September 15, 2009

Surfer Dude

Hello everyone! Here's a two-page layout I did this week for a challenge. I shot so many photos of my son learning how to boogie board, that I had a really hard time paring them down. I like how quick and to the point 1-page layouts are but I like to mix it up sometimes.

All of the paper and most of the embellishments are from My Mind's Eye Breaking Free line. I love the muted colors and they are perfect for the lovely olive-colored water we have in Jersey. The film strip is a cool overlay from Little Yellow Bicycle's travel line.

This is one of my favorite parts of the layout. I cut up some solid paper to mimic the wave in the Cowabunga die cut. I think that the pearls and jewels add interest and detail to the "swoosh".
Have a great weekend!

September 3, 2009

He's Torturing Us

This is another page that I did at a crop a couple of weeks ago. It's simple and came together quickly using coordinating papers from Bo Bunny Press and chipboard from Cosmo Cricket's Early Bird line. I love the feminine feel of it without it being overwhelmingly "girlish". It's really a page about me and how I will not miss eating dinner with a cranky, willful 3-year-old stinker. He's usually such a good little guy, but he does not like long drawn-out restaurant meals one bit, even if they are overlooking the Inner Harbor.

The upper left hand corner of this photo looked empty to me. I was at a crop, so printing a better one was not an option. I grabbed some brown floss and my needle and sewed a cross-stitch pattern to add texture and hide that washed out spot.

I loved the colors in this flower chipboard circle but it was a little small for the spot. I outlined it with some colored brads from Bazzill adding a little interest and weight to it.
I have a few more layouts that I really need to take pictures of. Hopefully the rain will hold out, I can get that done this week. Thanks for looking!

A Fear of Dinos

Ah yes, it's Fall in the northeast and it's one of my favorite times of the year. The mornings are crisp and Nico goes back to his regular preschool schedule. This means one full day of scrapping a week for Mama. Life is good!

The moment I saw this dinosaur line by My Mind'e Eye, I had five different pages in mind. Nico loves dinosaurs and has so many books, toys and even T-Rex shoes that I knew I would need all of it. This page is about how Nico has recently developed fears of the very things that he loves the most (dinosaurs, slides, spooky houses). The journaling goes on to describe the who/what/when of his fears and how I feel about it. I thought it was important to mark this milestone in my (usually) brave little guy's life.

This is one of those pages that took me forever to do. As a matter of fact, this is the second version of it. I had it all done and left it on my work table. When I took a look at it the next morning, I hated it and started all over. I don't do this very often, but I also know when a layout is not working for me.

All of the paper, brads and chipboard is from MME's Abby Road Collection. The big green letters are Bo Bunny Press. The grass border is from K&Co's AtoZ line that I got at Michaels. And last but not least is the canvas ribbon from Lil Davis, a company I sorely miss.

Have a great Labor Day weekend everyone!