Patriotic Layout - use red, white and blue:
This LO doubled for Challenge #8 over at A La Carte, too. (I used primary colors, something that measures and notebook paper.) Although this awards ceremony took place while Blake was in 4th grade, he was being rewarded for his 3rd grade test scores.
I went with an appropriate "oldie but goodie" with this pic of Kevin cooking up some mac & cheese. I used an '08 Basic Grey PageMaps sketch, but altered it a bit. I used my September Personal Scrapper kit with a few extras. LOVED that October Afternoon paper!
4x4 challenge - use the same 4 products on 4 cards:
My four items were 1) American Crafts "Junior" papers; 2) Martha Stewart green rick-rack ($1 at Big Lots!!!); 3) yellow tags; 4) Prima alphabet set (both stickers and chipboard alphas packaged together). Both my boys have birthdays coming up and they are always getting invited to parties, so I can use these!Punctuation:
OK...so my pre-printed title/quote card had an exclamation point on it...it fit the challenge. Plus, I got to use new items from my secret sister gift from Kim/kimmcc. (Those yellow tags above were part of that package, too!)
I have recently learned that it's OK for Blake to drive the mower to pull the utility trailer around the yard when Tom is supervising. I think I'm light years away from being ok with him mowing though! This page also uses papers sent from my sweet secret sister Kim.
More papers from my secret sister were put to use here and I used three different tints of clear-ish buttons plus the green at the bottom.
Our summer is pretty much summed up with one word: BASEBALL. So, I made this layout for Blake using paper and diecuts from Kim. The journaling around the oversized photo mat explains that we didn't vacation this summer, but traveled every weekend to tournaments with both boys. I also listed where Blake played and how the team did there.
One of the things I most look forward to each fall is a local community festival that takes place the 3rd Saturday of every October. It's especially fun when the boys ride in the parade with my dad like they did last year.
Grandparents Day challenge:
I scrapped pics of my mother-in-law visiting us earlier this month to celebrate her birthday. I used the September Personal Scrapper kit but added some embellishments. The chipboard "68" is Sassafrass Lass. Journaling challenge:
I used a Kelly Purkey sketch that I found on Kelly Goree's blog with scraps from my September PS kit. I added the buttons. I played with my journaling so it reads like a magazine photo caption.
Use Up a PS kit challenge:
I was able to get SOOOO many layouts out of my September kit that I was starting to wonder if I'd ever get to mark this challenge off my list! Finally, I was down to small scraps and I finished the kit off with these four cards. With the fall crop over, I think I'm ready for Croptoberfest! More on that tomorrow...