Layout Ideas

Layout Ideas - Flowers

Thursday, June 11, 2009

As a mom of two boys I didn't think I would use a lot of flowers in my scrapbook layouts. At first I thought I was relegated to trucks and sports themes LOL! Not so! Flowers can show up on any kind of page and thanks to the huge variety of blooms you are sure to find one in any style or color you need. And, as we have seen over the last few days we can easily MAKE our own flowers if we can't find what we are looking for in the scrapbooking stores! I have happily found ways to use this favorite embellishment in pages about my female relatives and friends, myself, my relationships, my children's baby pages, places we visit etc. Let's have a look at a couple of layouts that use flowers as their main embellishments.

Payton

This lovely layout features my lovely god-daughter Payton! I created it a couple of weeks ago in response to the daily prompt from Lain Ehmann. And I saved one of my favorite flower tips for last - the white daisies on this layout were purchased on a stem of silk flowers from the dollar store! Yep! For just $1 I got a stem with about 25 blooms and once I took them apart from their stems I had roughly 90 individual flat daisies for use on my layouts! They are so easy to use - since they already have the hole in the centre from being on the plastic stem, you can simply adhere them to your layout with a colored brad for a super sweet look.

Oh, and you can grab the Page Plan for this layout here.

Adore

This layout which has photos that I love of my husband and son as a baby is a good example of how you can use flowers on "boy" pages by changing up the colors. The peachy-orange paper flowers combined with green, white and orange chipboard shapes create a page that is soft and sweet but definitely still boyish.

I hope this week has given you some ideas of how you can make and use flowers on your scrapbook layouts. If you would like to share your layouts featuring fowers, post them on your blog and leave a link to them in the comments section below. Can't wait to see them!

Drop by tomorrow for the weekend Web Round-Up and check back next week for some "sweet" inspiration!

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