Tuesday, 21 August 2012

A Walk In My Garden!

Wow, I have been away for so long....Hubby was off with my camera for 10 days, I was busy with our local flower/craft show & when that was over, we had company for 3 days. I now have a few hours to spare before granddaughter # 2 arrives for her "special time" with Grandma & Grandpa. She is 5 yrs. old & very "busy" so Grandma will definitely be ready for bed every night! I had 30 enteries in the flower/craft show & won 27 ribbons! My favorite entry was a garden journal that I made using a lovely digi image from Anne Fenton at the Outlawz challenge blog. I love to garden almost as much as I love paper crafts! I picked a few of my favorite pages to share along with the cover to give you a bit of a stroll in my garden....hope you enjoy it! I have used all kinds of paper so won't even begin to list them. The "I'm a Gardener" is to the tune of Monty Python's "I'm a Lumberjack" & the sentiments were all computer generated & copied from the net.

And this is the beautiful spot where I live!

I am entering my journal in the following challenges:
1. Bunny Zoe.....summer (definitely summer here)
2. Craft Your Passion....power of 3....there are 3 flowers on the cover
3. Created With Love....3 of a kind....3 flowers
4. Eureka Stamps....anything goes
5. Make It Monday....anything goes
6. Simon Says Stamp & Show.....anything goes
7. Tammy's Scrapin Corner....anything goes
8. 2 Sisters....In the garden
9. Inspire Me Fridays....anything goes
10. Pattie's Creations....anything but a card


  1. Love your book. Great way to scrapbook!! Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges


  2. Thank you for sharing this look at your lovely book. It was fun to look at all these photos and your beautiful work. Thank you for sharing with us and joining in the challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  3. What a great garden journal!! Thanks for playing along with us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  4. Gorgeous garden! Thanks for playing in our 'Anything But a Card' Challenge #50!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  5. Fantastic journal! Your flowers are beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Created With Love Challenges.

  6. That is really cool! I love that idea! Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges
    Lisa O

  7. Lovely album. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

  8. What a great album you created. The images are beautiful as well as your flowers. I think they are a Great inspiration for card making. Thanks for joining us at Created with Love Challenges

  9. Hi there. What a gorgeous creation this is, so much hard work, its fantastic. Thank you for joining in at Created with love.
    Sandra xx

  10. Renee I just love this. The colours and layout are just perfect. Hope you are having a fab day. Hugs Desíre Doing Life Digistamps4Joy DT Member Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

  11. I love it. So fab!Thanks for joining in at Craft Your Passion. Hugs Eva GDT xx

  12. Beautiful Journal, every page is gorgeous, love the flowers and images and all the ribbons on the side, fabulous project.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

  13. The Best Part of This challenge is all of the wonderful Entries.
    This is a great Card.
    I love the image and the design.
    Best Of Luck in the challenge.
    Tammy Ortiz
    Founder of
    Tammy Scrapin Corner

  14. this is such a lovely project! The Simon Says Stamp & Show design team thanks you for participating in this week's challenge! - Ashli

  15. Oh cool! I love your house! It looks a lot like the cabin I just booked for our Thanksgiving getaway. :-) WOW! Twenty-seven ribbons! You go girl! Congratulations on your accomplishments sweetie. Your journal is gorgeous. Glad you've got your camera back. :-) Hugs!

  16. aww great book, got to lift your sweet poem Iam a gardner..very lovely lyric thank you for your inspiration

  17. This is gorgeous, thank you for joining us at Craft your Passion, and good luck..

    Caz xx CYP DT

  18. What a lovely walk in your garden, Renee! So glad you decided to play along in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Just a reminder that we take only 2 submissions per person on Anything Goes weeks, but we love seeing two entries from everyone. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  19. Wow! I love this! Congrats on winning all those ribbons and good luck with your granddaughter. I don't have grandchildren yet and I am afraid that by the time I do, I will be too old to play with them!


  20. Hi Renee, this is mimi from
    thankyou for noticing my work on MIM, that was very kind of you!
    I have opened up a new challenge blog and I would love it if you could spread the word for me! I am now following your blog so that you don't think im using you.

    P.S. Also I have a fantastic giveaway if you would like to take part in it!

  21. Sorry Renee, the challenge blog is
    xxxxxxxxxxxx mimi

  22. Wow, this is gorgeous. I saw it on MIM.

  23. Gorgeous project. Fabulous design. Congrats on winning all those ribbons! Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

  24. Wow what a lovely book!!
    You make some really need things!

    Feel free to join my international giveaway

  25. Oh My word Renee all those ribbons you have won how fabulous was that!!.
    Your journal is absolutely amazing I love it , no wonder you won with this one too . Well done !! Have fun with Emily , dont get too exhaused Grandma
    Hugs Elaine

  26. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #165, #189, #217, #227 and #228.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  27. This is really beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at CYP for our Power of Three challenge! Hugsxx

  28. Wowza girl! I love your garden and oh my what a lovely dream house! You are one lucky and talented gal! I just popped over to say Hi and thanks for your sweet comment on my little mini album...
    Congratulations on all those lovely ribbons you won...all well deserved (smile)!
    I just started my garden this year and with the fibro I move much slower than I used to so it will take me a while to get all in order...not that a garden is really ever in order, LOL!
    Talk soon my friend,
    Beth P

  29. Renee, this is absolutely gorgeous I adore that little gardeners verse
    Jane xx

  30. very nice, saw you on MIM...love the sentiment!

  31. Gorgeous book! What a wonderful way to combine your 2 hobbies.

  32. Thanks for your fabulous comment on MIM. I love your amazing journal - your photographs are sensational and highlighted with the stunning images and details.

    Heather xx

  33. A beautiful book with stunnimg imges.

    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.


  34. I too have done garden books! They are so much fun! Yours is beautiful!


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