Sunday, April 17, 2011

Just a little "man love"!

I snagged this photo off my son's Facebook page! If you have kids, Facebook is a great source of photos that you would have otherwise never seen!! This photo was taken at one of the school dances and is my son and his friend sharing a "man hug". The two of them are very much goofballs!! 

This page was done using the sketch released today at Creative Scrappers. I have to say that I look forward to Sunday mornings and their new sketch. The past few weeks it's been the first sketch that I work on for the week and I am always pleased with the resulting layout. 

I incorporated the Color Challenge that was just posted today along with all the other Week Three challenges at Ch{all}enge Masters. The challenge is to use a Kraft background (and I was horrified to realize that this is my LAST piece of Kraft...guess I have to make an order this week...oh darn!) and the color inspiration was a sheet of My Minds Eye Stella & Rose "Hattie" paper. It just so happened that I had ONE piece of this left in my ever-growing stash of MME papers and I combined that with the back side of a piece of "Gertie" paper. I still had some embellishments from that line too so was able to pull this layout together rather easily. 

I made matching journaling strips out of scraps of the papers and mounted them on thick chipboard to give them dimension. I made the twisted flower out of a piece of muslin fabric that I sprayed with Wheat Beer Glimmer Mist which is the PERFECT color for this line of papers. I added a couple feathers and a button to it to finish it off.   Who says you can't use flowers on a boy page!!  I am entering this at The Paper Variety where this week's challenge is to add a flower or a bunch of flowers!  That's an EASY challenge for me since I love flowers so much!! I used a button in the center of the flower for the Show Us Your Stuff challenge.

The handmade embellishments mean I can submit this one too at Frosted Designs for their Friday Challenge this week and for ScrapFit's challenge to use a handmade flower

Wow, this week a lot of the challenge blogs worked well to get several done in just one layout!!  AND I did a layout of my son, which are few and far between now that he's a teen and not wanting mom's camera in his face all the time!
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Brilliant layout! I love all of the details. However, the page looks brilliant, stylish and not overloaded! Well done! Best of luck with Frosted Designs challenge!


Love you page! As a mother of 3 boys, I'm always on the lookout for boy pages. Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs this week!

Kirsty Vittetoe

Such a pretty layout, gorgeous element and details!

Kelly Massman

That is a fantastic page!!! Saw it on TPV!


Fabulous page! Love the design! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!


great the subject! lol thanks for playing along with The Paper Variety.


Amazing layout! loving the page design, I'll have to go check out Creative Scrappers :)


Beautiful! Don't you just adore this line!?

allyson joy

love the title ~ love the picture ~ love the layout!!! so fun!!!!


thanksfor playing along at SUYS!


Fabulous page Susan! thank you for participating in our CS Sketch challenge this month ;-) Kristine


Awesome take on the sketch I love it!

Sara Zenger

This is a lovely layout! Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT!

Erin R

this is such a great project!! love those colors and your detail is fab! thanks for playing at frosted designs!!

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