Sunday, July 3, 2011

Sunny Sunday

Today is a sunny Sunday and it promises to be just as hot as Easter Sunday was when we visited the NC Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill.  I'm glad it is sunny today as I've just added the second coat of red paint to the door to my husband's workshop.  Red was his choice (he wanted it very bright but I got him toned down just a little).  It seems like an appropriate 4th of July project.

Continuing with Shimelle's class for Two Peas using 4x6 photos, this month we are up to 6 photos which was a bit of a challenge for me.  The photos needed to be all portrait and I have discovered I don't take as many of those.  I hadn't printed the photos from one of our garden visits earlier in the year so I cropped a couple of them in portrait orientation and sent them off to Walmart for printing.

I have this thing about appropriate embellishments.  I seldom use flowers or butterflies or whatever unless it relates.  It is one of many hang ups I wish I didn't have, but there you go.  Finally, butterflies fit in for me as I took several shots that day of this one tree that the butterflies loved.  It was my favorite tree, too.

The layout was very simple to put together. I used a bunch of Pear Pizzazz papers from a 6x6 Stampin' Up! paper pad.  The butterflies were cut on the Cricut and embellished with rhinestones.  Loved Shimelle's idea of gluing baker's twine in flourshes around the page.  I also did my journaling in strips as she did on one of her layouts figuring the little tidbits would be enough to jog my memory of the day.  You can see her layout and class on her blog or at Two Peas - 4x6 Photo Love June

Next month will need 7 photos and so on through the year!

Please join me this Tuesday for a special July series on holiday cards.  More details later on...

Hope you are having a great and safe holiday weekend.  Thanks for visiting.

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Stitches by Hot off the Press
Ink:  Tattered Rose and Tea Dye by Ranger
DSP:  Garden Gala and Pear Pizzazz by SU!; a little rosy colored paper from Crate Paper
Rhinestones by Kaiser
Baker's Twine by Martha Stewart
Fabric brad from Basic Grey


  1. Beautiful layout and great color combination!

  2. Can't wait to try this one - just need to hunt out some photos :0)
    Fab LO

  3. great layout lisa-love how you used the bakers twine for a flourish-creative idea-hope you had a nice holiday week-end


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