I had a really great weekend and I hate for it to end but the weekdays will be good, too. (But really looking forward to next weekend).
Fun pics that didn’t have a home – now they do. Love a collage layout!
Pics from stopping for a cave tour on vacation, his Lifetouch Safe Smile cards, Tim leaving for junior prom with US (doesn’t happen often), jumping on a trampoline, Chuck E. Cheese, boating in Iowa with a bucket on his head, and his last Easter basket. 🙂 I arranged and rearranged. I even matted a few. Finally I adhered the pics and left a gap in the top right corner for a quote from Dr. Seuss. Last, I put a border sticker on the bottom of the layout. Fun page (especially with Chuck E).
So happy it is Friday! This weekend we are having a belated birthday party for my granddaughter at my house (we have a swing, teeter totter, trampoline, and climbing dome so it should be fun). Sounds like a fun/tiring time for grandparents.
Today’s layout is about a puppy and a kid (baby goat) and how Tim loves them.
I used a spotted paper because our pup, Kansas, and the kid has spots. Perfect paper. I matted the three Kansas pics on a piece of red paper. I mounted the goat pic on a piece of black paper. I then adhered them to the page. I put a border sticker at the bottom of the page. I then put my title “Puppy (Kid) Love” on a piece of white paper, trimmed it, and added it to the bottom of the layout. Last but not least I added stickers (Friends Furever, I <3 Treats, and then some paw prints at the top of the page).
Love this page. I think Tim might end up getting goats when he is older – he really enjoys them when we go to my brother and sister-in-law’s house.
Time to get creative! I had to dig around to find the pictures on this layout. I knew that I had them but wasn’t sure where they were hiding.
Having more fun on his skateboard.
The first picture was taken when he went to skateboarding camp. The bottom picture was taken at his high school.
I matted both pictures and adhered them to the background paper. I then added a journaling sticker on the bottom of the top picture and a journaling box sticker and a skate board wheel sticker to the bottom of the other picture. I wrote on both of the journaling stickers with a Slick Writer pen.
I cut out a small piece of cream cardstock and added it to the top right corner. I added a big sticker that says “Grind the Rail”. Finally, I journaled on a tag about how Tim has always loved to skateboard and adhered it on the bottom left corner. I added some fun skateboarding stickers.
That is all for today! Sorry that I haven’t posted in a bit – jury duty!
Every time that Tim had a job I tried to save something from the job for a scrapbook page. For some reason I couldn’t find something from one of his jobs (Panera Bread) but have a pretty good layout regardless.
Tim’s jobs for spending money.
I also couldn’t find his stuff from Chick Fil A but I printed off their logo and matted it. I also had a picture of him in the back seat of a car with his uniform and name tag. I had his name tag and the lanyard from Journeys shoe store. I used the lanyard as a ribbon across the bottom of the page. I also had his name tag from Dollar General. I matted the picture and added a couple of fast food stickers. I also had a journaling card where I wrote about all of the jobs – including Panera. I labeled the page “High School Jobs” and put it on the mat with the Chick Fil A logo. Busy page but fun.
Today’s layout was a quickie. Still turned out cute.
A fun time at a trampoline house.
I love the background paper. It says “just us” , “no worries”, and “no work” over and over again in blocks. I also love the color and the feel of the paper. I matted three trimmed down pics of the sibs with spaces in between. I also left a big space to the left of the pictures. I adhered the mat to the layout and then added glittery foam letters. Sweet!
This is a fun page. I just thought it looked unique but my friend brought up that it looked like a postage stamp. And so it does. 🙂
Tim and his sis paddle boarding.
I took a textured piece of blue cardstock (love it!) and used it for my background. I then took a piece of striped cardstock (love it, too!) and used a 1″ circle punch all the way around trying to space evenly. I drew a small line on the punch to show how far to insert the paper because I wanted to punch just a little past 1/2 way. That way it was fairly consistent. I matted the pictures with white paper. I then figured out how I wanted them layered on the page and then adhered them. I wrote the word “sibs” with alpha stickers. I added a camera (of course) sticker and shell stickers. Then I added a sticker of a wave and a fish jumping out of the water. I am going to try and find another fish or two to add to that section.
This is a layout about Tim’s best friends – from the one that he has known since he was a newborn, to the brothers that he met in our old neighborhood.
Tim and his best buds.
I matted two pics “normally” and then put one on a mat sideways. I then added three of the dots for each color of mat. I added a story for the layout. I put a frame sticker on the cardstock and then wrote inside of it directly on the cardstock. I used two different kinds of letter stickers to form the word “friends” and then put a sticker on that says “friends to the end”.
Another day, another layout. At least this day. 🙂 On this blog I am including a YouTube video on how to work with embossing paste (some call it texture paste).
A combination of different concerts that Tim attended.
The first thing I did was to create the dotted effect on a piece of cardstock using a stencil and embossing paste. I am going to put the YouTube link below so that you can see how I did that.
After creating the dots I took a piece of glitter paper and cut out a square the size of the dots. I then attached (with fast drying glue) the red glitter paper to the cardstock. Glitter paper is hard to attach to cardstock (I guess because it is so heavy) so that is why I use something more substantial than the glue tape.
I then attached two pics together (The House of Blues picture and the picture of Tim with Tyler and Josh from Twenty-one Pilots). I attached all three pics to the page (using the glue because attaching anything to the front of glitter paper is difficult, too. I had to sit things on top of the pictures to let them dry and not curve up on the outer edges).
Last, I put the title on with alpha stickers and added a home made logo. I made the logo using adhesive that I rolled on and flocking powder. I used it like glitter. I punched the circle out.
Cool page that did take a little time and effort. Well worth it!
Before Tim was born we would sit on our couch and think about names. We knew that we wanted a biblical first name because our oldest two boys had biblical first names. We finally decided on Timothy.
A few years after he was born a cartoon came out named Timmy Turner and His Fairly Odd Parents. Tim was teased from before the time he entered school. It was all in the spirit of fun but he hated it.
I had to have a layout with Timmy Turner and his Fairly Odd Parents on it. The name does fit our situation perfectly. 😉
Tim and his odd parents.
I used the Cricut to cut out Tim’s name and the “and his fairly odd”. I used a tiny glue pen to adhere the letters to the page. (After matting – twice- the picture and adhering it to the layout. I then used alpha stickers for the word “parents”. Finally, I journaled about the name thing and adhered that to the layout. Cute page! Not so sure if Tim thinks it is a cute memory. 🙂
Today I have created another Twenty-one Pilot’s layout. We have so many pics from concerts that there might be one or two more layouts to follow.
A personal thanks from Twenty-one Pilots.
When Tim first went to a Twenty-one Pilot’s concert the band wasn’t nearly as popular as they are now. They handed out these pieces of paper that said “hello” and “Thank You” on it. It was only black and white so I colored in on the paper using the group’s favorite colors. I adhered it to a piece of cardstock. I matted all the pics on white papers. I put them on the bottom of the cardstock, layering them. I love the first picture. We were outside and it was pouring. That picture really shows the rain.