Recently I heard the sad news that a dear online scrapbooking friend had passed away. Frankly, I was shocked by the news. Chris Hertel was such a wonderful, kind soul! I met her when I first started scrapbooking and posting things online. I met her on the CK board (the old one...a long time ago). She has impressed and inspired me many times over the past years, both with her scrapbooking and her life.
Chris will always be remembered, and I ask you all to keep the family left behind in your prayers. Erika posted the following blinkie on 2 Peas and said it best when she said ""
I'm still really shocked by this.
And I don't really know how to move on to my projects.
So I am really sorry for the abrupt change, but I do have stuff to share with you today too.
It's the third of the newest releases from Fancy Pants and yep...I am one of the lucky gals that already got to play with it! :)
Here's a peek at the collection:
Let's stop right there. Isn't that the best name ever for a fall collection? I just LOVE it!!! You can view the whole thing here. And here's what I did with it:
I loved how the right side of the "Fall Frames" piece of paper was filled with frames...so I decide to add a large one to the left side to balance it out and hold my photo. I added the bow in the middle to bring it all together. The ribbon is actually from a previous line but still worked well with the page. All those little "Summer's End" pieces were cut from the bottom of the papers where it tells you the title of the collection. :)
Here are some close up's:
And then here is another layout that I did...
My son is always staging photo shots for me...I'll hear "Mom...take my picture!" That's what happened here with him holding the leave by the bush. Love these new banners!
Here are the close up's:
And yet another layout...
On this layout I cut up the Cards sheet of paper and created a background with it. I also added the flowers from the "Growing" piece of paper but put them upside down instead like they were hanging there.
And finally I have a card to share as well...
This is a simple easy card. I cut out the "count your blessings" piece from the Cards sheet of paper and used it as the sentiment on my card. I added a couple dots too, as if it was a think/word bubble.
Make sure you check out the Fancy Pants blog to see what the other designers did with this new line.