Saturday, May 7, 2011

Fall to Layout

Good afternoon! It's been a wonderful Saturday so far! I'm finally feeling more like my normal self after that awful bug last weekend. Though, I'm still working on food sounding remotely appetizing... We'll get there, I'm sure. I woke up this morning to a gloriously cool and overcast sky. Translation: The perfect day to plant my summer veggie garden! I usually plant during spring break, but that just never happened this year. And then the weekends were too hot to be outside in the direct sunlight. Today was the day!

After a quick run to the local nursery, I came home with the following:

  • 2 roma tomatoes

  • 1 better boy

  • 2 sweet 100s

  • 1 cherry tomato

  • 1 early girl

  • 1 jalapeno

  • 1 bell pepper

  • 3 burpless cucumbers

  • 3 cucumber bushes (my experiment this year)

I cannot wait to reap the fruits of my labor! The summer holds promises of cool, crisp cucumbers (some to be pickled!), and fresh salsa from the garden. Yum!

Have you had enough of my garden, lol?! On to the card! I saved last Friday's Fall to Layout on my computer quite a few days ago, with the idea to fill those ascending images with buttons. Today that vision came to fruition! I went with a very clean and simple, very graphic card. This is definitely out of the norm for me, but I love how it turned out! A little Verve sentiment was snuck on there as well. :)

I hope your Saturday is turning out as sweet! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps- Verve: Thankful Accents
Paper- Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink- Basic Black
Accessories- buttons, black marker, ruler


  1. Love this! What a great use of buttons!

  2. Oooh, nothing tastes better than home grown veggies! Enjoy some cucs for me :) Love hjw you used the FTL sketch. Lovely array of bottons and colours.

  3. What a fun card! Love how you used the buttons for the sketch! This is great!

  4. Almost forgot, there was a pig flying around this week...tell on my head and mad me skew my panel LOL ;) That's why I love this hobby so much, stretches you, gets you out of your comfort zone and before you know it, there is flying ham on the menu - ha!!!

    Trip to Italy??!!! Oh my!!! I am SO excited fro you. I LOVED Italy. Only go to the northern part but it was fabulous. Lots of amazing leather, fashion and great food! You will love your trip!!

  5. this is just stunning, Kristina! Perfectly placed buttons and perfect choices of buttons!! Oh, your garden sounds delicious already!! We can't plant here for another few weeks...although no garden until we move into the new house. Oh, I've started reading Water for Elephants!! Loving it and hoping the movie is still here this weekend so I can go see it :)

  6. Fun, fun card! Love all the buttons. Too cute.

  7. Congrats on your Verve win!!! Enjoy :)