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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Is It Spring Yet?

April in this area gives hints as to the approaching gardening season. The odd day of double digits makes you forget to grab your coat when you leave. Bit it is still winter here in northern Alberta. And it will be for another two to three weeks. So there is still time for scrappy play before the gardening season pulls me outside for my other passion.

The March the Counterfeit Kit Challenge did not tickle my fancy. It was predominately red and yellow. Do you recall that we built a red, yellow and black kit in July of last year? Something about that combination is a block for me. The kit remains untouched. Since it was assembled with a particular story in mind, it will stay intact until I get around to that one. But please, don't hold your breath.

So knowing that the colour combo will not move the mojo, and longing for something with a breath of spring, a friend sent a link to Scrapbook and Cards Today. Their spring kit looks like this.


My mimicry kit did not get photographed as I pulled it together quickly before a weekend away that offered time to scrap in a hotel room.  But the layouts that came from it where just what I needed to work with . Most are from the first day of Becky-boo's life. One from a scrap retreat weekend. Funny how I love to scrap about scrapping.

There will probably be more from the kit, in time. But as I move into the "non-scrapping season"  I expect there to be a lull if not a total break.

Here are the resulting layouts from "Is It Spring Yet"

  I have been relying on Scrapbook Generation for layout inspiration since a friend recommend the site last summer. Especially useful for two page layouts that use a lot of photos. 

Then for the dear friend that says I need to put things on angles more often. A couple with her in mind.

  White cardstock and paper doily. Pristine and baby fresh. This is where I used the stamp set to make the green flowers and leaves. Out of the comfort zone, but I had fun doing it.

Finally a few photos from a weekend at The Blooming Inn, in Pincher Creek, Alberta.

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