Every once in awhile I get the urge to enter one of the contests that are offered on the PageMaps blog. Yup, you guessed it, the urge hit me this weekend. It's taken me since Thursday to work on this page. I had a ton of ideas for it and kept changing my mind and getting new ideas in the process. It was easier to walk away than get overwhelmed.
But I finished it!!
When I went to print the pictures, I knew I didn't want four 4X6's on the layout. So I printed them all out on a 5X7. I wasn't planning on cutting them apart, but it worked out perfect for this contest and sketch! These were all the great pictures my kids did for me on our visit during Turn Off TV Week at school. (mentioned in this blog post) I scanned them and edited to size.
I went digging through my stash to find the pattern papers and managed to come up with four coordinating sheets. Two of them were from the same manufacturer. The other two just happened to work! Love that.
I used an EK Success border punch (swiss cheese) on this layout for the white block on the left hand side and on the layouts edges. I used another EK Success border punch for the bit under the title (parisian edger). I backed the edges with white cardstock. Added some extra large brads that have been kicking around for awhile backed by cardstock circles.
Also got into my Labels Fourteen Nesties where the date is stamped under Alex's picture and for the title space. Also used my petite scallop circles LG Nesties on the pattern paper on the white space in the left side. The journaling is located behind the page in a pocket... pull up on the pink tab at the top of the page. The title letters are Heidi Swapp chipboard letters (center of attention in white)
There you have it. I totally enjoyed doing this page. Fun to do something totally different every once in awhile. And if you are interested in joining me for this contest... here's all the information that you need to know.