Thursday, July 31, 2014


It's the end of July, and yet today I'm thinking about...October!  I just scrapbooked a couple photos that I took last October, and I used some newly-purchased October Afternoon products to make my page.  It's a match made in heaven.  :)
Supplies: textured papers from Carta Bella; stickers, enamel shapes, die cuts, & all other papers from October Afternoon; ink from Autumn Leaves/Stampology; pen from Foray.

This page is called "The Bluest Water."  The photos are from Lake Minnetonka, which is in the western suburbs of Minneapolis.  On the day that I visited the lake, I could not believe how blue the water looked.  The only camera I had with me was my phone, and it's not an iPhone or anything fancy like that, so I worried that my photos would not capture the deep, deep blue hue of the water.  But the phone photos turned out great--I didn't even need to edit them before having them printed!  It really is the bluest water I've ever seen.

If you're a regular follower of my blog, you've already seen another photo from the same day.  It was in this post.  I've posted it again here (above), in case you missed the original post.

Earlier this summer I was visiting some relatives in the Brainerd area, where I found a new (to me) scrapbooking store.  I was able to buy some October Afternoon goodies that I'd been wanting for awhile.  These are my first puffy stickers and enamel shapes.  It's fun to try some new products.

Hope that you've been having fun lately, too.  Take care!


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Your october layout looks fabulous!!!!!

Lynette Jacobs said...

Such a lovely layout. One month to spring here in South Africa...I am so over the winter.

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Your page looks LOVELY :)
Enjoy your weekend Denise!

Anne said...

I love the blue and orange together!
Your layout looks lovely!

I missed the last 2 weeks of the summer of colour I was disappointed I was enjoying the weekly colours.
I'll try again next year!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello :)

Patricia said...

what a beauitful photo for a beautiful layout !

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm always impressed with how many different patterns of paper and embellishments you use on your pages and this one is no different. And of course, they always look like they go together. It never ceases to amaze me, especially since I have never been much for mixing patterns.

This is a GORGEOUS spread.

Helen Tilbury said...

Jeepers that sea is certainly blue!! Beautiful contrast with your orangey papers!!

Denise van Deventer said...

Super, gorgeous page Denise! I loooooove October Afternoon papers and you have used them beautifully! Your photo's are amazing and the water is certainly so very blue! ;-)

Halle said...

AH...this is why Fall in MN is so stunning. The bright bold colors...
Orange and blue are a favorite combo of mine.