Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Few Scrapbook Pages

Scrapbooking has taken a backseat to card making for a while now.  I just don't usually have the time to plan out my pages, and until recently, had NO pictures printed to scrap.  But thanks to hubby, I now have a nice pile waiting to make it into my son's book.  I completed two pages at a recent evening crop with my local scrapping friends, and then put together another that same week at home.  I also have one I completed a little while ago but never posted.  It formed in my mind for weeks, and then came together super quick, thanks to using the online collage service through our local pharmacy.  
Woohoo!  Maybe I'm back on a roll.  I mean, my blog is titled "A SCRAPPER Mom's World."  LOL.

Without further ado...
First time blueberry picking at the Keel and Curley Winery. My son was fixated on getting every single blueberry on the bush he selected. My husband caught this terrific, vibrant photo of him, sweaty head and all. 
Papers are BoBunny and SEI. Sticker is BoBunny, altered with an MME brad and twine.  And a bit of shabby wrinkled ribbon that I picked up on Etsy. 
 My son wanted to make gingerbread men cookies. Unfortunately, he is allergic to wheat and dairy...and I have no gingerbread men-shaped cookie cutters. So we improvised and made some GF/DF sugar cookies with a little bear cookie cutter I had. Still decorated them with icing and raisins and cherry mouths. He loved them. 
Papers are October Afternoon. 
Stickers are Karen Foster, mounted on popped up scalloped circles cut with my Spellbinders dies. 
That cute banner die is from Taylored Expressions. 
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type stickers for "baking", letter stamps from My Favorite Things for "cookies." 
Sketch adapted from PageMaps.
We visited Tennessee towards the tale-end of the winter season 2010 to show my son snow. There wasn't too much left on the ground, but he still had a ball. We scraped together enough to make two tiny snow people, and have a few snowball fights (you can see him throwing one in the top two photos). 
Papers are BG Fruitcake (still one of my favorite Christmas lines, and favorite BG line). I stitched a bit, and then die cut some snowflakes with my Cricut, the largest two of which house the title and date, out of Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type stickers.
This is the one from November.  I'd been cooking this one up in my mind for several months. I asked my son to pose for a first day of school picture, and this is what I got. He's such a ham! He was busting moves and striking poses: "pow, cha'." All that I could think of was the song by The Heavy, "How You Like Me Now." And a layout idea was hatched. The lighting in our house is poor, so none of the pictures was very clear or well-lit. So I had the photos printed as a collage. 
Papers and small square "tokens" are Extreme Boy by Junkitz. Title is Heidi Swap chipboard. I inked some chipboard stars and brackets. And there is a little pull-out card for journaling that peeks out along the right side of the layout (hard to see in the photo).
This may not be my best layout nor photography, but these pictures are priceless.  They capture the essence of my son so perfectly at this age.  He's even doing his famous "butt dance" in one.  ROF!  Love that boy.

Thanks for looking...

1 comment:

Carolyn King said...

Your layouts are fabulous. All are different but great. I really enjoyed seeing them. Keep scrappin---these memories are priceless!