Monday, October 14, 2019

pumpkin theme me

Happy Monday!  I've returned from our trip to the UK to deliver Son#1 to college at Oxford and recovered from the accompanying jet lag.  We had a wonderful trip and needed a week to recover from the trip, lol!  Jet lag is no joke!  I took lots of pictures of all the amazing things we saw, so lots of fun scrapbooking is ahead.

I'm the hostess for our pumpkin challenge for the next two weeks over at BBTB2.  I'll admit this week's project was kind of thrown together, as my fatigue led to a severe creative block.  I do have a wonderful picture of my boys that will go on this week's layout, taken in September on the last time the boys will be together til Christmas break.   I used Designer's Calendar for the September title and a cartridge called Pumpkin Farm that I found on cricut access for the pumpkins and leaves.   I hope you will join us with a project over at BBTB2 and you can see the other designer's wonderful work over there as well.

Designer's Calendar-september
Pumpkin Farm-pumpkins, leaves
Paper-Colorbok Beach House collection prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink for edging

For those interested, a few snaps from the trip to the UK are below.  We loved London and enjoyed seeing some of the historical sites and rode the London Eye for a fantastic view of the city.  Oxford is like being on a movie set, except it's real life!  Everything is is old and beautiful and amazing.  Seeing the University of Oxford (which is made up of 39 colleges) and learning that the oldest college was founded in the 1100s was incredible.  I'm envious of my son's opportunity to spend a year there.  We spent our last day seeing Stonehenge, which gave me goosebumps as I looked at these ancient stones from 2500 BC.

 At the Tower of London with the famous Tower Bridge in the background

 At the Tower of London with Son#1 and my husband

Big Ben (in scaffolding), the House of Parliament, and the River Thames in the background

medieval cloister at New College in Oxford, featured in the Harry Potter movies

My son at Mansfield College, Oxford University where he will be attending college this year



  1. Awesome photos of your trip. What a great scrapbook this will be. Love the September layout. It is simple and so pretty.

  2. Happy to hear that you are home safely and that you had a good time! I enjoyed looking at your pictures. I really love your layout with the beautiful bg paper. The pumpkins and leaves are so pretty. Thanks for choosing a fun challenge.

  3. what a great trip and sendoff for college. He'll have a great year, an opportunity few will have. thanks for hosting this week, I know jet lag is a bummer, I was down for about a week or so myself. Nice layout for a group picture. Happy Halloween