Thursday, September 24, 2015

Happy Fall Y'all!

    I love fall and all it brings... back to school, football, leaves changing, weather cooler (though we haven't seen that yet here) and Thanksgiving.  So welcome to our September "Scrapping our Stash" blog hop where you'll find a bit of everything.  You should have arrived here from Katrina but if not, the whole list is posted at the end.
    I chose to alter a couple pieces I had, an old wreath and some stenciled planks.  Yea!  some new decorations for our home.

I picked these up last year and love the light gold wash on them, with a bit of the red base showing through.  The flip side says "Merry Christmas" in red and black.  The lettering was stenciled. 

Here's a close up of the bow. The burlap ribbon was an end of season purchase last year from Hobby Lobby.  The burlap flower was from there as well, the other stems, pumpkin and berries are from my stash.  I used my Cricut "Fall and Winter" cartridge to cut the leaves and enhanced them using chalk pastels.
 So happy with the final product. Simple yet festive.

I had a fall wreath that had seen it's better days so I stripped all the decorations off and started over. I first covered the entire wreath with orange burlap as a base.  Then I use 2 in width natural burlap and made half bows, attached with floral u-pins. A few flowers from the stash and a nice walk to gather various dried seed pods which I cleaned and then sprayed with a matte finish lacquer.  A small sign done on black card stock with chalk writing.
A couple more floral pieces - the pear and some berries.  Not a lot of paper here, but nice to reuse and upscale some craft supplies.

Here's our hop list

Lovely Suzanna is next with a great layout.  Thanks for stopping by and may your days be filled with "Autumn Blessings". Cheryl


  1. Very pretty. Would look great hanging on my front door.
    thanks for sharing.

  2. What a lovely collections of fall goodness!