Friday, September 28, 2012

Cow Kisses

DH and I both grew up in the country. Our families grew fruit and vegetables in the garden, every evening one of us kids went to the nearby farmer to get some fresh milk. 

Our kids, however, are growing up in a big city. To compensate this, we go to Upper Austria, where I grew up, every summer. We teach them where the food comes from and to respect nature. 

One visit was to a farm where my ancestors lived a few hundred years ago. One of the cows got very curious and Sarah ended up with a cow kiss. It was so funny!

 I based this layout on the fabulous sketch from THE SAMPLER.  

Here are some close ups:

I made the title using the scrabble paper from Kaisercraft, just distressed it a bit to make it match. 

I used a lot of journaling so I hid it behind the photo. 

The farmer's wife had the most beautiful flower garden. I tried to recreate this with the cute Prima flowers Romance Novel. 


Thanks for stopping by!
All the best, 


  1. this is so cute. i love that you spend your summers teaching the children to get back to nature. love, love, love your layout. thanks for playing with us at the sampler.

  2. great page and story, Elisabeth :) i love all the detail there is on this layout, and how the pictures really capture your experience. thank you for sharing!

  3. Thank you so much for playing along with The Sampler challenges! A cow kiss? Now that's something to write home about! Hehe I agree with Nancy. I think it's fabulous that you teach your children like that.