Tuesday, March 15, 2011

TIPsy Tuesday - Adding Journaling

To compliment my bold "In Bloom" page a couple of days ago, I made this page with the remaining begonia and fushia photos from our garden visit in California last September.  It is based on the sketch at

Check out the other entries for the March Sketch Challenge at Artfuldelight's blog.  The sketch is really versatile.  You still have a few days to get in an entry for a chance to win her April kit.

The gorgeous flowers in these photos were grown at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens in Fort Bragg, California.  We loved seeing them!  Unfortunately, NC does not have the climate for such beauties so we take advantage of gardens wherever we travel.
Today's tip:  Print your journaling on matching cardstock to make a last minute addition.

Originally, I'd planned to add a journaling block in a contrasting paper on the right side of this layout.  However, the frame around my photos seemed like a better place AFTER I got everything glued down.  So used a little leftover kraft paper and printed my journaling.  I trimmed and glued these strips in place so they are hardly noticeable as an after thought.

ALSO, check out Shimelle's blog post Class giveway for a chance to win a whole weekend of on-line scrapbook training!  Sounds like a wonderful experience.  I used to do Scrapbook, etc.'s Scrap-a-Faire and this sounds similar so I'm definitely going to check it out.  

Thanks for visiting today!

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Little Flowers from SU!
Ink:  Colorbox fluid chalk ink
DSP:  yellow check by Paper Studio; greens are Jersey Shore by SU!
Font:  Honey Script from
Thickers are from American Crafts
Ribbon from the Enchanted Cottage in Winston-Salem, NC


  1. WOW, beautiful LO. Those flowers are all gorgeous. Thank you for playing along with Artful Delight.

  2. Your layout is beautiful and so are your pictures of your flowers! Thanks for playing along with artful Delight!

  3. Beautiful! If you love flowers (I'm from California) then you MUST make a trip to the Buchart (sp?) Botanical Gardens in Victoria, BC. I have never seen anything like it. It's definitely worth the trip and Victoria is just beautiful too!

    Thank you so much for playing along in the sketch challenge at Artful Delight!


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