Thursday, April 23, 2009

Gardens and Spring and Stuff :)

It has been an odd couple of weeks - we were out of town for a bit, and came home to well over a foot of snow in our driveway (this is a guesstimate on my part, as I was very careful not to put myself in a position where I needed to experience the depth on a one to one up-close basis. DH, on the other hand, felt the need to shovel enough to get the cars out and subsequently visited his chiropractor on Monday morning. To which I say, it's cheaper to be lazy :)) This was sort of bizarre for mid-April, but certainly not unprecedented. Two days later the temps were in the high 60's and lower 70's and the mountains of shoveled white stuff have become a mere memory, unless you factor in the suddenly-vibrant green grass left behind and the still-glorious peaks of the mountains (I am a BIG fan of snow... I just like it on the mountain tops, LOL)

A blizzard (of sorts) does leave one longing for soft, pretty garden-y things, though. I had so much fun playing with flowers and greenery even if it was virtual:

And I'm so pleased with the beautiful layouts I've been seeing - as you can see, it's a very versatile kit!:

(Layout by Dracowin)

(Layout by Alexis Designs)

(Layout by MamaB)

(Layout by Coldfire)(Layout by Chris (cla)

My munchkins when they were little ;)
And one that isn't so little anymore, LOL!

Garden Girl is on sale at Plain Digital Wrapper through the weekend (20% off). And for a limited time, you can download the matching alpha HERE. Happy scrapping!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Beautiful Colorado

Some of my favorite pictures to scrap are landscape and nature photos. Having grown up in Montana, I'm no stranger to natural beauty, but I have to say that Colorado is even better, due to the extreme range of colors and textures and the variety of landscapes. These photos were taken at Roxborough State Park, just a few miles away from us. Amazing rock formations and colors, and the added drama of the mercurial spring clouds make artistic and vivid layouts, and an opportunity for wonderful memories of a family day out .

I used my Canyon Page Kit to scrap these, as well as a lovely template from Annette Wood for the top layout, and one from Lindsay Jane Designs for the second page.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Rock That Robin!

We had a blizzard a couple of weeks ago (ok, we had one a week ago, too - welcome SPRING, LOL) and there was the cutest flock of robins hanging out in the crabapple tree that's about 15 feet from our back door (and as I have NO IDEA about actual distances, you may freely interpret the above statement as meaning somewhere between the back door and the back fence). I, having a smashing new birthday camera, and no desire to go outside in said blizzard, contented myself with taking about half a million pictures from inside. And some of them were really cute, so I wanted to scrap. Which meant creating a kit worthy for the cute little fluffed up guys in the tree. So what should have been the work of an hour or two stretched out to a week and a half. But a fun one!

So here's my fat little friend in all of his glory, and the kit he inspired, and some lovely layouts from my creative team.

And CT lovelies:
(Layout by Pookie)
(Layout by ISASCRAPSFOREVER)(Layout by Dracowin)

(Layout by JamiesCreations)

(Layout by Annette)

And a last one from me :)

Finally, here's a little taste for your stash:
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