting Scrappy Challenge" and I hope you will join in again this week..

    Scrappy hugs,
    Amanda :0)

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  25. Adorable layout and really great (and versatile) idea! So glad I came by to read all about it!
    Leinad
    scrapsticklepop.blogspot.com

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