Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Rainy days

Last week I woke up, looked outside and thought, "Holy cow! We got hail!" Ever the photo documentarian, I took my camera outside, only to discover that what I thought was hail were only really big weeds:

These mushrooms came about because we've gotten a heck of a lot of rain. How much rain? Here's the rain gauge for last week:

Yes, in one week, almost 4 inches. I heard on the news last night that we got 12 days of rain in 14 days of June. (Can I be arrogant and point out my coralbells in that picture? They look so gorgeous.)

Two things happen with rain, aside from a hard time getting out and mowing. One is beautiful gardens:

The other is indoor scrapping time. Here I got started on this week's Sketchy Thursdays sketch:

I don't buy themed products much anymore, but I am a slave to Making Memories and October Afternoon's travel papers and Christmas stuff. Here I also used some Collage Press.

This next one is fully inspired by product. The paper has a bird flying in to feed two hungry babies. My mother-in-law was named after a bird, Phebe. I had two photos from summer vacation left over of her feeding my two boys. Perfect combination of product and story.

Honestly, during LOAD I almost killed myself trying to fussy cut paper, but here I am doing it again. With such gorgeous paper, I don't want to cover it up, so to make it shows when I'm using 4x6 photos, the only option is fussy cutting. I'm glad I did, though. It's a pretty LO for my wonderful MIL.


Deb Hickman said...

Wow two fab layouts.All that cutting was certainly worth it.

Diana Fisher said...

Your work is always so pretty!! I love these! Great work!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwww that's a lot of rain...can U send some to Arizona?? :) Loveeeeeeeeeeeeee your lo's!! The colors are AMAZING!! Thanks sooooooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)