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Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Cross Eye'ed Crazy Boy

Cross Eye'ed Crazy Boy


Since this month challenge is about "eyes", I made this black, and white boy layout featuring my grandson Matthew.  I have wanted to do something with these photo's for a while now, and this was the perfect time! My granddaughter will pose in front of the camera all day long, but not Matthew, he has to be bribed, and after a few minutes of taking photos this is the pose he gives me until I finally put the camera away, and since the little brat....I mean darling can out run me it leaves me no choice but to give up.. or have a screaming fit depending on the day... I never said I was perfect.

I also want to "Thank" everyone for reading, and commenting on my blog. You have been great with your reply's, and it's nice to know I'm not just talking to myself AGAIN.....Although I often meet better people that way ....

This layout is VERY budget friendly, or frugal, which ever way you like to say it. The letters were from a pop out alphabet page set, and most of the pattern paper, and ribbon pieces behind the photos were just scraps! Gotta love that!

The google eyes came in a pack of about 100 for about a $1.00, and they were the perfect photo accents. I have had that camera die cut for almost 10 YEARS, so it felt great to finally glue it down on a page, after backing it with scraps of the gingham pattern paper. I also added a clear plastic balloon disk to the camera die cut to make it look like it had a len's. To give the journal block some detail I just used a standard paper punch, and punched out holes in a border pattern. Who say's scrapping has to be expensive! Happy Scrapping! Love Penny

The journaling reads:
"This is how he looks at me, when he is done taking pictures!  Matthew 2008"

The supplies for this layout include:
Cardstock - White, Black and Grey - DCWV
Pattern Paper - Frances Meyer,
Letters were from a pre-cut stack - unknown
Border Strip - Reverse side of a K & Co. border strip
Camera Die Cut - Ellison
Standard hole paper punch
Prima - White flower
Grey rick-rack - Unknown
Black clothing stud - unknown
Black Button - unknown
Small Brads - Recollections
Large Brads - Paper Studio
Google Eyes - Crafter Square
Ribbon - Offray
Ghost Words - Hedi Swapp, I believe.
Plastic Disc - This was used on the camera, to make it look like it had a lens.  This was a balloon disc, used for helium party balloons.
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23 comments:

Sarah said...

Congratulations!!!! Love your layout :)

Linda said...

Congrats on being a design team member now! Nice layout, those wiggly eyes are so cute :)

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Congratulations, Penny! This is such a fun LO. I love the googly eye border!

Danielle said...

Congrats! Loving that goggly eye border!

Heidi said...

I love your border!!!! The black and white really makes your photos stand out.

soapHOUSEmama said...

congrats!!!

Jingle said...

What a fun layout with such cute photos!

Diane said...

Clearly you have not been scaring him with the "Your eyes can get stuck" warning that they would always tell kids when I was young. Cute layout! Congrats on the design team. I'm off to check that blog out.

Ursula Schneider said...

Yay, congrats Penny! That is awesome. And what a fun layout, I bet he totally loves it!

I also wanted to add that I hear you on how people expect you to get over things. We lost our twin boys (a very unique situation,but the short of it was we were going to adopt them after we raised them from birth to 2.5 yrs and then the judge gave them to their bio-dad). At any rate, no one understood how we grieved even then. It was as though they died and now, though we see them monthly, it kills me every time to see them raised poorly by someone else. I don't think I'll ever 'get over' that. It just hurts all the time. So I know exactly what you mean. It's been since 2005 for us.

Margie H said...

Congrats on your DT gig!!
This LO makes me chuckle! LOVE those googly eyes - I have a TON of them! Hmmm..may have to scraplift this idea! LOL!!

Erica said...

Love the googly eyes!~

Nirupama said...

Congratulations!!

sutty said...

Congratulations....and what a super page - love the photo :)

Pam said...

Congratulations! That border is too cute! And the pictures are hilarious! :-D

Suzanne said...

Love the layout! Great border with the googly eyes. Congrats on the design team!

Stephanie said...

Love the layout and what a great idea to use the googly eyes!

Lisa Dorsey said...

Hahahaha I LOVE it!!! Love the black background and the border of eyes! Congrats on your new team!

Kathy said...

Oh those photos are hilarious! Love your layout and congrats on being chosen for the DT:)

Amy said...

Congrats! So exciting. Love the layout and all those wiggle eyes!!

scrappymo! said...

Congratulations! Bet your son loves those googly eyes.

Melissa Elsner said...

Congrats on the team Penny!!! That is wonderful news and your first layout is awesome. Those eyes are too funny!

Tammy said...

Congrats on the DT position! What a fun layout - love the photos but I also love all of the details you added to the layout. Looks great! :)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

congrats congrats!!