Wednesday, November 25, 2020

CLS 2020 Fall Blog Hop

 Hello and welcome to Creative Life Scrapbooking's 2020 Fall Blog Hop. I'm following Karyn from Karyn Crops today and Tessa from Tessa Scrapbooks will be your next stop. If you missed any of the stops today you'll find a list of all of the stops at the end of my post. Be sure to visit all of the stops on the list for some great ideas from the paper crafters and scrapbookers from Creative Life Scrapbooking. You might also want to follow our Facebook Page at Creative Life Scrapbooking for even more inspiration and ideas for your scrapbook projects. 

Today I'm sharing a 2-page layout created with Creative Memories' Hello Autumn Collection. Fall is my favorite time of the year and I try to take every opportunity I have to get outdoor pictures wherever there is even a hint of fall color. I took the pictures used in today's layout at an apple orchard on a cold day in late September of 2019. The leaves on the apple trees were just beginning to turn but no matter, it still looked like fall, and the colors from the Hello Autumn Collection complemented my photos perfectly. You'll find instructions for my layout below. 

Here's what you'll need to create today's layout: 

By the way, here's what you'll get with Creative Memories' Hello Autumn Collection. 
I used both packs of paper, the stickers, embellishments and the variety mat pack for my layout. 


Step 1. Using two sheets of the light blue patterned paper shown as your base, mat two 4 x 6 photos with one crimson and one navy mat from the Hello Autumn Variety Mat Pack. Adhere to left page as shown. Adhere one 4 x 5 photo as shown below, overlapping the bottom matted photo. Using your 12-Inch Trimmer and the straight blade, cut an 8 3/4" square from the dark blue plaid paper shown. Adhere to right page as shown then adhere four 4 x 4" square photos to the plaid paper as shown below. 

Step 2. Using the 12-Inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut a 1/2" x 12" strip from Navy Cardstock. Switch to the Straight Blade and cut a 2" x 12" strip from the red patterned paper shown below. Adhere the border sticker shown to the 2" x 12" strip as shown. Using a repositionable tape runner, adhere the navy strip to the underside of the 2" x 12" strip so the the scallop area shows as seen below. Adhere border strip to the right edge of the right page as shown. 
Using the Border Maker and the Apple Chain Border Maker Cartridge, cut one 6 1/2" and one 10" border from Crimson Cardstock. Using a repositionable tape runner, adhere the 6 1/2" border to the left page and the 10" border to the right page, slipping the ends underneath the photo on the left and the border on the right. See photo below for placement. 

Step 3. Using the Custom Cutting System, the square pattern from the Rectangle Patterns, and the red blade, cut a square from the red patterned mat from the Hello Autumn Variety Mat Pack. Using the green blade cut 2 squares from the blue patterned mat shown below. Using scissors or a personal trimmer, cut away the journal mat shown below from it's 4 x 6 mat. Round corners of your journal mat with a 2-Way Corner Rounder. If desired, ink edges of all four mats with either the chalking ink from the Alphabet Stamping System or the round tip of a black dual-tip pen. Adhere the journal mat to the right page and the squares to the left page as shown below. 

Step 4. Using the 12-Inch Trimmer, cut a 2" x  4 1/4" piece from the red and white striped paper shown below. Adhere to your journal box as shown. Use a Navy Dual-Tip pen to journal your story, leaving space for the apple sticker shown below. Use foam squares to adhere the apple sticker shown to the journal box and add some bling if desired. Finish by adding the stickers and embellishments shown, using foam squares where desired for dimension. 

There you go! One easy peasy layout finished. I'd love to see what you've done with your photos. Just visit my Facebook page at to leave a photo of your layout. 

For more information about the products used in today's layout, please visit your advisor's website. Of course, if you don't already have an advisor, I'd be more than happy to become your personal Creative Memories Advisor. Just visit my website at to create an account. 

Here's a list of today's participants:
Stop 1: Krista from Scrappin' with Krista
Stop 2: Meggan from Meggan Jacks Scrapbooking
Stop 3: Karyn from Karyn Crops
Stop 4: Me ..... you are here
Stop 5: Tessa from Tessa Scrapbooks
Stop 7: Noreen from Organized & Creative Mom
Stop 8: Lisa from Lisa's Workshop 

Your next stop is Tessa from Tessa Scrapbooks. 

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Have a good day and thanks so much for visiting my blog! 


  1. Simply beautiful, Diana! Love how it all draws your eyes to the beautiful photos.

  2. I'm loving the colors! Gorgeous double page layout!