Friday, October 12, 2007

When It Feels Like Fall...

I have to get back into the kitchen and start creating foods with delicious autumnal scents. Would a nice big pot of butternut squash soup simmering on the stove do? You bet, and it's there! How about three loaves of pumpkin chocolate chip bread? Did that, too! I am sooooo happy the summer is gone! It's cloudy and 60° here today. Beautiful weather! Oregon Coast in June weather! Perfect! An Oregon day!

In celebration of this gorgeous day, I have a new LO to share with you!!! I didn't take photos of the steps along the way, but I have the steps ready for you. Here you go!

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Materials Needed:

Basic Grey PPs - Infuse line - Instill, Saturate, Salt, and Invest
Chipboard flourish of your choice
Ribbon - May Arts Preppy Stripe
Brad - Bazzill
Heidi Swapp naked chipboard alphas
MM - Heidi rub ons in white
Ink for tag edges


1. Cut a wavy strip from the Instill PP. Leave the white border on both sides of the stripe.
2. Next, cut a strip from the Invest PP that is just a tad wider than the strip above. My PP stripes are horizontal.
3. Center the wavy strip on the striped strip and glue into place.
4. Using a hole punch, make a hole on each side of the "valley" found on the sides of the wavy strip. You will need six brown
scraps to fit behind the lower six holes (3 on the left and 3 on the right). Glue behind the holes.
5. Cut a 5 1/2" strip from your Salt PP. Glue this 3" from the bottom.
6. Butt your striped PP strips against the left side of the background sheet. Glue into place over the white Salt PP.
7. Next, create a circle using your Invest PP (the one you used on the left side as a background under the wavy stripe). Cut
8. Position your circle so that it hangs off the bottom of the PP and connects on the left at the point where the horizontal
wide white strip meets the vertical strip. Do NOT glue on the right where the circle goes over the white strip. Glue
everywhere else, though.
9. Position and glue the two photos on the left into place. For the third photo, right side, add adhesive to the top, bottom,
and left sides of the photo. Leave the portion under the circle free of adhesive. Your journaling tag will slip under both
the photo and the circle portion.
10. Add your title, date, and flourish.
11. Make a tag for your hidden journaling. Do your journaling, add a bow, and slide under the last photo and right circle. I
inked my tag edges even though the tag is hidden.
12. Add your date using rub ons or a stamp.

Tah Dah!

I hope that these directions weren't too complicated. If you have any questions, let me know.
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Have a good one!


Lauren said...

Chris, you have such fantastic pictures from you sons childhood! Love the expression on his face - great LO!

Alison said...

I am hungry now after your cute intro there! Way cute layout too!! :)