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Hi, Everyone! Jana Eubank here. Autumn is my favorite time of year to take photos and my favorite time of year to scrapbook. It's a time of getting together with friends and family and a time to count them as your blessings.
 
The unique color combination of the Vintage Blessings collection made scrapping the photos below especially fun. Not only does it include my favorite fall colors of red, orange, yellow, brown and green ... but it feels fresh and exciting with the addition of pink and aqua! 
 
THANKFUL
 
It's no secret that I adore patterned paper and like a colorful fall quilt, had a blast combining together several patterns together with stitching on this page.
 
 
I began with a trio of patterns down the left side of the page. I added a punched olive green border and machine stitching in between each strip. 
 
 
I used more strips of patterned paper behind my family photo and the title, dovetailing the ends of each strip to look like a series of banners stacked on top of one another.
 
 
I handcut several doilies from the Home Sweet Home paper to use as anchors for the different clusters of die cuts and chipboard pieces on each side of the title.
 
 
At the top of the page, you will see more handcut doilies peeking out from behind the tabs and phrases.
 
 
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GRATEFUL
 
One of the highlights for me last year was making some new scrapbook friends through a Facebook group. We live about an hour away from one another, but made plans to get together and scrapbook. We had such a great time!
 
 
Fall is the season of textures, right?! It has been awhile since I have used my patterned scissors and thought it would be the perfect time to add that extra bit detail to this page by edging the large patterned paper circle with a pinked edge.
 
 
I ran the title across the seam of the two photos, accenting it with a couple of flower die cuts from the Bits & Pieces and a few enamel dots.
 
 
I cut the artisan label shape from one of the cards on the 4x6 Vertical Elements paper to use for my journaling. I added a flower die cut with foam squares over the area where I had to cut along the shape.
 
 
Below the journaling I created a happy little scene with a house, tree, and two die cut tickets. Like the ticket says we did all "gather together" at my house for a night of fun!
 
 
Have you made plans to get together with your friends and family this season? If not, come up with a reason to gather ... and then be sure to take some photos with the people you love. You will count them among your blessings as you go to scrapbook those memories in the future.

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Hello! Jana Eubank here. My favorite season is right around the corner and I just couldn't wait to get cozy in my scrapbook room and do a little fall scrapping with the Old School and Spellbound collections
 
HIGH SCHOOL
 
The Old School collection was absolutely PERFECT for these photos of my son on his first day of high school last year. 
 
 
I adore the variety of school supplies included on the Old School 6x12 Sticker sheet. I layered a composition notebook and pencil below a clock I cut out from the 3x4 & 4x6 Journaling Card Elements paper.
 
 
I used the "school" script word as part of my title adding it on top of the ruler sticker from the 6x12 Sticker sheet. The title and photos are anchored to the page with several strips of the ABC 123 Paper.
 
 
I also created a cluster of school supplies at the bottom of the page and accented them by cutting out the chalkboard doodled stars from the patterned side of the 3x4 & 4x6 Journaling Card Elements paper
 
 
Finally, I sprinkled a bit of mist around the page along with the star stickers accented with clear gems.
 
 
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GHOULS NIGHT OUT
 
Halloween happens to be my favorite holiday and the one where I take the most pictures, so of course I couldn't wait to pull out a few snapshots from last year and play with the Spellbound collection!
 
 
I love the ornate frame stickers in this collection. I chose to fill the openings with the damask pattern of the 3x4 & 4x6 Journaling Card Elements paper and add additional stickers around them to create two clusters on my page. The first cluster is at the top left of my page ...
 
 
... and the second is to the right of the photos. Both clusters include a frame, pumpkin, purple roses, word stickers, and a sprinkling of bats and purple gems to tie them in with one another. 
 
 
 
 
The other black and white elements in each cluster also tie them together, but add variety to each cluster at the same time.
 
 
 
I added in a title created from purple cardstock and my electronic die cutting machine. I layered this on top of the photos and decorative elements in order to connect the grouping together.
 
 
More purple gems are sprinkled around the black and white stickers below my journaling. It almost feels like the bubbles of a witch's brew around the page! Spooky!
 
Have you started to think about what you want to be for Halloween this year?
 

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Hi, Everyone! Jana Eubank here. This year our family took a road trip through the beautiful mountains of Colorado. Being in the mountains is my favorite place to be! I love enjoying the fresh air along with the sights and sounds of nature. You can bet that I took a lot of photos on that trip that I couldn't wait to scrapbook using the Cabin Fever collection.

 

ADVENTURE

 

 

The first thing I did was to pull out the Bits & Pieces pack. I sifted through all of the designs and selected several that went along with my photos. The red checked geotag die cut was perfect for calling attention to the photos of this beautiful waterfall.

 

 

I die cut the title from the Summer Camp Paper (red buffalo check) using my Silhouette Cameo 3 Electronic Die Cutting machine and the "Adventure" cut file by Simple Stories found here in the Silhouette Design Store (Design #199552). I added a pinecone decorative brad to the left side of the title.

 

 

I then used more Bits & Pieces die cuts and stickers from the Combo Sticker Sheet to create two clusters around the bottom of my photos. The floral clusters and word phrases are repeated in both clusters to tie things together.

 

 

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This next page features a few snapshots taken closer to home ... in fact, they were taken in our backyard last fall as we enjoyed the fire pit one cool night.

 

FIRE PIT

 

 

I wanted a plain cardstock background, but decided to make it a little more interesting by die cutting stars all over it. I placed a second sheet of the same color of cardstock behind the die cut piece. The result is a subtle tone-on-tone texture that doesn't take away too much attention from the photos.

 

 

At the top of the photos I added the heart sticker matted with white cardstock. I added the date and a decorative brad for a bit of dimension.

 

 

I used my scissors to cut the fire from the 4x6 Vertical Elements Paper. It was the perfect size to accent my title! I couldn't resist adding the chipboard piece with the  marshmallows on a stick above it. Too cute!

 

 

At the bottom of the page I layered up a few chipboard pieces. Two wood slice circles overlap each other and anchor the rectangle chipboard piece. I love what it says! "Life is better by a campfire" So true!

 

 

I cut the journal block from the 4x6 Horizontal Elements paper and added it to the right of the photos. I used a black pen to handwrite my journaling and then accented the bottom with the Roughin' It washi tape and a floral sticker.

 

 

Thanks for joining me today! I hope you leave feeling inspired to pull out those outdoor photos and get them scrapbooked!

 

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