Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Arbor Day Blog Hop

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
...Alfred Joyce Kilmar

In the News: Arbor Day celebrated in Clarksville, 'Tree City USA' as quoted in their local paper "I have a saying that trees are one of our utilities, and the reason I say that is because they help clean the air, they help control rainwater runoff, they convert carbon dioxide into oxygen," he said. "What we really have when we have a line of trees around the city is a utility that provides good things for the population without having any cost associated with it."

Today, we are celebrating the wonderment of trees and we welcome you in our celebration. If you are just visiting me, I would love for you to have a good "roots" with our hop and start at the beginning of our seedling which is  at. If you have arrived from  Lynne ~ http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/  then don't "bark" up the wrong tree as you are standing in our midst!

I am a simple person, and this blog hop is no different.  I took a simple approach with what I wanted to do with this hop.  I wanted to highlight the importance of Arbor Day.  As such, I went to this web site to pulled up the mission of the organization.  I then went and pulled up the fact sheet about Arbor Day.  This is what I used on my layout.

The cut I used for this layout was cut at 9" from the Lacy Labels cut.  I then printed the facts on a 12 x 12 sheet of white card stock, and then carefully put this through my cricut to cut the white out at 8 1/2".  Once I added this to my layout, I grabbed my Pooh cartridge and cut out four trees, two at 4" and two at 3".   I then use pop-dots to pop the trees up off the design a little bit.  I completed the layout by adding three maple leaves to the top.

I cannot tell you what any of the paper is that I used for this layout.  If it did not come out of my scrap pile, it came from my sister in law.

Thank you for visiting us today as we celebrate the lovlieness of our trees. Your next stop along our trail is  Lisa ~ http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/. Thank you for counting our rings and not stumping along the way!

Lynne ~ http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Kimberly ~ http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com
Lisa ~ http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Tiffany ~ http://angel4ever-thecraftyteacher.blogspot.com/
Lori ~ http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/
Anita~ http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com
Michele ~ http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/


  1. I almost used this same idea noting the history of Arbor day! Great minds think alike huh? I love that your fact page is cut like the mat and the paper you used on the trees! Great job Kimberly!! msmith38652@gmail.com

  2. This is super cute Kim! Love those trees!
    Hugs your newest follower Wandy

  3. I am loving your layout my dear friend, and as always a pleasure hopping with you, Princess Sparkles!
    Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust
    Her Craftiness
    Her Craft Kre8tions

  4. Your simple layout is very pretty!!! Love the trees!! Glad to be in this hop with you!!

  5. Those trees are super cute!

    Tiffany ♥

  6. Love the layout. The trees are darling.


  7. TFS!


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