August 28, 2007
I AM SOOOO READY FOR FALL!!!
Okay, so it is 102 degrees here today with about as much humidity as you could possibly have and every movement causes me to sweat profusely! This is very typical weather for Jacksonville pretty much all year round except for a few months around Christmas time. So, I am ready to move to CA and have my four seasons! I know there are those of you out there who have cold weather almost all the time - the grass is always greener, I know. But, really - 102??!!! I am meeeelllttttinnnggggg......!!!!!! So, I decided I needed to do a fall page but had trouble deciding how that would be possible. Then I remember when we went to the County Fair last November and how Tony and I remarked on how fallish the weather was and voila! I had my picture!! So, here are my three beautiful kids at the fair - we had such a good time! We rode every ride (well, the kids did), ate funnel cake, corn dogs, peanuts, (it seems we eat a lot at the fair) and watched a rodeo. I love this picture because all three kids are smiling, happy to be together, and was one of those precious family memories that I want to hold on to and savor forever! So, the deets: I used burnt sienna bazzil for the background and a sheet of leaf paper that I had in my stash. I then took some leaves I had and stamped all over them with old olive, more mustard, bravo burgundy, and ruby red and used my blender pen to mix it up! The tags I cut out using my sizzix - the large one is ruby red and the smaller one is summer sun both with always artichoke inked around the edges and roughed up a bit with my sand paper. This is where I journaled. I used some fibers from my stash that matched all the colors perfectly. The picture is framed using old olive and summer son, the ribbon is some I found yes, in my stash. It was perfect for this page because it has leaves all over the background. I embellished the ribbon with some ruby red oval buttons that are inked with always artichoke as well. The letters are chipboard cut using my sizzix dies and inked with ruby red and always artichoke ink. All in all, I love the way this page came out - simple but definitely gives me the impression of fall. I hope you like it!