Wednesday, March 16, 2011

All Ready for Spring!

Yes i sure am! I cannot wait for all the snow to melt and the flowers to bloom. And today is such a nice mild and sunny day here in New Brunswick that i can't help but think that Spring is just around the corner!  To celebrate its eminent arrival (and to enter this challenge), i played with the fabulous Echo Park Springtime collection and made this color-fun layout with pictures of my 2 cute nieces playing in the garden...

All papers and stickers used come from Echo Park.  I tried to make my own cardstock flowers using the Martha Stewart doily punch, but it didn't work out exactly like i wanted - i guess that practice makes perfect! I decided to still use them but as the base for the other flowers which turned out fine. The big pink flower is from Prima. All the stiching was done by hand and i really love how that turned out. I will definitely be stitching again on future layouts :)

Here is another Spring-inspired layout i did recently which i'm very proud to say has been picked to be published in the May issue of the online ScrapStreet magazine.

In this layout (based on Liz Qualman's sketch), i used BoBunny's Jazmyne paper. The chipboard title is from Art Blanche, white flowers are from Prima, and the lacey circles were done using Spellbinders in the Cuttlebug machine. I really love this layout and am so very excited to have it be featured in ScrapStreet!

Thanks for looking... and until next time! :)


  1. Wonderful pages, I love all your stitching and you've got a great touch with the florals!! So pretty!! Thanks for stopping by my blog too :)

  2. What fabulous layouts! I love all the different elements you added. They definitely say "spring"!