UrbanAutumn_logo_BLOGHOPHey everyone! This is a day I've been waiting for since way back in September when we were in the first stages of planning; my collection, Urban Autumn's designer blog hop! If you are just popping in, make sure you head over to the Lily Bee Design blog first to make your way through the whole hop! (I'm the last stop).

I have gathered some of the industry's top designers to bring you a hop that will inspire you to get out all of your most treasured autumn memories and scrap away!

Today, I will personally be sharing several projects through the course of the day, including a couple layouts, pocket style layouts and cards. So once you've been through the hop, make sure to come back several times throughout the day to this post and I will have posted more goodies for you to see.

Project1For my first project, I thought I would share a layout using nearly all of the 12x12" papers in the collection. I used my silhouette to cut out several triangles and placed them on white cardstock to provide some lightness from the very saturated colors in the collection. I used the washi tape from the collection in three places around the perimeter to provide some framing to the page. 

The photos I took recently at the New York Botanical Gardens were the ideal subjects for my page with their lush colors. UA_NYBGLO_AH1

I love the metal badges from this collection and was excited to use them as textural and dimensional pieces on this particular page because it shows just how seemlessly they work with the papers.

Here's a closer look at the embellishments.UA_)NYBGLO_Details_AH


Now I have a bit of a combination project that I started and hoped to complete earlier this week.



One of the super things about project life-style pages is that you can combine layouts with pocket pages, of a variety of configurations and sizes. Here I decided to open my story with a "title page" of a 12x12" layout using 12x12" papers from Urban Autumn. Then the rest of my story was told using a "J" and "A" style protectors from Project Life. Through out the story I used the 3x4" Daily Deck cards from Urban Autumn, the printables and cut files (shown below) to encapsulate my entire story. If I tried to put this story together in just one layout, I don't think I would have been able to tell the whole thing, not include all of the imagery that really captures the events of our memory.UA_HalloweenDelay_Pg2_AH


Below is an image of what the whole thing looks like in my album. By keeping the colors consisten throughout the 4-page story, it feels connected even though all the images and papers are separated by the seams in the protectors.UA_HalloweenINALBUM_AH


Here I wanted to share with you one of the cut files from the collection. I really liked using kraft for these as they add a beautiful natural element over the  3x4" cards. UA_HAlloween_detail2

Now up, I've got a giveaway for you! One lucky winner will receive svg and png files for using as cut files in creating customized Urban Autumn cut out using a silhouette or other paper cutting machine for decorations on their upcoming projects! These will soon only be available through the Lily Bee website for purchase, but one lucky winner will win ALL 5 files!

Cutfiles_BlogYou have until next Thursday, November 14th to enter! A winner will be announced next Friday, the 15th. 

Until then, if you havne't already, make sure to check out the other fabulous ladies on the blog hop!

If, you've gotten lost along the way or want to go back and check out some of the other gorgeous creations from the other designers on the hop, here's a list in order of the hop for your reference.

Amy Heller <------That's me! :)
I thouroughly hope you've enjoyed the hop just as much as I have! It's been such a pleasure putting it together and I'm so humbled by all of your support and my fellow designers on the hop's support to bring this to you today. I sincerely hope you've enjoyed it! I can't wait to start seeing your beautiful creations using Urban Autumn!!