Saturday, April 2, 2011

April Showers Bring May Flowers Blog Hop Day #2

Day #2
And a New Project!!!!

You should have arrived from Melissa's page at
If not, please go back to the beginning at Kathryn's page and enjoy all the great projects!

Yesterday, I covered the rainy (or rainboot) part of April Showers Bring May Flowers, so today I'll cover the May Flowers portion!

Be sure to read to the bottom for information about Blog Candy!

I am sure you have all done this; purchased a pretty paper that had a HUGE pattern to it and then struggled with a way to use it.  Well, I Think this is Debbie Mum paper and I really like it, but the bottom pattern is about 3 inches tall!  I always look at this paper and then pass it up because it won't hold all my photos or it just isn't right.  Well, I sat down and decided I was going to use it!  :)  Everything you see on the background paper (along the bottom and the border all the way around) is part of the patterned paper.  I matted my photos in a solid dark green to help them stand out from the background.

I'm in a "use it up" phase, so I found this garden title in my stash.  It was one of those tear out titles that CK Magazine use to put in their magazines.  I can't believe I still had it!  I chalked the title and then hand cut it all out.  (Pain in the rear, but it looks great!) I simply stuck it to the background paper!
My journaling block was cream paper (to match the background) matted on the same dark green paper.  I wrote the journaling out with green Zig marker and then used a package of Jollee's stickers (garden theme) to make a little border across the bottom.  I also used two little flowers to give the upper corners an accent!  Quick and easy!

Now, for BLOG CANDY!

To qualify for blog candy:
1. become a follower (or show you already are!)
2. leave a comment on this project.
3. leave a way I can get in contact with you
4. If you visit both days, and leave 2 comments, you will double your chances of winning!

I will choose a Blog Candy winner on Monday, April 4th.

Next Stop:
Lisa's page at


  1. Another sweet layout. I like how you used this paper.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    I'm a follower.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  2. i love your grarden layout very nice. im a new follower. Stop by my page sometime

  3. nive layout - TFS. new follower too.

    Ps – I have a hop & blog candy too click here (awesome scrapbookin and cardmakin prizes) .. love u to pop by and check it out.
    Hugs. Jacqueline

  4. Love it! And you have nice handwriting!
    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  5. was here yesterday and am a follower. Awesome LO. lots of details!!

  6. I love the garden layout... beautiful.

    I'm a follower


  7. I love your garden layout! Since I too love gardening this is extra cool to me!! TFS
    your newest follower

  8. Very cute layout and great use of the patterned paper! I became a follower of your blog yesterday.


  9. love the layout its wonderful

  10. This is a beautiful layout...just so precious!!!

  11. Love your LO! Soo cute. Already a follower.


  12. Love this garden layout, I'll have to make myself one of these (as I've just started growing my own herbs and veggies!) SO cute, tfs!

  13. Great layout.
    cstephenson at q dot com

  14. beautiful lo.

  15. Love the layout. This paper is so pretty. TFS
    I am a follower.

  16. I remember the tear out titles. Good for you for using them. I admire the use it up goal.
    I am a follower.
    username at yahoo dot com

  17. very nice!! corrine

  18. Nice layout! Thanks for sharing.
    lilbitee1971 at hotmail dot com

  19. Sweet layout Jen! I love Debbie Mumm's designs but I know what you mean about there not being a lot of room to work with :) I love how you did this layout though - so cute! Fun gardening with kids isn't it? I am a new follower and happy to be here :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  20. Love the layout, it came out great.. I thought that I was the only one who went a bought pretty papers with big patterns on them and then didn't know what to do with them.... I'm a huge sunflower nut so I found three different designed papers with sunflowers on them and I struggle to use them... but, I've still got em' I think out of the 6 sheets I got I used 1 page of 1 design.. like once.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Michelle ----> mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

    If you haven't seen it yet please be sure to stop by my blog. I promise it will BE worth it.

  21. Cute layout!:)


  22. What an adorable LO! TFS!

    saracomely at gmail dot com

  23. I know just what you mean about using that type of patterned paper. I have several pieces and they always get passed right up! You did a wonderful job and it looks great!

    I became a follower yesterday. You can email by clicking on my name and following the link.

  24. I have a black thumb. I even kill plastic flowers.

    vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

  25. I am just in love with your garden layout! The colors are just beautiful--and it's just so lovely! I'm a follower--you can find me at ksjennings at gmail dot com and/or

  26. This is a really sweet layout. I'm glad how you showed us how you 'made' the paper work... I have lots of paper that I love, but just can't figure out how to use it!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  27. Love your garden layout. I was in garden mode today, I startrd my seeds while my husband tilled my garden plot.
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  28. what a cute layout.

    paperbutterflies AT sbcglobal DOT net

  29. Another cute layout. I love to see handwritten journaling on pages. I'm already a follower. TFS!

  30. Hi, I'm a new follower from the love link up party. Love your blog design and your photo of your craft space. Thanks for sharing

  31. Hi,
    I just became a new follower..Would love it if you decided to follow my blog.