Get outside! How many of us have thought this at some point in our lives? Sometimes we’re thinking about ourselves after we’ve been working (at home or in the office) for FAR too long. Sometimes we’re thinking this on behalf of our kids (or our sister’s kids or our neighbor’s kids or a stranger’s kids…depending on how far your nose reaches). But no matter who the thought was directed, you recognize the sentiment. So the phrase won’t surprise you when you see it on Jenni Calma’s In the Garden 12×12 Layout:
What you might find yourself envying is the fact that for these little kiddoes, getting outside means being “In the Garden.” Such a lovely option (especially for those of us living in a desert region, sigh). But regardless of your garden ownership (or lack of garden ownership), this layout is fabulous. Some of our favorite elements are: the way the photos are actually displayed on the page (love the borders and the 1/2 layout), the tag tucked in and used for journaling, the detailed stitching (look closely, you’ll see it, too), the lovely banner (ooooh, I adore it) and the circle cutouts accented by buttons (also circles, of course).
Check out a closeup or two:
Here you can see the banner up close and personal as well as the gorgeous title, the supporting (stamped on) subtitle, the button accenting a small circular cutout providing the basis for the left side of the banner, the fantastic detail in the left, top corner that you couldn’t truly appreciate in the first picture, the sweet hummingbird that fits right into the overall layout.
This 12×12 layout submitted by Jenni Calma was put tougher using the July 2012 It’s My Party scrapbook kit from Little Black Dress Kit Club and it is full of teeny little surprises that you simply have to take note of…like the straight stitch along the bottom right corner that accents the strip of gray, the spot of red and adds a little fun by throwing that zig and zag in there in the middle. Look closely and you’ll find many more tiny little additions to the page just as lovely and fun. Jenni’s In the Garden 12×12 Layout is a lesson in detail and having them all come together beautifully.
Thanks Jenni! Watch for more of her projects coming soon here, on Facebook and on Pinterest.
Supplies used for the above project included the following kit and general scrapbooking supplies:
Little Black Dress July kit
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey, Crate Paper | Heidi Swapp: Color Magic Folder | buttons
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, October Afternoon | mist: Studio Calico | stamp: AE Studio | stamp ink: Jenni Bowlin, Staz-On | punches: Jenni Bowlin, Fiskars | Silhouette Cameo | brad: My Mind’s Eye | twine | sewing machine & thread