Sunday, August 12, 2012

A Few of My Favorite Things!

Hi Everyone it's Danie here today! Just over 12 months ago we moved out of town onto acreage and now enjoy the peace and quiet of country life along with the diverse wildlife that shares our lovely surrounds so I have a scrap layout to share with you all today which features photos of some of the things I love about my garden and using some of my favorite items from The Robin's Nest.

We have many different birds that visit our garden but the blue wren is my favorite, small in size but big in character they live in close proximity to our home and you usually only have to look out the window to see them going about their everyday business.  Like most birds it is the male that has the very showy blue feathers.  My favorite flower is the frangapani and we grow a number of these both in pots and in our garden in a variety of colors.  My third favorite thing you will find in our garden is the Green Tree Frog.  These little and not so little frogs help keep the insects, particularly mosquitoes under control.  They can often be found during the day sleeping in the hanging self watering pots.

My main photo on my layout is the surprise visitor we had visit our garden on one miserable wet day last summer.  A Short Beaked Echidna.  He must have been looking for some ants to eat, as he was determined to explore every inch of our pool area.  We eventually had to sweep him up into a dustpan and take him to another part of the garden and send him on his way as our dog had spotted him and wanted to take a closer look.

My combination of papers (Glitter Coffee Creme Swirl, and Glitter Mocha Trail) with their neutral tones and foliage like flourishes work wonderfully with the garden theme, earthy shades and pops of color from my photos.  And no layout is complete with out a little bit of glitter and bling right, so I have added some brown toned dew drops (my all time favorite Robin's Nest Product) from the In Love in Italy Minis.

You will find that The Robin's Nest also have a wonderful range of design elements for your pages such as the Glitter Alphabets which I have used for my title and Glitter Journal Boxes.  I have used a Gold Glitter Journal Box on my layout, I have simply cut out around the glitter design of the journal box and layered some punched strips over it to coordinate with my garden theme.

Two different sized flower border punches, some stamping and sponged color complete my page.

Supply List

The Robin's Nest Items
Dew Drops from the In Love with Italy Minis
Gold Glitter Journal Box
Coffee Glitter Alphabet
Glitter Mocha Trail Paper
Glitter Coffee Creme Swirl Paper

Other Items
Martha Stewart Punches
Dark Room Door Stamps - Leaves Set and Wildflowers Vol 1 Set
Stampin' Up Inks - Marina Mist, Old Olive and Chop Chip

I hope you liked your quick visit to my garden.  Nature has so much beauty to offer us and it is one of my favorite subjects to photograph.

And speaking of favorite subject to photograph.  If you have some of your favorite photos waiting to be scrapped why not play along with The Robin's Nest Monthly Page Map Challenge for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to spend online at The Robin's Nest Store.

Danie xx


Carol said...

Fabulous layout Danie. Carol x

Doreen said...

What a fabulous page,love the photo'

Linda said...

Stunning layout Danie and loving the photographs too.

Linda xxx

Rachel said...

I need to go see your beauty with my own eyes! And I love the combinations in your layout too! Great job!

Joan Macdonald said...

Wow i would love to visit your garden, you have done your wildlife visitors proud with this stunning page.

Joan x

Sylvia Anderson said...

This is so beautiful x

jane stillman said...

Oh wow! absolutely fabulous layout, and such beautiful photographs xeatuadb

Barbara Rankin said...

This is a beautiful layout, Danie. Love how you integrated the photos into the papers.

Zoe said...

Stunning layout Danie! I enjoyed reading about the wildlife you have in your garden how amazing xxx

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous LO xx Jan

annemarks said...

Wonderful layout I love your garden :)

Kate M said...

Fabulous layout (and garden!!)

Nicky Wilcox said...

amazing layout xxx Nicky

Chris said...

Wonderful layout,love the photo`s. Chris xx

emma goddard said...

Lovely layout, love it xx

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