Just finished this layout for YMBD's Saturday Lift Challenge. It is a lift of Design Team Member Marti's NJ State Aquarium Layout. Click on the title of this post to check it out. I loved how she arranged six pictures on the circular matting without making it too crowded. I chose to go with just three pictures. The yellow sun, black bracket, large scroll flourish, and both journaling tags are all YMBD products. I cooked a pizza today for an early dinner snack for the kids and used the pizza cardboard backing as matting. I love to recycle :) I thought the splash to paint would help mimic the white crashing waves. I've had those transparent border stickers for a hundred years now so it was nice to use something from my old stash.
Here are a few more layouts that I haven't shared yet. This one was for a sketch challenge on http://ifitsgroovy.blogspot.com/ . The "Wet" theme for this challenge was easy to accomplish with all my beach pictures but the twist was to add clear or puffed embellishments to represent water. The tags were heat embossed and I used glossy clear accent liquid to give it a more watery feel. I scratched the Black Magic cardstock to pull out the blue back matting and represent the water. The beach bucket made a great journaling tag and I stamped a piece of vellum for the title.
These last two layouts are of my young Kinder, Christian. Here he is with his teacher assistant, Mrs. Barnes, on the first day of school. He liked finding his spot on the floor for reading time. I used micro-beads for the heart in the title and used some more school themed chipboard embellishments. I journaled around the matting since I used up all my space and thought that worked well. The ruler ribbon was the last piece of a very large roll that I bought at a yard sale. I gave a lot of it away to the ladies at my old lss, swap members and RAKs and I've used it many times in my own layouts.
This 2nd layout "Grow" was also for a challenge at If It's Groovy. Our sponsor for that month was http://www.eyeletoutlet.com/
so the twist was to incorporate as many eyelets as you could. I used blue and white eyelets on my scalloped borders. The black grade school patterned paper was from 1998! Yes that's right. I have paper that old and I love using old stash items. There's just something about using something that would have been thrown out or given away that makes me feel so good about being a huge hoarder...LOL. I loved the background items in the pictures and used a 3-D globe to bring out the globe in Mrs. Gunter's classroom.
I plan on scrapping more this weekend and hope to have more to share with you very soon.