Blooming | A Scrapbook Layout

Today I am sharing the layout and card I created with the flowers from the tutorial I posted earlier this week. I’ve had these flower photos for a long time – two of the pictures come from a house I used to own in Florida. They have been stored away, patiently waiting for me to scrapbook them. These photos were really inspiring me on a grey, drab day in Nashville as I’m dreaming of all the blooming flowers to come this spring and summer.

Supplies: Pattern Paper – Basic Grey Perhaps Beatrice and die-cut tag sheet,  blue background from an old DCWV Spring Stack, green strips from DCWV Cafe Mediterranean stack, Making Memories Noteworthy paper. Cardstock: Bazzill WhiteParakeet and the monochromatic Pansy trio.  Embellishments: American Crafts fabric Leaf Delight thickers. Tools: Quickutz scallop border die (layout), We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy and the Fiskars Apron Lace border punch (card).

These photos are still important to me. I’ve never been able to keep a house plant alive for more than a few months. Yet, when I moved to a townhouse with a yard, I wanted to fill it with pretty blooming flowers. I planted that hydrangea and I was super impressed that it bloomed year after year. I had to keep a record of this memory even though I no longer own that house. Also, in my quest to get more purple on my layouts, these photos provided the perfect opportunity!

This layout was loosely inspired by Allison Davis’ two page sketch #10 — from Sketch Support. I loved the layout created by Christina Hoffman here and used the left side of her layout as a basis for my one-page layout. I used the Sew Easy with the cross stitch attachment to create the stems for my flowers and the green hearts I cut in half are perfect for the leaves. I also used several sheets of pattern paper that have been in my stash for a long time.

I had plenty of leftovers to create this card for my Mom:

Her birthday is Friday but she already has it, so it’s safe to show! I used the same design elements from the layout. Cards come together so much faster when you use scraps from a layout you just completed. I stamped a simple “Happy Birthday” on the inside of the card. Keeping up with the purple theme!

Thanks for stopping by today. Before I sign off, I wanted to give a shout-out to Melissa, who created a layout this week using flower embellishments she made, inspired from my tutorial. Thanks for sharing, Melissa!

Happy Thursday.

35 Comments

  1. Love how you used your flowers and Sew Easy tool – great idea! I cannot keep any plants or flowers in the house for very long, but we do try our hands at outdoor gardening. Can’t wait for spring!

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    • It’s so sad about the house plants because taking care of them inside is so much easier and enjoyable than taking care of the ones outside…

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  2. Very pretty layout and card. I love the heart flowers, great way to use those pretty scraps.

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    • Exactly!

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  3. Hi Tammmy – cute flowers! Many thanks for the kind encouraging welcome to BFS class – I love the clean look of your blog and great content too x

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    • Thanks! I’m so glad you stopped by. 🙂

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  4. I love how you used your flowers and the stitching of the stems is great! Beautiful flower pictures!

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    • Thank you – I love the stitching too and just can’t stop myself from using that tool! 😀

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  5. Beautiful!!! I love the purple! The flowers are adorable. xoxo

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    • Thank you! I realized recently that purple never shows up in my layout so this is 2 now in the same month. I’m on a roll! 🙂

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  6. Beautiful layout Tammy. I have some older photos of bluebonnets and just realized I haven’t scrapped them. This type of layout would be perfect. The purple worked wonderful with these photos. (Thanks for linking to my blog – I so enjoyed making that layout and those easy flowers!)

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    • You are welcome! I hope everyone goes and sees it! 😀

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  7. I love your layout. So pretty.
    I too am not the best at gardening, buy I try 😉

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    • That’s all we can do! I don’t like the actual gardening part, just the flowers part. LOL 🙂

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  8. Hi Tammy ~ Thanks so much for leaving a comment on my blog. 🙂 I love the layout you have posted here and your sweet flowers are perfect for it and the card! Enjoy the rest of your day! xo

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    • Thank you for stopping by too!

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  9. You have some great tips on your blog Tammy! Thanks for your kind comments.

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    • Thank you! I’m glad you stopped by today.

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  10. I LOVE THE STITCHING..
    wow. I really like this layout.
    great pics, I love the pattern paper on the bottom not being even with each other.

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    • Thanks! 🙂

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  11. Gorgeous layout and card! Those flowers are amazing! You’ve done a great job on your garden! I have a rather unkempt little spot that was here when we moved in that has the most amazing wisteria blooming all over the place! Smells heavenly:)

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    • Oh, that’s the best – something someone else planted and you get the benefits! 🙂

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  12. Popping in from BFS class – thanks for stopping by my blog.
    I love that you came back and posted projects made with the tutorial material! Fantastic! I too am waiting/dreaming of the flower blooms on the way as the weather warms.

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    • Hi Rachel! Thanks for coming by. I always thought it would be cool for designers to show people what they actually do with stuff they teach us to make, so when I can, I do just that! 🙂

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  13. I’m with you on the houseplant thing…my approach to watering plants was related to how often I vacuumed. If I vacuumed twice a week, the plants were watered twice a week. If the vacuuming interval stretched to a couple of weeks or longer, the plants didn’t usually get watered either…yikes!

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    • LOL. That sounds familiar. And I used to travel alot for work so if I forgot to water then add a 4 day trip on top of it….ah, they just never had a chance.

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  14. Beautiful Spring layout Tammy! I love the mix of patterned papers:)

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    • Thanks!

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  15. This is great timing! I took a bunch of wildflower photos this afternoon 🙂 Thanks!!

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    • Anytime! 😀

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  16. Nice LO and card! I love embellishments with “flexibility!” The stitching is a great touch too…and hydrangea? Might have to try some myself. Want to put color into my yard, but scared I wouldn’t be good with flowers. Thanks for the encouragement!

    PS. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on the blog this week! =D

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    • You are welcome! I loved my hydrangeas. I tried to plant them where I live now and they didn’t survive. If you’ve got the right spot for them, they will be great! 🙂

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  17. Your lo is so pretty. I must dig out my noteworthy paper, I lvoe it too much to use.

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    • I know the feeling! But when it matches perfectly to something….you gotta use it! 😀

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  18. Those heart flowers are adorable! Love the x-stitch stems too.

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