Saturday, June 2, 2012

Spring Planting

So far this year, I have not taken a single photo of our gardens, the gardeners or the gardening activities in the backyard.  Could it be that after so many years, the gardens are no longer a novelty and are beginning to look the same ol' same ol' to me? LOL.  I will make an effort in the near future to correct this "wrong."  Maybe the girls can pose with their peas tomorrow!
Meanwhile, I do have a layout to share with you that is published in Creating Keepsakes' Simple Scrapbooks.  The requirement for this layout was to use only cardstock and one other embellishment.  I chose chipboard.  All photos are 4x6 except the fourth one which is 3x4.  If it looks simple then the goal is achieved!

In these photos, they were working on our blueberry bushes.  They aren't turning out at all this year.  It doesn't look like we will be getting any berries this year.  DH thinks that the soil is just not acidic enough.  It's a little disappointing but just like everything else in life, you garden and you learn! 

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!  Tomorrow is the season finale of Game of Thrones on HBO.  Another obsession comes to an end for the year :)
As seen in special issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine: Simple Scrapbooks Sc. Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher.

19 comments:

Sandi Cl~ said...

First, congrats on another pub! I love how effective this is really. It may be simple but I need some occasion pages done this way especially for our big family events. Gorgeous arrangement. Good luck gardening!

Christie Bryant said...

Love this! I love what you did with only cardstock and chipboard! And of course, you're published!

Karen B. said...

Blueberries are yummy, sorry to hear that you don't think you might be getting much. These pages are a lot of fun!

alexandra s.m. said...

Je rejoins tout à fait les propos de Sandi, d'abord: bravo et puis c'est vrai que ta page double est tout simplement parfaite ;-)

Michelle said...

Great page!! Congrats on another publication! I would love some blueberry bushes, but I don't think the birds will leave them alone. I know what you mean by the same old, same old. Gardens, apple picking, the fair... especially when you have been going for decades.

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, this is fabulous Jing Jing! What an amazing design. You make two ingredients into a full-course meal!

Courtney K said...

i so enjoy your garden layouts. my garden consists of 4 tomato plants in big pots on my deck.

are you ready for tonite?? and i must say that i am a bit excited it is coming to an end for this season because next up is true blood!!!

Kim said...

it seems I have missed a few of your posts....who knows how...they are fabulous, Iespeciallylove your SEW layout about your daughters haircut, its stunning!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Awesome job with that difficult challenge! Just cardstock. Wowzers! Your photos are wonderful!

Deana said...

I think since the novelty has worn off with the garden, you should do lots of Step & Pump pages since that's what you're most interested in these days! ;-)

Congrats on another awesome pub! You rock!

Patricia said...

the colors of the spring garden for this page;. love it!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

WTG! You sure have cracked CK! Awesome work - your style is so instantly recognisable... LOVE IT!

Angi said...

Fabulous. It's the perfect time for gardening. Congrats on your pub!

Charlene said...

Looks like a fun time! I love fresh garden veggies, but don't like to garden :-) wonderful page Jing-Jing!

teacher jessy said...

Congrats on ur pub!! Such a pretty one. Can't wait to see the girls photos again :)

Alice Wertz said...

you still made it interesting with just cardstock and chipboards! love the offset panels. very pretty and balanced spread, Jing-Jing! and congrats on the pub. hope all other crops do well in your garden this year! =)

Linda Beeson said...

Oh so cute! Good theme too.

Kathy Martin said...

What a fabulous layout! I love the way you tilted the card stock and photos. And those flowers are the perfect accent! :)

Izzy Anderson said...

I love clean and simple! Great layout. I'm such a fan of your work.