Thursday, March 14, 2013

It's a Boy Scrapbook page

 
I had to work "HARD" for these challenges y'all!!! It almost blew my mind. You've gotta jump in and participate. My entry is for  Color Me Scrappy Challenge #33 and subsequently About a Boy Hoarders Challenge. While Color Me Scrappy provided the color palate and sketch, About a Boy asked us to scrapbook a male in our lives and to use stash items that have been in hand for a year or more. I chose my nephew Adrieeal (cuz he's so cute!!!) and included the last known picture of my sister pregnant (big as a house!!) I wanted to show the progression from pregnant to one month old and how he seems to have grown so much in a short amount of time. All these items have been in my stash for over a year.
 
 
 
 Supplies:
  • 3 Birds All Dressed Up layered layouts (HSN.com)- yellow base paper and the die cut element
  • red linen cardstock from Joann's
  • Vellum title - DCWV Baby Boy vellum title stack
  • Making Memories - yellow staples
  • Studio Decor Shadow box embellishment kit - metal photo corners
  • Copics - black multiliner, 100, G02, G09, Y02, Y06
  • adhesive- Tombo vellum adhesive, scotch ATG, Xyron, painters tape


Here's the sketch and colors provided by Color Me Scrappy:














 
 
Craft tips: If the elements of your project are perfect but not the right colors, never fear! Grab your  Copics (or any alcohol markers) and make it whatever color you like! I carefully colored many of the elements in the die cut as well as the vellum sentiment to match the challenge color scheme. Don't be afraid to mix colors either. The words were light blue and I needed green so I added light yellow and voila! lime green. I also used a darker green to change the color from blue to green.
 
Use vellum adhesive and no one will be able to tell where it's stuck down. Can you see any adhesive under my vellum title? I added it to 5 visible places. Staple elements on the page that would be a hassle to adhere any other way. There are colored ones available from many manufacturers.
 
Tape pointy elements down on the back of the page. I used painters tape to hold down the pointy ends of the metal picture corners. They were made for a shadow box, not scrapbooking so those ends could do some major damage to another page or to someone's fingers.
 
 


My crafty soundtrack for this week is... alicia keys... "This girl is on FIIIIIRRRRREEEEEE!...."


La-Vie

32 comments:

  1. A cutie for sure and a good idea to scrap a pick of your sister whilst pregnant with your nephew and lovely journalling
    Thanks for joining at colormescrappy
    Mary

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm enjoying the challenges at Color Me Scrappy!

      La-Vie

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  2. LOVE the fun die cut background element! He's adorable! A very nice layout!

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    1. Thanks a million! My first newphew... he's my joy!

      La-Vie

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  3. Oh, love the die cut background. Thanks for joining in at About a Boy

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    1. Hi Devra! I'm enjoying the challenges at About A Boy! Thanks for the compliment!

      La-Vie

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  4. Love the fun background cut out. Thank you for playing at Color Me Scrappy.

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    1. Thanks Crystal! I'm loving the color challenges!

      La-Vie

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  5. This layout is so much fun!!!!! I love how you did the background! Your take on the sketch is so creative, and I love how you used the colors, too. Thank you so much for joining us at Color Me Scrappy!

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    1. This is the highest compliment! Thanks so much Sharon. I'm honored to be participating at Color Me Scrappy.

      La-Vie

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  6. What an adorable layout! That is a really great die cut background! Love it! You really managed to get all the colors in the challenge perfectly! Thanks so much for sharing with Color Me Scrappy.
    PS. Love your crafty soundtrack too :)

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    1. Thanks for the soundtrack shout out and for your kind compliments on my work!! I was in my crafty element. You guys really get me in the crafting mood with your challenges!

      La-Vie

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  7. Awww, look how precious!!! Love the progression photos and that diecut is awesome! Thanks for playing along with us at About A Boy! :)

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    1. Thanks Kelly! Time flies and I want to capture every min.! They live in MA and I live in PA so we don't see each other often. It helps to scrap him when I cannot hold and smell him. But I'll see him at the end of the month. woo hoo!

      La-Vie

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  8. Fabulous take on the CMS sketch! Love the tips too. Love your scrapbooking theme song for the week too. :) Thanks for playing with us at About A Boy.

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    1. Thank you kindly Julie! I try to give 'em a little something, a tip to help them on their crafty way. I'm really getting my scrappin done participating in the AAB challenges! It's JUST what I needed.

      La-Vie

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  9. What a great boy page! Thank you for playing along at About a Boy!

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    1. Thanks so much Cindy! I'm enjoying it. Getting ready to work on the March 15 challenge!! exciting....

      La-Vie

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  10. Super cute layout! I really like the background die cut piece! Thank you for playing along with us AAB!!

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  11. Adorable layout and baby, thanks for joining us at AAB!

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    1. Thanks so much for putting the AAB blog togther and the challenges. It has really helped me get over my fear of creating boy pages. I had my daughter first and was stuck in the frilly style I had been doing for years. The challenges helped me think outside the box and really get the creative juices going!

      La-Vie

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  12. This page ROCKS! I'm not sure where you got that circle cut-out, but I want one! I love journaling, but your pictures really tell the story. Thank you for sharing it with us Color Me Scrappy!

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    1. Hi Lisa! Thanks so much for your kind compliments! I'm loving the challenges at Color Me Scrappy! The 8x8 die cut page came is a set sold on HSN.com from their brand 3 Birds - All Dressed Up layered layouts. I got it more than a year ago so they may not be still selling it. But it's worth a look see! take care!

      La-Vie

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  13. Thanks for playing along at AAB! You did an amazing job with the sketch!!

    http://happyandscrappytoo.blogspot.com/

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  14. Wow. You rocked that sketch w/ some great pictures! Thanks for joining About a Boy!

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    1. I love your craft name! Thanks so much for your amazing compliments.

      La-Vie

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  15. WOW! love the die-cut background and the colorful layout. thanks for joining us at AAB.

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  16. Very cute pic! Congratulations! Great take on the challenge! Thanks for playing along with CMS!

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    1. Viji thanks so much! My nephew is my reason for being right now! I just visited him and will post some more layouts in the next month. Your compliments are greatly appreciated!

      La-Vie

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