Sunday, November 29, 2015

Signs of the Season

Hi everyone!  If you know me, then you know how much I love to scrap photos of my flowers!  Another season of bloom for my beautiful Christmas Cactus that was my Dad’s.  I’ve had it for 4 years now and it has, at the very least, tripled in size.  It is truly an amazingly gorgeous plant that blooms from October (usually) through December.  This year, since it’s been so warm so late in the year, it started blooming just this month.  The whole plant is FULL of blooms with so many more buds that are fixing to burst into gorgeous flowers! 
These photographs were taken by me on November 27th.

My original vision for this layout got scrapped – literally!  LOL!  This is what I ended up creating....glittery gaudy Christmassy goodness all over the page....like decorating a Christmas tree :)

I have always been very attracted to the paisley shape, so this gorgeous Memory Box die named Calypso Flourish was a must have!  It is very intricate with its delicate and fragile lines.  I definitely had to run this die through my Big Shot quite a bit because of the type of paper I was cutting.  So, because of the results with each cut, I came up with three different designs and I love them all!
Memory Box die - Calypso Flourish
 
 


I sprayed the green glitter paper used for two of the calypso flourish die cuts and some of the butterflies with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst color Cathedral Pines because I didn’t care too much for the color of the original green of the paper.  Nice!  I pieced together a Christmas bead spray with grapevine and some leaves, then tied it off with natural jute.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day; week; month!  Lisa : )
 
 
Products used:
Recollections (Michael’s):
    ~Pearlized white card stock
    ~Red card stock   
    ~Gold glitter card stock
    ~Green glitter card stock
    ~Glitter dots – white & gold
    ~Christmas pick
    ~Grapevine
    ~Artificial leafy branches
    ~Brown Jute
    ~Christmas Ribbon
    ~Glitter Glue – Christmas Red
    ~Deco scissors
Memory Box die – Calypso Flourish
Martha Stewart punches – Monarch Butterfly & Large Monarch Butterfly

5 comments:

  1. Lisa - wow - not gaudy - just beautifully Christmas! Your design is lovely - as are those dies and the photos of your Christmas cactus are awesome!

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  2. Beautiful layout, Lisa! Love the way the die-cuts turned out! Gorgeous photos too!

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  3. Lisa my Christmas cactus is madly flowering too! It's in a pot so I just hide it behind some bushes for most of the year and pay it no attention whatsoever, then suddenly I notice a burst of red and I bring it out on display! Your page is amazing! I adore that die - wow!

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  4. Lisa my Christmas cactus is madly flowering too! It's in a pot so I just hide it behind some bushes for most of the year and pay it no attention whatsoever, then suddenly I notice a burst of red and I bring it out on display! Your page is amazing! I adore that die - wow!

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  5. Beautiful photos, die cuts, colors, pprs, ribbons, and berries!

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