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MMDT Challenge #13: My Place

This time, the challenge was to create a page that showcases our place in the world, using page pattern #48. I turned the pattern to fit my photos better.

For me, this challenge was easy. My favorite place in the whole world is springtime in my backyard. While I love being in my yard during every season, the spring, when the lilacs are in full bloom, is especially peaceful.

During this special time of the year, the entire yard smells like lilacs and every time the breeze goes by, that sweet, fragrant smell intensifies.

This time is special since it is before lawn mowers and leaf blowers and the only sounds are those made by birds searching for places to start their new families.

Of course, I also love being in the backyard because I can let my chickens out to roam.

Here's the page I created ...

I used Spring Green Mosaic Moments Grid Paper. I love the bright green! I added Navy Mosaic Tiles for photo mats and used others to cut out the arrows, photo corners and letters.

I needed a third color, so I opted for a bright pinkish purple cardstock for the rest.

Although I took a photo of my entire backyard, I wanted to highlight my favorite seat in the yard -- my swing. My husband bought it for me for Easter about 8 years ago. I could sit there and watch my chickens play for hours.

So, to make that little spot stand out, I cut out a large arrow using my Cricut and used a white pen to create faux stitching. That swing is my place in the world!

As part of the challenge, we were asked to use mini tags and I cut mine out of cardstock using a QuicKutz die and attached them with brads.

We were also asked to create a list ... I chose to do my journaling in list style, like this:

Shared by Candy Spiegel on July 6, 2013 | Memory Date: July 6, 2013
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I think my favorite is your handwriting on the photo. You support your sentiment"My place is a wonderful place" quite well.
Posted By: Diane Cook  |  July 16, 2013 at 2:35 pm   
Your chickens make me happy! Great job on your spot!
Posted By: Heather Cartland  |  July 16, 2013 at 2:15 am   
beautiful. The arrow is awesome & your lilacs just make me smile. And the chickens of course are just too cute.
Posted By: Tonnya Sayah  |  July 9, 2013 at 1:35 pm   
Candy, can smell the lilac all the way to Missouri! Glad the chickens are back:) Beautiful photos too. The navy looks good on the grid paper. Like the arrow to the swing. The tags and list are a great accent too! Great job:)
Posted By: Julie Oconnor  |  July 7, 2013 at 6:38 pm   
Wow - I love the colors you chose to work with the Spring Green. The arrow pointing to the swing looks great with the faux stitches. I love lilacs and I would be right there on your swing along side you. I just wish lilacs would last longer. I guess that is what makes them so special. It is so cute to see your chickens playing around all the greenery and lilacs. Very sweet!
Posted By: Dale Hill  |  July 7, 2013 at 6:15 am   
Really nice, Candy! The colors are great, and you're right...your photos look great with the page pattern turned the way you did! Love your swing and how you indicated that spot, and once again, your chickens are so fun. I SO want lilacs in my yard. They smell so good! Can I visit next spring? ;)
Posted By: Lori Hanson  |  July 7, 2013 at 4:05 am   
Love it! I'm not much of a scrapbooker, but after my trip, I guess I'm going to learn! There is so much to learn from you. I really like this layout. I especially like the chickens. Your photos are starting to rub off, and I'm looking at chickens in a whole different way now. They are interesting creatures, aren't they?
Posted By: Denise Tretheway  |  July 7, 2013 at 1:48 am   
Great color combos Candy!The tag color carries the intensity of the lilacs through the page and the added black mats on some of the photos work nicely on the green. Love the chicken close-ups, too! A bright cheerful page. Well done.
Posted By: Andrea Fisher  |  July 7, 2013 at 1:40 am   
Your place sounds delightful! I LOVE the big Arrow! and how you used the little tags.
Posted By: Tami Potter  |  July 6, 2013 at 9:16 pm   

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