Wednesday, December 14, 2011

a fun moose adventure {a scrapbook layout with pinwheel flowers}

i recently received my jan/feb issue of creating keepsakes magazine and saw a layout with these cute little pinwheel flowers made from circle punches. i had to recreate those flowers. in fact i was kind of obsessed with recreating them-i had to do it that night. sometimes, i just get the urge to do something creatively and i can't let go of it.
the obsession with those pinwheel flowers turned into this layout:

that's my moosey boy having an everyday adventure in our backyard. he has a lot of those. he loves exploring the area around our playset, finding new creatures {aka ants} to talk to. i think this line of paper and embellishments really brings out the fun and playful feel i am trying to get across with this layout.

here's a closer look at the left side:

you probably can't tell but i used pop dots to pop the main picture {the close up of my son's face} and keep it the focus. i also popped the pinwheel flowers. i used smaller and tighter petals than the one featured in creating keepsakes but i like how mine turned out.

close-up of flowers:

these are super easy to make: you just punch circles and then cut them in half to make your petals; layer your petals with the flat sides facing each other and then use a button or {in my case} a piece of flair as your center. very cute and adds a lot of fun to your layout!

here's a close-up of my right side with the journaling and title:

because i used one line of paper, embellishments, and stickers {Tinkerin' by CTMH}, this layout came together very quickly even with the handmade pinwheel flowers.

i will definitely be making these flowers again! can't wait to try out different variations of sizes and spacings!
what do you think-are pinwheel flowers something you are going to try?


  1. this is just way too cute! love the pinwheel flowers

  2. Love that paper line, and really love the way your pinwheels turned out!

  3. This layout is so cute! I love those flowers and I know what you mean about really liking something you see in a magazine and having to try it out right away! :)

  4. I love those flowers, especially with those papers! I once saw a layout I loved while reading on a plane (during takeoff!), and I was practically jumping out of my seat when we landed to get home to my scrapbook table!

  5. I saw those flowers in that issue too, I have yet to make them though. Your layout is really cute.

  6. So fun, so creative and I adore the smiley face perfect for your little cuties' layout!