Thursday, March 29, 2007

Patricks and Nostalgia

by Brooke

Here are two layouts I have created recently that make me happy. I tried to take pictures of them leaning against the wall as I have seen some other scrappers do on the aforementioned website, instead of trying to take them face down on my floor and then cropping out the carpet on the computer. If I were hard-core, I would "scan and stitch" my images, but I'm trying to swear less, too. But, I don't think I like the resulting shadows on these, so I'll probably go back to my old way. Regardless, here we go.

First we have, Little Patricks.

This layout was inspired by Eva's name for leprechauns. (You can read more about that story on our family blog.) Materials: cardstock (Stampin' Up), patterned paper (Reminisce), Ribbon (can't remember), Buttons (Oriental Trading Fun Expressions), pen (American Crafts); letters were cut with my Quickutz Studio die cut alpahabet.

And yesterday, I made April 10, 1976.

I resisted the temptation to entitle this "1970-something" like the song lyric because I do know what year I was born. This layout was inspired by some patterned paper at the scrapbook store that I really liked, but wasn't sure what I would use it for. There are a lot of "vintage" prints in patterned paper right now, but this was more of a 1970s era baby print than your traditonal vintage. I decided to scan and print one of my old baby pictures to use with it. It is a picture of my Aunt Dawn (who is actually my mom's cousin---we just call everybody autn and uncle), who was a nurse at St, Mary's hospital in Kankakee getting me ready to go home. Yes, she is pinning on a cloth diaper. I think my mom tried those for about 3 days before switching to Pampers. Anyway, the journaling says: "Abba on the radio, Ford in the White House, SNL on TV...and I hit the scene." The pink bunny and the bug are cut from the paper that started it all.
Materials: Scalloped cardstock (Bazzil), Patterned Paper (Basic Grey for the stripes; Anna Griffen for the bunny and bug, American Crafts for the Green), Ribbon (American Crafts for the polka dots and I can't remember where the floral one came from. Probably American Crafts.) Buttons (Oriental Trading), Brad (Karen Foster), Labels (Avery), Pen (American Crafts) Stickers (Making Memories) and the year was cut with my Quickutz.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, she sure is pinning on a cloth diaper and if the frame would have presented itself a few seconds later, rubber pants would be seen. I know because that's what I used on my bunch. :)