Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Day One with Angela Barkhouse- Autumn Scrapbooking

This week Angela Barkhouse will be our guest blogger. She has tons of fun projects that you will want to case-including Scrapbook Pages, Mini albums and a fun Calendar Project.

This month we do not have a new release (a little birdie told us that you have a few more items on your wish list that you need to purchase before the next release). But don't fret because we have a jam packed month full of events planned for you including a Mega Font Blog Hop!! If you loved our Christmas Blog won't want to miss our next blog hop. So....

The Blog Hop is so large that it will be a two day event!! We have 50 designers lined up to inspire you to pick up your JustRite Font and get busy customizing everything you make!! Or if you have taken the font plunge are going to want too!!

Today Angela breaks out her font and her Autumn Blessing Stamps to create this fun fall page!!
Every year my daughter Emily just can't wait to rake leaves. She grabs the rake and spends time making a pile of leaves, jumps in them, and then just "leaves" them there for me to pick up. Someday I need to teach her how to actually pick up the leaves and take them to the woods.
When I received the new Autumn Blessings Stamps, I knew right away that I was going to make a scrapbook page. When I saw all the images for this set I knew it would be the perfect set for lot's of my Fall scrapbook pages. I stamped my center & border onto Neenah White cardstock with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I stamped the center and border seperately so that I could popup the center image. I colored the image with my Copic markers and then diecut each with Spellbinders Classic Oval Nestabilities. These oval stamps and the oval nestabilities are the perfect match. The two scalloped mats are Spellbinders Scallop Oval Nestabilities.

The trees on either side of my page were cut using my Cricut Expression and the "Stretch Your Imagination" cartridge. I really like the new options on the Cricut Expression whihch allowed me to choose the option "Fit To Page" which cuts the tree large enough for a scrapbook page without having to guess and cut multiples while trying to find the right size. In this case, the tree is cut at 11 1/2". For this page I decided to cut the tree in half so that I could frame each side of the page with a tree branches. This requires for one side of the tree to be flipped over before I embossed the tree trunks using the Cuttlebug Forest Branches embossing folder.

My colorful leaves are also cut using my Cricut Expression and the Doodlecharms cartridge. For my pile of leaves I cut several different sizes of leaves adjusting them as I filled my page with leaves. Next I decided to add extra journaling to my page by picking words tha remind me of Fall.
This is where JustRite stamps came in handy once again. I just loaded the word onto my horizontal wood stamper with the Times Roman 25 point font and stamped it onto the leaves. The interlocking grids ensure that my letters are always lined up perfectly. This makes journaling and personalizing my pages so easy.

The acorns were cut from the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. They were applied to the page using popdots to lift them up above the leaves.

Be sure to stop into tomorrow to see Angela's next project for Back to School! You are going to love it!!
Paper: Murdock Country Creations Fall Foliage Polished Stone,Worldwin CS
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Copic Markers (Y19, Y17, Y08, YR09, E99, YR18, E13, E18, YG95, colorless blender)
Accessories: Spellbinders Classic Ovals & Scallop Ovals Nestabilities
Cricut Expression -Stretch Your Imagination cartridge ,Doodlecharms cartridge
Cuttlebug Forest Branches embossing folder, Pebbles Inc Pearlescent Chalk ,Pop dots

Keep us in mind....."When it needs to be JustRite".


Sandra said...

what a fun page!

Michelle said...


Tasha R said...

Very cute Angela!

brenda a said...

Wow you have such a creative imagination.

Sharon Harnist said...

What a cute idea to put all the Fall words on the leaves, Angela -- darling page!