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Spring has sprung and it's glorious! Spring is my favourite season of all. I love the newness of everything after a long winter. The fresh smell in the air, the new babies in the animal world arriving, the tree budding out and the flowers blossoming - all of it just makes me happy. Honestly, spring is what I miss most with living in a tropical climate. Don't get me wrong; I love having fabulous winter weather, but not getting that fresh spring feeling makes me a little bit sad.
Spring flowers are some of the most beautiful. I love their vibrant colours and the happiness they add to the landscape. When I was young, my favourite flower was the wild crocus that we could find in the hills just outside my hometown. They didn't last very long but they were so pretty - a little bit of beautiful purple poking through the brown grass.
Other favourites are tulips and daffodils. Their beautiful colours simply make me smile.
When we lived in Chile, I loved the cherry blossoms when they came out in the spring and I tried to get photos every year. They are just so beautiful and make my heart happy when I see them. So, the layout I'm going to share with you is of some of my favourite photos of those blossoms. I used the kit "French Summer" by Lynn Grieveson and I lifted this layout from a very talented scrapper, Beth. Here's my layout:
And here's the LO from Beth that I scraplifted. Isn't it pretty?
Since I've been talking about flowers, I thought I'd share a technique that I learned from my scrappy friend, Kirsten, over at Skrap 'n Chat. She showed us how she made the cutest yarn flowers.
First, you cut out a circle the size of the flower you want and choose the colour of yarn you want to work with. I've actually done it with two colours and it turned out great too!
Then you put glue all over the circle. Make sure you get to the very edge.
Start laying down the yarn along the outside edge of the circle and continue until you get to the centre and can't lay down any more. Make sure not to have any gaps. You can see a little blue showing through on the left side of my flower - maybe I should have used purple paper!
Finish it off by adding a button in the middle. And voilà! You have a beautiful flower!
Here's a layout I did earlier using a couple of these flowers.
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