Monday, June 27, 2011

He Gardens

Last week I received the Big Book of Scrapbook Pages and layouts back from the editors of Memory Maker Books.  The call for pages for this book took place in Q1 2010 so all of us have waited a long time to see it in print!  The call were for pages that were never before seen, so now I can share some older new materials for my little old blog, yay! :) 

Here is probably one of my personal favorites ever.  I adore Crate Paper's Brook collection and I think the papers look amazing against Prism Paper's brown seaweed texturized cardstock (no longer available).  Couple these with a favorite pass time of my family (all except me) and DH looking fabulous amongst his vegetables, it's a winning combination in my book!

Speaking of gardens, how are yours growing?  We have been eating fresh peas and pea pods for a couple of weeks now.  Strawberries have been producing like crazy fruits, and even if they are a little tart, the flavors win me over.  If the weather cooperates and stays dry for a few more days, we could finally go on our annual strawberry picking field trip :)  My favorite from the garden this year are the Chinese chives.  Three years into growing them, we have ourselves many clusters that produce diligently and abundantly (as opposed to one strand at a time three years ago).

Oh summer is in full swing and I plan to enjoy it!

29 comments:

alexandra s.m. said...

Congrats on this new publication Jing-Jing!

Ta page est superbe et raconte si bien ce moment de vie.

Pour répondre à ta question, ici, je ne fais rien pousser cet été pour deux raisons:
* nous faisons refaire le petit jardin
* les écureuils mangent TOUT!! sales betes!!

Bises

LollyChops said...

Your garden is STUNNING! wow... We have 4 tomato plants and some herbs. I aspire to what you guys have! AMAZING!

HUGS!

Keri said...

Love the way you did that awesome title, and love the little lattice-punch at the bottom, like a little picket fence! :)
Our garden is late, only two teeny tiny strawberries so far, and no peas yet. :(
But we're enjoying chives and lettuce! :)

Charlene said...

Congrats on the pub!!! And this LO is completely awesome! I can see why it's one of your fav's!! :-)

liana suwandi said...

Yay... To you too jj! Beautiful page :)

Deana said...

You had quite a few pages in that book! Congrats, congrats! That one certainly is amazing... and I'm still waiting for you & your husband to come plant a garden for ME! :-)

Small Garden Design said...

amazing designing. its really a creative mind person. its a Beautiful page. small garden design

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Big Congrats on your pub. Gorgeous garden photos. Love that paper too. :)

Karen B. said...

Congratulations! That looks like a fun book, as is your page. The colors are great together. My tomato plant -a patio one from the Amish- is doing wonderfully. A lot of blooms and some little green ones growing!

Virginia L. said...

Congrats on the pub--again! This scrapbook looks hefty and awesome! You make me drool over the page and that yummy chipboard completed with the gorgeous photos and details! Boy, aren't you lucky!? You have built-in gardener (DH ) and chefs(parents)!! No wonder you can scrap like genius! I am SO envious of the 韭菜 dumplings that you can have!!

curlyqmosaics said...

Congrats on the publication! I love the way you created the title...super cute layout!

Courtney K said...

i loooove all of your gardening layouts. they do make me a bit envious though.

Alice Wertz said...

ahhh..... lucky you! your garden looks amazing. would love to have one, too. of course hubby would have to be the gardener... =) so happy to hear that yours is growing happily, can't wait to see more strawberry picking layouts! =) congrats on the pub, too! wow! and this layout is fabulous! so wonderfully balanced and definitely have my eye flowing around it. fab work, Jing-Jing!

Lydia said...

WTG, Love the green and teal and the wave looks wonderful!! Now that our postal system is back hopefully I will get my copy soon!!

Pearl said...

oh my ! lucky lucky peeps you able are ! loving growing your own greens etc ! woot ! congrats on the pubs too !

teacher jessy said...

Congrats on ur new pub! That layout is awesome, guess you are the only scrapper that I know love gardening theme :) You ace them well each time!

Debbie said...

Congrats on the pub!!!! Oh how I wish I had a vegetable garden. I could live off of tomatoes!!! A wonderful layout and clever title!! Love the mix of papers!!!

Patricia said...

I love this combo color for a garden page... Very beautiful. And this garden is beautiful...
Amitié

Aubree said...

Gorgeous layout...this is one line I never picked up and now I wish I had! I will be on the lookout for the new book!

Christie Bryant said...

Wow! Congrats girly! How fabulous!
I love this layout - your garden looks fantastic and your 'gardener' is a handsome one! Love that you and your hubby garden together!

Emily Leiphart said...

Congrats, JJ! Your layout is fabulous. I love the earthy colours of the papers to go along with the fantastic photos and what a great tribute to your husband! Sounds like the veggies he grows are delicious!!

jazsutra said...

Hi JJ, Congrats on the Pub! No wonder it is your fav, it has become mine too. So very gorgeous!

love
jaz

scrappermimi said...

Girl, I love this! Such a fun and funky design!

Debbi Tehrani said...

I can see why this is a fave, Jing-Jing! It's gorgeous. I love those papers, too, and they're perfect for the pics. Congrats on this addition to your long list of pubs!

scrapbookertink said...

Lovely garden layout, how exciting to be published.

Sandi Cl~ said...

Congrats on the being pubbed again .. I think I remember seing a call for this .. like you said eons ago. Love your page and agree that it is fabulous with those colors and that cute little hubs of yours posing for the camera. No garden here except for flowers. Sping got away with me before I knew it! Can't wait til tomorrow to see your newest TCR page!

Kim said...

hoping we get that book down under!

Jennifer Larson said...

I checked this out of the library and noticed your work--gorgeous, as always! I'm going to email you about scrapping, BTW.

Belinda said...

Congrats on the pub! :) And love the fabby garden you have -- I want to be your neighbor!