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This is a clean and simple one-photo design using the ombre effect.

This is a photo of our sweetheart, Liam, at three months of age. How about that bold stare? He still has those amazing baby blue eyes.

Product/technique notes

I created this layout to participate in a monochromatic/ombre challenge at A Cherry on Top, in which they required the use of only one color (other than black and white) in at least three shades. No other colors (except in your photos) was allowed. That is not as easy as it may sound! I found my papers in 6×6 paper pads by American Crafts, BasicGrey and My Mind’s Eye. I created the title with a free cut file that I offered on my blog a few weeks ago. Here it is again, in case you missed it.

The Constant Scrapper Awesome Titles freebie

Birthday sleepover

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We all have certain techniques that especially catch our eye when they’re used on a layout, and for me paper folding is one of them.

I seem unable to pass up a closer look at a page with folds! So to add a little extra dimension and personality to my page I incorporated a faux quilting folding technique into my design. If you want to see more details about creating this look, I have a tutorial in an older post for a layout that uses the same technique.

For my 11th birthday in 1977 Mom and Dad let me have a slumber party with a few friends: Jill Trzaska, Renee Poplik and Margaret Wissman. One of my fun memories from this night is when we performed a song-and-dance routine for my family (bottom photo). We called ourselves “The Oreos” because of the plastic Oreo party favor necklaces we all wore. Pretty clever, eh?

Product/technique notes

The products on this page all came from the November Back Porch Memories kit and are from American Crafts’ “Shimelle” line. I created the title on the Silhouette and designed it to incorporate the record die cut from the kit as the O.

Note: I’m submitting this to the Paper Issues “Let’s Get This Party Star-ted and Par-ty Hear-ty” link party.

Paper Issues: My project was featured

Whut?

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What? I can't hear you!

Somewhere along the line my brother came home with these big fake ears. He must have borrowed them from a friend because I think we only had them for this one evening. But we made the most of it because we took turns wearing them around and making lame hearing and ear jokes. I guess we must have been pretty cute because my dad (I think I remember that he took this shot) pulled out the camera and captured the silly fun.

It’s amazing how clearly I remember this night, out on my bike, hoping our neighbors would catch a glimpse of me in my huge ears. I love having little memories like this to savor.

Product/technique notes

I followed this sketch from the Creative Scrappers Birthday Bash and used supplies from American Crafts—Amy Tangerine’s “Yes, Please” and Dear Lizzy’s “Neapolitan” collections.
Creative Scrappers sketch

A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck

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2013: On the Jordan Lake beach; 2010: in Durham, NC; 2006: in Fredericksburg, TX

I wanted to pull together a few photos of me and my mom for this page. Once I had selected these three I realized that in each we were “hugging around the neck.” Thus, my title was born!

Product/technique notes

I bought two of the We R Memory Keepers Sew Ribbon punches when they first came out, but I haven’t really found a lot of uses for them yet. When I saw this Creative Scrappers sketch, I instantly saw a use for my unused tools! The ribbons and some of the papers are old American Crafts patterns, and I also used old My Mind’s Eye and Memory Makers papers.
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We were born and raised in a summery haze

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Isn't Phil adorable in his little boy glasses? And I just love my red shoes.

The 23rd sketch challenge has been posted at the SCRAP & MUSIC challenge blog! Head over to the site to grab the sketch and play along. This sketch came with the song “Someone like you” by Adele.

Scrap & Music sketch #23

My layout

I really liked the line from Adele’s song, “We were born and raised in a summery haze.” I could feel that. So I found an old photo from one of the summers of my childhood. It was July 1971; Phil was three years old and I was four. We’re posing for this photo in our driveway, dressed in the cute little outfits Mom always put on us. And we were obviously ready for anything.

Product/technique notes

Almost everything on this page is from Amy Tangerine’s “Yes, please” collection by American Crafts. I created the title in the Silhouette software and cut it on my Cameo.

The challenge

The challenges on this blog involve following the sketch and using a title on your layout with a line from the provided music. Below I’ve included the video as well as the lyrics for this song:

“Someone like you” by Adele

I heard that you’re settled down
That you found a girl and you’re married now
I heard that your dreams came true
Guess she gave you things, I didn’t give to you

Old friend
Why are you so shy
It ain’t like you to hold back
Or hide from the light

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited
But I couldn’t stay away, I couldn’t fight it
I hoped you’d see my face and that you’d be reminded
That for me, it isn’t over

Never mind, I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you, too
Don’t forget me, I beg, I remember you said
Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead
Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead, yeah

You’d know how the time flies
Only yesterday was the time of our lives
We were born and raised in a summery haze
Bound by the surprise of our glory days

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited
But I couldn’t stay away, I couldn’t fight it
I hoped you’d see my face and that you’d be reminded
That for me, it isn’t over yet

Never mind, I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you, too
Don’t forget me, I beg, I remember you said
Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead, yeah

Nothing compares, no worries or cares
Regrets and mistakes they’re memories made
Who would have known how bitter-sweet this would taste

Never mind, I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you
Don’t forget me, I beg, I remembered you said
Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead

Never mind, I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you, too
Don’t forget me, I beg, I remembered you said
Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead
Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead, yeah, yeah