Monday, April 1, 2013

Spring Fling

I am hoping Spring may eventually make it to Ohio. More snow is predicted for today, but for now the sun is out trying to convince me that the cold temperatures are not so bad. I decided to take a trip down memory lane and make a double page mixed media scrapbook layout. The pictures on the pages are from a trip we took, last Spring, to Maine.

We came across this field full of wild flowers and it was my husband's idea to re-in act a "running through the field" scene. How could I resist getting out and enjoying the Maine Spring beauty and acting a bit silly.

If you have never been to Maine in the Spring time it is a must see. Everything is so very green and against the blue ocean the scenes are just breathtaking.

For the layout I used paper from Webster's Pages. I am submitting this to the Embellish A Little challenge over at Scrapbooker's Paradise. I have added quite a few extra touches or embellishments to the pages. First, I fussy cut out the flowers and butterfly's from the paper and then inked the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress ink so they popped off of the page.

I stamped the beige background paper with stamps from Tim Holtz Mixed Media and Shabby French Stamp sets to add a bit more interest. I also decided to sew around the page and rough the edges up a bit.

I wanted to add some extra texture to the pages so I used the Tim Holtz Brick Die and made a mask. I then went over the mask with some modeling paste. To highlight the brick a bit I inked the edges up with Black Soot Distress Ink.

I decided to add a few more flowers to the layout, after all isn't Spring all about flowers. I used Tissue Wrap and the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die to cut out a bunch of flowers. I then sprayed them with Dylusions Lemon Zest Spray Ink and added a brad to hold them all together.
I hope this put you in the Spring Mood and don't forget to check out the challenge over at Scrapbooker's Paradise Blog for even more inspiration. As always thank you for stopping by.


  1. So lovely and bright! What a fun husband you have! Love the idea for the photos... a wonderful memory to capture. Thanks so much for Playing in Paradise with us this week.

  2. What fabulous layouts Stacy, I love the fun bright colours and wonderful pictures. Thank you for joining us for Playing in Paradise this week.

  3. Beautiful layout, Stacy! You have added so many lovely details. I love your pretty tissue flowers. Thanks so much for Playing in Paradise this week. Hope you join us again soon.

    Hugs, Dawn

  4. Well, at least you aren't alone - we have more snow predicted for this weekend up in Nova Scotia :) I totally love your layout - and what inspired it. Capturing those kind of silly moments....just too much fun! So glad you could come play with us in Paradise this week :)

  5. Congrats on your win for the PPC challenge! Lovely layout!