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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Live for Adventure

I was inspired yesterday to scrapbook a traditional page for the first time in a LONG time!  It's hard for me to find the time these days but in the world of papercrafting it was my first love.  I love Project Life for it's simplicity and memory keeping but there is just something about the creative process of making a traditional layout that I love.  I used the sketch from Unity's Be Inspired Challenge and turned it on it's side to suit my picture and scrapbook paper.

My kids were playing dress-up last week and I snapped this picture of my son who NEVER poses for photos and I was feeling very inspired to scrap it.  He'll be 3 next month and the last time I did a layout of him he was 14months, about time for a new one!



The PP is from Glitz Designs Color Me Happy collection.  The stamps are all Unity Stamp Company.

Unity sets used:
All About the Journey (compass)
Sail Away (sailboat)
Pirate Madness (treasure map)
Aug 2013 SMAK (imagination & you can do anything)
Jan 2014 SMAK (adventure & go see explore)

I gold embossed most of the images (embossing on glossy photo paper didn't work out so well).  I used Staz-on ink to stamp onto the washi tape.  The cute camera charm was a freebie I got with a Unity order.

18 comments:

scrapclose2theheart said...

So much fun. It makes me want to go back to Tampa & the Gasparilla Festival! :) Hugs~Patti

Kate said...

Fab Layout :)
Kate xx

Kris said...

Darling layout of your son.

Angeline Choo said...

I am in LOVE with your layout!! LOVE all the stamps you used and that gold embossing. Your son is just adorable.

Mandi said...

Very Pretty layout. I am getting into gold lately too :)

Ruby said...

Love the layout. It spells FUN. Very cute photo too.

Dawn Louise said...

Love it and the gold a great and fitting touch

Gaylynn said...

Really sweet adventure theme. Darling pic too. :)

Sue D said...

Wonderful layout of this cute photo.

Cynthia said...

Great take on this month's sketch challenge, Crystal. Cute pic and fun elements!

Julie Odil said...

This is wonderful! Your son looks great!

Terri Burson said...

Oh my, that is just darling! So sweet at that age.

StampinCathy said...

OMGosh! This page is just to cute.

Scrapper Myra said...

Nice page. Such a beautiful model in the photo too!!!

Angie said...

Wonderful layout! Love that you used gold embossing for all the stamp images. Perfect for pirates!

Rachel W K said...

this is just such a sweet page! love that sweet sailboat
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

Donna K said...

My "baby" is going to be 30 this year and he was never a willing participant in photos either…grab them while you can and WOW you captured this moment perfectly. LOVE everything about this fabulous page.

Rebecca Daniels said...

THANKS for visiting my blog today. Your little pirate is so cute