November 2, 2012

Pumpkin Day

Welcome to the ModPodge Designs Scraps Fall Harvest Blog Hop! For MPDS' inaugural blog hop, we will be featuring autumn projects to celebrate this great time of year! There will be giveaways on various blogs throughout the hop, including a special MPDS blog hop gift for one lucky visitor! To be eligible for that prize, you must comment on all the blogs by 11:30pm EST on Nov. 4. From all of the eligible readers, one will be randomly drawn. The winner(s) of the blog hop gift and all of the blog candy prizes will be posted on Tuesday, Nov. 6th. 

If you're starting here, visit the ModPodge Design Scraps blog first to start from the beginning. However, if you're stopping by from Cassie's blog, then you're in the right place! And today I'm sharing another layout...I know right? For me, this  feels like I'm on a roll, lol.

(Click on the image for a better view)
Patterned Paper: Scenic Route, Letter Dies: Quickutz, Stardust Grand
A few years ago, my grandmother and I started a little fall tradition of visiting our farmer's market for Pumpkin Day. There are pumpkin dishes to sample, pumpkin decorating contests by kids and adults, and a prize for the biggest pumpkin! I took lots of pics the first year, unfortunately aggravating my grandma, whose really camera shy. After buying a REALLY big floral arrangement as a peace offering to prevent from being disowned, I decided that I wouldn't take pics of grandma (that she knew of ;D). So the next year, I focused on all of the great flowers and produce we saw that day. This layout was inspired by an Allison Davis sketch. I realize that there is a LOT of color going on here, but I decided to use the fall colored papers anyway instead of changing the pics to black and white or neutralizing the background papers...I can't help it, I'm addicted to fall color! I may add a few embellishments and a little journaling to even it out, but not sure yet. I'd love to hear your suggestions, so leave them in the comments, okay?

Before I sign off, I do have a giveaway...yes, blog candy!! Since Halloween is over, its off to the races with creating holiday cards (have you started yet?), so I'm giving away a little something to help you with that:

Note: Random black piece of cardstock not included, lol
It's the 6 x 6 Once Upon a Christmas paper pad from Little Yellow Bicycle! I really like this paper! Its a great size for cards and/or a mini album, and to top it off--a matching set of cardstock stickers. For a chance to win, all you have to do is leave me a comment telling me what activity you look forward to most during the fall! (Note that only comments for this post will be eligible for this prize.) And there will be a blog hop gift, so be sure to comment on all of the blogs so you don't miss out! I do thank you for visiting my blog today! I love it when people drop by, so come back to visit soon! Here's a listing of all of the blogs participating in this weekend's hop:

  1. The MPDS blog-
  2. Qadirah-
  3. Shavon-
  4. Cyndi-
  5. Cassie-
  6. Cheryl L. <--you are here!
  7. SuzyQ-
  8. Meka-
Now remember blog candy and the blog hop gift winners will be posted on all the blogs next Tuesday, so come back! You might be a winner!! Thanks again, and have a wonder-fall day!
...And That's All She Wrote


  1. I love your photos! Fantastic Fall LO! TFS.

  2. Beautiful fall layout! Your title work is so pretty!

  3. Nice page! Liking how many photos you got on there!

  4. That pumpkin event sounds like a good time! I love the fall colors too - way too pretty to turn to black and white. Love your layout! :)

  5. What an awesome tradition, I love the layout too!

  6. Beautiful layout... the colors are awesome! I also enjoyed the story of you and your camera shy GrandMa ~ priceless!

  7. I know I am too late to participate in the hop, but I wanted to let you know there is not too much I do not love about this time of year. I think my favorite thing about this time of year wonderful colors it brings and cooking up those special dishes runs a close second.