Friday, April 20, 2012

My Flower Child

I LOVE spring!  It is like seeing the Earth wake up after a really long nap.  And it always amazes me that the buds on the trees and the flowers in the ground just know.  Like they whisper to one another, "It's time guys!"  Spring has always been my favorite season and I want Grace to experience all of the joys!  So on a beautiful 70 degree day we went outside, sat in the grass, and looked at the wildflowers growing in my side yard.

Now this child DOES NOT sit still.  But she was so entranced by the flowers that she sat there patting them until I brought her in so she wouldn't get sunburn.  And she picked a flower and gave it to me.  My first flower from my baby!  I took a picture, of course, and on the layout used rhinestones to draw your attention to the flower.  (I also put the flower in a cup of water on my counter until it wilted!)

I wanted to use this great striped paper I picked up at AC Moore for the page, but the rest of the page needed to be subtle so I picked a tone on tone pattern.  I used some yellow velvet ric rac to separate the two.  The doily was cut on my Cricut and I used the Night and Day font to make my letters on the Sizzix.  I in led the doily and the letters with a pen to help them stand out.

This page is currently a home decor item in my living room, where it will remain until I make a page I like better!

Have a great weekend everyone!  I will be back on Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. i like your journaling around the border of your page. what a fun spring-ish layout!