Friday, April 3, 2009

planting seeds

This is my page for the Allyscraps March Design Team reveal, featuring the theme "spring"! You can check out all of the girls' pages on the Allyscraps blog!

I have to confess, I didn't really see this Pebbles Inc Downtown line as a classic choice for a "spring" themed page when I got it. But then I noticed all of the blue in the boys' and dh's clothes, the orange shirt on Tyler, and thought that the orange/yellow/brown color combo was just perfect for the photos as well as the topic of "planting seeds"! I love how the page turned out.

Well, it was a nice idea. After collecting a number of “whirlygigs” – the little helicopter-like pods that fall from the silver maple tree and hold seeds – we thought it would be fun to plant a few. Ryan and Tyler worked with Daddy to fill a pot with soil, find a few perfect seeds, and carefully nestle them down into the dirt. After some water and strategic placement in the not-too-direct sunlight, we waited and watched for a seedling to grow. But alas, our horticultural experiment was not a success. After several weeks, we accepted that no tree was going to materialize. Still, it was a good bonding and learning experience, one that I suspect we will try again.


Chrispea said...

I love how the layout turned out. It's beautiful!! :)

mrspeanut2092000 said...

Your pages are always beautiful. I can't wait for the next sketch either.


Stacey Michaud said...

How are you my friend??? Hope all is well. I see you continue to make beautiful things!!!

Colleen said...

Oh I love this layout and all of your recent stuff! Adding you to my Google Reader so I don't miss all this scrappy goodness!

Miss seeing you around! Hope you're doing well!