Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Creative Life Scrapbooking Fall Blog Hop

Hello, scrapbookers!   I am happy to kick off today's Fall Blog Hop, brought to you by Creative Life Scrapbooking!  We have a bunch of ideas for you from 7 lovely paper crafters, and we are linking all these blogs together so they are easy to find and look through for inspiration.

My theme today is....using up older collections in my stash! Do you hold on to some paper, stickers and embellishments, waiting for just the right photos or a special occasion?  I LOVE this season, and buy almost every fall paper collection I come across. So, I have a lot!

I recently completed an album of fall photos from a few years ago, when my family and I lived in Virginia.  We had been in warmer countries for several years, and missed the coming-and-going of the seasons.  So, I may have gone a little nuts with this scrapbook.  Some of these photos I took myself, but I have to credit my dad for most of them. He is a fabulous photographer!

Click on any photo for a closer look.

I bet a lot of you have this collection - Creative Memories' Painted Harvest!  It was a big seller. I love that no matter which papers you choose, they coordinate with each other and your fall photos.  

I cut a very thin strip of paper to thread through the tag embellishment.  And I finally got to use these delicate,  copper-colored leaf embellishments I have had for years (not sure what brand they are).

This is a collection by Echo Park called The Story of Fall. What I want to highlight is the simplicity of this page. On a textured piece of paper, I punched the top with CM's Garland BorderMaker cartridge. I added one wide and one thin strip of paper to the bottom.  Matted one photo, added stickers and...done! The crisp outdoor photos need very little dressing up!   And I love how the page behind it (I use pocket pages) lets the orange paper show thorough at the top.

I think this is one of my best layouts, ever!  I LOVED the Creative Memories' Bats in the Belfry collection - it was a different Halloween theme than any I had ever seen and fun to work with! 

 I used chalking ink to add a worn-out look to my journaling box

 I used the chalking ink to also make some grass for this pumpkin and added the tiny bat stickers to make it more interesting

 The double border was made using CM punches - Garden Vine and Art Deco - I like the stark black against softer colors.

I used vellum as mats to let the paper show through and give the photos a soft glow

There is a lot more to see!  Please enjoy the ideas on these blogs - you can read the next one, and at the bottom you'll see the link to the next one, and so on.  

Julie's Creative Memories Blog (You're here now)


  1. What a beautiful blend of products!!

  2. I agree...Painted Harvest was a great paper pack! All of your layouts are just lovely!