“Spring has Blossomed”

By: Melissa Mann

The theme for my “Spring has Blossomed” layout was one that involved a clean, simple, fresh, & springlike look. To achieve this, I used light colors that invoke the thoughts of new fresh spring growth.

Yellow & green are the predominant colors used on this layout. The pictures are of some dogwoods in my neighborhood that had just recently burst into bloom! I used the patterned papers from the Ava Collection & the English Garden Collection. I also used the new Chip Art Tool on this layout! If you look at the top left hand corner, you will notice a scalloped piece of chipboard with the word “spring” imprinted on it. I used the lowercase alphabet to spell out the word. After placing each letter on the chipboard, I then painted the entire thing green. After that dried, I mixed together an off-white color paint and some mod podge – then painted that over top the green. I let it dry for just a moment, and then wiped it off and then inked the edges.

The following links will show you some pictures that inspired the color palette for this layout.

Cardstock: Kraft
Patterned Paper: GCD Studios Ava Collection & English Garden Collection
1.Sunny Pinwheels
3.In the Conservatory
Punches: Martha Stewart Border & Butterfly Punch, Fiskars Scallop Punch, & EK Success Circle Punch
Chipboard: GCD Studios
GCD Studios Chip Art Tools
1.Lowercase Letters
1.Fontwerks Label Sticker
2.My Minds Eye Lush Alphabet
3.Pink Paislee Captivating Alphabet
4.My Minds Eye Lush Bling
5.GCD Studios Crocheted Flower – Artsy Urban Collection
6.GCD Studios Flower Button – Homespun Chic Collection
7.GCD Studios Glitter Butterfly – Artsy Urban Collection
8.Rubons – unknown
Ink: Black Stazon
Stamp: Studio Calico

Also, here are 2 BEAUTIFUL layouts by Laura!

This banner is to die for and I love the pop of aqua teal with pink

And check out this layout. Laura and I became friends at the 2009 CHA winter show. Thanks to scrapbooking we met! This layout also has another great friend of mine on it... Emilie Ahern :)
Thanks Laura and Melissa for your beautiful work! Love ya girls!


  1. perfectly spring-y and gorgeous!! It just has a lovely peaceful feel...like all is right in the world! LOVE it!

  2. Very pretty! I just love the colors that were used!

  3. Beautiful layout!!! Love the "spring" on the chipboard!!!! Looks amazing!

  4. Just screaming spring - love everything about it!

  5. Everything is fab-O! I love the banner too! CUTE!

  6. Love your LO Melissa and more fabulous LO's by Laura!

  7. Melissa, I love that fresh and clean look on your spring layout. Just lovely!!

  8. These LOs by Melissa and Laura are absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful work ladies!

  9. Melissa- that layout is so beautiful, crisp and clean!
    Laura- your layouts are fab too, love that banner!