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Archive | October 4, 2010

Three Ways To Get Into Fall [Giveaway]

Fall is my favorite season. As the candy corn starts showing up in stores and I find myself wanting hot tea in the evenings, I’m preparing to see what changes it will bring to my scrapbooking habits. Already I have spotted three ways I want to kick things off, and today I will share them with you.

#1: Stitching

Whether by machine or hand – adding stitching to a page gives it a homemade look and feel that is downright cozy as far as I’m concerned.

As the weather cools I find myself drawn not only to sewing projects with fabric, but also adding more stitching into my scrapbook layouts. Above is an image of some embroidery thread stitching done by hand. Need help getting stitches sized just right? Grab a Tim Holtz design ruler – there are holes in it you can use to pre-punch your paper for just that use (or many others).

#2: Add leaves

While I don’t live in a place where falling leaves are a sign of fall, I do love both the look and feel of leaf products on fall pages.


Supplies Used:
Bella Blvd “One Fall Day” collection leaf paper Scrapbook.com | Two Peas
stickers  Scrapbook.com | Two Peas
alphabet stickers  Scrapbook.com | Two Peas
blocks & borders paper  Scrapbook.com | Two Peas
cute cuts paper  Scrapbook.com | Two Peas
Tim Holtz distress ink in brushed corduroy   Scrapbook.com | Two Peas
Tim Holtz distress stickles in spiced marmalade Scrapbook.com | Two Peas

Tim Holtz distress stickles in forest moss
other: pen, grey thread, cream cardstock

I really like how the Bella Blvd collection could be used for anything from a random fall moment to the pumpkin patch and everything in between. It’s refreshing to see such a playful collection with so much color for fall.

More leaf suggestions:

EK Success leaf border punch  Scrapbook.com | Two Peas
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz collection leaf stamps  Scrapbook.com
Prima Mulberry leaves  Scrapbook.com

#3: Hay

Last but not least, is my color pick. Golden brown, hay, straw, amber, whatever shade it is…this is the general color I see myself reaching for to accent my pages. This is not a zone on the color wheel I usually tend to lean towards, so I’m interested to see how it works out for me!

Shown above:
Jenni Bowlin buttons  Scrapbook.com | Two Peas

Prima flower  Scrapbook.com
Tattered Angels glimmer glam in Hay Ride  Scrapbook.com | Two Peas
Distress Stickles in Scattered Straw  Scrapbook.com
Creative Charms brads and velvet flowers
Making Memories Paper Reverie charms (coming soon!)
Prima crochet doily flower

I feel ready to dive into fall. To help you dive in too, one lucky reader will win a prize (pictured below) from Creative Charms:

How to Enter: All you have to do to be the lucky winner is leave a comment on this entry before Midnight U.S. eastern time on Monday, October 11th. Make sure you include your email address in the line reserved for it on the comment form (for your own protection, don’t put it in the text of the comment, where it will be visible to the public – just in the line labeled “email” in the form where only Scrapbook Update staff can see it). We will need it to notify you if you are a winner. Winner will be drawn by random drawing from all eligible entries. One entry per person.


Make your holiday cards with your Cricut – Cricut Seasonal Cartridge – Christmas Cards – $22.95 Amazon.com

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Scrapbook Trends Gets Spooktacular [Giveaway]

Somewhere along the line, Halloween became a month long holiday like Christmas. How did that happen? Everywhere I look, everyone is already celebrating with oodles of Halloween content.

The Halloween Spooktacular event this week over at Northridge Media is taking the trick-or-treat concept pretty literally, though. They are giving stuff away every day – kicking off in today’s post by the fabulous Jen Gallacher with a free digital Halloween kit download!

And not only will they give out treats for coming to their blog…they are giving out a treat for coming to this one too! Because one lucky Scrapbook Update reader can win a 6 issue print subscription to the Northridge Media publication of their choice.

How To Enter: All you have to do to be one of the lucky winners is leave a comment on this entry before Midnight U.S. eastern time on Friday night, October 8th. Make sure you include your email address in the line reserved for it on the comment form (for your own protection, don’t put it in the text of the comment, where it will be visible to the public – just in the line labeled “email” in the form where only Scrapbook Update staff can see it). We will need it to notify you if you are a winner. Winners will be drawn by random drawing from all eligible entries. One entry per person. U.S. mailing addresses only please.

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