August 11, 2010
Guest Design Team Member Malina submitted this layout for the August Flower Challenge. She said, "Inspiration can come from anywhere, especially when you are open to being inspired! My single page 12x12 layout, "Jack in the Garden" uses photos that I had planned for a different layout. It was my plan to read my now 3 1/2 year old son a few stories for bedtime, hope he fell asleep quickly and then get to my growing pile of projects for the night undisturbed. We read, "A Pocket Full of Kisses" (a follow up from "The Kissing Hand" and I strongly recommend both for anyone reading to children) and found the illustrations inspiring. To a little one the garden is full of surprises everywhere and this layout is not any different. The yellow flowers made of silk are adhered using eyelets (not something I ever did) and the butterfly and bee which literally pop off the page were cut from the "Tim Coffey" collection by K&Company. The little lady bugs are really antique hat pins that my local scrap-shop owner had brought home from a trip and only had a handful of...thank God I visit like every other day so I can see the new treasures she brings in, and usually buy. Perhaps the best surprise comes in the journaling and this is why I have submitted my layout photo with a split to show the journaling. There is a small light green leaf at the bottom of the tree hanging down to touch the photo. It actually has the word pull printed on it quite small. When you do pull down, a handmade journal tag drops down from behind the leaves and then smoothly slides back up to be hidden.
It was a very different type of page for my baby boy to be featured in and I appreciate the chance to share it with others through the Scrap Our Stash, August challenge which features flowers! The challenge is really inspiring my work this week, hopefully yours as well"!
See all the details on how you can take the challenge below in August Challenge.