Sunday, March 8, 2015

Spring Time Prep

The sign that spring is approaching at our house is when we go out and cut down all the prairie grass.
We leave it in full growth during the winter because even when not green it is very decorative out in the beds.    But then pre spring is the time to cut it all back so during the spring and summer growing season it grows up taller and fuller each year and turns nice and green once again.   As much as I
love the look of the grasses year round, I'm so glad we only planted 3 of them because they do get bigger and each year its a bigger back breaker to cut them down and clean up and get ready for spring.    Yesterday the temp got up into the 50's so it was the right day to go out and get it all done.

For this layout I used the sketch at "Let's Capture Our Memories"  I used a textured beige yardstick for the background to go with the look of the grasses in the winter.   And then I just went to my scrap drawer to pull out papers that were a little more colorful and would represent the color we start to see in the spring.   A couple of embossed butterflies for embellishments and I was set.

In one of the yahoo scrapping groups I'm in one of our monthly prompt challenges this month was to use 3 different alphas for our title on a layout so that is why I did the title this way.

Just click  HERE   and you will be at the "Let's Capture Our Memories" blog and you can read all the details on the challenge and check out what the design team did and see the other entries so far.


  1. Excellent job with the sketch :) Fantastic to see signs of spring :)

  2. Wonderful layout! I love your springy colors and the wonderful texture of the background paper! TFS!
    We leave our grasses up, too. They look so pretty all winter, especially when there's snow on them! It makes me a little sad when people hire landscapers and they cut them down in the fall. What a missed opportunity for something nice to look at all winter long.

  3. LOVE your take on the sketch! The papers and colors are so pretty!!!

  4. Beautiful take on the sketch, I love your title!! Sadly our grass died after last winter - it was so harsh and we always left it over winter too, I like seeing some life in the garden, but it never got green again and a big chunk in the middle just died. We had to pull it out, sigh... next time I plant one I will give it a LOT more room though, they do spread! Thanks for joining us at LCOM!

  5. wonderful take on the sketch - love those embossed butterflies- thanks for playing along at Let's Capture Our Memories

  6. I am loving your beautiful color combo. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at LCOM