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Thursday, March 01, 2012

My Mind's Eye - Leap Into Summer - Boy layout
This is a layout of my grandson Matthew as he played gleefully in the water sprinkler at my grandmother's old home place. I took several photos of him, and his sister that summer. It's truly amazing how much fun kid's can have with just a little water! Oh to be that young again! 

When completing this layout I had chosen solid white journal strips, however when I placed them on the layout the white was just too stark against the background so I took inks that matched the background paper colors, and smudged the strips till they no longer contrasted with the background Kaleidoscope papers. While the effect is not perfect it did improve the overall "look" of the journal strips against the background paper.

The title on this layout was made using alphabet punch outs, simple, easy, and most importantly quick! The flowers were plucked straight off a stem of silk flowers purchased at a local Dollar General.  I love it when I can be frugal with my scrapping dollars, but my favorite accents have got to be the frog brads! Gotta love my brads!

The journaling on this layout reads:
Matthew playing in the sprinkler's. I love the look of pure joy on his face! Oh, to be that young again! 2009

Supplies used:
MME Kaleidoscope "Me and Dad" Paisley/Periwinkle #KSI079 (This line of paper and the "Wild Asparagus" line are STILL my favorite collections of all time, and I will truly be sad when it is all gone!)
Tim Holtz-Tim 21445 Dusty Concord Ink (Purple)
Brilliance Ink BR-38 Pearlesecent Sky Blue
Lime cardstock
Dk blue cardstock
assorted brads (loved how the frog brads fit in with this month's theme)
Colorbok-Glitter Alpha letter punch outs
Silk Flowers (these were actually purchased from just the floral department at the local "Dollar General" store. I just tore them off the stems and put them on my layout, with brads.)
Martha Stewart-photo corner punch
Kodak Picture maker-I used this to edit, print and put the border on the photo.
Elmer's glue stick
Fiskers Paper trimmer-I have had this thing FOREVER and even though I have several "FANCY" ones, this is the one I use repeatedly.
Brads - Eyelet outlet - Frog,
Recollections - Brad Flowers


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10 comments:

Linda said...

Great layout, I love the bright colors. Congrats on the guest designer spot!

Izzyb said...

Congrats on the guest designer spot. That's great news! Super cute page!

Tanya Ham said...

Great LO! Congrats!!! :)

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Awwww, cute page, Penny! Great colors too. Congrats on the guest spot!

Sarah Webb said...

Pretty colours! Congrats on being invited to guest!

soapHOUSEmama said...

such a fun LO! Congrats!!!!

Connie Mercer said...

so bright!! I love blue and green together penny!!! Great colors!!! super cool LO and a BIG congrats on the Guest spot!!! so excited for you!!!

Tammy said...

Fun! That's an awesome photo. Love that you added flowers on this layout - love to see boy photos combined with flowers. :)

Tracy said...

Awww, you can see the pure joy on his face.
To be a kid again:)
Wonderful layout.

Linda Beeson said...

What a really fun photo to use!