Hello there! Welcome back to day 4 of Simply Spring inspirations! I hope you all had an enjoyable Thursday. Again we had lovely Spring weather here in the East coast. Thanks for all the great comments this week, we always love the hear feedback from our blog readers! I've got another great post filled with wonderful Spring-filled eye-candy for you...
I want to start off today showing you a great layout from our very own Candice Palmer. She was inspired by Monday's Easter blog entry and she uploaded it to our Flickr gallery. Thanks Candice for sharing your adorable page :)
As you know, Spring is a very fickle season. One day it is 70 degrees and sunny and the next day it's raining or even snowing! On that note, todays inspiration:
Simply: April Showers Bring May Flowers
Last April, I had my oldest daughter, Ryan pose with her umbrella outdoors after a rain-filled day. This layout symbolized that even after the rain, the sun will come out, but also my daughter getting a clean bill of health after battling cancer the year before. A very special page indeed.:
One fun aspect of rainy Spring days is the adorable rain gear that is out there, especially for children. Tell me this page by our incredibly clever Marnie Flores isn't the cutest?:
And sometimes, after a rain shower, there is a rainbow to be found. This one happens to be in the form of my sweet 9 year old daughter, Erin:
What happens next after all of that rain...is many fabulous flower layouts are created :)
First up is W.C.S.'s own Celeste Smith, who consistantly rocks the kraft paper like nobody's business. This time she includes some beautiful photos she took of flowers:
Next in line is Kathy Thompson-Laffoley's love letter to flowers in an absolutely striking layout:
Look who's back, it's Aly Dosdall again, this time using colorful pop-dotted flowers and photos of her (then) 4 children to illustrate the beauty in the everyday:
So happy to have last week's W.C.S. hostess with the mostest Melissa Kaiserman show us this darling stamped flower card, I just love the hand-drawn frame:
Another favorite flower layout of my own and I didn't use much more than a flower punch, white cardstock and a black marker, I do so enjoy the white space:
Here's another stunner from our Moon Ko. Personally, I don't think there is a lovelier flower than a tulip:
And now we have another adorable digital page also from Candice Palmer using all Michelle Underwood supplies. It just *pops*, I love it!:
Now this I thought was awesome when I saw it on her blog about 2 weeks ago. you may know that our Lisa Dickinson is an amazing graphic designer/scrapbooker, but can we now add fashion designer? Look at this adorable floral shirt she made from her recycled t-shirt scraps! I'll be the first in line to buy one, Lisa!
We're almost done...you still with me? :)
Another Spring flower page is another oldie but goodie of mine. It happened to be the very first photo I had ever taken with my brand new D-SLR. I could not believe the difference from my compact digital camera. While technically not a flower, dandelions are for sure the main signs that Spring has sprung! (I was so proud of myself when I made the title and the "d" extended all the way up to look like the stem of the dandelion.)
And here is the final Spring inspiration layout. I bought a new Martha Stewart tulip edge punch, which I love. I paired it with a whole bunch of Erin photos and a "Dear Lizzy" American Crafts 3D sticker and voila, it doesn't get much more Simply Spring than this:
So join me tomorrow in the first "real" look inside my scrap studio. Since "The Great Flood of 2009" I have completely reorganized my space. I hope to have some organizational tips for you as well. Until tomorrow...have a great Friday!