Documenting Home in Autumn with Lorilei Murphy

Hello! It’s Lorilei back today, sharing a layout using the October Kit and add-ons! These kits are jam-packed with inspiring goodies!  The colorful number block journaling tag caught my eye, and I decided to trim the blocks and use them with five photos!

Supplies | October 2018 Kit, October Labels, Jane Alphabet Stickers — Black, Home Sweet Home Wood Veneer, Stars and Dots Puffy Stickers, Thankful Stamp

I started out by painting the background with black gesso.  I knew the layout would be colorful and I wanted a spot to ground everything!  Below the painted area I added my title with the Jane Alphabet Stickers. These stickers are awesome, and you get tons of letters on one sheet!  I selected a few phrases from the Thankful Stamp and added them around my title!

All five of the photos I chose are things I love around home in autumn.  The adorable Home Sweet Home Wood Veneer brings the whole layout together for me!  I love that Elle’s Studio designs are so great for everyday life photos. It is the reason I use these products almost exclusively in my pocket albums!

Once I had my photos printed and paired up with the five numbers from the October Kit, I decided to color block the photo spots. I added foam to the back of photos 1, 3 and 5 to vary the height of the areas. I chose coordinating October Labels and stars from the Stars and Dots Puffy Stickers—my favorite item this month—to add next to each photo. The sweet little “the best” circle from the October Kit die cuts was just the finishing touch I needed!

Thanks so much for stopping by the Elle’s Studio blog today!

Hello! My name is Lorilei Murphy (pronounced Lauralee) and I live with my husband and teenager daughter on a farm about an hour north of Calgary, Alberta. I have always been a crafty girl and the last 4 years I have spent lots of time exploring memory keeping in different forms. I started out by delving into Pocket Page albums and I went back to 2009. It was a big job but well worth the effort! I have been scrapbooking for just over a year and love the creativity and the community! You can find all my projects on my blog and I post all the time on Instagram

Stop by the blog next week to see what Lorilei has in store for her last guest post of the month! Until then, be sure to find more of her work on Instagram, Facebook, her Blog!