Friday, September 21, 2012

Every Leaf A Flower

Its another Friday and another chance to share some SOUS love.  This weeks challenge was to create something with a FALL theme.  The crisp cool air is slowly moving in here in GA and and in the wake of the loss of my brother I am reminded how much he loved this time of year.   For this challenge, I pulled some photos of a recent camping trip he took with a few friends and family.  You can see here he adored my sweet neice as he worked hard to build her a boat with sticks and the perfect leaves for the sails.  Simply precious their love of nature. 
Its been a while since I first created my paperdolls and knew immediately I wanted to create another, with big green eyes just like his complete with laced up shoes and all.   Hope you like.  For more doll inspiration, see my blog listing.  In fact one of my first was featured in the Cricut Chirp some time back :)   ( Hot lil' fireman ). The quote used on this layout is from a stamp I had on hand as I have a secret love for acorns and oak leaves.   A bit of coloring and glittering and done. :)

Once you have browsed be sure to link back to the official SOUS blog for some more stunning inspiration for fall creations.  These ladies are simply amazing. 

My Layout uses Cricuts Paper Dolls for the doll and rake, also Doodlecharms for the basket.



  1. I hope this layout brings you joy, and peace. It sure is pretty and well put together. Simply gorgeous. I love its soft elegance. Saying a prayer for your family!

  2. So gorgeous! Love love love your paper doll. And the basket with leaves is perfection! Very special tribute page .. one of many I"m sure! Hugs!

  3. This page is beautiful!! I am sure you experienced several emotions while completing such a beautifully detailed project. Your paper doll is amazing. Sending lots of hugs your way!


  4. Okay, first off. I was in desperate need of visiting all you gals..its been way too long.
    And so I am spending the morning hopping to all you SOUS gals and having such a great
    time! Certainly feeling inspired to go home and get creative this week! =) But for now, enjoying
    my family today!
    Which takes me to how I've been thinking of you. I have a big family but was pretty much just raised
    with the 4 sisters. My brother is the oldest and so was out of the house young, I always dreamt about
    having a brother close to me and so when I heard your news, I was somehow really
    heart just breaks for you.
    I know I need to move onto the projects, I missed the sports one as well which I am so glad I got to come
    see because it is super super special!
    And speaking of that, wow...the page you've made for this challenge. The paper doll and the basket of leaves,
    this really is incredible. A warm and lovely feel to the page. I just feel like this and the photo, the natural boat
    speaks volumes to who your brother was. I am touched.

    Well my darling...I hope you have a terrific weekend. Sorry for the wee novel I wrote! hehe!
    Big hugs! ~Leah

  5. Beautiful Kimi! The paper doll is so sweet, I just love the cheeky face. Is it a Peachy Keen face?
    Wonderful detail:)