My two boys. Love mornings when doing the rounds of waking them for school when we can steal a few minutes to snuggle. This little man was very happy to hear it was Friday and today is our slip-n-slide BBQ with friends. He has been waiting for months for this day when the heat has been turned up outside. We stocked up on goodies, water balloons and have our water guns ready. This is going to be one wet Friday, but oh so fun.
So this photo is a little tilted, but sharing it anyway. Working with the Scrappy Boutique 24/7 Simple Stories Sampler today and love this collection for my boys.
Can you see why I love it? I am typically drawn to the floral, girly, shabby chic collections...not any longer. The first layout is one of my favorites. When I saw this calendar layout I quickly thought of a collage or cutouts.
Very simple to create. Used a craft knife to cut the paper in an "x". Use a pen, paintbrush, etc. to curl the paper. Using cardstock or paper (something that you don't mind using up...for me it was brown cardstock) add your photos where the cutouts will be and adhere. Now embellish your heart out. I am beginning to enjoy using Heidi Swapp's Color Shine.
I have been afraid of using it for some time as I thought there was a specific way to apply it, but realizing with each project that it is like most craft products...try it, play with it and do what you want!
Think stickers have got me hooked. So easy to add to projects in layers, they them selves or step them up and out with foam adhesive.
My oldest. How much I love this little man. Ran in to our room last night with a nightmare and needed some comfort. Still a cuddlebug and thankful for those moments. Love this photo of him.
A perfect match with the sampler. Used a black charcoal pencil to bring out detail in the background paper and smudged it with my finger...then...layer, layer, layer and then a little Color Shine mist. A stitch here and there and the layout is complete. Love the additional add-ons to this sampler with the newsprint paper and tab...I also love reusing the glassine bags in projects.
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Thanks for stopping in for a little Friday paper fun. Enjoy your weekend and so much more to share next week...