Sunday, July 3, 2011

scrapbook challenges Blog Hop On

Well, I have never done one of these before, but when I saw the sketch for the scrapbooking challenges "season of change hop on I decided to give it a go!  To start the hop on from the beginning, you will need to go to Brynn's blog,  here.
When I saw the sketch, I thought it needed to be about something fun, or perhaps to do with imagination. Then I came across this photo of my kids when they were little on the lounge together reading and I instantly thought of the Dr Seuss book, "Oh the Places you'll Go" and I thought, that's my page!
As usual for me at the moment, all the papers and cardstock used on this page are offcuts, except for the backing sheet.
The smallest star is a sizzix die, but I decided on it's own it wasn' big enough.  I laid it down on a second scrap of paper, and drew a slightly larger  star around it. I then cut that one out and repeated the process to make the largest star.  Voila! 3 stars of different sizes!
I used rub-ons for the word "places" and stamped the other title words.  I wasn't sure whether burgundy or raspberry would be a better match, so decided I would stamp a sample on a scrap of paper.  And the winner is . . . scarlet!  Lucky I tested them first!

the other thing I am enjoying doing these days is trying to add a tiny hint of extra meaning into my pages without necessarily journalling it.  In this case, the heart represents (of course) my love for my children as well as our shared love of reading.  The three stars represents my three "reading superstar" children!
Making the page was the easy part, wish me luck as I attempt to follow all the  blog hop-on instructions!

12 comments:

  1. Great layout--it has so many fun touches!

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  2. So cute! I love how you made your stars - great job!

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  3. Great take on the sketch Julie...fun title!
    Alison xx

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  4. What a sweet LO! Love the stamping and banner..:)

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  5. Love the stamping in your journalling!!!!!!

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  6. So cute!!!!!!!! Love the banner and the colors you used.

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  7. Cute layout! Love how you did your title. TFS!

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  8. What can I say...............LOVE IT~ hUGS Alesia

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  9. LOVE it :) Also love your blog background...are they your ribbons?
    THanks for pplaying :) xoxoxo

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  10. Yes they are my ribbons, not even close to all of them! LOL!

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  11. super cute.. great job with sketch.. love the perfect accents with the too cute photo.. thanks for playing along

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