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MMDT challenge #11 June feature grid raspberry with page pattern #64. Theme: Things that make me smile. Element options: clay, ink, origami. I chose ink and free downloaded letters from Tami Potter :)

My pages started out with a totally different set of photos! I tried to put together a collage of things that make me smile. It just didn't work for me. So I started over. In the middle of my thoughts of what to change to my husband fell down the basement stairs. Not sure if that is what made me think of how to do the current page or not. I've always liked wild flowers/weeds. Some of them may be weeds but they are beautiful. All of the photos were taken within 10 miles of my house on the side of highways on the way to Walgreens and work.

  I took these pictures on the way to Walgreens to get my pictures developed. I happened to pass a house and noticed the adjacent field was full of purple cone flowers. I turned my car around and pulled into the driveway. To my surprise there was already a car there admiring the same field of flowers.  The owner came out and chatted. Apparently this has happened a lot recently. I followed the page with some close ups of the flowers/weeds as my pages don't show the beauty. 


Page two is below. Most of these photos were taken on the route I take to work.

Close Ups:

Bachelor Button

Not a Dandylion? It is very large and thorny greenery.

The processs used to create the title:

The stamps are called "inchies" I think. Versamark stamp used and then chalked with stampin up chalks.

Hope you enjoyed my wild flowers/weeds! Page three may show up this weekend? Still have more photos to use.





Shared by Julie Oconnor on June 8, 2013 | Memory Date: June 7, 2013
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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! It is just beautiful and made ME SMILE!! Your photos are wonderful, the colors are so great, and I love the way you double mounted the center photos. They really pop! The stamping and chalking of the letters is really creative and looks amazing, too! I am going to have to try this! Once again, beautiful!
Posted By: Lori Hanson  |  June 22, 2013 at 9:39 pm   
The colors of the flowers go great with the raspberry grid paper. Cone flowers are my favorite garden flower. In the fall they really stand out when the colors change. I love this page.
Posted By: Dale Hill  |  June 22, 2013 at 4:35 am   
These photos are amazing!
Posted By: Candy Spiegel  |  June 18, 2013 at 11:25 pm   
Julie! What a beautiful layout!! Gorgeous photos and they all look so good with the Raspberry paper! I too love flowers, and I have that same photo of the giant Dandelion. It is indeed in the dandelion family...I worked on a flower farm last summer and saw one. The owner let me dig it up and take it home because I was fascinated by it (not to mention, she didn't want it multiplying on the farm!). Great photos and beautiful job!!
Posted By: Heather Cartland  |  June 10, 2013 at 1:58 am   
Julie, I also started with a collage of photos and settled on a nature theme. Your wildflowers are beautiful. You would never know your letters started as just plain white letters! Great job!
Posted By: Tonnya Sayah  |  June 9, 2013 at 12:31 am   
Planned gardens are nice to enjoy, but it is the flowers of the field that appear in the most unusual places that have the most stunning displays. I'm so glad you went back to 'stop and smell' and photograph, the flowers! Wonderful closeups Julie! I really love the stamps square tiles with the 'inchies'...great idea and application!!
Posted By: Andrea Fisher  |  June 8, 2013 at 11:41 pm   
Awesome. Beautiful. Gardens are beautiful, but this is majestic. You just made me smile.
Posted By: Diane Cook  |  June 8, 2013 at 6:17 pm   
Of course my opinion is that you can never have too many pages with flowers! This is beautiful - Love what you did with the free download letters adding the stamping (WILD).
Posted By: Tami Potter  |  June 8, 2013 at 3:13 pm   

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