The Fall Hutch and a Fun Giveaway!!

Fall is rapidly coming to a close and the holidays are quickly approaching!  Thought I would share a few small changes I made to my hutch for late fall, before I switch it out for Christmas!  I mainly did it with the use of color~ browns and golds, with a touch of orange...

I love this little porcelain leaf...

A couple of golden bird figurines add a whimsical touch...

as do some of my dog figurines...

I brought back acorns from the lake...

LOVE this old plate...

 and I added this vintage shaker that I found recently... just a few small changes...


Now for the giveaway!  I am sure you have seen the My Memories giveaways on the blogs lately...they are the top rated scrapbooking software...They offered me the opportunity to review the software and another chance for you to win the My Memories Suite for free!

I'm a beginner at this sort of thing, but found it easy to use, and there are tutorials, too.  There are many templates, background papers, embellishments, etc., as well as the ability to work totally from scratch.  I played around with some of the photos from this post.  Using a collage template, I chose a background color, cropped the photos, added shadow, and text.  Something like this could be used as a scrapbook page, printed as an advertising card, there are so many possibilities!

This is a very simple one I created with photos of my pugs...I chose a corrugated paper, adjusted the opacity, added mats, shadows, text, and embellishment.  It is easy to move or rotate items, to move layers behind or in front, and you can even add music or video for use on the web...

And you can do lots more than just digital scrapbooking... here I took a photo of some vintage ballerina cake toppers, added mats and phrase of my is designed to print out on a white background and be framed.  

Since you can put things into a JPG format you can print them as photos, or Christmas cards, artwork...whatever you want.  I have only done just a few projects,  so I know there are LOTS more possibilities with this software! There are many free template downloads on their website as well as a large selection of downloadable software add-ons at low cost, so you can constantly get new templates, papers, etc! I am having a lot of fun with this and am looking forward to working on some Christmas gifts with the software, too!

For those of you who can't wait to try this, has offered my readers a special discount code for $10 off the purchase of the My Memories Suite v2 software as well as a $10 coupon for the store- a $20 value!   Just copy and paste and enter this code at checkout-      

TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY,  if you aren't a follower, please become one.  Then just visit the website and let me know what your favorite digital paper pack kit is- I think you will enjoy exploring- there are MANY types, my favorites are the vintage style!   One comment is all you need!  
If you would like to earn extra entries, you can leave a separate comment for any of the following-
  •  a blog or sidebar mention

  • or follow their Blog , where they have fun weekly challenges!

Good luck!  The giveaway ends Weds November 16th- 10 PM CST

Until next time...


  1. Hi Linda! I LOVE the "China Blue" pack, and I know my kids would love the "Sundae Scoop Shop" pack. My girls and I scrap book almost every weekend so this would be a splendid gift. Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. The 'Someday Soon' kit really appeals to me, but with so many to choose from how does anyone ever decide which one to buy? LOL I guess they just buy several instead of one, right? Please enter me in your drawing.....

  3. Forgot to mention that I love the porcelain leaf also. I just subscribed to the My Memories Suite as well!

  4. This looks like so much fun. I think I like the Piece of the Moment Word Clusters.
    Your hutch is gorgeous with all your beautiful treasures.

  5. Your post is lovely. I am not signing up for the giveaway but it is wonderful. I have been blessed with winning way tooo much stuff this year already.

    I LOVE that old plate and those litle birds are just darling! Your hutch looks nice all dressed for Fall! xo Diana

  6. I always love your finds! Don't know how you manage to come up with them all. I'd love to shop one day with you.

  7. I really enjoyed seeing your fall hutch! So pretty and just wonderful touches here and there! Don't enter me in the giveaway and I already have the My Memories and I love it! I know whoever wins it will enjoy it!
    hugs, Linda

  8. Hey girlie ~ LOVE your
    hutch with the LINDA
    touch : ) !! I am going
    to be doing the same
    giveaway in the next
    week or two, so it's
    great to know that you
    found it easy to use...
    I want to start putting
    together a slide show
    for E's graduation open
    house next year....wah....!

    Hope you are enjoying those

    xx Suzanne

  9. Hi Linda! You sure have some cozy and cute things on your fall hutch! I love all the china! Perfect colors for fall.

  10. Linda
    You've really done such a great job at dressing your hutch! You have so many lovely pieces!

  11. This looks like fun. I like the "Sweet Vintage Papers" pack.

  12. What a pretty hutch. I love the collie dog and the cow.

  13. Linda..I love the clocks on the scale!! such beautiful vignettes! I'll go like this fun company, too!

  14. Your hutch looks amazing! you have such a talent at putting together interesting looking displays. I always learn something from you! I adore the clocks, scales, doge and the bull is adorable.

  15. So much to love! I adore those German spice jars in previous post too! Oh my, I am a sucker for china!!!!

  16. Hi Linda,
    Love your fall pieces- that creamer? in the first photo is beautiful-and love your old clocks, and the birds, too. Wonderful soft and cosy colours.

  17. Your hutch looks lovely, like always. Fun giveaway...already a follower :) Laurel

  18. Wow, so many packs to choose from...the "White Mocha Frame Clusters" pack looks like lots of fun to me :) Thanks, laurel

  19. Your hutch looks beautiful. I love that framed print of the dog. So cute!

    The memory suite looks like a lot of fun to play with. There are too many to choose a favorite!

  20. I love your fall hutch, it is so pretty, all of the old silver and vintage items makes it both beautiful and interesting to look at.
    This sounds like fun, Linda, I think I would like a chance to win it.
    I am following your blog.

  21. Hi Linda,
    I am now following their blog.
    Thanks, Cindy

  22. Love your hutch at all times of the year. You always find the best things. Mimi

  23. Your autumn hutch looks great! You have a lot of cool things! I love the scale! It will be fun to see what you do with your hutch for Christmas.

  24. Of cousrse i will want the pictures of Sophie & Bailey included in mime somehow. Every time I see their little pictures I want 2 more pug babies. I keep telling myself when I am reading to stay home more. Because I hated having to board sissy for 10 days while gone on trips

    Nice to come over again and see them

    I forgot to tell you how nice your hutch looks really homey and comfortable


  25. Autumn Evening Quick Page - love this site thanks for sharing and the discount code!

  26. I like the love grows here pack! And of course you know I follow



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