Friday, September 02, 2011

Scrapbook Layout: Money-Pocket

(as always, click on photo to see a larger version)
I wrote about Sammy's love for money in his pocket quite some time ago, but recently I was looking through our pictures and I decided I wanted a scrapbook layout about it too.  It was really fun to make because:
1) The journaling was already written in the blog post, so I could just play and not have to think too much, and
2) I threw in some non-traditional embellishments. 

That pocket is off a little pair of overalls Sammy had outgrown.  They had a hole in the front so I have been using them for various projects.  I pulled the strap hardware off for an earlier project and cut the little pocket out for this layout.  I like how the lighter fabric makes the pocket show up.  I also frayed out the edges of the surrounding denim to give it a well-worn look.

Also, those are real pennies - a shiny one for the embellishment on the photo strip and three darker ones to peek out of the pocket.  I was pretty amused by the idea of putting them on my layout.  The shiny one is dated the same year the photos are taken.  These are probably the cheapest embellishment around! Hee hee.

There are some random re-purposed bit in there too - the decorative labels are punched out of the pretty envelope this year's calendar came in, the green ribbon was a hanger strap off a dress (I always cut them off anyway so they aren't showing when I'm wearing the dress, but then I really liked the color), and the copper photo mat was a piece of a wedding invitation.  Strange stuff to save but pretty fun to use!


  1. Oh my gosh, you have outdone yourself! I cannot tell you how much I love it. I LOVE IT! So very clever and so adorable. Sammy makes anything cute and this layout is just over the top with the pocket and the pennies. Love!

  2. This is amazing!!! I love that you used one of his pockets with the pennies! So cute!!

  3. Thanks, Cheryl! That's mighty high praise :)

    And thank you, Heather! Those worn through baby things ought to be good for something, right?? :)