Enjoying Autumn | A Scrapbook Layout

I’m so happy that fall is here, that the leaves are in full color, the air is cooler, the scent of burning  wood is in the air. Everything feels cozy. The very best thing about living in Nashville these past 5 years has been getting a bit of this seasonal change.

Of course I don’t know for certain that is my last fall season in Nashville. But if I have anything to say about it, next year I’ll be back home in Orlando where fall consists of blooming golden rain trees and cooler temperatures in the 80’s.

So this year, I wanted to pay tribute to this season I love, while I am still here.

An Autumn scrapbook layout using a grid design.

Layout Inspiration

I had grids on my mind when I was planning the page. At first the photos were going to be big and take center stage, but as I started playing I realized I loved this paper and somehow the photos got smaller and the paper took up more space. Sometimes it can be about the pretty paper too!

Design Notes

I know that I broke a few design rules here. Namely, trapped white space. I was actually trying to give my photos a little room to breathe. But because this trapped white space is within a grid, it’s not really bothering me. The eye can see the overall grid and fills in the empty space. And since it’s my layout and there are no rules in crafting (says me), I just let it be.

An Autumn scrapbook layout using a grid design.

The Details

I used my Sew Easy to create a zig zag border. I also added a couple of dry embossed squares, inked up with distress ink. All the pattern paper comes from Jillibean Soup’s Apple Cheddar 6×6 pad. One of the things I love about 6×6 pads is that the patterns are scaled down and easier to use in small squares like this.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

17 Comments

  1. oh i love this layout!Everything is just so awesome!Great job! i think this is jillibean line is one of my fall faves!

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  2. I agree that the pictures and the paper are equally pretty!

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  3. OMG, you for real got an offer?????!!!!!!! I’m so excited for you!!!!!!! This is awesome news Tammy!!!!! I know how badly you want to get back to Florida 🙂 Your layout is beautiful! I love the grid and those photos are awesome.

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    • Yes, but they only put in an offer to get the owners of the house they really wanted to reduce their price. They didn’t really want to buy my house. I got all excited only to find out it was not real. Ugh. 🙁

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  4. I really love this layout! The grid, the papers, especially the font “Autumn” is done in … great job! 🙂

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  5. Very pretty! Love the different background papers.

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  6. You might have “broken the rules” but you made a pleasing, cute design!

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  7. Such a great page, Tammy!!
    And I am sorry about the “fake” offer.
    Really not nice of them 🙁

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  8. I love it! But then again, I’m partial to squares. I love the colors too!

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  9. Love the layout! There is no trapped white space that I can see! LOL! Love it all around!!! Thanks for sharing today! Enjoy your autumn! -Amanda

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  10. So much to love about your layout, I agree it sometimes is not all about the photos. Love your take on the grid design. That is awful about your house, people can be so rude!

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  11. I was going to say that I like your open squares and that the journaling is right on the page – looks great! I’m pinning it to my “scrapliftable” board :).

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  12. I really like this layout–so eye catching!! I love fall!

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  13. This is a great page! I am a big fan of grids. Love the stitching and inking the edges of the paper. I’m so sorry about the offer falling through. That is truly cruel!

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  14. Awwww that is dirty pool, I can’t believe someone would do that, thats just mean.

    As for you layout, I really like the squares and the embossing. Yes sometimes it is all about the pretty papers 😉

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  15. That is such a beautiful layout. I’ve had grids on my mind lately too. I’m so glad you’ve posted this. It is wonderful when someone spurs you on to create. Thank you.
    Thanks for commenting on my post the other day too. It means a lot to me.

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