Rogers Gardens Swirl Bliss Page

Scrapbook Page by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Swirl Bliss Pocket in the Amazing Paper Grace Collection -
Hi there friends.  As promised I’m back with a project that uses my new Spellbinders Swirl Bliss Pocket die from the Amazing Paper Grace Collection.    I wanted to make something other than a card and I think the pockets lend themselves to so many cool projects – a scrapbook page seemed like a good thing to try out.   I talked myself into thinking it was a huge card :-).  Remember, baby steps.  I had just been to Rogers Gardens in Corona del Mar California with two of my sweet friends – Linda Duke and Tosha Leyendekker.   This home and garden destination has exquisite Christmas decorations and room after room of themed displays – we were happy girls and that explains the starry looks in our eyes.

Even though this is pictured from straight on and it’s hard to tell the dimension, I used the pocket die as if it were a cornice and it actually stands out from the page a bit.  By putting another pocket on the bottom it frames the picture.  Then I used the round element to carry embellishment across the page.  I also used Spellbinders Urban Blooms by A Gilded Life  for the spiral flowers and I printed all the memory specifics on Spellbinders Baby Buntings by a Gilded Life.  The tendrils that cascade down from the flowers are from Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents.

This was a stretch for me but it feels great to try something out of my comfort zone :-)

Rubber Stamps:  None
Craft Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest 80 lb – Natural White,  The Paper Studio – Burlap Paper, Coredinations
Ink:  Victorian Velvet Distress Ink (on flowers)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Swirl Bliss Pocket by Amazing Paper GraceSpellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents,  Spellbinders Urban Blooms by A Gilded Life,  Spellbinders Baby Buntings by A Gilded Life, Recollection Pearls, Lace, May Arts Silk Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by, I’ll have more to share this week.  Happy Monday, I’m wishing you a glorious day!

Oh, by the way – are you sitting for a couple of minutes with your cup of coffee?  I’m gifting you this link to see a three minute video of Rogers Gardens.   Lol, I have to put up a little bit of a disclaimer that I can’t be held responsible for extreme longing, swooning or daydreaming today after you watch :-)   I’ve watched it twice and what a way to start the morning!  Here’s the link ——> 

Question Parking Lot:

  • Beth NormanApril 20, 2015 - 9:26 am

    Oh boy do I ever like this layout. I’d love to see more of them (hint hint). You did an awesome job. I am a scrapbooker and am a bit behind in my layouts. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Darlene PApril 20, 2015 - 9:28 am

    Thanks for stepping outside your comfort zone today Becca. The result appears to be well worth the effort!!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkApril 20, 2015 - 9:30 am

    Another exquisite work of art! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KillenApril 20, 2015 - 9:33 am

    Oooh Becca,
    I’ve got your dies and this is just beautiful. It’s great of you to give us ideas, even if it takes you out of your comfort zone, and it certainly doesn’t show.
    Keep well.
    Maureen xReplyCancel

  • Gretchen WilsonApril 20, 2015 - 9:55 am

    Working on scraping today and what an inspiration to get me motivate to do a couple of layout. They won’t be like this today, but when I see the beauty of what you do, with your beautiful dies ( I started getting them when you had the monthly kits) and the picture of three of my favorite designers. I think you nailed this right on. Stunning layout Becca!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • EdithApril 20, 2015 - 10:00 am

    So glad you had a chance to go to Rogers Gardens. It is a magical place for a gardener all year long.
    God bless, EdithReplyCancel

  • Clare WApril 20, 2015 - 10:02 am

    Lovely scrapbook page. Love Rogers gardens. Looks my kind of place!!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie ScholesApril 20, 2015 - 10:05 am

    I, too, have your dies & will try this – just beautiful. “Scrapbook pages” still scare me but…
    Corona del Mar is just minutes from work & will have to check out Rogers Gardens for myself. I just looked at their website – ho-ley cow!!ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)April 20, 2015 - 10:14 am

    Oh my! I was wondering what a Becca styled scrapbook page would be like and I totally love this! Your dies are fabulous!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • MiluApril 20, 2015 - 10:21 am

    you are approved at doing pages too!
    I live 20 min away from Rogers Gardens! you should have told me and come over for a cup of tea Becca!!!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSApril 20, 2015 - 10:28 am

    I have all of your dies and I am “amazed” at your first scrapbook layout. You done good, girl!! Beautiful. I really enjoyed the utube video of the Rogers Garden, I love places like this. Amazes me how so many trees can be so differently decorated. I am lucky to get one little one done LOL. Thanks Becca for this out of the ordinary post by you – really enjoyed it.
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Rebekka KApril 20, 2015 - 10:34 am

    wow, your first scrapbook page is stunning.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaApril 20, 2015 - 10:42 am

    What a beautiful page you have made, Becca. It is just lovely! The pockets transform wonderfully, and you have really given us a clever idea!ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKApril 20, 2015 - 10:50 am

    Hello Becca
    Absolutely love it……. now I know how to use those Dies to their best!
    Thank you for a lovely page!
    Take care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • DebraK in FloridaApril 20, 2015 - 11:47 am

    Oh my! The video was beautiful! I have to restrain myself not to buy more ornaments though. I have three trees, all are so packed with ornaments that you can barely see the tree. Hubby had to build me an air conditioned storage room out in the garage to store it all.
    Love to see you do scrapbook pages. I really need to retire and devote more time to doing things I love–creating. You are so lucky to have both the talent and time to create beautiful things…ReplyCancel

  • ElaineApril 20, 2015 - 12:10 pm

    Oh Wow , so nice to see your layout Becca, i am a huge Scrapbooker doing my Family tree with all the Photo’s i have from my ancesters for my Grandchildren to look back on and enjoy , i think our heretage is very important to us all .
    Thank you for Sharing .
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Joanne LoweApril 20, 2015 - 12:35 pm

    Great to see you taking steps out of your comfort zone–I think when we always see such beauty in anything you create that we assume it’s all easy for someone like you with so much artistic ability. But it’s not easy for any of us. Thanks for that encouragement, I needed it today… :)

    I have never done scrapbooking myself either, only cards and my tiny gallery on SCS (905lovestostamp) is just that, tiny, but I do have a dream of starting my own little blog someday, even if I’m the only one who reads it, it’s OK…. Yours was one of the first I read and I still feel so pleased when I see your blog name in my e-mail inbox. :)

    You have done so well in these years since your beloved John went to heaven, and I know it was not at all easy, but you have continued to take steps forward with God’s help and the support of your family and so many who love you. I am thrilled every time I see you have a new die or a new stamp set, and I have bought many of them, bought all of your kits when you had those…

    We all have our struggles, mine is a car accident disability that stopped my life cold, I’m so grateful for the hobby of card-making I have when I’m well enough to make one. My cards are simple but what joy in creating one! I thank you for all you continue to teach me… :) It’s so wonderful to see so many fellow believers in card-making, what a blessing!

    Just know I am so very proud of all you have accomplished, and I know you will be doing so much more–all with God’s help and blessing.

    Best wishes,

    Joanne LoweReplyCancel

  • Loraine LewisApril 20, 2015 - 12:52 pm

    Thank you for sharing the video of all the lovely decorations at Rogers
    Gardens. It is like taking a trip to fairyland and a great way to start the day. I appreciate that you always think of us!! Also, your scrapbook page is beautiful as always.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanette (New Zealand)April 20, 2015 - 2:11 pm

    WOW!! Beautiful layout Becca. If this is out of your comfort zone you have done an amazing job. I am also a scrap booker and this is just beautiful. I too combine my love of family history into my scrap booking pages and this would make a lovely wedding layout.ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie D.April 20, 2015 - 2:24 pm

    Becca, as always your work is stunning. One can not tell by looking at this wonderful scrapbook page that you are out of your comfort zone!! You have a great talent and it shows in all that you create!! I really enjoyed the video you shared as it reminds me of a similar place here in Michigan called Bronner’s. It also is a Christmas wonderland. People have come from all over the world to visit. Looking forward to seeing more of your ideas and have a wonderful rest of your day!!
    (((hugs))) BonnieReplyCancel

  • Suzi MetcalfeApril 20, 2015 - 2:41 pm

    I’m sorry I don’t have time to comment every time I peek in here! Even with 150 emails in my box, I can’t pass up yours. You are such an inspiration! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsApril 20, 2015 - 3:48 pm

    Wow! Beautiful scrap book page, love the use of the dies on thi.

    Well done Becca.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • JoAnn B.April 20, 2015 - 6:21 pm

    Gorgeous layout. Love everything about it.ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostApril 20, 2015 - 7:25 pm

    Dear, dear Becca!
    What a lovely layout. Love your use of texture, shape, and content. More please! (As time and desire premits, of course.) Maybe I should think of my cards as a scrapbook page. You think? :) Always willing to learn from a master crafter.ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostApril 20, 2015 - 7:43 pm

    P.S. Thanks for the glimpse into ‘Wonderland.’ Loved it! Saw so many ornaments that I’d love to own.(DROOOoooool ! ! )ReplyCancel

  • Sandy MarshallApril 20, 2015 - 7:44 pm

    Incredibly Pretty. I love it.ReplyCancel

  • alicia WalkerApril 20, 2015 - 10:28 pm

    Hard to believe you were not already a scrapper I guess I just assumed. Well your page looks like you have been doing it for years beautiful job.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthApril 21, 2015 - 4:10 am

    Morning Becca, Stunning layout, and I’m loving your new dies and how you have used them.
    I’m off to watch your linked video now.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • GayatriApril 21, 2015 - 6:50 am

    You are amazing!!!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterApril 21, 2015 - 7:59 am

    These work fantastic on this scrap book page, Beautiful, great picture of you all!ReplyCancel

  • KathyApril 21, 2015 - 8:16 am

    Oooooooh, so lovely! You did it again! Amazing you!ReplyCancel

  • becky flenerApril 22, 2015 - 11:18 am

    very pretty scrapbook page!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy SandersApril 25, 2015 - 6:24 am

    Yay for you trying a scrapbook page! And it’s absolutely gorgeous! Of course, everything you make is gorgeous!! Would love to see more scrapbook pages in the future!!ReplyCancel

  • Jan ScottApril 25, 2015 - 6:51 pm

    So beautiful! I love Rogers Gardens, and love to go there for inspiration! I live very close to there, were you just visiting California? Love all your creations!ReplyCancel

  • Jan ScottApril 25, 2015 - 6:52 pm

    So beautiful! I love Rogers Gardens, and love to go there for inspiration! I live very close to there, were you just visiting California? Love all your creations! blessings….ReplyCancel