Tuesday, January 10, 2012

DCWV Layout Challenge

I am starting out the New Year by making more layouts. This past year, I've been concentrating more on cards, and less on scrapbooking my grandson. Not a bad thing, but I have a huge number of photos on my computer that need to be purged or scrapped!

So, for inspiration, I have decided to make a page using some of my many older DCWV papers. And, let's face it, who doesn't like winning NEW products?! 

The Stack-aholic Template sketch challenge at DCWV Diary :

It encouraged me to get out more of my elements and embellishments for a BOY page!

Papers used:  DCWV,  "Fall" Stack and "Linen Closet" cardstock.
Taking photos of a six year old can ALWAYS be challenging, but try taking them during a holiday?  (Family gathering, lots of sugar, an uncle who adds to the chaos...) Oh my....    Hayden's a character and cracks us up most of the time.  On this particular day, he had decided that he would push "Grandma's" buttons to the max! I finally got a really nice picture, but only after about a dozen like these!
I really wanted to add a masculine feel to the layout, so I pulled out these metal sprockets and the mesh ribbon.  I love using jute on my pages, so they became my banner.

The large blue "washer" is from Bazzill.  I rarely remember that I have a ton of these, so using one is a great accomplishment. (One down, about 100 more to go!  LOL!)  The title is a chipboard piece from Maya Road. The belt is an actual one that I found in the Dollar Spot at Target about three years ago!  Who knew that someday it would match the colors in my layout perfectly!

Here's a peek at the new DCWV paper packs at JoAnn's!
Anyone who knows me and my style, know they have my name written all over them!
And there are even more new stacks at Michael's!

Thanks for letting me share one of my first pages for the year with you! 
Wish me luck!


Amie said...

Super cute! Love the banner!

Liz said...

Good luck

Sandie Edwards said...

Your layout is gorgeous, hope you find lots more time to scrap in 2012. I can relate to the photographing issue with children... I end up taking 48 photographs to get 2-3 (if I am lucky) of my son ... he's like a bucket of worms.

Beckneranyl said...

Super cute! Love the banner!