Thursday, May 12, 2011

Catching Snowflakes

Happy Thursday!

Oh another week is almost over! I have been busy at work and I am just tired!! I need a rest.  Haven't really looked at our schedule yet to see if we have a busy weekend or not. 

On Mother's day after everyone work up from their naps we decided to get on our gym shoes and head out to Cox Arboretum.  It is a park that is 15 minutes from our house and it is just a slice of heaven when it comes to nature.  The day was a bit cloudy when we left and a bit chilly but when we started out on our hike it became warm.  This park has 3 walking nature trails.  We took the smaller trail due to the fact that we were getting a late start.  Oh my did we have fun.  We saw so many different types of spring flowers and animals.  Here a couple of pictures.  When we were leaving Jack kept saying he wanted to come back ASAP.  I think we will since this is the first time he really went crazy for the nature walk.

Now on to my layout-I have to say that I LOVE this layout.  The picture is just so adorable of Michael and I love the simplicity of the layout.  Now this is just MY OPINION --the trend right now seems to be about putting as many embellishments on a page as we can.  The focus is more on the embellishments and not on the pictures.  I do have to say that for awhile I was really getting into this craze (well as much as my style allows), but with this layout I went back to the basics and I just love that the attention is on the picture.   I made a huge snowflake using my Silhouette and used to distress inks  to give it a hint of color.  I also added just a couple of clear gems to the ends of the snowflake just to give it a bit of bling.

cardstock-core'dinations, neenah solar white
paper-echo park
Ink-Tim Holtz distress ink
tools-Silhouette, EK Success border punch

I hope everyone has a great day today! I will be back tomorrow with a new layout from my upcoming class on Sunday.  Thanks for stopping by and I will see you then!


Amy said...

I love the basics! I does seem to be about embellishments lately! I love that eye goes right to it! Love your photos as well....what a cool pic with all the turtles! I received my goodies from you and have a thank you to send out school week has been nuts as well so I too am looking forward to the weekend!

Jingle said...

I love these photos and your page is so cute!

Just Jaime said...

Love the clean lines and the large photo!

Mary Jo said...

Definitely love the photo!
And the journal tag is a nice touch :)

Pam W. said...

All your photos are great! LOVE this layout...simple, clean, perfect!

Becky said...

Looks like your walk was so much fun!

Your layout looks awesome!!! I love that brown card stock and the lines scored on it. I thought your layout was in a picture frame at first! Beautiful :)

Catherine said...

This is a wonderful layout and that photo of your son in precious!

Maria Becske. said...

I love your layout, it is awesome!

Christine said...

I love your layout! The picture is just perfect! I am glad you enjoyed the nature walk - the picture with all the turtles is very cool!

Handmade Hannah said...

I really like your use of the large photos and all of the clean lines on this layout :)

Tracy said...

Oh my Goodness this layout is outstanding.
This photo is too cute.
As for those nature trails that sounds like a fun day.

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