Some time in the distant future, my grandsons will have nothing nice to say about me when they discover these pages in their 2nd year album. But how can you NOT take pictures and scrap them when they are so darn cute!
Let me tell you the story of how the clothes pins ended up in the boys hair and not on the clothes line. I had the clothes pins in a container sitting on the kitchen table. Benny found them and picked one up and put it in his hair. I imagine he thought these were barrettes and didn't know the only little girls wore barrettes in their hair. I thought it was sooooo cute, I had Ben go show his dad. Kevin thought it was funny and decided to put more into Ben's hair. Then I grabbed the camera. Once Ben, had a full head of clothes pins, Jaden decided he wanted a head full of clothes pins as well, so Jaden got a head full.
This is what I did to accomplish these pages. A few years ago, as a NSD special or perhaps it was Heart of Winter special, (it was one of them, I just can't remember which) Close To My Heart offered a year of scrapbooking. There was paper enough for 12 2 page layouts (2 pages for each month of the year) and also included were 2 sheets of My Stickease pertaining to that month. These photos were taken in February, so that would have made it Valentine's Day theme. The paper was somewhat of what you see here, except the blue (Indian Corn Blue) was a deep pink (Hollyhock). Now I could have lefted it but I felt there was too much pink for a little boy's page. So I used a combination of 3-4 stamp sets that had the spiral circle stamps in various sizes and I randomed stamped Indian Corn Blue ink onto ICB cardstock. Then I punched a strip of White Daisy cardstock with my Fiskars "Lace Apron" border punch, lined it along the bottom of the pages. I didn't want to put flowers on the page, at least not the feminine kind I like to use, so I punch out some circles to go with the circles I stamped for the background, ran it through either my crimper or my Cuddlebug folder "Swiss Dots." Then I stacked them with a pop dot inbetween and a button on top.
Now, the Raggedy Andy figures, are coloring book figures, I found online. My good good friend, Jennifer, (Hi Jenn!!!) colored them for me for the pages. Didn't she do a fantastic job? Click on the link above and see all the fantastic artwork Jenn does. She is just one talented lady!!!
Well, I am off onto another scrapbooking adventure. I hope you enjoyed my layouts as much as I enjoyed creating them. So, until next time...