D.C. in the Fall Layout

Hiya, Jamie here and Fall is undoubtedly my absolute favorite time of the year. I look forward to it, anxiously anticipating the cooler air, changing light and rich deep colors!


Several years ago I spent a few Fall days in DC with my friends. We walked high and low, past the monuments and down the Mall. But my absolute favorite part was wandering the Georgetown area. The homes there are so quaint AND they were decorated with Fall. I was in heaven!


To commemorate those gorgeous Fall days, I used Shimelle’s Go Now Go collection which features some awesome Fall inspired motifs. Don’t categorize this collection as just a travel one, it’s more than that for sure!


Since the Fall brings with it cooler air, I took that as a theme and found my inspiration in quilts. I created a simple patterned paper quilt as the backdrop for my photos. I cut 9-3×3 inch boxes and then trimmed them on a diagonal down the middle. I then paper pieced them back into squares, alternating the patterns. I used my sewing machine to stitch them together and add to the quilt feel.

I printed my photos at 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches and left a small white border around each so they’d pop off of their colorful patterned paper backgrounds. I love the variety of embellishments that come with each collection. For this page, my embellishing was minimal but dimensional! The top row features a die cut layered with a puffy heart, enamel star and wooden button. The middle row has those great Thickers and a tiny enamel heart. And the bottom row features a chipboard acorn, gold foil sticker, enamel dot and text sticker.


To finish the layout I handwrite my journaling around the square quilt. The page makes me happy for three reasons: I love how it turned out, I loved spending this day with my friends, I love capturing Fall!


Supplies Used: Shimelle-Go Now Go: Patterned Papers: (375248) Live (375251) Market (375253) Hike (375255) Move (375259) Pond (375260) Date (375262) Park (375263) Journey (375264) Picnic Thickers Departure/Black Chipboard (375270) Sticker Book (375273) Accents & Phrases Stickers (375274) Chipboard Stickers (375276) Wooden Buttons (375278) Enamel Dots (375279) Puffy Stickers (376177)