In Love with Fall

Yay for fall weather!!! The leaves are changing but haven’t fallen from the trees yet which means I’m able to enjoy the weather and beauty without the work of raking!

I’ve stopped scrapbooking chronologically and have just been scrapping what my little heart desires. Right now I’m feeling fallish. So I was going through my photos and found this gem from 2012. I always take way too many pictures and have to filter through them all to figure out which ones to scrapbook. I had 6 or 7 photos from this random fall day when we were raking leaves but this one picture summed up the entire day. The beauty of that particular fall day, the HUGE smile on his face, the big leap in the air which you know is followed by a crash into the leaves and a laugh from my then 4 year old little boy. There’s also a hint of his toy mower in the background which he was using to bulldoze through the leaves that day. I can still remember his laugh as the leaves were flying all around him when he would run through the piles that I had just raked.  It still amazes me that a photo can bring back memories, thoughts and feelings on a particular moment in time. Photos really do hold emotions.  This photo has frozen time from that day and I am forever grateful for those memories.

#simplestories #ctmh #pathfinding #thecutshoppe

There’s a whole lotta  Simple Stories-Sweater Weather on this layout, a few splashes of the retired CTMH Pathfinding Collection, and some other odds & ends that I’m unsure of the labels. This layout consists mainly of layering scrap pieces that I had left over from previous layouts and minimal embellishing.  The leaf & acorn die cuts {you can read more about those below} are cut on white cardstock and colored with cheap pearlescent watercolor paints from Michael’s. I debated on adding strips of papers on the left hand side of the layout but in the end decided just to add machine stitching around 3 sides of the layout.

#simple stories #ctmh #pathfinding #thecutshoppe

One of my new obsessions are cut files. I’ve had my Cricut® Explore for a LONG time but rarely use it. I have to lug my laptop up to my craft room and I’m not much of a planner when it comes to scrapbooking so it’s typically easier to just use my E2 because a computer isn’t necessary. BUT with my new found obsession I’ve been using my Explore more often! This layout has two {Leaf It To Me & Autumn Acorns} cut files from The Cut Shoppe, which is one of my fave Etsy stores and  I’m linking this layout to The Cut Shoppe Blog October Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!
-Kelly

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