Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

Welcome to the first November challenge for Our Creative Corner! This week we have an inspiration challenge from our November hostess, Jennifer Meyer. It's a photo of pumpkins decorated with faces, and when I first looked at the photo, I thought, "pumpkins... faces... scrapbook page!" So my project this week is a page I designed in My Digital Studio, using some photos from my trip to the pumpkin patch with my kids. I recommend clicking on the photo to enlarge it since the thumbnail may look a little pixellated.

A few days ago I was browsing my old Stampin' Success magazines looking for ideas for my workshop and card buffet, and I came across an article where a designer had found the inspiration for scrapbook page layouts in various packaging. I decided to try this approach for my own layout. One of the ICs on SCS had used a great site called Lovely Package, and it's always fun to browse. My layout came from this meat packaging (yes, really, meat). It seemed like a great layout for using several photos, and I knew I had a few good ones that I could use.

This is a pretty basic page... I'm still new at this, you know! ;) I used a pumpkin pie background paper and decreased the opacity to lighten the shade. My stamps are from Holiday Blitz, and I also put the Basic Black Distressed stamp over everything to get the distressed edges. The only embellishment is a Button Latte button, with a pumpkin pie grosgrain ribbon knot. (I hope we get some other possible ties for our buttons in a future download - I hate leaving them naked!)

I hope you'll play along with us, and don't forget to check out all the fabulous work from the rest of the OCC design team! Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Unknown said...

Wow! You've been impressing me every week with MDS. Everything always looks so clean and sharp. I love it. I may have to look into purchasing this. Wonderful layout and your kids are super cute!

LorettaL said...

Oh my goodness!!!! That is an amazing scrapbook page!!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Really wonderful scrapbook page, Lori, and cute kids too! I haven't done and digital scrapbooking yet but it looks like fun.

I looked at your 12 Days cards. You've been a busy lady. They are all wonderful and I appreciated your tips for Shimmerz. TSF!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Hi Lori :) You rocked the challenge with your precious pumpkins! Super cute page, I have to get that digi scrapbook from SU - I LOVE what you did with it!

Have a fun weekend, it's almost 70 here.

Hugs, Jennifer :)

Melissa said...

I love this - what adorable kids. Oh yeah, the page is cute too! lol

You did a great job!

Wendy J. said...

Beautiful scrapbook page, Lori. Love that MDS! Great inspiration!

Silke Ledlow said...

Lori - this is one awesome scrap-page!!! This is a perfect inspired idea - love it!!! Hugs ~S~

Mrs B said...

Wow! your page is super! and your kids look like they are having a lot of fun!
Cindy B