Hello all, Nicole here on the blog today.  Spring has officially started!  We have had some beautiful weather here lately.  My family and I have taken full advantage of the warm weather and the time change with long walks after dinner.  I love these times together and have started taking my camera along with me.  I've been capturing a lot of the changes happening in nature and quite a few images of my boys.  I paired a few of my favorite images with the green theme for the month and came up with a very spring colored layout.


 I started with a sheet of Cryogen White from the Curious Metallic line to create some Polaroid type frames for my photos.  The Cryogen White card stock is beautiful and has a tone on tone soft shimmer.  I printed my photos to fit the cut frames and used a little liquid glue around each frame and glued them on top of my pictures.  


I carefully trimmed around the edges of each frame and my pictures were ready to go.   


Next I laid out the base of my layout.  I started with a sheet of Fairway from Stardream Metallic.  I cut down a piece of Lime from Curious Metallic and attached it to the top.  


The Translucent Paper I embossed with an embossing folder and added color to the raised embossing with two different green ink pads.  I love the shading effect created by adding both colors to the embossed leaves.  

I decided to include some hidden journaling on my layout and knew the A7 card base in Kraft would work perfectly.  I folded along the score line of the card and attached it to the right side.  


I placed the pictures and labels to the card top and then began with all the fun finishing touches:  strips of pattern paper, tags, and a few enamel dots.  I placed a piece of Mandarin card stock from Curious Metallics on the top left corner and tucked in a few more labels and enamel dots.  


Using my Silhouette Cameo I cut the title from Translucent Paper and placed this over the photos.  I love the subtle look and extra layer it adds.    



Once all the finishing touches had been placed I printed up my journaling and placed it inside the card base.    

I hope where ever you are that Spring has come your way and you get some time to document the season - whether that includes budding flowers or falling snow.  :)
Happy Crafting, Nicole

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