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Celebrating Imagination and the Wonderful, Wild Ride that is Life

Monday, September 7, 2009


In a (somewhat) lame attempt to prove that I still have a life outside of the YSC, I thought I'd post a few pics of some recent pages I've made. Take that, Kos!

This is one of my favorite photos of Brad and Erin when she was a baby. You can totally feel the bond between them just coming straight through the picture. It was fun to finally scrap it. I LOVE that she's sucking her thumb in this picture. She was so adorable. I had a lot of fun trying to create a soft, layered look on this page.

Again, this is one of my favorite photos of all time. Cory was such a huge fan of Toy Story (1 & 2). He loved his "Buzz Yightyear and Woo-y" Toys and carried them everywhere. If you're familiar with the 1st movie, there's a scene where the boy has a cardboard box costume to pretend that he's Buzz Lightyear. This was our facsimile.

I love doing new things and trying techniques on my layouts. That's what makes it really fun for me. I only had one photo of Cory in his Buzz costume, but wanted to include more because it was so special. So I printed the same image (smaller) onto printable shrinky-dink material, cut them out and heated them in the oven. I was left with these great customized 3-D page elements. Then I added eyelets all over the background to simulate space. FUN!

Again I scrapped some absolute favorite photos. Cory has always been able to fall asleep wherever and whenever he wants. There was a time when we were in K-Mart that he actually cleared a shelf and fell asleep right on top of a pile of Martha Stewart towels! If only I had a picture of that. Instead, I had these three photos from him on the sidelines of one of Erin's soccer games. He was chilly and tired, so he zipped himself up into my jacket and took a nice nap, still sitting up!

Here's a close-up proving to my friend Julie that I met her scrap challenge and used one of the chipboard borders she retrieved from our yard sale! I also had fun playing with paint, sewing (which I seem to do on every page these days), and scalloped borders. I hand cut these, including the one out of veneer. I also really liked the way the title came out...I wanted the letters to be a little 3-D so I curled them up a bit. If you notice, this is really the same layout format I used on the first layout of Brad and Erin. I've been doing that a lot lately, too. I don't know why. It just feels right. And if it feels right, go for it!

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