Tuesday, July 10, 2012

3 New Pages

Well, I knew when I put this latest CKC kit together it was going to challenge me. By staying true to the inspiration kit from Citrus Twist I will be thinking outside my usual scrapping box - A LOT!

The whole beach theme reminded me of this story so I dug up the photos & started playing. I had purposefully put the wooden house & boat embellis in my kit for this page, but didn't know where I would go from there. The blue chevron simply begged to be water & that inspired the little vignette on the right & the washi tape grounded it nicely. The stamp set came in handy to dress up the faded 70s photos even though it took a little nerve! Some zigzag stitching to anchor the waves (pun intended, hehe) & that little bite of a border punch detail finished it off.

So last night I get the first layout finished & I am still in a scrappy mood. These pics were on my desk to do a companion layout to this page of me w/my elder daughter as an infant next to a pic of her w/my grandson as an infant, where we are almost in the same position. Well, this is my husband with our younger daughter & our new granddaughter with her daddy! The original was a Polaroid so I cropped the other to mimic the shape & added the wooden Polaroid camera shape - perfect! Then I used my stencil page & yellow dabber to make the first half of the title, then fussy cut the bottom using the stencil again. A quick stamp from the set made a lacy accent for the girlie part & it's good to go. I really like how this turned out :~)

This morning when I finished the 2nd layout I was STILL motivated to scrap, so I started searching through my kit for inspiration. I decided to use the  October Afternoon chipboard as a starting point so I pulled out a photo album of pics from when the girls were young & found these. Doesn't that bike work so well on here? Kept adding here & there until my industrial accident - it didn't occur to me to add the yellow paint splatters (or at least that's what they were supposed to be, lol) until after most of the page was down. They were a little blobby but I could've lived with that. Unfortunately, I kind of forgot that they were still wet when I turned the page over to punch the little hands out of the bottom...uh-oh... As I can't come up with any camouflage ideas they will remain to mock me forever (just kidding!)

Wish I didn't have to stop to do boring things like laundry & housework & caregiving, but real life goes on! Thanks for joining me in the process :~)


  1. the smudged splats don't look like a problem to me but I might add a few more in other colours to just even it out if it did. Great page though with your title treatment.

    This first layout is just adorable with the waves and that stamping on the photos - are they the originals or scans (eeek!)

    the baby page is just so pretty.

    Great start Leslie! Looking good!

  2. Very clever tie-ins on the first page and your commentary about it....You are so punny...heehee. Love the generational idea. And if the smudges really bug you, you can take it all apart and move it to a new piece of cardstock.

  3. Your first page is striking!!!!! I love it!

  4. These layouts are awesome, and I agree, the first page is my favorite!!! The chevron for waves is brilliant!!! I love the clouds too!!!!

  5. So glad you are back "kitting" again. Love the story about the hurricane and the little wooden boat turned on its side. You are back and better than ever, GF!

  6. Oh I want to catch one of your waves - very cute the way you did those. And the title on the last one is really fab. Oh there is something to love on every page.

  7. So cute...that page with fathers and daughters!!!!


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