Thursday, June 2, 2011

Thankful Thursday Design Team Post--Oh Boy!

Oh Boy!  It's Thankful Thursday!
Here is the current project for the Design Team and I really like the patterns I used, even though I deviated from my typical style!  The challenge this week was to create something with a man/boy.    I have been feeling like I have been "neglecting" my scrapbooking because I have gotten into more home decor and cards lately, and I really love my layouts.  I decided today was a day to return to the the layout!  I am a chronological scrapbooker, and I don't like to go too far past the current set of pictures because I am always certain I will miss out and forget a great set of photos.  So, I picked up my next envelope of photos and realized it was Christmas....What is a Design Team Member to do?
Be creative!

Do you remember the days when Christmas morning seemed to never come?  Do you remember walking (sprinting) up to the tree to see your presents all wrapped and wondering who had that huge box in the corner?  The photos I scrapped today reminded me of the excitement kids have for this special morning!  The "OH BOY!" look is apparent on each of my children's faces in this bright layout.  

This was a great layout to do, even though it's just one page!  (I have even more Christmas morning photos, but those will be saved for another day, another layout!)  I used 3 sheets of paper:  1 solid green cardstock (background), 1 checkered white and black (top and bottom stripe) and a snowman patterned paper (Kangaroo and Joey brand).  I folded over the top left and bottom right corner of the checkered paper for some contrast and then used a set of Creative Imaginations  (Studio Basics 101--Jolly Elements) cardstock stickers.  (See the penguin, the green file tab, the red and green stripes and the green washer?  Those are all stickers!)

I cut the title using Sweet Treats at about 2 inches tall.  I wanted to continue the black and white theme but it needed a little something, so I added a piece of red and white polka dot ribbon.  (TRICK:  I don't like the bulk of knots sometimes so I simple thread the ribbon around the letter, then carefully twist UNDER the letter so that the top of the ribbon shows on both sides.  I then use my ATG gun to stick down the ribbon and I have a cute accent without the bulk of a knot!)

I needed a little accent block, so I matted a penguin onto red paper and then matted that in white.  I slipped a sticker (green) file folder tab to the edge and used the ribbon in the same way! 

Thanks for looking and I love comments!
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  1. What an exciting page! Those pictures are great! I love the expression on their faces and I love your creative way of working the "boy" theme into your LO! Thanks for all the details!

  2. Great page!! I love the pics.. ADORABLE!!!


  3. Too cute and what a great way to think outside the box! Love the little boy's expression! Priceless~

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