Saturday, May 14, 2011

Looking forward to summer

Right after I posted those glorious pictures in 90 degree weather, the temperature tanked, the air pressure dropped, and we've had nothing but rain. And a little hail and one tornado that came a little too close. (St. Michael is only about 10 minutes away from Maple Grove.)

So no more glorious garden photos to post. However, that's why I scrap summer photos in winter and spring--because nature does not always cooperate with my life.

When blogger went kablooey this week*, this page went up at Sketch Support:

The sketch called for banners, but they seemed out of place on this page, so I stretched clouds (stamps and punches) across the page:

I also went to town with the stitching, around the outside, the journaling block, and then as sort of photo corners:

I had a bunch of 4x6 photos already printed, so I used those in the same orientation as the sketch. I only printed the 2x2 photos just for this sketch.

*Some comments were lost when blogger went down--please know that I read them. I remember Gloria and Alexandra posted--Dana too, I think? Thank you for taking the time to send your thoughts to me!


reen said...

This week is our last week at my school. It's rainy and cool today and I'm hoping it doesn't carry over into the week so we can't do any outdoor activities.

Your pictures are beautiful and I love what you did with the sketch. Nice choice of pattern papers for the clouds. Just love it.

BabyBokChoy said...

Glorious page and get that out for pub sign ready!!! What summer?? lol, I wore my winter coat today, lol.

Keshet said...

Love the layout! Glad that blogger is back!

alisonm said...

I have such a bad case of scrapper envy.... SIGH.

GLOANN said...

Ditto what Alisonm said!! Yes, I did post a comment about these pages. Loved your idea of using the clouds across the page. More LOs to add to my favorites. Glad the tornado was away from you all. This has been a terrible spring for weather. We're unusually cool here today and for the past few days. Wonderful weather for us for May.

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Love the open feel of your layout and I think the clouds are perfect. Spring is playing tricks on us here in Michigan, too. Temps should be back up by this weekend!