Friday, September 17, 2010

Autumn is in the Air - Chriss Hird

Well, I don't know about you, but this first full week back at school, and all the extra-ciricular activities that come with this time of year, have really wiped me out! If I didn't understand the term "Mom's Taxi" before, I certainly do now!!! I just need to know - where do I go to get a meter installed in my vehicle? I think that should be an option when buying a car!

I did manage to scrap a couple pages though! Autumn is my absolute favourite time of year. I love the crispness of the autumn air, the bustle of getting ready for school (most days!), cozying up in my favourite sweater and seeing the leaves change to the beautiful crimson shades of Fall! Oh, and did I mention the fabulous seasonal patterned papers?!

I know many of you have probably seen, and maybe even added to your stash, the sweet new Apple Cider line from Imaginisce. How have I come to this conclusion? Because I went back to my fave LSS today to pick up a few more sheets and guess what - SOLD OUT! And its no wonder, they're so darn cute!

I wanted to show how you can create lovely LO's using only the patterned paper. Sure, all the embellishments are fabulous, but they can get pretty pricey too. So if you love a particular line, try using embellishments you have at home, or even create your own!

This layout is my favourite, yet if you look at it, its rather simple. Besides paper, all I've used is a tag and chipboard lettering. I'm fortunate enough to have a Sizzix alpha set, so I cut out my own title, painted it, and then ran it through my Cuttlebug Argyle embossing folder. The result is easy, inexpensive and cute!

This second page has a few more additions, but not many. I stamped my title with my Stampin' Up Woodgrain background stamp - that's it! The acorns are guessed it! My Cricut! (By now, you should all know how much I love the Cricut! LOL!) A couple flowers and some buttons completes the page.

So if you find yourself at your favourite scap shop with only a few dollars to spend, get that perfect paper and take it home knowing that you can create something beautiful and stay within your budget! Can't wait to see what you come up with!


  1. Love the colours Chriss!! :)
    Fall is my fave time of the year as well!

  2. love that woodgrain stamp ... and the paper is darn cute! I also love the choice of blue cs on the top layout ... it really frames the paper well! I love that you made most of the embellies ... it's amazing what you can do with bits of paper!!!

  3. Wonderful layouts, Chriss! Your creative touches, i.e. your titles/lettering, etc. are great - very inspiring!! Your composition on both layouts really appeals to me too - thanks so much for sharing!! :)

  4. Great way to embellish your letters!