Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Seriously? More Graduation?

More graduation -- and more challenges.  I've really been getting back into the swing of scrapping after a long time of not doing much.  AND I've done some organizing/sorting/getting rid of.  Yay me!  I can't believe some of the little bits and bobs I've kept.

I also made a "Happy Fall Y'all" banner for my mantle.  DH and DS came home late (they work 'til midnight) and didn't say anything.  This morning, DH had been up for hours, was talking to me, stopped mid-sentence to stare at the fire place.  "What's that?"   sigh.  Yes, well, it makes me happy.

So -- here is the first 2-page layout.  The right side is based on a sketch from Paper Secrets:


Here's my take on it:


I especially like the font (cut from my silhouette) on the newspaper print.  Here's the 2 page spread:

I love the font (Gilligan's Island) for the Seriously?  You don't notice that I sent the "e" through my Xyron X the wrong way and so it's backwards.  Oops.  And somehow I lost the dot under the question mark -- so I thought I'd just add it with a white chalk marker, right?  Only then it blurped.  So I added a hole punched circle.  "Seriously" is all about the shoes -- and my journaling explains that Ben DOES have nicer shoes and we even offered to buy him new ones if he wanted/needed them.  But he insisted on wearing old, blown out, slip on sneakers.  But at least he had a shirt, tie and pants on.  As a parent, you pick your battles.  sigh.

This next layout is a twofer -- I used a Let's Scrap sketch (from their new blog, woo hoo!) and a challenge over at Scrap Our Stash (I love how they inspire me to use up stuff  -- like the pencils in that border, had them for years -- and the school doilies/chalboard label?  Got those in an RAK two or three years ago).  Here's the sketch:

And the Scrap our Stash challenge gave you two lists -- you need to include at least one from List A and at least 3 from List B.  I included Lined or Ruled paper (the grid paper) and Chalboard paper (my title label) from List A.  From List B, I included Pencil or Pen (the pencil border), Alphas (background paper with lettering), Numbers (one of the doilies with the flashcards), Apple (apple doily).  Such a fun challenge.
Here's my layout "High School Hijinks" (Ben and his friend Corey messing around with Mr. Harris, one of his favorite teachers):

I love that I caught Mr. Harris adjusting his glasses, LOL.  I think I was talking to Dana about the bicycle paper -- the red on the right is the reverse of the blue on the left.  the title is on the chalkboard circle.  I had fun with this one.  

Thanks for checking in!




16 comments:

  1. Very nice pages and great job on both the Paper Secret Sketch and the Scrap Our Stash Challenges! Thank you so much for joining us!

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  2. Great take on the Let's Scrap sketch. Nice photos and you've used very beautiful papers.
    Your other work is just as beautiful.

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  3. love your take on the Scrap Our Stash challenge!! Thanks so much for joining in!!

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  4. You can never have enough photos or layouts of graduation!!! Great take on the sketch - love the pencils and the bicycles! Thanks for joining us at Let's Scrap!!

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  5. This is so fun--love the font and title and the whole subject of the layout..it made a great story!

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  6. You really rocked the school-themed product challenge! Great combination of patterns---so different yet work so well together! Thanks for playing along at Scrap Our Stash!!

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  7. Love the double page! Great take on Let's Scrap sketch! Definitely can't get enough of graduation photos! They need to be documented!

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  8. Very cute layouts! Thanks for playing along with SOS!
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  9. Thank you to join at Scrap our Stash!

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  10. Great take on the sketch, glad you were able to play along with our Let's Scrap sketch!

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  11. Great job on the sketches! Thanks for playing along with Paper Secrets! :)

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  12. Great tak on all the challenges. Thank you for joining us at Scrap Our Stash.

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  13. Great take on the Scrap Our Stash challenge!

    ~Robin Redd
    Scrap Our Stash Design Team

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  14. Awesome work! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash!

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  15. That is so fun! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash!

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