“Leafing” Memories Behind-Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog!! If you didn’t arrive here from Laura’s blog then please go back to the start of the hop at Amanda’s Blog.

One of my fellow “peeps”-Amanda- from Club CK likes to host a fun blog hop every so often and it’s been my pleasure to participate in a few now. This time around our theme is “Leafing” memories behind. We were asked to prepare a layout with a “leafy” theme. I had some really beautiful pictures from our trip to Niagara Falls several years ago. Living in Texas we really don’t get much of a transition from summer to fall. One minute there are leaves on the trees, the next thing you know they are dead and brown laying on the ground! It really was a beautiful experience witnessing the change of leaf colors.

I had fun using different textures on this LO. I used a square of burlap behind the photo and the leaves have a really beautiful texture and depth of color to them. I used faux stitching to simulate the leaves blowing down the page. I did my journaling around the outside of the butterfly paper so it wouldn’t take away from the clean design I was going for.

And now for the fun part….I will be giving away a small fall themed package to a random winner. Simply “leaf” a comment here on my blog for the chance to win. If you are not currently subscribed and you become a new subscriber I will enter your name in the drawing twice (open to US residents only). Thanks for stopping by. Your next stop is the blog of the very talented Steffanie!!


23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ashley Horton
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 23:35:55

    I love how your page turned out Melissa! That is such a beautiful photo…I so wish we could get that look down here in the South! 🙂 The burlap square is such a great texture and I really love the scattered leaves across your page!


  2. Linda Eterno
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 07:52:48

    Great layout! I love all of the textures on your page!


  3. Moongirl
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 09:44:00

    Oh, I love, love, love the burlap! And that piece of twine! And the swirling leaves! And your wrap around journaling! As Erika would say, “Terrific Treatment, what great texture!”


  4. Andrea Niemeier
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 09:50:38

    That picture is so pretty melissa! My fav part is those leaves and the burlap! The thickers are awesome too! Great page!


  5. Steffanie S
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 11:09:26

    Beautiful, Melissa! Love the photo and the trail of falling leaves!


  6. Stacia Lyn
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 11:21:30

    Super cute! I just bought some burlap ribbon and I can’t wait to try it out.


  7. Kathy Saleeba
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 11:47:48

    I’m so glad you commented on your swirles because it really does add movement to the page. Great leaves – love the colors and the placement! The burlap is a great design element on the page as well – definitely gives it a leaf rustling feel! Of course this is wonderful – all your creations are! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! Kathy K2S


    Oct 14, 2011 @ 11:56:13

    Your LO is so very pretty. Love the movement of those leaves and they way you have stitched them.


    Oct 14, 2011 @ 11:59:21

    I just became a follower of your blog.


  10. Kelly Foster
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 12:14:12

    Melissa, this is so gorgeous!!! Love the burlap behind the photo, and the falling leaves, wonderful job!


  11. photochi
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 12:40:54

    I follow your blog already! 🙂 I love your page and especially the picture! It’s so so pretty! I love the BG paper too.


  12. dleebug
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 13:19:06

    So cute! Love the metallic leaves. Way to go.


  13. Megan D
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 15:40:46

    I love your metallic leaves! And all your paper/burlap is awesome!


  14. Michelle Mcclure
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 18:29:22

    What a great use of the leaves floating in the wind. Thanks for working out with ScrapFIT!


  15. alison murdoch
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 18:35:44

    I love the use of the burlap, great way to add texture!


  16. Derv
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 19:19:33

    Beautiful LO. I like the leaves flowing down the page.


  17. Carole
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 19:39:34

    Love your LO


  18. Emily
    Oct 15, 2011 @ 12:13:56

    I love the swirling leaves on your layout. It projects such a wonderful walk along this beautiful tree lined path. Thanks for sharing.


  19. snipsandsnails
    Oct 15, 2011 @ 21:44:11

    Great layout! I love the texture of the burlap and the pretty leaves falling down the page.


  20. Carolyn S. Schafer Ewy
    Oct 15, 2011 @ 21:54:59

    Your rocked this one…love your version and neat texture!! So cute!


  21. Becky
    Oct 15, 2011 @ 22:33:06

    Cute page! I love the texture of the burlap. I am already a follower.


  22. Wendi R
    Oct 16, 2011 @ 22:04:47

    what a gorgeous LO!!! love how the leaves fall down the page!!! thanks for playing along at ScrapFIT


  23. Veronica Svanström
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 02:01:21

    Oh, i love this page, so nice autumn colors and the swirling leaves are just amazing.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)!


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