I'm back with Week #2 for Guest Designer at SIMON SAYS STAMP! Last week's blackout of Facebook, and most of it's fellow apps, interrupted my posting of Week #1, but I'm hoping things will go much smoother with this one! THANKS to everyone who stuck with it and managed to pop in and take a look! It's been a wild couple of weeks here in our house with several travels that took us in the northerly direction; Red Wing, Minnesota, and then this past week; South Haven and St. Joseph in Michigan. In between those trips, we also had gatherings for both sides of our families. This woman is pooped, but there's more to come as we move further into October.
Ahhhh, but OCTOBER! I'm definitely a summer person by heart, but by birth; I'm a Pumpkin Girl- born in mid-October on the very first Sweetest Day! *gush* Out of all our Kids and Grands born in the Spring, only one shares the Fall birthday with the ChiefHubby and I... Littlest Man, Jamie, was born in mid-November. And that's kind of fitting since his Parents are literally addicted to Halloween. Fall is my third favorite season only because it means Summer is over. But, the colors and feel of Fall is something I'd miss if I weren't born in Indiana. While the years are different, the smells, feels, sights, and (for those of you who can hear) sounds of Fall- those familiar things that never change. The SSS Monday Challenge Design Team put together a Mood Board showing photos of these, giving us a choice of what to base our "Autumn/Fall Colors" theme on.
I chose one photo out of all, and yet, ended up making a match to almost all of the photos on the
Mood Board. Whatever you choose to make: let your senses guide you! I used our recent trips to Minnesota and Michigan, to help me round out my make, So without further ado....Here we go!!
Featured items can be found listed at the end of this posting.
Being inspired doesn't take going out of your city, state, etc. You can get inspired by taking a walk, or visiting a downtown and window shopping the storefronts, or as easy as surfing the makes as they list on the SSS Monday Challenge: Autumn/Fall Colors with a Mood Board site. The Lead Design Team has kicked it off with their always-awesome makes to get you started, and I hope I have also helped inspire you! I sharing a few pics below to help with it...
You'll notice that even as it was already October in these photos, the leaves don't have to change color for you to FEEL that Fall feeling! The sky with the lowered sun towards the South, and the grass showing a slow-down of growth. The biggest giveaway: PUMPKINS!
So that's it for now- and don't forget to pop back in for more October Guest Designer spots-
coming in the next 2 weeks! And be sure to share your own make on
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Until next time...'
Stay Safe &
Items used for this project can be found at Simon Says Stamp :
(Clicking on picture or on link will take you to the same place for product.)
(Various) Tim Holtz (Regular) Distress Ink ReInkers- Fired Brick, Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, & Crushed Olive