Monday, April 29, 2013

Monday Scootin' Around

Happy Monday,
Did you have a nice weekend?  Oh we did!  Hubby and I had a date night.  It had been almost 2 months and we had a wonderful time.  The only thing I didn't get to was crafting.  I had high hopes of maybe getting to 3 project but nope.  Didn't even step one foot in the craft room.  Oh well that happens.

I did get some crafting time in this past week and I made a layout for myself.  I broke into this old collection from Echo Park.  I believe the name is Sweet Days.  I really loved it when I bought the collection but I had some difficulty with it.  The colors where so soft and they all seemed to blend together.  So I decided to matt everything in brown and I really liked the effect because it made the colors POP a bit more.  I also used my Silhouette a bunch with the triangle background, the photo frame and the the title.  For some embellies I broke into my flair jar and some wood veneer from Freckled Fawn.  I also broke into my stash of twine and ribbon from The Stringery.

The photos are of Jack riding his scooter.  The bunny brought him a new scooter last year and he rode everyday for the longest time.  These were taken of him as soon as he got home from school.  He is always on the go!

supplies
cardstock- bazzill
paper- die cut- echo park
wood veneer- freckled fawn and studio calico
alpha stickers- jillibean soup
flair- a flari for buttons
ribbon and twine- the stringery
Silhoeutte

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with a new project.  See you then!  Have a wonderful and crafty day!
mp

21 comments:

Tanya Ham said...

There is so much adorable cuteness here, I don't even know where to begin!! SUPER cute!!! :)

Janet Zeppa said...

You are getting very savvy with your silhouette! Love it!

Sue Althouse said...

Great idea to mat this paper, the page looks fabulous. Sometimes I don't get much crafting in on the weekend, but taking a break is good. I can hit the ground running on Monday!

Jingle said...

WOW! Awesome layout! I love this!

Cindy deRosier said...

I LOVE this layout! The colors, the frame, the details - it's adorable.

Annette said...

wow amazing layout... love the photo frames and the awesome sentiment.. love it

Becky said...

Love How You Matted Everything On Brown. I Have A Paper Collection That's Light Like This And Never Use It For The Same Reason. This Is A Great TIp!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Like the Polaroid frames says, this is awesome, Mary Pat! Everything pops!

Katie said...

What a fun layout!

Fleursbydesign said...

Great layout, love the layers and colors :)

Susie Bentz said...

This is great Mary Pat! I can see why it is your favorite! Perfect touches with the Silhouette.

Lynn said...

I love how you matted all the paper! It just makes every piece "pop" off the page! I love your design and how you added the photo frame!

Connie Mercer said...

This is a cute one for sure!!! Love it!!

Crystal said...

I love how you matted everything with brown. Oh that little camera is way too cute.

Linda Beeson said...

I love that frame that highlights the one photo.

Katie said...

Yay for date night! That does sound like an awesome weekend!

I really like the layout - especially the brown mats. They make everything pop!

Tracey McNeely said...

What a sweet layout love the polaroid frames.

Norma Gomez said...

Oh I love this layout all of that matting provides the perfect amount of contrast. Really beautiful layout!!

Lorell said...

Darling page! Love the chevron borders especially!

Tracy said...

Your layout is awesome.
I love to back pattern papers with (usually) black for this same reason :)
I really do love everything about this layout...one of my favourites :)

senoritaml said...

Great tip! I am going to try matting this collection with brown. It should make it easier for my boy LOs. Thanks for all you do.

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