Welcome to SEPTEMBER!!! I hope you’re having a fantastic (holiday for some + Back to School for others) weekend! I appreciate you stopping by today and letting me share this month’s edition of OLD NEW BORROWED COOL with you! While I hate that this weekend signifies the official “end of Summer”, Fall is BY FAR my favorite season and so I’m ready to welcome it with open arms!
And with the arrival of Fall comes one of my favorite things ever (besides my birthday) – FOOTBALL SEASON! Yes, I said that! My father wouldn’t have ever believed it but it changed me once my oldest started playing the game. Those of you that know Ethan (or have seen my many layouts about him!) know that Ethan has played football for forever. It’s a part of him and because of that it became a part of me. So it might shock you to know that Ethan made the big decision to take this season off and focus on being a High School 8th grader and perhaps even give another sport a try. Which means, my friends, I am left without football to cheer for. And trust me when I say that it is killing ME way more than it is him. I miss it. I mean REALLLLLY miss it. Like horribly miss it.
So for this month’s Old New Borrowed Cool I decided to do a little “Ode to Football” and my son. And perhaps it will ease the football-sized hole in my heart for a just a bit!
BORROWED: First because I wanted to do a double page layout quickly, I went to my trusty sketch folder and pulled out this gorgeous 8.5×11 double page sketch by my talented friend Becky Fleck! I LOVE that the right page is embellishments and journaling and that the left is all photos! It was so much fun to work with.
But even more exciting was finding this sheet of October Afternoon paper. I have always loved this line for its boy-ish feel but even more for beautiful color palette. The navy, lt. blue and red-orange was just perfect for what I had in mind!
OLD: These beautiful October Afternoon papers and some fun Technique Tuesday chipboard tiles I’ve had in my stash for practically forever.
NEW: BasicGrey Hey Boy! Title stickers and chipboard. How I love that line!
COOL: This super-fun, bold layout that honors both my son’s first start as Quarterback and my love of football!
And now, here’s the finished project!
So now as always, it’s challenge time. Get in there and create something that reminds you of fall! It doesn’t have to be a layout like mine – but try a card or make a wreath or anything that will put you in the spirit! I can’t wait to see it!
Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!