This ended up being a pretty long post...hope you hang around til the end!
So first my layout for FROSTED DESIGNS SKETCH ALONG TUESDAY!
And yesterday was the big reveal for MEMORABLE SEASONS DT --
This month I got Pink Paisee Hometown Summer line to work with:
B side of the double sided papers:
And here are the projects I created:
This layout was fun... I just cut out the center of the paper & distressed it....stitched around the outer edge (in orange...can you see it?).... added some orange paint splatters & Circles of that fun Thermometer paper... -- One thing I wanted to share about the photos on this one. When I was taking them, I realized that he was "looking down at his feet" a lot.... so I got down on the ground and shot a few looking up at him so I'd have some shots of his face. (See photo #3) -- Always thinking about scrappin' when I'm taking pics..(is that good or bad?)
For this layout, I went back and pulled some Watermelon photos from summer 2009. I really liked the watermelon pattern, but didn't want to over do it...and I liked the pink squares on the b side of the same paper....so I decided to grid out the page and this is how it turned out:
Now this one, I almost couldn't do...it was pretty emotional for me... (It's my grandparents house).. But I pushed through it and now I'm sooo happy I have this documented. Now as I'm staring at the photo, I don't think I like that heart stick pin placed where it is...it looks like it's coming out of the girl's head..lol!! I think I'm going to move it...
This last layout I wanted to do a swimming photo, so this is a pic from last summer.
And of course my card:
Ok... something I normally don't do, but I'm so proud that i wanted to share this:
We had a yard sale on Saturday ..and my 7 year old son did something that I'm soooo proud of....Momma's just gotta share!
Joseph had a lemonade stand set up and he was accepting donations for the Arizona Humane Society:
He had even planned for this by getting items donated sugar, ice, straws...etc....from Chik-Fil-A, another local restaurant, Fry's and a friend let him come over and we picked and hand squeezed all the lemons. (A labor of love).. He's very shy, so asking for these items was a step out of his comfort zone... (a good thing).
So after the yard sale, we took the box of donated items (lots of towels, brushes, leashes, bowls..etc) and $50 cash to the AZ Humane Society. They are so great about encouraging kids...last time, they went and got a hamster and took his picture with the hamster (which ended up coming home with us)...today they took his picture with a little puppy that wasn't yet ready for adoption (only 6 weeks old, must be 10 weeks to be ready for adoption) .. but Joseph got to give him a name.... he named him Joey. Then cried all the way home cuz he fell in love with that puppy. He's adorable...how could you not? So here is Joseph & Joey!
Oh...and also this is my DT week to post a challenge at Memorable Seasons... So in preparation for our CROP this weekend... My challenge is to do a "soft" layout... whatever that makes you think of.... For me it's pastel colors.... I don't do them often...I do BOY layouts... so...here is my Boy Layout using pastel colors (and flowers). This is Joseph (left) and his friend Kyle (right). I lifted a layout I saw by Isay!
Hey...if you're still here... thanks for sticking with me!! I know this was a long post!!