Challenge #1: Sappy Movie Inspiration
Sometimes I am looking for a story that would never otherwise get scrapped.
This story is definitely iconic in our family lore so I am delighted to get it down on paper!
Okay, so this is my sappy love cartoon inspiration:
|Pepe Le Peuw & Penelope in Paris|
He prompts a rather unlikely (& unromantic) story embodied in this little keepsake given by a friend.
One year we had an endless spate of skunk sprayings at our house.
Perhaps skunks migrate a little each year after they have fouled their territory?
I can't know the cause but it was inescapable & rudely pervasive.
We babysat Paige a number of times that summer & she quietly ingested the noxious fumes.
One day she was riding along with her mom in the car when the familiar scent wafted in.
She made the logical assumption: "Mom, are we at the Smith's house?"
That phrase has become the standard comment when any of us smell skunk. Millie got
such a chuckle out of the story that she presented Greg with this little token of
our Skunk Summer.
At first glance it may not look like this came from my kit, but you may
recall that my Felicity Jane stash was on reserve (the b/w strip & dots.)
My favorite elements on the layout are the tongue-in-cheek roses coming out
of the chimney, fussy-cut from on of my kit papers & that vertical "skunk" stripe :-)
Added some stitching to keep those alphas on the page plus a subtle texture on the journaling.
Lovin' all the gold bits, even if they are tough to photograph.
Well, I hope I have widened the scope of your sappy love inspiration!
And this is just because I love you...
|aaah, cheri... (teehee)|
|Thanks for stopping by!|