Well here it is September (almost October!) and my hopes of falling back into a regular school/work/blog routine have kind of gotten sidetracked. Mike and the kids are back to their own schedules, which should logistically allow me to set up a more regimented daily agenda (that, um, I dunno....might include blogging?) but somehow daily life stuff has just gotten in the way. And while I'd like to claim I'm up to my ears in housekeeping, meal planning and laundry....well, I think you all know me better than that. Though I have managed to throw in a few loads while catching up on all the backlog of summer shows on the DVR. I mean, they aren't gonna just watch themselves, now are they?!?
But a six-week absence from the blog probably means I should hit pause on the recent episode of #RHOC and check in over here. And since we're well into the fall season, I thought I'd share one of my pages from the recently released SCT Delivered Autumn Kit, Sweater Weather. (There are still a limited number available, so go grab one here!)
S U P P L I E S :
I'm a fan of all things fall, but especially the back-to-school layout. And this kit has the perfect products to create those pages, with plenty of fall plaids and stripes and a huge assortment of autumn-themed embellishments. On this page, I used both the kit cut files and kit printables to highlight the photos of my two kiddos on their first day back to the books. The pops of non-traditional autumn hues like bright blue and green give the page more scholastic feel, ideal for boys or girls.
I copied & pasted the cut file "LOVE" and then welded them all together before cutting out of the garnet cardstock. I love that it adds rich color and texture to the top of the page, but lets the fun yellow plaid piece show through. (This is just one of six exclusive cut files that are included in the kit!)
I also clustered together several of the kit printable tags and die cuts to create an academic-themed accent under the photos. The tag set (which includes the pencil tag and blue circle tag) is available as a pdf that you can print at home, and I've used them on several recent fall projects. I love that you print however many you need and never worry about running out! Also part of the kit exclusives are the acrylic arrow and stamp set (which I used for the brown ticket and "ADVENTURE" tag).
I'm kind of obsessed with this color combo for autumn. I love the traditional reds, oranges and yellows, but adding in a pop of lime green and teal blue keeps it fresh and vibrant - not to mention versatile for other themes beyond fall. If you want to see all the gorgeous colors and products included in the kit, check out this preview video at SCT. And then go snag a kit to work on some seasonal layouts (in between reality tv shows, of course!)
Hope you all are enjoying an amazing autumn!