Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Explore!

Last night I finished my very *first* ever scrapbook layout! I love how it turned out, but it took me FOREVER. Probably because it was my first and I was agonizing over everything, just like when I first started making cards.

This is for a class I'm taking at Big Picture Scrapbooking called Crazy About Kits. Even though I haven't ever been a scrapbooker before, the worlds of scrapbooking and stamping constantly collide and overlap, and I love looking at scrapbooking magazines, websites, and how-to books for tips and inspiration. And I love to buy scrapbook kits for all the goodies, so I thought this would be the perfect 'kick' to get me into the big, wide world of scrapbooking. Very, very fun.

This is a picture of my younger son, Jonathan, taken last June when he was ten months old...I just love the determined look on his face as he goes through the grass! I'm really excited with how the layout turned out. That background was good and bad, since it didn't need a lot of embellishment, but it also made me confused as to how to place things. I do think it all turned out well, though. I love to hear your thoughts...I read *all* comments! *wink*

Thanks for stopping by!
~Michelle :o)

Supplies used:
Paper:
"About a Boy" dp (Fancy Pants Design), So Saffron cardstock (Stampin' Up!)
Embellishments: Chipboard letters (Thickers by American Crafts); Acrylic stars (unknown); Chipboard stars (Lisa Bearnson); Tagmaker Rim (Making Memories); Buttons (Daisy D's); brads (various); paint (Paint Dabbers by Ranger Ink)

4 comments:

angela magnuson {mag-na-son} said...

You did FABULOUS! Don't you just look at it over and over and over again! That is what I do with every page I do. I JUST LOVE THIS LAYOUT...YOU are a natural!

chris said...

This child is ALSO absolutely adorable. Now that you are scrapbooking, I am going to have to keep up! Your DMIL

Melzie said...

I love it!!!!! :)

SentimentsbyDenise said...

I had to peek at a few more posts of yours - and this one caught my eye!
Love this page! And the fact that it's your first attempt at Scrapbooking!
Forge on, my friend! You have some awesome talent!

Denise