Friday, September 16, 2011

All About Fall Blog Hop

We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects that are All About Fall!!  You'll find an array of ideas throughout the hop -- From decorations to gift ideas and more, we hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!! This is a TWO-DAY hop, so be sure to catch both days for maximum ideas
Before the leaves change color and fall... let's get hopping!!  We have a WONDERFUL Grand Prize for one lucky hopper today -- A $25 Gift Certificate for Designs On Cloud 9!!  To be eligible, please visit each "Blog Hop Stop" and leave a comment!!  One random winner will be chosen on Wednesday, September 21st (giving you plenty of time to finish the hop)... For more details on what you could choose if YOU are the winner, please be sure to visit our sponsor:
Here is a list of everyone in case you get lost along the way or just want to revisit someone:

I've included BOTH days of the hop so you'll be sure not to miss a THING!!

DAY ONE (September 15)

8. Indira -
10. Bobbi Jo -
DAY TWO (September 16)
Now for my contribution to the hop.. I have found this 9 picture template that is perfect for showing many aspects of fall.  I enjoyed it so much that I have used it for both pages of my 2 page layout.  First I did pictures of my two girls when they were smaller playing in the leaves.  I mean what is fall with out a huge leaf pile, right?  The title Having a Ball is a quote printed on vellum and I went from behind to color the letters with colored pencils and I inked the edges.  At the bottom I used wire leaves with autumn colored beads.  The center row picture to the left is our black cat in case you can't make out what that black blob is..LOL
The next 9 photo layout is just things that I see during the fall season that I enjoy.  I was blessed to have a mother who loved all things nature!  So I hope you are not creeped out by my spider here but the gsons and I love to find all of God's critters! What would fall be without awesome colors in the trees, corn turning brown in the fields, goldenrod, lots of goldenrod, my mailbox, that doesn't look anything like that now!!   LOL  and clouds!  Oh my the beauty that God shows through the clouds if we only look up!   And of course, once again, my girls!!  Katie Rose and Annie Leigh!

With all of the images I felt minimal decorations so I matted each picture and then just put the four leaf brads in the center.  I hope you enjoyed my layouts as much as I have..Fall is just a beautiful season..there is no getting around that! :)

Now you will want to hop over to Kathy at

Enjoy the rest of your hop...OH..I almost forgot!  I have 

Blog Candy!  It is an Inque Boutique stamp set to make calendars with..It has all of the months, days, numbers 1-31 along with mini stamps for some of the holidays and events so please be sure to leave me a comment and if you feel so inclined you could become a follower!!  Have a great day everyone!


Kristel Louisa said...

What a great source of blogs! Thanks for sharing :)

I'm hosting a giveaway from My Memories digital scrapbooking and it'll be exciting if you'd like to join! :)

en la moda

Amy said...

Great layout- I love the square blocks :)Amy

Brenda said...

Oh I love your layouts...those pictures are perfect. And the way you arranged it is fabulous.

Great job.
I'm so glad to be hopping with you today.
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Rhonda Emery said...

love the layout.

callyannc said...

I love these pages! Too fun! TFS CallyAnn(new follower)
come on over:)

Vicki said...

Wonderful to save many memories on two pages. Will have to scraplift the idea. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Lisa said...

I love the pages they are just wonderful! I love when you can get lots of pictures on a page and still make it look special --- which you did wonderfully!!! Thank for sharing!

Lisa G

ScrapMyWay said...

Hi Vicki,
I'm a new follower & glad I stopped by on the hop. I think your layout really shouts "We're having a ball". It's sooo much fun to see the piles of leaves with your cute little munchkin rolling around.We don't have that here in South Florida!!Please, if you get a chance stop by my blog & visit to see what I created showing my 3 grand daughters in a FAUX Fall set up. Claire

Newbie2crafting said...

Great layout I love the way you designed it with square blocks.


Ava Fernandez said...

this is such a cute layout, thanks for sharing. Ava

Sunny79 said...

This layout is very pretty, love your photos.

Hugs, Marina

lorby said...

I love your fall layout and the way you got all those pictures on there. The leaves are awesome on the first page. I'm a follower now. jearise in at

Brittney said...

I LOVE it!

Jen said...

I love the layouts!! Super cute!

kissmyjen at

joydee1963 said...

Such a beautiful layout.I am a new follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Edwina said...

Love your 2, 9 photo layouts!!! I have seen sketches, but never used it. I like how you made it look so warm and inviting. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Jens Craft Corner said...

I love your laoyout! I have never done the squares, but may have to give that a try in the near future! Love the blog candy! I'm a new follower!

Kathy said...

What a great layout, I love it! You did a wonderful job!

JindraS said...

Beautiful job, Vicki! I love to see your works. Always so creative.

Suzanne said...

Love the template. I always like ideas where I can use lots of pictures. Otherwise I would never keep up with my granddaughters scrapbook pages.

Lisa R. said...

Fantastic Fall LO. Love the amount of photos you were able to put on a page. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Christine America Real said...

I love this layout and the photos are just so cute! I am really getting excited about Autumn (my favorite season) I am a new follower! Hi Maw Maw!

Janet said...

Love this layout how awesome to have so many wonderful poictures. even the spider gets his day!
Big Blog hugs! *Janet*

smyiow said...

I love these types of layouts! I do them all the time! Super cute!!

SueNJ said...

This layout is just wonderful and depicts my favorite season. I agree, it is perfectly balanced.

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B

Carol said...

Wonderful layout, I love the pics. It's been great being on the hop with you. I'm a new follower.

AmyJRockstar said...

Hi there,
I'm new to your blog so I became a follower. Your layouts are superb! I love the simplicity of this type of layout. The pictures do all the talking and you have some fantastic photos! I hate spiders, but that picture is just too cool. I would have used it as well. It's just a really good photo! Nice work! TFS and for the chance to win some candy! Yay! Sure hope my lucky streak comes back soon. :0)

Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!

XO ~ Amy Jo - New follower :0)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Eva said...

cute cute layout, so clean and crisp just like fall. I am a new follower.
Eva :0)
I have a giveaway on my blog

Sue D said...

Great fall layouts--I like this template.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

SiskiyouSue said...

Love your page, so many memories!