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Thursday, November 8, 2012

LGS Fall into Fall Blog Hop



Welcome to the very 1st Let’s Get Sketchy blog hop!! We at LGS are so very excited about our first blog hop!  If you have arrived here from Carla's blog welcome to the LGS blog hop!! If you have stumbled across this by chance and want to play along then you can head back to Stephanie's site to start at the beginning. Hidden on each Design Team member's site is a word that, when put all together, will give you a quote about Fall. I highly recommend heading back to Stephanie's site to collect your Fall challenge words in order! These words should be in bold on each Design Team member’s pages. Once you have gathered all the words and have figured out the quote, email it to letsgetsketchy@gmail.com for an extra RAK of scrap goodies! My clue word is FRUIT.

Blog Hop Challenge-Fall into Fall

Fall is such a beautiful time of the year, it's when the leaves start changing colours and everything around us is beautiful.  It is also the season of Thanksgiving, which reminds us to take a moment to reflect on all the things we are most thankful for. (Side note for my Canadian participants - yes, we've already celebrated Thanksgiving but I like the idea of taking the month in between Hallowe'en craziness and Christmas craziness to slow down and be appreciative of life, don't you?)

So in celebration of the fall we are hosting a Fall Color Combo challenge.  You are to use the colors below and create ANY project related to the Fall.  It can be a layout, card, mixed media project or altered item.  The sky is the limit!  Once your project is completed, please return to LGS and upload your project using Mr. Linky.

Please use the colour combo below:
You MUST use all of the colours in the picture (light blue, autumn red, yellow, brown, green). Each DT member will have a project of her own featuring these colours to give you some inspiration. Here is mine.

As soon as I saw the colour combo I thought of this paper that I had actually put into my "to be sold" pile in the summer. Go figure! It's got all the colours in it so I knew it would be perfect. And then the other day the girls had a couple friends over and they wanted to rake up the leaves to jump in them. Talk about serendipity!!
Here are some close ups for you.

I tucked this journalling card from Ali Edwards behind the photo strip. It's not glued down at all so you can pull it out and read the journalling that's on both sides.

Here's a view of it pulled out from behind the photos. The journaling reads: "We had one of those rare, sunny days today. We also had the Cowley girls for a bit so when you all wanted to jump in the leaves that Peter (our neighbour) had blown onto our lawn, I got out my camera! But this is not about leaf piles and jumping ... this is about YOU and how much I love you all. Each of you is so unique and I am learning to love you for all your unique attributes. Marley approaches life by running full speed ahead. Paige makes sure it's safe before diving in with a silly face. Christine just does it all! Whatever her big sisters do but with her own flair! Love you all so much!"

The title.

I used a couple of my Studio AE stamps from Technique Tuesday on my layout too. She has such fantastic sentiment stamps for layouts and I always seem to forget to use them! But this tag and the one up by the journalling were perfect for some stamping.

Hope that was inspiring, I can't wait to see what you come up with. The winner of the hop will be randomly selected and will win the beautiful Prima collection below.  


As always there are rules for playing!

Here are the rules for playing and winning: 1. You MUST be a follower of each LGS team members blog and leave a comment on each blog and; 2. You MUST also be a follower of the LGS blog.
Please make sure you visit the entire team today as some members are hosting additional blog challenges during the hop and offering their own extra goodies for you so the more you play the more chances you win!

All blog hop entries are due by midnight, November 15, 2012.   

Now hop on over to Laurie's blog to see what she has in store for you! 

Line up

Stephanie <<<<<< START HERE>>>>>>>
Alison <<<<<<<>>>>>>>>
Laurie <<<<<<<< GO HERE NEXT>>>>>>>>



29 comments:

  1. Your design is great! I am particular fan of the handwritten pieces on your design and how you told your story. The little journalling spots are jewels on your page.

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  2. Love how you used that background paper!

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  3. What a lovely layout Alison! What fun photos! Makes me want to find a pile of leaves! You did a fab job with the color combo! Love that background paper!

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  4. Lovely Fall page, looks like the little one is having fun in those leaves!

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  5. lovely fall page, great details and fun photos!

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  6. Lovely layout! I love the pictures and the sweet journaling! Perfect for the hop!

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  7. beautiful page.. great colour combo

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  8. Super cute page! I am now a follower:)

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  9. That background paper is GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Great photos and I love your design. I'm just hopping by to say hello!

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  11. Such a fun layout......and I love the photos!!! Happy to be a new follower!!!

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  12. love the photos of the children playing in the leaves. Am now a follower

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  13. What an absolutely awesome layout...love the photos, too. Thanks for sharing and being a part of this hop! i am your newest follower

    marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

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  14. Great job on your layout. The design you used is one of my absolute favorites to highlight a set of three or four pictures. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  15. Super cute photos and layout! Love the stamped sentiment! :-)

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  16. Such a fun fun layout, the girls look like they are having such a good time with the leafs. TFS your great layouts.

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  17. Very pretty layout! I love all the added bling!

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  18. That background paper works perfect for this challenge.

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  19. Great layout Alison! Love the title!

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  20. I love layouts that include the cutie pies jumping in the leaves - thanks for sharing - and I'm following you now -

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  21. Simply elegant! I am Gilbert or Bert, your new follower from the Philippines. I love the simplicity and elegance of your blog..

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  22. Great photos, and fab job on the journaling. So glad to be in a hop with you!

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  23. awww.. precious photos! I can't believe that you were able to sell this pp off.. Fate stepped in, so you could make amazing page! :)
    Thanks for sharing the close ups too.. Adorable..
    Toni..
    http://toniherron.aussieblogs.com.au/

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  24. Fabulous layout, great hop I love the colours being used!

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