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20 March 2011

It's almost here!

Spring, that is -- last I heard, the "official" start of spring is at 7:21 this evening (local time -- Eastern Standard, that is). Hooray! Spring is my second-favorite season, but this year it just might be #1, since winter was so dang long and cold and snowy!

Well, until spring is really here, how about a nice, warm layout? Ok, here you go:


It might be a little grey out today (sorry the photo is a little grey, too) -- but these photos were from a beautifully warm day, and a delightful little restaurant in Detroit called Le Petit Zinc. I was there with friends from work -- last summer, the three of us went on several outings geared toward being tourists right at home -- this little lunch followed a shopping trip to the nearby John K. King (huge-a-mungous) used bookstore. What a lovely day. If you're local or planning a visit, be sure to hit both!

I used my Counterfeit Kit to make this layout -- mostly from the main kit, and a few goodies from the add-ons.  How about a detail shot or two? If you insist:


I misted my bg paper a bit with some reddish and yellowish colors before building my page on top. I just love these Sassafras alphas -- perfect font, excellent value, and every color/pattern is just yummy.


I took a little extra time concocting this cluster -- there are die-cut, real, and chipboard buttons (and none are threaded -- my patience only goes so far sometimes!), punched and fussy-cut bits, label stickers and even a bit of bling. I can't say I thought too hard about the assembly, though -- I find if I just start sticking, it all turns out fine in the end, but if I over-think every move, well...it just looks over-thought!

Well, I hope this brings a little sunshine to your first day of spring. Have a lovely day!

15 comments:

Geri said...

Love the misting and the embelly cluster! Great job!

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Thanks for the shopping tip - both places sound great! Love how you used your Counterfeit Kit, such a fun layout! So fun to run into you and Liz this weekend, thanks for taking time away from your scrapping for such a nice visit!

Emily said...

I love all the embellishments and your fabulous banner! C'est tres bon!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Angela, looks like a fun time was had by all:0) I love the spray of colour behind your LO and embelly cluster so aptly named by Geri, wonderful:0) xxx

Meg said...

Another great layout! I love the fun colors you used. I definitely need to practice being more adventurous in my clustizing--but I bet the new goodies I got in the mail yesterday will certainly help!!! :) Thanks so much blog buddy!

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

I love this artsy layout! The misting, layered embellishments, and title work all caught my eye!

Emily Leiphart said...

What a fun layout, Ang! I love all the pretty colours and elements clustered together. That banner is darn cute and the misting is super fab - first thing I noticed!!

Margie said...

I love the layered embellies! Pretty page!

Liz Michaud said...

I love eating at the litle unknown places in Detroit! Some of the best food ever! I will have to give this place a try :) Great layout too. I had lost of fun cropping on saturday :)

Lindsey said...

Wow! All these elements work so perfectly together. Nice!

kasia c. said...

mission accomplished! That cluster of goodness was made to look effortless. :)
What a great idea - tourists at home. I should definately try that.

p.s. charity bout went well, but the track was super slippery (in a school gym) and 80% of reg size. Have you already started your NSO training? were you a skater before?

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Super super cute! Love your misting. xoxo

Jessica ♥ said...

oooo.
Loveing the glimmer mist :)

S said...

Great cluster - well done.

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Angela, I just wanted to Thank you for your lovely comments it's really great to have such encouragement, spurs me on to try harder:0)
I'm hoping you will have a little Thank you card arriving soon if the posties are kind to us:0)
Have a great weekend:0) xxx