Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Besides scrapbooking, my other passion for the past 6 years has been flower gardening.  I had these beautiful hydrangea plants put in my side garden back in 2004.  The first year they were small, the second year they got bigger and the third year they died.  I was heartbroken.  I get very attached to my flowers.  You nurture them, feed  them and get so much enjoyment out of it.  Fortunately I did take these pictures, and even though they are not a part of my garden now, I can look at this layout and remember their beauty.
 I am entering this layout in three challenges this week.  
The first one is over at Stuck On U Sketches.   

The second challenge is over at the Color Room.

And the third is over at Wee Memories, where this weeks challenge is flowers.

 I used Webster's Pages A Sweet Life paper on this layout and did a lot of cut out work.  The frames are digital frames by Melissa Bennett.  I used my Cricut Heritgae cartridge to cut out the fence.  I added some little purple flowers that I purchase from Michaels a while back.  I inked a white doily and then edged it with some turquoise ink and added a little bling. The petal border above the pink frame is by Prima.


EileenMV said...

sorry about your hydrangeas but this is a beautiful layout!!! love all the details - gorgeous!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Oh, Debbie, so sorry about the hydrangea. I have a Queen Ann Lace one that I dearly love and have actually had it about 10 years! Can't beleive it! The layout is so YOU! Love the colors and the mix of embellishments. Great cut work. And so glad you could "play" with us at SOUS this week! Oh, I made a card with my Green at Heart on Sunday and put it in the mail .. then realized I didn't get a photo to send you .. but there will be more to come! They are perfect for a dgd bday she just had! Cheers!

Luz Maria Bruna said...

Wow sweetie you made such a great tribute to your other passion!!! Amazing design and work!!

Nanne said...

Oh my! What fab colors and it is so you.. I absolutely love how you layer your photos, that is a definite YOU.. It just looks so fab!!
I'm sorry too to hear about your beautiful garden falling short of these stunners, but at least you have them in your garden album for future generations to enjoy as well..

Beatriz Farquhar Guzman said...

Oh... so sorry about your garden but the good thing is that you have these gorgeous pictures. I love your page, very detailed and the colors are perfect. Happy Wednesday!

Jocelyn said...

So sorry about your Hydrangea.....I love these flowers...they are on of my favorites!!! I have two bushes on the side of the house!!!!

The LO is Stunning...so filled with the most wonderful detail!!!

Wishing you a great day!!! :-)

Susan said...

I love Hydrangeas...from a distance. Those and Lilacs kill me! The page is gorgeous. I just love your style and wish I could end up with layouts so detailed. I need to stop comparing myself to others but I really think I need to step up my game and try some new things!!!

CraftyGirl said...

Wow!! This LO is just amazing!! You do such a fabulous job of layering elements and it gives your page so much dimension and texture!! Sorry your flowers didn't make it... but this LO is pretty fabulous.. maybe you could just frame it and set in your window.. you know, pretend the flowers are still there!! LOL!!!
Barb :)

Leah said...

Lady, I so live my dreams through you....I hope to someday learn to garden because I do understand the joy that plants, or being surrounded by beauty in nature can mean!
So good for the soul!
I adore this page and all the goodies you added in!!!

Fern said...

What a gorgeous layout of a beautiful memory!!! Debbie, your eye for detail is amazing and your cutting if fantastic!!! Just gorgeous!!!! XXXXX

Tabbetha said...

WOW! What a stunning lo! Your details are just gorgeous! I luv the framing around the beautiful flowers! Im am now a follower of your blog, so glad to make your accquaintance!! You do beautiful work! Have a great day! Tab

Sandi Clarkson said...

Hi, Debbie, thanks for coming by my blog today. It always means alot to have you "visit!" CAn't wait to see what you come up with next .. always a treat to see your work!

Darien said...

Your Work is Amazing!!! This lo is full of happiness!!!! Love it! Too bad they died. They looked GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a Great weekend!

~Christina~ said...

WOAH!!! That is beyond awesome :) :) :)

If you would be interested in giving a new challenge blog a try, I would love to see how it inspires you :) You can check it out at: Scrap It With a Song

Jenny said...

Wonderful creations!! Thanks for playing my challenge! Have a wonderful weekend! The winner will be announced this weekend! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Julia said...

Wow Debbie this is amazing. Hope you get to win!!