Show us your stuff has a super cute moodboard this month - and I could not resist playing along with them.
I was immediately drawn to the little boy clutching his puppy and pulled out an older photo of my daughter with our elderly cat (who wasn't much into the being clutched tightly at that stage). I was also quite taken with the lovely quote and found one that contained "happy" and worked with that also pulling a lot of the colours from this onto my page. I used some handmade embellishments (super easy - punched circle, flower and button).
Another freaking scrappy challenge has a challenge all about toys or pets which lead me to create a page about of rather excessive cat who likes going into the pool area because all manner of "exciting things" happen in there but has a little difficulty extracting himself from this environment - he's a little too fat to easily fit through the pool fence ...
These are papers and embellishments from Basic Grey. I loved this manufacturer and was really sad when they decided to leave the paper crafting industry.
Scrap the Boys have a Mother's Day theme happening for their challenge this month - including photos that include Mothers and Sons in whatever combination is meaningful to you.
Since the image had some pink in it I said :Why not!!" - no rules on including pink on a boys page, in fact I really like that added splash of colour - and since I was in there too it felt just right. I am busy using older supplies this year in a vane effort to reduce my stash and have been mixing it with newer embellishments, not sure this is really working but at least I am trying!
I used an older photo of my baby son and myself on our final day in hospital - he's all dressed ready for coming home.
This month on Pixels and Paper we thought we might have a change of pace and try our hands at creating our layouts in a vintage or shabby chic style. Our image is a nod to a Mother's love since we do celebrate Mother's Day here in Australia during May but really this month it is all about the style rather than the photograph. That doesn't mean you can't be inspired by our lovely picture - you can certainly use the colours, or the theme or the use of flowers / lace / ribbon for your entry.
CRITERIA - Vintage or Shabby Chic style
I was inspired by the pink, yellow and brown tones of the image and thinking of my Grandma.
Off the Rails this month featured an unusual mood board with an added criteria of up cycling something.
I was drawn to a number of things from these images - the colours, the butterfly and the medallion shape which I have tried to feature on my page. My up cycle item is a piece of braid and a couple of playing cards which I had only sorted into a throw out bag this week (and had to retrieve) as they were missing a few cards from the pack.
Heading out to dinner to celebrate my daughter's 20th birthday.
The challenge on Scrap the Boys this month is all about our boys helping helping each other. I immediately knew I had the perfect photos for this challenge.
My son is into computers and he has successfully ordered parts and then self built both his own, his Dad's and his sisters computers (with a little assistance from Dad who would not be left out of the fun).
I have done this page as a single main page and then added the other photos as a set of 6 in a 6x12 page protector which will sit along side of this page. I do this a lot when I have a significant amount of photos of one event but don't wish to do a lot of pages for it or find some of the photos are meaningful to the event but not necessarily as stand alone pages.
The Boys Rule paper collection was perfect for this page.
Finally putting together a paper based page for CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration Case File 228. I really liked the scene in this one and thought hard about how I could combine elements of this with my dh as subject matter. Scrolling through my photos I came across this one he had sent through one morning saying the coffee shop in his office building was fairly jumping that morning - seemed everyone was eager for a morning brew!
Here is how I solved the case ... Scheme - Colours covered. Evidence - Chevrons, transparent stuff, puffy stickers. Testimony - Journal about your husband.
I have always figured our cats have the best life. Our big boy just loves toasting himself in the sunshine. He'll find patches of sun in our hallway and just plonk himself, paws out, enjoying those rays.