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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

CJToo Design Team Day - Fabulous Fall

Oh, yes......I believe I mentioned in my last post.....that I LOVE the fall season!
And today, the Craft Junkie Too Crafty Designers are showing off their Fabulous Fall projects for everyone to see! Check out Tracy's blog, Craft Junkie Too to see what the team has to share! :)
For my Fabulous Fall project, I chose to create a two page layout of one of my favorite trips of the year.....every year....every Beech Mountain, NC for......Autumn at Oz!!!!!!  :) 
When I was a child, (long time ago! haha!) I went to this wonderful place and it's so cool that they have it open again (but only the first weekend in October every year) so that I can take my Carley there! 

Last year of course was her first time going, and my crafty mom made her a Flying Monkey suit!  It was so awesome!  Everyone loved it and could not believe it wasn't a manufactured costume!  She was such a cute lil monkey too and did so well for her first time there while being 9 1/2 months old!  :)  However, I have to share this picture below of when she was not so happy waiting in line!  :)  Priceless I have to say!
This year (at 21 1/2 months old) Carley will be going as the Cowardly Lion!  Now the last two years, I've also taken my niece Courtney which this year, she's finally going to be Dorothy! She is so excited!  But last year she was the Wicked Witch and the first year, she was Glinda the Good Witch.
Well onto the two page layout!  I promise....I'm getting there....  :)
Now every year when you "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" and go through the Emerald City, at the end they have sort of a "yard sale" type - flea market that is nothing but Oz stuff!  It is awesome!  There are all kinds of vendors there and they have all kinds of Wizard of Oz items.....dolls, purses, magnets, name it, they have it!  :)  They even have a lady who sets up each year who sells scrapbook supplies for the Oz lover!  She has the stickers, rub-ons, borders, patterned paper, and even pre-made layouts! 
This is where I give credit to "The Scrap Basket" in Lebanon, Va for my two page layout today!  However, I did change it up a little and add my own twists and embellishments of course but it was an awesome "Autumn At Oz" two page layout I thought and I had to have it (as well as some others that I can't wait to create)!  :)

For what's different than what the original layout called for is my journaling tag, button, and chocolate twine as well as the strip of brown sheer ribbon under the tag & title and the brown tulle that I added to the bottom. (Not sure what happened to the Scarecrow in this pic but Glinda joined in and that's just fine!)  There are so many characters dressed up at the Land of Oz and it's fun to have your picture taken with all of them! :)

On the second page, I added again a strip of ribbon and some brown tulle to the left side of the page which was not called for on the original instructions.  Also, I added some chocolate twine around the corner of one of the photos as well as added an orange flower with a brown glittered brad. 

In the picture abpve on the left, can you see ALL the feathers on that set of wings Carley, I mean Nikko is wearing?  :)  In the picture on the right, Courtney, I mean the Wicked Witch had to try on the super-sized ruby slippers! :)

I used brown ink on all the pieces as well as pop dots under the leaves, photo mats, and the title words to give them depth (except for the orange OZ layer below). 

I hope you've enjoyed my layout of the Autumn at Oz!  I have two more layouts that I got last year from The Scrap Basket to make and I can't wait to create them!

We're going this weekend again and I can't wait to take lots of pictures this year as well.....and see if there are anymore fun pre-made layouts to choose from!

Make sure you check out the rest of the design team's Fabulous Fall projects by going to the Craft Junkie Too website!  Have fun and be inspired!


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  1. Hi Shelley! I love the layout! What a fun place to go, I would totally be there too... wish it was closer to my family. :)

    Anyway, you did a wonderful job, I love the embellishments, colors and textures. Just beautiful.

    Big hugs,
    Cheryl @

  2. CUTE lo! Sounds like a fun place!!!

  3. Great layout and your daughters costume is adorable sounds like an awesome place to go to especially for OZ fans I would love to see it I hope you have lots of fun this year when you go and get lots of pictures

  4. Fun!Fun!Fun! Costumes are fabulous. Your layout is fabulous. So great that you have a fun tradition like this too. Thanks for sharing.

  5. awesome and fun layout. the ozfest sounds like loads of fun! thanks for sharing with us at whimwednesday :)

  6. Beautiful layout. Love the rich colors and ll the textures. Looks like so much fun. Thanks for joining us at the FCCB Falling Leaves challenge this week.

  7. Wow that sounds like so much fun! Love the layout and the pictures are adorable! Thanks for joining the challenge this week at FCCB!


  8. This layout is great-- I so wanna go here now! Thanks for creating with us at FCCB this week :)

  9. What an awesome layout! I love the leaves and journaling tag. Thanks for playing at WHimsical Wednesdays!

  10. Gorgeous layout! I love all those fabulous fall colors and what great photos! This is really lovely, thanks for joining our challenge this week at FCCB!

  11. Awesome layout! Cute pics too :) Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesday.

  12. This is such a BEAUTIFUL fall layout!I just LOVE all the great detail and AWESOME colors,Thank you so much for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday!!:)

  13. Gorgeous Layout!! Lovely elements and super cute pictures!! Great Job Girl!!
    Thanks for playing with us @ FCCB!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  14. OMG!!! I have just become your newest follower. You look like my kind of people! I too am a HUGE fan of The Wizrd of Oz and this layout is gorgeous. I also checked out your nursery room and OH MY!!!! I look forward to seeing many more wonderful projects from you in the future!!!

  15. Great those leaves !! Thanks for playing along with us this week at My Craft Spot !

  16. What a great Autumn layout! I love the leaves too! Great job with the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  17. Very lovely layout! Your leaves are beautiful! Thanks for playing along with the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge. Hugs, Cathryn :)


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Shelley (Carley's mom!)