Monday, August 22, 2011

Dahlias


Wow! Look at those dahlias

When I showed my husband this layout, he said, "We've got to start growing dahlias again."  We used to but got tired of digging them up every year.  We had so many other things to tend to.  Seeing these last year at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden in Fort Bragg, California made us want to plant some again.  But of course, we got busy this summer and didn't.  So a good thing about scrapbooking is it reminds you of all those good intentions!  :-)

Journaling:


Walking along the path beside greenery and mostly spent flowers from summer blooms, we were stunned and amazed to emerge in the dahlia garden with its blast of vivid colors.  We used to plant dahlias and vowed to again after seeing all the varieties from tiny, compact blooms, to spidery shapes and mop heads that needed support to keep upright.  The colors seemed even brighter on the foggy, chilly Sunday.  



The layout is based on this month's Stretch Your Sketch at Two Peas in a Bucket.  I had already printed a lot of photos from the trip so I just punched out circles of the flowers and added them to a grid I cut with the Cricut and SCAL software.

I also used the Cricut to cut a border using the Storybook Cartridge.  I added some punched flowers as accents with just a touch of Stickles.  The background is green paint as I didn't have any other green paper quite the color of the paper on top.

I had so many photos I did this other simple page to complete a double page spread:


I'm almost done with scrapbooking this vacation.  I've said that before but really - about 2 more pages...

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients:  DSP:  Green by  Echo Park ; yellow from October Afternoon Thrift Shop; Soft Suede and Greenhouse Gala by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock:  So Saffron by SU!
Brads:  Basic Grey
Twine:  Martha Stewart
Cricut Cartridge:  Storybook
Stickers:  Wow by Crate Paper Mia collection; kraft from Jillibean Soup



5 comments:

  1. Lovely blooms and lovely pages, Lisa.

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  2. Beautiful photos and such a perfect way to use this sketch!

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  3. Love this page. That green paint is a perfect match. I thought this was part of Explore when I saw the grid of circles. I am trying to do an album for my Mom of her garden so I may have to do a touch of scraplifting.

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  4. Beautiful pages! What a gorgeous garden, and a fantastic layout to show your lovely pictures of it!

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  5. another great layout lisa-love how you are showcasing the dahlias-my hubby just planted a new variety this year-beautiful red ones and they make such a nice cut flower

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