Saturday, May 31, 2014

Oh Happy Day!

Happy Saturday Everyone!

We have plans to do something besides gardening today, since Jon is finally NOT on call this weekend, so before I get caught up in our exploring plans, I will post this fun layout to my blog.  We will be making this at my next scrapbooking class on June 13th.  Come on over and create with us if you like!

These pictures were of my son's 3rd birthday.  He was hugely into fire trucks at that time, and his Nana had gotten him a special fire truck outfit for the occasion.  AND, I had tried my hand at making a fire truck cake.  Jon did a great job of capturing his three year old sheer excitement on camera!  I just LOVE the focal pic of him clapping his hands and that grin lighting up his whole face!  Next week my cute little boy turns nine!  He is quickly turning into a handsome young man.  Wow where has the time gone.....

I got the idea for this layout from a sketch I saw from a CTMH layout on Pinterest.  That layout was very elegant and beautiful, but I wanted to go a different direction with my layout and use primary colors and bold imagery as I thought it suited these 100% boy pictures.  The white panels you see on the layout, are stamped in Real Red ink with an image from the "Starburst Sayings" stamp set.  I then used a scrunched up pc of Saran Wrap to add some textured color in Crumb Cake ink around the bold red images.  The beauty of this layout is that you can change the stamps used on those background panels and change the entire look of this layout -- for example, the lovely flourish stamp from either the Everything Eleanor or Flowering Flourishes stamp sets, would look lovely stamped randomly over the panel.  Then, instead of the bold embellishments on the lower right corner of the right hand page, add some stamped/punched flowers or a die cut flower and a die cut flourish.  And, instead of using the bold "Happy Day" title (also from the Starburst Saying stamp set and cut with the coordinating framelits) use a more elegant die cut stamped with a more elegant title.  Other products used on this card:  Regals DSP paper stack, Brights DSP paper stack, two sheets of Whisper White 8 1/2 x 11" card stock, Sahara Sand 12x12 card stock, Daffodil Delight stitched grosgrain ribbon, Regals and Brights candy dots, and Real Red photo matts and journalling strips.  To make that interesting Sunburst variation of DSP on the left hand page, start by cutting a 12x12 pc of designer paper into 8 x 12".  I then cut the paper in pie shaped strips -- not measuring accurately -- cause it's okay if your strips aren't all the exact same size.  Cut 2 each of six different designer paper colors. You then arrange them on your layout the way you want them to look -- starting with the two center strips and working out from there like a fan.  In the center where the strips meet, it will appear kind of messy where all the strip points converge.  Being careful not to cut too much, lay your title pc over the points and then trim those messy ends underneath where the title is going to go -- it will cover your messy ends quite nicely. :)  That's really all there is to this layout!

Happy Day to each of you! and remember! tomorrow is the last day to order from the Occasions Catalog, so if there are treasures in there you want, get em now.  Monday, June 2nd is the first day to order from the NEW CATALOG! and June 4th is the last day to order from the current catalog, so there is a little crossover there where you can order from BOTH!  There are also still some great treasure in the retired products blowout sale as well as the Clearance Rack -- so hop onto my website and check them out.

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