Thursday, August 27, 2009

AN OASIS OF BLOOMS!

My husband often travels for work. When I have the opportunity, I go with him. While he’s working, I’m off gallivanting--enjoying the sights and getting the lay of the land. I shop, too! I search for arts & craft stores before I even leave home. I don’t think that’s unusual, do you?

This double layout is from a trip to Washington, DC. I stumbled upon this lovely garden while walking The Mall from The Smithsonian Castle to The Air and Space Museum. When I saw the pocket garden with its cute little birdhouses, I knew I had to stop and see what else it had to offer. I didn’t know if I would ever have a chance to visit again, so I thought "Why not now?"

I used Paper Reflections patterned paper. The paisley embellishment squares were punched with the Fiskars Comma Comma Chameleon squeeze punch and edged with Stickles. The circular spirals are Colorbok Sticky Stitches. The folded ribbon (unknown source) is just stapled onto a square of the patterned paper.

Note to self for lone sightseeing jaunts: Improve the long arm, self portrait photo technique or just start asking all those other charming tourists you end up chatting with to take your picture.

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1 comment:

  1. The flowers in the LO are Fantastic!! Love it!

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