April at Simple Scrapper

Ah, Spring! You are so wonderful! I love spring for many reasons. My birthday is in the spring, that means presents and cake! This year, my daughter made a fabulous chocolate ganache cake for me. It was DELICIOUS!

The weather here is slowly becoming warmer. We live on a farm with horses and trudging through ice and snow to feed them is a chore. The horses are happy too—they finally have grass to eat again!

And with the warmer weather comes spring flowers. We have beautiful yellow daffodils, tiny purple wild violas, and delicate white wood anemone already blooming.

wood anemone

Perhaps my favorite part of spring is celebrating Easter. The time between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday is a special time for me. I feel a sense of renewal, patience, and promise inside and out. I documented these feelings in a layout for Simple Scrapper using this month’s Story Starters, In Good Faith.


My layout began with the photograph of the Easter egg candles on my dining room table. I went back through past Sketch/Templates and found a fairly simple design that would highlight my picture as well as leave room for journaling.

My second layout for April began with a Sketch/Template that featured one prominent photo. I had this cute picture of our dog Sasha, a Great Pyrenees/St. Bernard mix, and wanted to tell her story.

third chance

We adopted Sasha from a local rescue after she had been given up by two families. She has the guard-dog instincts of a Great Pyrenees, but also loves to be with her family like a St. Bernard. We hoped that life on our farm would meet all of Sasha’s needs. She has been with us for over three years now!

Once I decided on this story, I proceeded with the layout, using one of April’s Sketch/Templates. Since the colors in the photo are fairly neutral, I used several colorful patterned papers on the page.

What stories are you scrapping this spring?

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