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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.


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223 Responses to Three Ways To Get Into Fall [Giveaway]

  1. Carol October 9, 2010 at 2:47 pm #

    I love all the beautiful colors of fall. I like you LO. Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. Roxane F. October 9, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    Love your layout! We are going to the pumpkin patch today!

  3. Lynda Manning October 9, 2010 at 3:49 pm #

    Wow those colours so talk to me!!!!And those brads are beautiful!!!

    Thanks!!!

  4. Jayne Kasten October 9, 2010 at 5:40 pm #

    May — the hay/golden/bronze colors are my favorite embellishment colors right now, too.
    Stitching absolutely makes the LO or card “shout out”, and I think leaves are positively the BEST! I’ve always been an autumn kind of girl with football, hayrides, and colorful leaves setting the scene for fun!
    Love your LO and the opportunity to perhaps win!!!

  5. Veronica October 9, 2010 at 6:28 pm #

    Autumn is the best! I’m totally psyched right now because Oct. is my very favorite month. Tonite, we’re making hot cider, carving pumpkins, and eating apple pie. Is there any question why I love fall so much? Plus, candy apples to come! :)

  6. Marla H. October 9, 2010 at 7:07 pm #

    Lovely layouts and love how you used so many different supplies to make a great project!!

  7. Barb M October 9, 2010 at 9:09 pm #

    Great layouts. Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. Elizabeth October 10, 2010 at 6:14 am #

    Love your layouts! The shades of fall are just beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win this prize, embellishments are one of my favorite things!

  9. Mary October 10, 2010 at 12:29 pm #

    The leaves are starting to turn where I live so I’m in the mood to add some great fall scrapbooking products to my project pages.

  10. Becky October 10, 2010 at 2:45 pm #

    Fall is my favorite season of all and the best time for colorful photos!! All the embellishments you mentioned really add to pages with this season as subject or background. So much versatility!

  11. Christina Sindle October 10, 2010 at 4:31 pm #

    Just took some fall pics! Great ideas!

  12. Sharon Osborn October 10, 2010 at 8:08 pm #

    THanks for the tips May. I am off to look at the Bella Blvd. paper :) Thinkin’ I’ll be needing some embellishments to go with it :)

  13. Jodi R October 10, 2010 at 8:09 pm #

    I Love Fall! The colors temps and activities are all the best. Looking forward to scrapping some Fall pages.

  14. Jersey Girl Anne October 10, 2010 at 8:54 pm #

    I love autumn and i love your 3 picks!

  15. Elsa Velez October 10, 2010 at 11:06 pm #

    There is no better season than autumn. Thanks for the lovely picks and the great giveaway!

  16. Vanessa October 10, 2010 at 11:07 pm #

    Fall is my favorite season and I luv your picks too! Thank You :-)

  17. Meda October 11, 2010 at 2:26 am #

    Love all the browns and golds and I also added black. Probably black is not a fall color but I have certainly used it a lot this year.

  18. Cynthia H October 11, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    I definitely don’t turn to “hay” often enough as a color inspiration, but I like the suggestion!

  19. Lisa C. October 11, 2010 at 11:39 am #

    Fall is my favorite season and I love the colors! Your layouts are great and are inspiring me to get in there and scrap alittle today! Thanks for the giveaway:)

  20. Heather Bolichowski October 11, 2010 at 12:14 pm #

    We just did a beautiful fall photo shoot with Hallowe’en costumes. My SIL took 800+ photos!! We’d both love to have these goodies as we both scrapbook. Thanks for the chance to win.

  21. Jane S October 11, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

    May, that for posting the article. I like the stickles on the pumkin and your little girl in those sunglasses..adorable!

  22. Darcie October 11, 2010 at 3:58 pm #

    Awesome LO – oooh, I want to hug those velvety flowers!

  23. Marian October 11, 2010 at 5:54 pm #

    I love your fall page and all of your ideas. Thanks for the chance to win.

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