Thursday, January 7, 2010

Shannon Shows Off!

My first papercrafting love is scrapbooking. Telling stories with words and photos, preserving our family history and those special, fleeting moments in time, and all the while playing with fun supplies? It's heavenly!

This is a simple layout I just completed for this week's Crafty Secrets challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers for which Lori asked us to show her our spots.

There is so much going on in these photos in terms of background, but I didn't want to crop any of them because I wanted to preserve as many details of Shannon's classroom as I could. My mil took these photos at Shannon's school on Grandparents' Day. So, I kept the background paper and embellishments muted and simple to avoid competing with the busy photos.

I chose the two main colors because I knew they would complement the School Time sticker set from Crafty Secrets. If you're not familiar with this set, make sure you go to the link to get a closer look - they are so adorable! CS's cardstock stickers are sophisticated and every bit as detailed as their stamps, truly a joy to use.

Next I adapted a simple layout design from Becky Higgins' Sketches 2 book, adhered my photos, added a title and some embellies created on the Cricut, and finished it off with journaling I did on the computer. Oh, I also added some spots on the journaling blocks with some Versamark ink and a circle stamp, but the camera didn't pick those up.

Patterned paper: Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Stampin' Up!
Stickers: Crafty Secrets - School Time
Title & Flourishes: Cricut, Storybook Cartridge

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today! Have a great Thursday!


1 comment:

  1. Fabulous job, Marcy! Your sweet Shannon is such a lovely girl--what a fun remembrance of that day!