Friday, April 6, 2012

Beauty in Bloom

Happy Good Friday bloggers!  If you are a Christian and celebrate Easter, I hope this weekend brings a renewed spirit within you.  I am excited to spend some time this weekend remembering what Easter means to me!  And I am also excited to share this layout with you.  It is reveal day over at Stuck On U Sketches.  We have a new die cut challenge for you.  Our theme this week is "Spring is in the Air."  Here is the layout I made for challenge, using pictures of our sweet granddaughter from a few years ago.  The layout  is entitled "Beauty In Bloom."  Here are the details:

Size:  12x12
Card stock:  American Crafts, Bazzill, Core'dinations
Patterned papers:  My Mind's Eye
I started by using a large scalloped circle frame cut using the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge at 11" (I think I used fit to page).  I cut it in half and will save the bottom half for another page.
Clouds:  Fiskars punch
Branch:  Bloom Lite cartridge cut at 2 1/2" (with a little glitter added)
Frame around large picture:  Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge cut at 6" (page 24 of the handbook)
Beauty:  Martha Stewart Seasonal cartridge cut at 1"
In:  Martha Stewart Birthday Cake Art cartridge cut at 1 1/4" using the "chic" feature
Bloom:  Just Because Cards Cricut cartridge cut at 2 1/4" with a little glitter added
Scalloped oval behind the word Bloom:  Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge cut at 4 1/2" (page 23 of handbook)
Flowers:  Recollections
Flower next to the word "In":  I used a retro flower punch for this one.
Bird:  Stampin' Up punch
Butterflies:  Recollections
Satin ribbon from my stash

Hope you like it and can join in with us on this cool challenge!


Be inspired!

Click on the photo for a better look.

And be sure to check out Nanne's awesome handmade flowers that she is giving away this month.  Check out the Stuck On U Sketches blog for details!


annette said...

Love your Lo Tammy & the pix of the little one are so cute .. may your Easter be blessed .. hugz X:)

Josie0602 said...

Beautiful layout with photos of an adorable little girl!


Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Oh gosh Tammy!
This is SOOOOOOOO great! I wanna see more layouts!
Ok? LOL!
But really fun...first and for most, those photos! OMG! Is she something else! What a sweetie!
And all the details you've added are SOOOO cute!
I ADORE this!
(and the other cards you've posted as well are GREAT!)

Hope you as well have a VERY blessed Easter! Happy Good Friday as well!

**Treefrog** said...

Oh What a Cutie (and the layout isn't bad either, LOL!)Your Granddaughter is ADORABLE and the colors in your layout, WOW, How Fun, Cheery and so Perfect for Spring! It really brought a big smile to my face! Happy Easter!
((Hugs)) Theresa

Sandi Cl~ said...

Well, first of all, what adorable photos!! Love when you do LOs cause they are always so special! Love that you got some clouds in there. Everything is so bright and just perfect for Spring.

He is risen indeed!

Hugs Sandi

magicwanda said...

Great pics and I LOVE the colors soooo pretty!
Hugs Wanda

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Simply love this layout. The colors are beautiful and the pictures are perfect! wishing you a wonderful Easter!

Tracey said...

The fun bright colours in your layout say Spring....gorgeous photos too. Happy Easter:)

Faith Abigail Designs said...

Such an adorable layout! I love the bright colors and the fun patterns. So perfect for Spring!

Lisa said...

I love the layout of this, and the colors are so bright and happy! Great job! :)

Fern said...

Tammy, this is soooo cute!!! Love the colors and the photos are precious!!! Hugs!!