March 24, 2008

LESLI'S SCRAPBOOK PAGE CHALLENGE

Happy Monday all! I hope everyone had a fabulous Easter! I know we had a great time at my SILs house - the kids went hunting for eggs, there was all kinds of good food, we got to spend special family time with everyone, and everyone seemed to have a really great time. I think everyone is chocolated out though (wow! never thought I would hear myself say that - LOL!) So, today I want to share a page I did for a challenge over at Lesli's blog Dragonfly Time- if you have never been to her blog, you need to because she is fantastically talented and she posts these challenges every week. Of course, dummy me forgot to upload it to her site though so I missed the vote. Oh well, you all can tell me how you like it! The challenge rules were we had to make a monochromatic page in that all the papers needed to be the same color. There had to be at least two different shades of card stock, and at least two different patterned papers used. There had to be at least three journaling strips, there had to be ribbon, and it had to have a large title. So, this is what I came up with. I took the kids to the zoo early last week and my son Tyler was goofing around with his cousin. He stole his hat, threw it on his head, and struck this pose which I managed to capture on film. This is my son - he has a wonderful sense of humor, is always joking around (sometimes too much!) and loves to make people laugh. I was so excited to capture this because it was such a spontaneous moment and I feel I caught his personality on film. I totally love this picture and will be framing this page for my scrap room as well. There is very little journaling, but what is there says it all. He is so cool, so cute, and sooooo mine!! I love this boy so much, my heart just wants to burst thinking about it! So, now the details. I will say up front: not all products used are SU! The base card stock is Brocade Blue, the photo is backed in Night of Navy card stock, the arrows are punched out of Night of Navy card stock using my arrow punch, and the ribbon is Blue Bayou Double stitched grosgrain ribbon. I also used my Corner Rounder on the photo and the paper it is mounted on. The large chipboard stars come from the Onboard Accents Hearts and Stars pack and I used my Large Star Punch for the dp stars on top. Everything else is stuff from my stash which I will not list so if you have a question about it, just ask. I hope you like my page, and Lesli, next time I will get it uploaded to you!! Have a great day everyone!

28 comments:

Manna said...

I love it! What a fun page.

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

Alex...I LOVE the mono chromatic layout....I will say that at FIRST I thought you had misspelled the word SCHOOL...but, in closer inspection(lol...need to get my eyes tested!)...plus,I read your journaling...I LOVE your COOL guy!!
Creative blessings, Debbie

pescbrico said...

Oh i love the layout and colors on your page! REally beautiful!

Lauren said...

This is a super cool layout. TFS!

Katie said...

Fantastic layout! What a fine young man he is

Katie

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous page Alex! Everytime you post a scrapbook page I think to myself, I really need to get into this too!
I'm happy to hear your Easter was really nice! Ours was quiet...just the three of us but it was nice!

mochamama said...

chocolated out??????!!!!!!! How is that possible, wait, that isn't possible! hehehe, stop over for a visit and some blog candy!
layout is very nice chickie

scrapnnMO said...

WOW Alex I love the design on those amazing LO! Lots of yummy detail work to look at! Gorgeous photo as well! Awesome job! HUGS!

Erin... said...

great page!! love all the blue!! glad you had a great easter!!

Heather Summers said...

Hey Alex!!!! Hope you had a fantastic Easter weekend! LOVE your page...so sweet and gosh your son is adorable!!! Packed yet....it's not Friday yet:) I'm getting there!

Flossie's Follies said...

What a great page it is So Cool, love how you did the title.

kathleenh said...

Oh wow! Fabulous page Alex! That's a great photo and story behind it. Great job in capturing the moment.

Michelle said...

Love it! Very fun! Is great for boy pages.

Thank you so much for always visiting my blog & all your kind words.

Hugz.

Tabitha said...

great layout!!

beate said...

Wonderful page and awesome photograph!
You got one handsome son.
Hugs and smiles

Christie said...

Your son is so blessed to have such a wonderful mom! I love what you wrote about him on the page and in your blog! Love it!

Deborah said...

Great page Alex! SOundsd like a wonderful Easter Day! Chocolate is way over rated! (for a minute)! He he! Deb

Lesli said...

Fabulous LO Alex - you are so wonderful and boy do I love all that blue!!! Check out my blog tomorrow - there will be a treat there for you :)

All Pink girl said...

Fabulous layout ,love the photos and the colours you haveused ,Dawnxx

Ila said...

This layout is Fabulous!! I love the colors and the photo of your handsome son is Awesome!!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

GREAT page! Fun photo of your son!

My Paper World said...

I'm glad that you all had a wonderful easter!
Your LO is gorgeous Alex! and it's going to look really great framed!
Nicola xx

Diane said...

Another wonderful layout Alex!
You rock!!!

Amber Porter said...

Great scrapbook page! How fun!

Melissa said...

Super cute Alex! Boy do I need to get on my scrapping - I'm embarrassingly behind! :(

Many Blessings,
M.

PS - No way would I take you out of my reader!! :)

Rose Ann said...

Fabulous layout, colors, and it's such a fun page!! Awesome, Alex!!

NattyK said...

Great page and photo. x

Amy G. said...

Super cute layout! So glad you had a good Easter. I can not eat anymore chocolate or candy for a while! ;) haha!