Monday, March 14, 2011

an easter layout

well i was able to get aa little over an hour of crafty time in this weekend. it was a great hour though! i just felt the groove, and i wanted to keep scrapping for hours!! but then, alas, my little mann woke up from his nap, and my husband had a hockey game, and so on and so on! :) so my dreams of staying crafty all afternoon flittered away! ha ha! but that's ok!

anyway, i have been imagining this layout for days...layouts are always tricky when i make them for myself, because i pur so much pressure on myself! i have made oodles of scrapbooks for friends and family, but for myself...notta one! ha ha! oh well! anyway, this layout is from my little mann's first easter! what's more spring than that!

which brings us to the challenges for this layout! :) i created this layout for lawnscaping's latest challenge (use a lawn fawn stamp in an unconventional way), wee memories' latest challenge (anything green or spring!) and an actual layout challenge at stuck sketches!

here it is!

what started this whole layout was the challenge at lawnscaping. i knew i was going to make the fab flower tree, but after stamping, cutting and paperpiecing all of the flowers i wanted to use it on something more 'permanent' than a card (does that make sense?!), hence my layout idea was born! i love using lawn fawn's stamps in unconventional ways, and i've already done that a bunch of times! so that challenege was right up my alley!

even though the sketch from stuck sketches shows 3 pictures, i decided to only use 2 of mine. my husband with jackson and my mother-in-law with jackson (she flew in from california to be with jackson on easter!). i like the use of the chunky and 'messy' twine for around the layout because it reminds me of an easter basket! and it's a little more masculine than a ribbon too!

i splattered the top left corner of the layout with my son's yellow finger paint!! ha ha! i wanted to emphasize the sun's rays! and of course i also littered the layout with more lawn fawn stamps - the birds, the year, and the bunny with his fuzzy, flocked tail. :)

anyway, that's my layout! i hope i can get crafty again soon and keep my groove! :)


  1. Oh how cute is that. I love the idea of using the petite florals in the tree. So awesome! Great job on your fussy cutting

  2. Great layout! Thanks for joining us this week at Wee Meories.

  3. Oh that tree is AWESOME! TFS =)

  4. This is a fabulous layout Samantha, I love your cute tree, thanks so much for joining us at Wee Memories this week.

  5. What an adorable Easter LO! Love that tree!

  6. i love it!! I saw it on Flickr on my feed first, so I had to sneak a peak during work!! I love it! you did get 100% messy too, paint, glitter, and flock!!! Who knows what you looked like after all that!! :-)

  7. Oh how adorable. I love your layout, your springy colors, the fact you used Petite Florals to make a tree! I love it all. It is fabulous! Thank you for playing along with Lawnscaping and Wee Memories this week! I love it!!!!

  8. I love your spring flower tree! What a great idea. Thanks so much for participating at Lawnscaping again! I always look forward to your creations!


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