Autumn is a great time to start new projects. There’s just something about the kids going back to school that makes me ready to try something new or begin a project I’ve been procrastinating. How about you? Does back-to-school time make you nostalgic for the days of book reports and art projects?
Now that we’re all grown up, we have our own little ways to get that back-to-school mojo going. I’m talking about getting our hands on some fab new scrapbook goodies and learning creative techniques! And for the more ambitious of us, finally organizing our scrap rooms or at least putting together a family calendar. Check out these delightful new products that’ll help you get started on your autumn projects:
Summer Breeze by My Little Shoebox
Celebrate the transition from spring into fall with the darling Summer Breeze collection from My Little Shoebox. The cute birds, fresh color palette, and crisp ledger and argyle designs are perfect for scrapbooking your back-to-school shopping expeditions with your daughter.
Moonrise by SEI
The vivid golds and rich browns of autumn are on full display in the lush Moonrise collection from SEI. You’ll love how these papers will add an elegant feel to your layouts about visiting the pumpkin patch or traversing a corn maze.
Dotmine Day Planners
Get organized with the Dotmine day planners. Each of the planner types was designed with a specific person in mind–each with a different set of needs. Dotmine has planners for moms, students, and more. Just use their fun Choose Your Planner application to find the one that’ll help you manage your busy schedule.
Ele.ment.ary by MemoryWorks
Looking for a sophisticated school line? The Ele.ment.ary line from MemoryWorks features a lovely vintage vibe and versatile primary colors that will help you scrapbook all of your kids’ school adventures—from your daughter in first grade to your son in high school.
Comment to Win!
We’d love to help you get started on your fall projects with some new scrapbooking goodies to add to your stash! I’m giving away a selection of products featured here, as well as some of those featured in the “Latest & Greatest” column in September 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes. Turn to page 47 of that issue to check out products from Practicing Creativity Designs, Lily Bee Design, The Girls’ Paperie, and more. One lucky commenter will even win the Flourish Frame from Bella Blvd shown on page 48!
Just leave a comment on this post telling us about your favorite autumn activity by Monday, September 20, 2010 at noon MST to be eligible. I’ll pick four winners on or around Tuesday, September 21, 2010 and post them on our Giveaways tab. Be sure to check for your name!
—Kim Jackson, senior editor