Tuesday, May 15, 2018

National Scrapbooking Month - H2H May Week #3

My Scrapbook layout for Heart2Heart's theme and Celebrartion for "National Scrapbooking Month".  There are so many ways to create scrapbooks ... traditional albums, pocket pages and digital albums to name a few. Scrapbooking is a way of preserving and sharing not only our memories but our families' recipes and traditions as well. Here at Heart2Heart, we invite you to share your way of scrapbooking and celebrate National Scrapbooking Month.

Remember you have all month to play along with all of the Heart2Heart May challenges.  Don't forget each theme for May will be updated in the Blog Sidebar (top on the right-hand side) for easy access to the different theme challenges. 

Thought a whimsical page of some of our Spring Flowers in Arizona would be fun.  The flower photos were cut using one of my circle dies in a variety of sizes ... some photos cut in two or three sections so when placed on the page different dimensions could be used for each panel.  Going to Cricut Design Space purchased one of the cactus images, modified to fit my background,  used an assortment of design papers, zip strips and complements  from "Prickly Pear" and starting arranging everything on the page.  

Had  the background, sides, letters and cactus pretty much assembled.  Added 3D foam tape to the middle of the cactus for dimension and roundness and placed and adhered the one three-piece flower cut on the top right-hand side.  Running out of time before going to Our Little Group for a crop, gathered the Prickly Pear complements, zip strips and balance of photos to complete at the Crop. 

Knew once at the Crop I could ask my daughter for suggestions on the ideas of my layout since she has had so much experience in doing layouts ... like about 50 big albums or more.  Usually when asking for assistance she graciously offers ideas ... even though knowing I'll do what I want anyway.  However this time a lot of her suggestions were put in action, and even the other members of our group gave their suggestions too. 

One of the first changes my daughter suggested was to put a shadow on the letters so they stood out more.  So with my most precious Cricut Tool (the wider spatula) carefully removed the letters and added the shadow.  The rest were suggestions on juggling items around and adding a little more whimsical with the complements, zip strips and other die-cuts. 

My finished layout are the many shared ideas from Our Little Crop Group ... of course I had all final decisions.  I wasn't sure whether beautiful flowers could be mixed with whimsical; however, the flowers pop right out of the page, and then it bring you into the whimsical.  I am so pleased with the end result and hope you enjoy all the activity in this layout.     

Also submitted to the following Challenges Please visit these other challenges to see the many DT inspiration and entrants projects.  

I was a random draw winner for 
Dreaming Tree for SVG files

Beauty of Cacti Flowers, along with Whimsical, how feminine is that.  First time entry in this Challenge and would like to share so pop in The Rubber Buggy for the current May challenge and the variety of themes and challenges they have had in the past. Great themes and inspiration offered.  

Spring in AZ - Cacti Flowers

CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified
Design Paper 
     Prickly Pear Design Papers and Complements 
     Emerald, Lemon and White Daisy 
     Cacti Flower Photos 
Cricut Design Space - Die Cuts 
     Ole Cartridge #M35B2B "Cactus"
     Elizabeth Craft Designs #1506 Dashing Circles 
     Stampin' Up #141712 "Sizzix - Large Letters Framelit Die"
     Paper Sweeties "With Love" 
     Piazza Plenty "Birdhouse and Bird" (Small Bird) 
     Peachy Cheap "Spring Dies" (Larger Bird)
     3D Foam Tape - Regular and Thin


CA Scrapper said...

So beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


Alyson Mayo said...

Wow - what a busy layout but gorgeous pictures! I never think of cacti blooming - just being prickly. These flowers definitely needed lots of colour and your layout highlights that. Nice :)

Sheila H said...

Your colors are so bright and eye catching! Thanks for sharing with us at FCCB.

Gerda said...

This project is Gorgeous!! Love the bright colors! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
Have a great day.

Birgit said...

Such a fun layout and design. All those cacti are gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking up to the DRU "Birds" challenge. Best of luck to you!

Darlene said...

WOW what a unique and beautiful design! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Birds’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

Diane said...

So pretty and colorful and FUN!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful layout. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.


Lisa said...

Beautiful! Your daughter sounds just wonderful :) .. love how this turned out... bright, bold, and beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Three Amigos!

mum of two said...

What a pretty layout! Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
Purple Monkey Moments

Macimbalo said...

Great layout, so colorful and full of amazing details! So happy you could share this with us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes w/ Dies Challenge and good luck!

scrapqueen141 said...

What a creative and beautiful layout! Great job! Thank you for playing along at FCCB! Blessings, Jamie DT

Karla Yungwirth said...

What an amazing layout! I love the dimension you added to the cactus. Thanks so much for joining us for the 3D FCCB challenge! Hugs, DT Karla

Michelle N. said...

Congratulations! Please email FCCB (the email address is on the winners post) for your prize!