Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Scrapbook Layout: On the Wrong Feet


One of the most heard statements in Sammy's life used to be, "Your shoes are on the wrong feet."  Because they were ALWAYS on the wrong feet.  He seemed to prefer them that way - not only did he put them on wrong every time, but he appeared to be perfectly comfortable wearing them wrong.  It happened so much it became a part of his personality.  

I had these pictures printed and set aside with a little kit of papers I intended to use.  However, when I was enjoying making use of old supplies on my last layout, I also came across this sheet of paper.  I realized I was given the sheet when I was pregnant with Sammy - it is super cute but not so easy to use!  I was tired of putting it off, so I decided to try a different approach - pick the paper first and then find something to do with it.  I went through my photos and found this set to be a good fit.  I also pulled out some supplies that had been around a while.  The three little cards with the animals were not from the same manufacturer or kit as the paper, but don't they go together nicely?  My favorite item is the strip of red elastic, the kind that is in children's adjustable waist pants (it came on a clothing tag), which I cut and used in two places.  

The resulting layout is busier than my usual taste. I think that because I was focusing on the background paper, I didn't want to cover it all up with other papers.  I might like it better with a little more visual space!  Time will tell.  The animals are certainly cute enough to make them fun to look at, and I like the memory represented here!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Scrapbook Layout: Tee Ball


Sammy was so excited to be playing Tee Ball this past spring instead of just tagging along with big brother!  From his first game he was asking me too scrapbook his Tee Ball season.  I wanted to wait until the season was at least completed!  Of course, then when summer arrived I forgot all about it for a while, but here it is!

A lot of these pieces are from a little kit I had before Sammy was even born - the letter stickers, the mini cards at the top right of the photos, the green chipboard, the white flowered pieces.  Of course the washi tape is new, as is the ledger paper.  I have been thinking about throwing out/donating a bunch of my older supplies so maybe that's why these called to me - they wanted to be used on a layout instead? The life dreams of old supplies aside, it is pretty satisfying to find a use that I like for something that's been hanging around unused for too long.  It inspired me for my next layout too!