Fall into fall imagery

It’s great to have the ability and time to work ahead, but even if that was the case for me, creating cards and scrapbook pages out of season just wouldn’t be the same. Even Christmas in July wouldn’t distract me from the beautiful (occasional) northeast Ohio sunshine and warm weather to get ahead on my Christmas card collection.

Just as I usually make Christmas cards only in December (generally the two weeks before Christmas or so), I like to scrapbook photos during the season in which they happened. It’s hard to create a page that represents your true memories when your current surroundings distract you from what you saw, felt or heard in that particular moment.

So what do you think of when you think about fall? Which images come to mind when you remember the season from years past? When brainstorming layouts, color schemes and embellishments to use on both pages and cards, it might be helpful to first grasp an idea of the image you’d like to portray.

Fall colors

  • Reds
  • Oranges
  • Yellows
  • Browns
  • Beige
  • Maroon
  • Plum

Fall foods

  • Pumpkin pie, pumpkin rolls, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cookies…
  • Apple pie, apple crisp, caramel and candy apples, apple cider
  • Halloween candy
  • Candy corn
  • Cinnamon doughnuts
  • Kettle corn (are you hungry yet?)

Fall sights

  • Colorful leaves
  • Pumpkin patches
  • Hay stalks
  • Leaf piles and rakes
  • Flannel shirts
  • Morning frost
  • Football games

Fall feelings

  • Cool breezes
  • Crisp air
  • Crunchy leaves
  • Warm jackets and blankets

What’s your ideal image of the perfect fall day?


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