Thursday, September 30, 2010

Stories without photos

Thank you for the nice comments about Ella! I am so excited to be working with such a talented group of women and a fabulous company.

*A couple questions about previous posts: Diana, the papers on the back-to-school layouts were from BoBunny, not a kit. Twopeas has them! And the 12x18 layout will go in my album in a 12x12 page protector next to a 6x12 one.

On to scrap talk...

This summer my boys went with me to the new Maple Grove library. It was amazing. For the first time, we browsed the DVDs, and the boys brought home Avatar, the Last Airbender...and they were hooked. They have plowed though the whole series and become enamored with it.

What was especially delightful was their discovery of their own horoscope signs--Rowan is a Scorpio, and Dominic is Aquarius. They don't remember that, but they loved that the signs represented elements, Rowan's water and Dominic's air. So they combined that knowledge with their love of Avatar and figured they can bend water and air.

I have a vivid memory this summer of Dominic standing outside on a windy day in July, swirling his arms over his head under the windblown tree branches, shouting at me, "Mom! Mom! I'm bending the air!"

Of course, I have no photos of this memorable piece of summer. But is that going to stop a scrapbooker? Uh-uh!

I took a couple sweet pictures I took of the boys this year, printed them wallet sized , and used my Studio Calico September kit to make this layout:

For the most part, I just pulled products that I thought looked good with the photo. The feather border was purposeful--picture a feather in the air on a windy day! I trimmed one from the border, attached it with dimensional adhesive, and then hand-drew swirls to show its falling. I punched holes through my line, then stitched the swirls. It was a pretty quick and easy accent!


Diana said...

I love this--the page, the story, your describing the process... you do have a knack for really getting the story.

Virginie said...

Oh! Jennifer, I LOVE your layout!! It's a wonderful page!!

Thank you so much for your very kind comment on the Scrap RDV's blog!

Have a great day!

ZoezMom said...

Super layout! Congrats on your Ella gig, I always enjoy your layouts! And, in case you hadn't seen yet, you might want to check out CZ's blog. ;)

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