Friday, April 1, 2011

April Opportunities

Happy April!  Much is going on in the on-line papercrafting world.  It seems most of the challenges I follow haven't been posted yet. I'm sure they will be up in the next day or two.  Here is one that is:

Scrapbooker's Anonymous challenge to use eyelets:  April Challenge Eyelets  Oh boy!  Eyelets?  I'm not sure what I have but I'll give it a try.  The Crop-a-dile will get some exercise.

Also, Two Peas in a Bucket launched a change to their website yesterday along with a video that explains they are really expanding their product offerings.  I'm excited to see what they have in store for us in the stamping and cardmaking world.  This month they are doing a month long card making/stamping event.

Now for my layout...
On Tuesday I posted tips on how to create a panoramic photo in Photoshop Elements.  Here is the layout that goes with that picture.  It is more from the gardens in Northern California.  The journaling explains how I really planned a portion of our trip around seeing this particular garden and was very concerned when we got there because it did not look like that much from the roadside entrance.  Fortunately you can’t judge a garden by its entrance.  It was absolutely gorgeous once we got inside.

Project notes:
I created the flowers using tips from an article in Scrapbook etc. magazine.  I punched the flowers with the scallop punch, spritzed some with water, and crumpled them up.  I also used tips from a Tim Holtz video tutorial for creating your own glimmer mist.  However I must’ve got a little carried away with my Perfect Pearls because these are really glimmering!  Clearly, more playtime is required.

Happy, no fooling, day to you!

Ingredients: DSP: Karen Foster design and check by October Afternoon.  Colorful designer papers from a variety of sources.
Chipboard: Ashley by Maya Road; swirl by Oriental Trading
Brads: vintage breads and Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware by SU
Stickers: on holiday by the Girls Paperie.


  1. Great pages Lisa. Thanks for that info about two peas. I'll have to check out the event. Hope you are doing well.

  2. What a nice layout. What I wouldn't do to see some green grass here right now :)
    Your flowers are so pretty.


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