Friday, October 9, 2009

A pretty fall display, now hanging on my wall!

I love those cool grapevine wreaths that can be found in stores aplenty this time of year. I picked one up several weeks ago with the intention of just decorating it, but I realized there was potential to go even further than that. Why couldn't I use the wreath to frame a 12x12 layout? The answer of course, is that I could, and should, do exactly that if it would make me happy. Well, it did make me happy, and I think it turned out amazing. Have a peek...

So how did I do it? I started with a 12x12 cardboard sheet, so it would be sturdy enough to withstand the adhesive I planned on using to attach the wreath. I placed the wreath on top of the cardboard where I wanted it to be, and lifting it up slighty, I used a marker to lightly trace a circle. Now that the visable area of the 12x12 sheet had been determined, I made my layout. When completed, I used Zip Dry to adhere the wreath. I applied the Zip Dry liberally on the outside edges of the circle I had traced, placed the wreath on top, and pressed down on it for a few minutes. I tied some ribbon on, and attached the bow with Zip Dry as well. I allowed at least one hour of drying time before hanging it up on my living room wall. I love it! If you like this, you should definitely give it a try!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

My favorite season has arrived!

Yes, beautiful Autumn is upon us, and I couldn't be happier! Last weekend we visited our favorite pumpkin patch at DairyMel farm. They have a beautiful place, and wonderful prices on pick-your-own pumpkins. We got MONSTER pumpkins for five dollars each! Our weather was perfect and I got so many fabulous pictures! I've also been scrapping fall pics to celebrate the season. Here are a few recent layouts, the last one featuring a pic from from this past weekend!