October 19, 2010

"FALL" Letters

Did you guys know that I'm a scrapbooker at heart?

That's where it all started anyways.

Random Fact: I worked at a scrapbooking store back in high school and got highly addicted to it. Most of my pay checks went straight there... I guess I can give credit to my craft-ism disease to that store :)

All that to say... I can't resist beautiful paper... just. can't.

So I fell in love with some of the fall prints and they needed to be used. I grabbed some of those cardboard 3-D letters from Hob Lob, Modpodge and my exacto knife and set to work.

*Me and little man like to work in the garage... I don't worry so much about messes there...*

Have you guys seen this color by Folk-art?
Umm... Vintage White.
I have a ton now.
Thanks Folk-Art for giving me an equivalent to Heirloom White in a smaller package... now I can justify buying like five...right?

I took it and slathered it on the backs and sides of all my letters :)

Then I used my exacto knife and cut out the scrapbook paper around the letters.

A little bit of Mod-Podge later, and it's getting there :)

This was my attempt to glue these suckers together. I just wanted them to sit nicely on my mantle.

Little man would have none of that.
And after all my fancy rigging with the weight of the water bottles.
They ended up in two pieces...but no one can tell when they're sitting still.

Here's my tribute to fall in all scrapbooking wonder :)

I love all the colors and patterns :)

Little man did too.

Here he is representing my school jersey and our newest craft:

He told me that the L's looked better this way.
I have to admit, they look pretty good whichever way he was holding them.

Or maybe it was those baby blues peeking through them.

Either way, he let me have an impromptu photo shoot with our letters.
They were worth it if just for that.

I love fall.
And this little man.

So I can't decide if I'm showing off my letters or my little guy... either way... I hope you like 'em


I hope you guys have a fabulous week.
OT school is cut to three days this week since our FALL break is here :)
See all the reasons to love fall?
School even stops for it.
And nothing stops school.

I plan on enjoying this little man AND fall for a few relaxing days.

I'll leave you with my favorite picture:

Enjoy your fall, ya'll.
(couldn't resist my arkansan ways)

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  1. Lovely letters... and that little guy just happens to be the cutest 3 yr old in the whole world..not that I am in the least way partial;) Love you and maybe just maybe I'll get by to see you this week.

  2. Cute. I love paper too. And those letters are adorable, but your son is more adorable. :)

  3. How fun! It looks like they make fun blocks, too! ;)
    I hope you can check out the fun giveaway I'm having right now!

  4. Kelsey... I love scrapbook paper, too... but I rarely use it... if at all. I just love all of the patterns and colors. Love your fall letters... they look great... and what a cute little man you got there!

    Have a great fall break!

  5. They look great! I've used some of the green paper before. Love it! Almost bought some Vintage White today, but settled on Ivory White and Parchment instead.

    Cute little man you have there. :-)

    ~ The Speckled Dog

  6. Pretty!!! I've had the supplies for a similar project for my kitchen with the letters EAT. You've inspired me to get to work!

  7. What fun letters and an easy project. Thanks so much for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence's Under $100 Party.

  8. Your FALL letters turned out great! I'm a scrapbooker at heart to, that's where it all started for me as well.

    I'd love for you to join in on Scraptastic Saturday!

    Hannah @

  9. Thanks so much for linking up! I hope to see you every week :)


  10. I have a bunch of those same letter from H.L. I think I might have to try this out. They turned out so cute! Not as cute as your adorable son though!

  11. I love it! I can't resist great paper either.

  12. Your little guy is adorable!!!
    I also have issues with paper!!!
    There is just so much awesome stuff out there!!!!
    I would love it if you linked it up to my Halloween party!

  13. Those are cute! And your little helper is adorable!

  14. Kelsey - These are adorable! and can be used for so many things! Your little model is so cute too! I featured this on the Sunday Showcase post. Stop by and grab a button if you like. Thanks so much for linking up. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  15. Great idea!!!!

    Love the patterned paper on to the F!


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