Flowers blooming in the garden. Just look at these begonias, aren't they gorgeous?
Plant experiments (grass) grown in the kindergarten classroom. Claire was so excited to bring this home and tell us about how she took care of her grass - watering it and checking it everyday - and that it grew so tall because she cared for it. So sweet.
Fresh lettuce from the garden. It is delicious and we have had it with dinner every night this week. I am happy that the bunnies left it alone this year so that we can eat it.
So, growing things are making me smile this week. What is making you smile?
Most mandalas I have seen are very colorful, and while I have said that my favorite part of making these circles is deciding which color to use next , I decided to try something a little different with this mandala: using only black and white yarn and alternating these two colors.
It is definitely striking, but I am undecided if I like it.
What do you think? Are the multicolored mandalas more to your liking or is a two color version something you would try?
Thank goodness that I have two adorable girls who love to get their picture taken and thereby provide me with countless cute photos to scrapbook.
I used two of my many pictures to play along with the current sketch challenge over at The Memory Nest.
There is also a twist to this challenge: use paper from more than one manufacturer.
This was definitely a challenge for me - I am very much a one-line-of-paper-per-page kind of girl. I figure everything has been coordinated within a line, why not work with it?
But after rummaging through my stash and trying different papers together, I found something that worked and created this layout:
The background paper is from Echo Park (A Perfect Summer), the patterned papers are from Echo Park (Beautiful Life) and Simple Stories (Vintage Bliss), and just for fun, the die cut is from October Afternoon.
I love how it all came together.
Want to play along? Head here to see what the other Design Team ladies have done and to link up your own creation.