Saturday, September 6, 2014

Challenge YOUrself - Fall Favorites

Hi everyone!  Today I'm sharing a layout for this month's Challenge YOUrself challenge.  We want you to tell us your favorite things about falls - is it the colors?  The smells?  The temps?  Sending your kids back to school?  Tell us about it!  I personally love everything about fall.  It is my favorite season, and my only regret is that on its heels comes winter...and winter lasts entirely too long around here.  Fall for me is a time to express thanks for my family, through endless activities and festivals, and plenty of time outside where the temperatures are mild and the foliage colors literally look like they're straight out of a painting.  Here is my layout.  CLICK HERE to see what the rest of the design team came up with.

I used a little bit of everything to put this layout together - pulling from my embellies from Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper, Basic Grey, and Heidi Swapp.  The papers came from my August Citrus Twist Kits and I could not wait to use this paper of wheat fields in the fall!

I pulled gold in by layering this Studio Calico  vellum paper in around the main paper, then spritzing these Heidi Swapp chipboard hearts with some gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine.

These Studio Calico word stickers serve as my journaling for his layout, and sum up my bottom line of happiness in fall.  Time with my family. :-)

The title letters are rub-ons that are from my stash.  Would you believe they're literally like 8 years old?!  Hoarding comes in handy once again. ;-)

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you will play along with us this month!




  1. That's a really lovely page! Seems weird to be thinking about autumn as we head into spring!!! That gold star ppp works a treat....might have to get the thinking cap on for this one!!!

  2. Gorgeous page! LOVE the gold and those pics! Another beauty - wow!!

  3. How cool is your layout. Love the colours. I agree with Lizzy though but I do love this site and seeing as though I won last months challenge I really want to play so I guess it will don my BIG girl panties and find some fall photos... We don't even have fall here really either. We have two seasons summer and winter... They change so quick we can't really claim four :P Officially Sept 1 was spring day but the days are so hot and all the leaves are out on my trees already. I love this time of year. Thanks for so much inspiration.

  4. This is absolutely gorgeous, Shawna! Your use of this beautiful paper, the stars, and your photos are outstanding, my friend! I love this page!!!!!