Today was another reveal day at Cookin' Up Creations. This layout was inspired by a quote challenge on the Burlap and Buttercups blog, posted by design team member Nathalie.
"I will be the gladdest thing under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one."
~Edna St. Vincent Millay, "Afternoon on a Hill"~
Some more of the photos from the Quad Cities Botanical Center seemed appropriate; combined them with Basic Grey papers, as well as some trims from one of our sponsors. The Ribbon Jar. The crochet lace brought out the violet in the iris, and the green in the ribbon perfectly accented the foliage in the photos.
It also qualifies for a challenge by Crop Stop design team member Michelle to use some nature themed motifs. Let's see ... butterflies, a bug, greens and flowers ...
The Birthday Bash is still going strong at Cookin' Up Creations! The challenges will continue through June 30 ... still plenty of time to join in. Several of my layouts fit various challenges.
This week's challenge on The Paper Variety called for two different fonts in the title. The layout also fits a challenge on Scraptastic Kit Club's blog to use a summer theme and to alter an embellishment in some way. What says summer more than sunglasses and bikes? And I covered some ugly chipboard buttons in paper to match my layout.
Those two shady characters are my sons back in the summer of 1987. They were seven and two. The lovely young lady is my oldest daughter, who was nine. I love scrapping those old photos -- the photo quality often is lacking, but the memories make them worth preserving along with the stories.
Thank you for looking -- have a great day!