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Pretty As A Picture - TCS April Challenge

Hi everyone! 
Spring has sprung here in Dallas and I am super happy about it!
I love spring time, new flowers, new babies in the yard, 
new everything!

Today I have a new project for The Crafty Scrapper
our April Blog Challenge is to use BLACK on your layout/project.
You can use black in any way EXCEPT for black ink- that doesn't count!

Here is a look at my project
I have used new MME papers - love them! I don't normally use black on a layout,
so this is pretty unusual for me!

I used one of the matching chipboard frames, and to fill in the space I applied
2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape to the back, and burnished with Twinkling Clouds Sparkle n Soft.
I also added Prima Flowers, May Arts ribbon, and Maya Road Pins.

My chippie here is from Blue Fern Studios and I inked it white and heat embossed with 
Shimmer EP from Sparkle N Sprinkle. 
The hexagon background piece I cut using my Cameo. 

I added more Prima flowers and some buttons from my stash in the upper corner.

For more details on the challenge hop over to 

Thanks for stopping by today!!
I am linking up at the following challenges:
Scrap Around The World- Mood Board- THE COLORS!!
Use Your Stuff- Die Cut Hexagon Mat
Southern Girls Challenge- Flower Frenzy

May the Flamingos Be With You!


  1. Love your details Anita! Your layout is just fabulous..the black makes the colors pop!

  2. What a gorgeous layout Anita. Love the blackboard effect and the embellishments are awesome! Really striking and what a beautiful photo of the three of you.

  3. So pretty!!! Love you use of black (chalk) with the blue and pop of yellow!!!

  4. Gorgeous layout ! Love your embellishments clustering. Thanks for playing along with us at Use Your Stuff !

  5. beautiful page! Love the flowers!!! Thnaks so much for sharing with us at SGCB!!

  6. Fabulous layout and I love the pops of color! Great job! Thanks for playing in our die cut challenge at Use Your Stuff this week and hope to see you again!
    Tammy DT

  7. Wow, what a fantastic layout. Fabulous details and gorgeous blooms. Thanks for sharing it with us over at Southern Girls Challenge Blog for our Floral Frenzy Challenge. Hope to see you for our next challenge. Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

  8. You are so fast :), very nice project, thank you for joinig SATW this month!

  9. What a BEAUTIFUL layout.. love the hexagons! Thanks for playing along with SWAT....

  10. Wonderful layout! Even if there's a lot of black, the layout still looks fresh and light! Thank you for drawing inspiration from my mood board and joining us at SATW this month!