Tuesday, May 22, 2007


First layout done with Club Scrap Outdoors kit from November 2000. A Nostalgiques sticker, QK alphabets and a stamp from the Down to Earth kit complete the layout. Inspired by Sue's beautiful layout yesterday I decided to stamp on my layout too! Of course, mine is a much simpler affair using just the stamp from the kit and Ranger Adirondack 'Mushroom' (surprise!) coloured ink. I used a felt tipped pen like thing to rub some 'Meadow' green onto the images.

Second layout done with paper by Sarah Milne for Scenic Route. Red alpha stickers are Thickers by American Crafts. Sei rhinestone brads and Hero Arts alpha stamps complete this layout, inspired by one from a past issue of CK.

Late in summer, usually in September when the conditions are just right, with the full moon and some showers, the forests in the Apennines abound with the king of all mushrooms, the cĂȘpes. We are avid collectors of these mushrooms and everyone in the family takes to the wilderness, hunting for these elusive edible delicacies. And what elation there is when we return home with our baskets full with porcini, as they are called in Italian. We then gorge ourselves on fresh porcini salads, pasta with porcini and tomato sauce, and of course sun dried porcini to last us the rest of the year. Buon Apetito!

Nothing much to say about this layout except I realize now that I used to dress my daughter very often in red! LOL!

This is in Portland. I was in a similar situation once in Vancouver, many years ago. Still scares the daylights out of me when I think about it!

And do not be too hasty to judge ... LOL!


Photocat said...

wonderful, I had porcini's when i was In Tuscany last october Aparna... They were great indeed!
Love the classical feel of this page!

Shell said...

that last video is classic! :-D

My DH would be drooling over your mushroom page - personally I hate the things - but the page is lovely!

Janelle said...

Love, LOVE the fungi porcini layout! And your DD is a cutie pie!

Christina said...

Love the layout with the outdoor kit - I came to late to get the entire kit but did buy some of the paper and it's just so gorgeous. And you really used it well and to your full advantage in that layout.