Hooray For Fall Blog Hop

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Hi there and welcome to the ScrapStuffz' Inspired by first ever Hooray for Fall Blog Hop!  We have a lot of fun in store for you, but first let's get a little business out of the way.

You should have come here from Laura's Blog.  If not, please go back to the beginning at ScrapStuffz' Inspired by and begin from there.

Once again, here is our inspiration photo and sketch for this project

Now, I just want to say, I was stuck for a while. I had great ideas, but kept forgetting I had a sketch! well, I finally came up with an idea and wound up taking a totally different route.

I completely stepped away from the fall elements of the photo and went with the chalkboard!  I love the look of the chalkboard trend, but haven't been really sure how to use it. I didn't think I would use  full pieces of paper so I bought embellishments-tags, tape and washi tape. I figured I could work those in easier.  I love the way the chalkboard items look on the kraft cardstock.  I used a doily to brighten things up as well as white chalk through a stencil at the top and bottom.  This all worked really well together because the photo was taken outside of my boys' school.

Before you go, I have a small prize to give away.  Please become a follower of my blog  AND leave a comment letting me know and I will choose a winner on NOV 1.

Thank you for stopping here along your way. You are almost finished! From here, please hop on over to Stacia's blog

tape-Fancy pants, WRMK
stitch template-Bazzill
twine, tags & pen-MME
brads-MME, Making Memories
Alphas-MME, Thickers, EP
borders punches-Fiskars
mist-Tattered Angels, Studio Calico


  1. This is fabulous!! I loveeeeee the colors!!!!!

  2. Beautiful page Devra! Love how you turn the sketch. Great use of twine!

  3. I love your take on the inspiration, pulling the chalkboard out!!

  4. I love what you ended up with! Looks fabulous!

  5. Love this page! You gave me ideas for using some chalkboard embellies and paper that I have! Love the photo and journaling too :-)
    I'm a follower (have been). Did I mention the twine? Beautiful!

  6. I love that you were inspired by the chalkboard! Your layout is fabulous!

  7. Great job Devra! The chalkboard trend is a sticking point for me too, and I never know how to incorporate it.

  8. Fantastic page, Devra! I love the chalkboard look but struggle how to use it. You make it look effortless! Although my LO is nothing like yours, I took creative inspiration from your design elements. Thanks, friend!

  9. Ooh, Devra, completely love the stitched flourish! So fun. Way to make a potentially "girly" item work for a boy page.

  10. What a cool look! I love the kraft with that pretty blue. I LOVE the twine flourishes!!!

  11. I love your LO,Devra!!! Love how you took a different path to achieve the ending result. I absolutely love the stitched embellie at the top of the page! You really rock boy's pages!!!

  12. I love how you took a different view of the idea and how you turned the sketch to fit your page. I became an "official" follower of your blog, but have already been checking it on a weekly, if not daily basis!

  13. Hi Devra!
    Beautiful LO... I like chalckboards and washi! :)