1. Using the poster I got from the game for the "Goooal!" [p. 1], team crest [p. 1] and team picture [p. 2].
I love incorporating things I get from actual events on the page. It always brings different textures and fonder memories!
2. Use of stapler on my letter to attach the tafita. Also the staples to attach my writing paper.
3. Foam to pop out some of my lettering, "REAL" [p.1] and "Jacob" [p. 2]
4. Ha ha to this day I still manage to have something misspelled on my pages!
Oh well, something for the kiddies to laugh at I guess...or something for Jake to laugh at. Stinker.
This page is one of my favorites.
I love, love, love the color scheme.
For my red, blue and tan stripes I used scraps. I love scraps.
I have a lot of love today I guess...
I only had one "light blue whale" paper but I wanted to use it on both pages (to tie them together).
I cut off the bottom 3 inches and used the main portion on page 1.
The extra 3 inches I turned vertical for the right side of page 2.
The shells were cut with the cricket.
I tied the net [bottom of page 2] together using thick white string.
I hand cut the "tags" from page 2 and used a hole punch for the circle.
I cut out one of the whales (from my paper), added some hand cut "waves and "14" (# of lifeguards) to the first tag.
For the second tag I wrote the name of our pool and the "Summer '10."
I always write a date on my pages; no use documenting memories if you can't remember when they are from! :)
My favorite detail of this page? ...
The faux "stiching"
*note the zoomed detail on the left.
You know those cute stickers you can buy at Hobby Lobby, Walmart, Michael's etc.?
Why not save the $3-$6 bucks and make your own?
I took my inspiration for my large bird from my bird paper (right side of my page). I chose similar colors, the blues, in my scrap paper pile and made the bird.
If your not much of an artist use a pencil and lightly sketch your desired cut out before hand.
I glued my "beak" down first and then my "feet" and last my bird "body" and "wing." I drew the eye lashes with a skinny black Sharpie.
It turned out great! Plus I got to use scrap paper.
Waste not, want not, right?
You can see my bird inspiration a little better on my paper to the right.
I love this page! The color combination; grey & and lime green turned out to be quite the cute pair.
The page set up is simple yet pleasing to the eye. Framing your pictures with a contrasting color usually isn't a bad idea.