…adoring how this layout turned out…

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Another layout featuring my little imp, hehe.  I wanted to enter this into a couple more challenges, but alas.  (I gotta stop taking out EVERYTHING for a layout, cuz then I feel like I have to use it all, which I don’t think is physically possible).  Anyhoos, I bought the background paper many moons ago because hubby and I love zoos and the little guy earned the nickname of “monkey” from the first sonogram.  Every time the technician was going to get a measurement, he’d move.  We actually had to go back a second time to finish the measurements.

So these are more photos taken during an impromptu Labor Day photo shoot.  I went with black and white photos sine the background paper was so busy.  I actually cut out the monkey, then glued the background paper onto white cardstock and gessoed the center part, glued some ribbons, and added more gesso.  The center rectangle and photo frame die-cut are from Fancy Pants Little Sprout collection.

The title consists of Font Buffet Anastasia rub-on alphas (including a lowercase “m” turned sideways since I only had one “e”) and a chipboard uppercase “M” in Weathered Wood color that I colored with my Tim Holtz Distress Marker Tumbled Glass.

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Really Reasonable Ribbon #70 – Mother’s Day and ribbon

Shopping Our Stash #97 – Text or Letters

My Scraps & More Sketch #24

…showing off, as promised…

…and thanks for coming back to see the full reveal.

So, a smidgeon of background first.  A gathering at our house and my sister-in-law’s friend came over.  Well my son, who was roughly a year old, was smitten with her, and it was adorable.  Every time she smiled at him, he’d smile back, then burrow into my shoulder.  So we jokingly call her his girlfriend (though my son has a preschool classmate that may be edging her out of the competition :P)

So Labor Day that year was sunny and warm, and we let my son be “diaper baby” (read: nothing but his diaper).  So this friend ended up getting a new SLR camera (how I would love to win one of those things!) and ended up taking a bunch of pictures of our little guy.  Here is one of the many beautiful, adorable shots she took:

“That Face”

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I really wanted to use the space next to his face in the photo, so that’s where the title went.

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I ended up sticking to a color scheme decided by the patterned paper, so light blue, orange, white and silver.  The “flower” near the fabric tape is actually a lace/ribbon in white and blue with silver wrapped as a “flower” with a clear blue button center.

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Originally I had just use my Amy Tangerine Photo Op Roller stamp, but though it needed something extra.  So on went the label stickers and some 7Gypsies fabric tape.

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I really wanted to do a paint background, so I marked the corners of the photo in pencil, then mixed some gesso and blue acrylic paint and went to town.

Supplies: Patterned paper – We R Memory Keepers WhiteOut; gesso, blue acrylic paint, Ink – Tim Holtz Distress Ink Denim, ColorBox Mixed Media pigment ink (orange); Flowers – Prima Fall Animal, blue flower; brads, buttons, blue fibers, baker’s twine, Tape – 7Gypsies fabric tape; Stickers – Lucky You; Pen: American Crafts black 03; Ribbon – white and blue lace trim with silver

Submitting this for Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #70, RRR70

Enjoy and happy scrapping!

…giving a teaser peek…

I made this layout, featuring my adorable munchkin, using a challenge sketch, and even though the challenge is over and I missed the deadline, I still adore the layout and the photo…I’ll do the full reveal later, so make sure to check back!  I only used two sheets of one patterned paper from the Whiteout collection from We R Memory Keepers.  I got a ton of it for an awesome price and saw that it worked out perfect for the sketch.  So here’s a peek and watch for all the rest to follow!!

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Happy scrapping!!

my ScrapMuse is…

loving the fact that I get to show off Memory Works products!  As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m an Independent Consultant for Memory Works, whic sells all kinds of scrapbooking supplies and tools.  All the name you see in the magazines and online, plus they have their own Simple Stories line, which has about 10+ collections itself.  And each collection, while themed, can be used with all the other collections and can be used for page themes other than what they’re designed for!

I’ll give a quick ‘for instance’: their Destinations line mainly deals with travel, however, I used elements from it for a page for my sister’s college graduation.

This layout highlights my little one’s 1st Halloween.  Most of what I used was from Memory Works October Express Kit from 2010 (I absolutely LOVE Halloween, one could even say obsessed, which I happily admit)  So I’ll upload the pics and please, feel free to comment!

my ScrapMuse is…

glad for those of you who have stuck around, even though I did not make my ‘next day’ post as promised.  For that I apologize.  I’m going to try to post once a week.  With a full-time day job, plus hubby and little one, things can get hectic 😛  All you parents out there will understand, I hope 🙂

So, I’ll be making the post I planned to make, plus an  extra, to whet your appetite for more.

Here’s the remaining four pages of the brag book I made for my mother-in-law, starring my adorable munchkin (who’s turning 3 soon; these are all first year pictures)

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Thanks for looking and leave comments!

Namaste and happy scrapping!

…eager to share a project with you…

I want to try to update this once per week, however, it’s going to be a little crazy sporadic as I get used to the blog and get pictures for you wonderful people to see!  So here’s some pictures from a brag book I made my mother-in-law, featuring pictures of my little guy with different nicknames that have developed for him.

I originally planned for the photos to be B&W and stick with colored papers, etc.  However, the photos ended up being in color, so I flipped it, adding touches of blue and yellow (my hubby’s and my fave color, respectively).  The album is chipboard album from 7Gypsies (I love that company, among others :P).

So here’s the cover, plus the first 4 pages (yeah, I’m a tease, I know :P)   Come back tomorrow for the rest!

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He is aka (the “aka” is hard to see, but that’s part of the charm I think.)

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Sweet *Heart*, I stamped over a chipboard heart to make a mask, and the word “sweet” is a rub-on.

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Our Boy; used buttons with fibers for the “O”‘s, stamped the other letters in black cardstock in white pigment ink, and adhered a blue button to the center of the die cut flower and used my white gel pen to cover the extra non-matching color.

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Character; Papa’s nickname for the little guy, and he’s wearing his monster hat. I insisted on it and everyone who saw it (he’s grown out of it) loved it. The cricket is a rub-on, while the swirl and letters (three different sets) are stickers.

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delicious; one of Nana Cele’s (she’s actually his great-grandma, but we thought that’s a mouthful for a baby, you think?) nicknames; the text is hand-written except for “delicious” which is alphabet stamps with black dye ink.

Happy scrapping!