Friday, November 19, 2021


New collection cuteness is coming up... After Halloween and before Winter and Christmas, it is always fun to scrap some more Fall photos. I had a fun photo left to scrap that I took a few years ago when taking a walk in the forest, and wanted to use a lot of die cut trees from the new collection, called The Great Outdoors.  Here's what I came up with...

So as I said, I wanted to use all the trees from one of the Odds & Ends die cut packs, the colors were sooooo gorgeous!! I started by placing them on a white cardstock sheet, checking how I would use them and how many I could fit. Then I stitched trough all of the tree trunks using brown embroidery thread and I distressed the edges with my scissors after cutting off a bit of the white borders.

To have a base to place my trees on, I ripped pieces of three different patterned papers and layered them one on top of the other, starting with the lightest one. On top of that, I adhered one of the green scalloped Paper Frills, which reminds me a bit of grass.  After placing and adhering all of my trees, I stitched a few zig-zag and straight lines from left to right to add some detail to the bottom. 

For my background, I wanted to add some matching color behind the trees. So I used my watercolors and added a lot of water and then the same colors as the trees. I let it dry for a few hours.  I matted my photo with some patterned and tissue paper and added it to my layout, placing it behind one of the trees. Behind the photo, I added a cloud and sun die cut. 

Then came the embellishing part. I added Jewels, Cute Clips in the shapes of flowers and stars, Odds & Ends die cut flowers, enamel ants and two super cute animal die cuts, an eagle and a bear.  For my title I used one of the Chit Chat word die cuts, saying "Nature" and I backed it with some yellow patterned paper. I also used Alpha stickers to write the rest of the title. 

I really love the colored trees in this layout and how they stand out so much and make the layout so vibrant and alive.  By adding stitched and distressed details, the layout has so much dimension, I LOVE it!

Thank you so much for stopping by and see you very soon,

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Doodlebug Products Used

Great Outdoors Collection

Sunshine Alpahs

My Type Alphas

Other Products Used

Brown embroidery thread

White cardstock



  1. Wonderful layout! I love those colorful trees!

  2. Where can I view new collections please? I can only find outdated pages


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