Thursday, October 13, 2011

"Leaf"ing Memories Behind

Well, I have to say that Autumn is my favorite time of year and I am so excited to be participating in the Leafing Memories Behind Blog Hop this weekend, with my friends from Club CK!  You should have arrived here from Shannon's BLOG.  If you did not, please go back to the beginning and get started at Amanda's BLOG, Love.Joy.Paper.  You will have the chance to be inspired along the way, win some scrappy goodies, and be able to play along with us by creating your own project and adding it to the Mr. Linky on Amanda's blog.

Even though Autumn is my favorite season, it can be a little tricky to find sometimes way down south in Alabama.  It usually just goes from hot, steamy Summers to cold, wintry days.  But, Fall does manage to sneak itself in there for just a few weeks.  I love this time of year, because of the colors...I am definitely drawn to Autumn colors (reds, browns, yellows, oranges)...and all of the great festivals that take place in our area every year.  We love going to the Fair, Heritage Festival, Shrimp Festival, Pumpkin Patch...you name it, we put it on our to do list!  :)  

Our theme for the Blog Hop was capturing leaves in our photos and I knew I wanted to find some leaves that were changing over to the Fall colors.  That is also a hard thing to do around here, since our leaves usually go from green to dead!  HA!!  :)  But, there are a small number of different trees whose leaves do change to yellow or orange and we just happened to find some that had started changing the other day.  My daughter...being the child of a scrapbooking mommy...was happy to cooperate and do a photo shoot for mommy!  I had a lot of fun creating the tree for this page and I added a small element of the Chevron pattern on my page, which has become very popular these days!






Here is the sketch I created before starting my layout.  Feel free to save it and use it for your own pages, but please mention my name and a link back to my blog would be great!!


I hop you had fun visiting my blog and I hope you were inspired by my page!  Thanks for visiting!  Now for a little giveaway!  To be entered to win:  Become a new follower and leave a comment letting me know.  If you are already a follower, just leave me a comment telling me so.  For a second chance to win, leave a comment telling me what is your favorite season and why.  Comments will remain open until 12:00PM (CST) on Sunday, October 16.  

Now, off to visit Jennifer's blog!  Have fun hopping!!

Products Used:

Papers:  Bella Blvd & MME
Brads:  The Paper Studio & Tim Holtz
Ink:  Memento
Thickers:  American Crafts
Mini Market Stickers:  October Afternoon
Pen:  Zig
Other:  Bubble Wrap

33 comments:

jengd said...

Great page! Love the stark tree with the big fun flowers!

jengd said...

btw- I am a follower! :) LOVE fall- the colors, THE COOLER TEMPS (kinda big to me!)...

Andrea said...

Oh how adorable! I love yoru tree and that you used the chevron pattern! I love fall because it is cooler out and the colors are beautiful in MN! A follower of course :)

Linda said...

Beautiful layout, Ashley! I love the sketch and your fabulous tree!

Linda said...

Forgot to say that I am a follower and my favorite season is Spring!

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

Great job Ashley! I love the tree and your modern looking leaves! I love your style! I'm with you, in that fall is my favorite season. I love the changing leaves and the crisp air. Thanks for sharing!

Moongirl said...

So cute! I love your tree, but I am a little biased ;) LOL, of course we do the same thing. I can't help but envision you driving around, looking for a changed tree just so you can get photos for a Fall leaf blog hop. You know you are a scrapper when....

I really like the splashes of brown that tone everything down

Moongirl said...

And I am a follower :) My favorite season is Fall. Love the change from hot summer to cool days and nights. Love the leaves. In fact, for me, the new year begins Sept 1st.

blsd2scrp said...

been a follower for awhile now! love to see your work! thanks for all the inspiration and motivation I get from your sketches! love this page and the elements are awesomeness! thanks for the hop!

blsd2scrp said...

oh! I forgot...my favorite season is fall! I love the changing leaves, the crisp, cool days and hot tea!

Steffanie said...

Fabulous layout, Ashley! You are really going to have to publish these sketches at some point!
I'm already a follower. My favorite season is summer. I love wearing shorts, going barefoot or wearing flipflops and all the outdoor activities that go with summer. Luckily I live in a place where summers are not too hot or humid!

Stacia lyn said...

Of course I'm a follower :) Love your work. This layout is adorable!

GLOANN said...

Love it, Ashley, and especially that adorable tree. I'm already a follower.

All about UNC! said...

Others have said it - I repeat it -the tree is fabulous! I love the title too and your journaling that you have to literally go find Fall! Thanks for the tip about the chevrons - I new design element I wasn't aware of! Great LO as always!
Kathy K2S

KellyF said...

What a fun layout, Ashley!!! You know I"m a follower already..

KellyF said...

My favorite season is spring, because I love the feeling of "waking up" that I get, and seeing the world wake up, too. It is always such a relief after the looong winters we get here in Minnesota.

photochic said...

I love your page, Ashley!! The chevron paper is AWESOME! :) I am already a faithful folloer of your blog!

photochic said...

My favorite season is either fall or winter. I love cool/ cold weather, so either one is great with me! :) Well, I guess I really like snow, so I guess winter is my absolute fav.

Adele said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Not that I'm surprised. I LOVE the tree! It's so cute.

Megan D said...

Gorgeous work as ever Ashley! I am a follower.

Megan D said...

My favorite season is also fall. I love the colors. You need to come see me, the colors are amazing.

alisonm said...

the tree is so cool!

Derv said...

I love the flowers on the tree. And have you always been such a talented sketch artist?

Caroleb said...

Very nice LO

csewy said...

Another adorable layout...love the tree with the circle leaves, so cute!! I love fall with all of the gorgeous colors!! (csescrap13)

Shanon said...

Really cute LO! I love the tree. My favorite season is fall. I love the beautiful colors and the much cooler temperatures.

Tulip Scrapper said...

Love that tree Ashley! I'm already a follower. My favorite season is spring, with the tease of summer, and the flowers coming up--particulary the tulips!

Em's Thoughts said...

I absolutely love the tree. It's so funky and that is right up my alley.

melshappyscrappyplace said...

Totally adorable LO, as always, Ashley!! I really am loving the tree--so cool!
Melissa

Snips and Snails said...

Cute layout! I love the tree and the way you made the leaves.
I am already a blog follower.

Snips and Snails said...

I think spring is my favorite season. The weather is getting warmer, but not too hot and all the flowers are starting to bloom.

bfran55 said...

Cute page Ashley...love the tree. I'm already a follower. My favorite season is summer. I like the fall colors but it means winter is getting too close. :-)

Jackie said...

love how you did the tree