Friday, September 28, 2012

Our Mountain

Hi!  We just returned from a beach trip and one of the first things I noticed when we got back into our neighborhood was the leaves just starting to pick up a bit of gold.  It will still be several weeks yet before our mountain changes color as it shows here in a photo from last November.

We don't live on this mountain or own land there but it is right out our front windows.  I grew up practically at the foot of the mountain so it has always been part of my life.  The view in the photo is actually taken just a ways down the road with a neighbor's barn in the foreground.  From this angle, it really doesn't look all that high.  Trust me, around here, this is a mountain!

Depending on where you live, you might consider this just a hill or it might seem huge.  It is really the last of the foothills in NC.  From the other side of this mountain, there really is nothing but hills and lakes all the way to Charlotte over 60 miles away.  So tucked in here behind our mountain, we get lousy TV reception but beautiful views of the seasons.

There has been a little clearing and there is now a cell tower on top but really not that much change.  Our side is pretty steep and most of the land was owned by a lady who lived into her late 90's.  The land has changed hands a couple of times in the last 10 years or so since she passed but so far nothing much has happened.  We hope it stays just like it is.

For the layout, I used some new Simple Stories Harvest Lane papers.  I've been looking for a fall collection to replace one from Stampin' Up! and the Basic Grey Indian Summer collections that proved so versatile.  This one doesn't quite have the pizzazz of Basic Grey yet ironically it is more 'basic.' with prints that work for fall or really about anytime of year.

I took a trick from Sue's blog and did some stitching around the papers to add some interest and tie the two sections of pattern paper together.

The bottom border is stamped with a Stampin' Up! wheel stamp.  I can't remember the name.  It goes with Trendy Trees.  I used some of those stamps on the page stamped on the October Afternoon label.  A few buttons complete the visual triangle.

Well, a long list of to-do's today.  Thanks for visiting!


  1. Lisa... love this layout ... how nice to go from beach to such a lovely mountain... love the stitching you did! Thanks for sharing :) Kathi

  2. Another great layout Lisa! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  3. Fabulous layout! That is a great view! :) I have been using this collection too and it is versatile because it works great for my Florida photos too. We don't get much "autumn" here but the gingham and flowers work for me. I love it!

  4. Beautiful photo! Awesome layout. I love the stitching!

  5. Beautiful layout, love the button accents and stitching :)

  6. what a gorgeous photos and a fabulous layout.. I love the stitching on it.. thanks for sharing.

  7. Beautiful layout, and stunning photo/view :)

  8. Your mountain looks beautiful and your page is wonderful! Love the papers you used, and the stitching is a fabulous touch.


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