Saturday, May 25, 2013

Fall in Penfield


I decided to play along with this sketch over at PageMaps, and pulled out some old photos of Ellie and my older sister.


These are from when I took Ellie back up to Rochester for a friend's wedding in 2008.  It was October, and I have to say that I love Fall in the north so much more than I do down here.  It's just crisper, cooler, and everything seems to peak at the right time and all together.  Down here (in Virginia) it never quite seems like real fall.  On the other hand, springs in Virginia trump spring/more snow in New York every year.  Somewhere in Pennsylvania is probably the dividing line where you get the best of both worlds....but then you would live in Pennsylvania!  KIDDING!!!  (kind of)

ANYWAY, greens, and especially this shad of green are not my usual colors, but when I pulled out the photos I remembered this beautiful lime green print from Basic Grey's Konnichiwa line.  Perfect don't you think?

I modified the sketch a bit, made it a little more CAS.  I'm not a huge flower fan, but remembered that I had some of these leaves from Petaloo, and they add just the right sparkle/texture to the layout.  Very little journaling on this one.  Sometimes you just don't need to use that many words.


Hope that your weekend is going well.  We've got a birthday party today (and every Saturday for the next month it seems), and then my folks are going to have the kids tomorrow night so we can have a date and some down time.  Hope you are enjoying the long weekend!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Basic Grey - Konnichiwa colletion; CTMH - White Daisy and Black cardstock
Other: Petaloo - Flora Doodles Fancy Foil Leaves/Butteflies; Elle's Studio - Bright Pennants and Spooky Tales Thankful Pennants; American Crafts - Black Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Journal Foam Thickers, and Exclusive Charcoal Alphas from Studio Calico Central High Scrapbooking Kit; Therm-o-web - Zots Dimensional Adhesive; Tombow - Mono Adhesive.

16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!! LOVING the colors and the leaves!!

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  2. Love the colors in the LO, and the matching leaves add great dimension. The way you used the color-B&W-color photo layout is super cool!

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  3. Oooo! Really in love with these rich, fall colors! Such a pretty take on the sketch!

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  4. oh my your layouts are always so amazing.. I love this..

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  5. Such a beautiful layout Miriam. I admire your style and while I do a good amount of scrapbooking, I'm not confident enough in my skills to actually post them. LOL Thank you for the inspiration and sharing this great memory with us!

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  6. Beautiful autumnal layout--love those colors! And all that "white space", too. And look at little Ellie--sooo cute!

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  7. This is a beautiful page! I love love love the colors you chose…it fits perfectly!

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  8. Oh, this is so lovely, Miriam!

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  9. i love these bright, beautiful colors! your lil ones certainly provide for awesome layouts :)

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  10. Beautiful layout and love those leaves!

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  11. I really like this beautiful layout of yours.
    It's a classic ;-)
    Hope you've had a wonderful week-end so far...

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  12. Perfect colors, Miriam, and love where you placed the title on this page! Hope you and your husband had a great date night tonight ... those are the best!

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  13. What a fun lovingly awesome layout Miriam, it is brilliant.

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  14. The colours here are perfect - they go so well together and match the photo too! Love the subtle embellishing here too. Great layout!

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