Wednesday, October 1, 2014

From our garden

It was a wonderful growing season here this year.  Just the right amount of rain and sunshine brought us and all our neighbors a good crop of whatever we planted.  For my husband, the gardener in the family, he picked buckets of tomatoes from his two plants, more cantalope than I could possibly eat and he is still harvesting watermelons even in late September.  The only casualty were the peaches which were hit by a late frost.

The journaling on this page is an almanac we can refer to in future years.  I particularly noted how the one tomato plant he staked did so much better than the one he let sprawl all over the place.  He has used tomato cages in the past but they always seem to topple over. This year he discovered that using rebar (used in construction) works great.

The papers are from BasicGrey's Herbs and Honey 6x6 and some 12x12 papers.  The wood veneer is from Studio Calico.

After I got started on the layout, I realized the upper right corner was kind of bare.  I added this paper and die cut from the collection.  Since staking the tomatoes was part of the story, I cut some very tiny tomatoes and a vine using my Silhouette.  I think I now know just how small you can cut and still get a good image.  It may be smaller than my hands can manage to glue easily :-)  I might even need to get an extra pair of reading glasses for my craft room.  Or, it could be just that the bulb on my light is getting bad.  You think?

Here's the process video on YouTube:

And here is the sketch:

If you like sketches, check out the 2013 Sketchbook with 52 sketches to scale and links to all the process videos for pages using the sketches --  Sketchbook.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. I'm so jealous of your bountiful, beautiful crops, Lisa! Love how you documented this with "Crop Report" as the heading for your journaling.

  2. Such a great page. I really like how you always talk through your choices. Those tomatoes are so cute!

  3. Lisa thanks for making these process videos, I really enjoy them.

    We had an abundant garden crop this year also. But it ended up being a fight between us and the Chipmunks, bunnies and gophers. Lol!


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