Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I still love Sweet Sue...

After a busy week at work, it was nice to work in a bit of scrap time here and there over the long holiday weekend. I still had my "Sweet Sue" kit from Noel Mignon strung out across my desk, so I kept working with it.

When I first opened my kit and saw the "Four" and "FEB" cards from Sassafrass Lass, I started counting out to see when my niece was four months old. I had pics from her in early February wearing an outfit I purchased right after my sister had her (incorrect) first ultrasound that said she was having a boy. It was the perfect opportunity to scrap this story. I cut down the backside of one of the Sassafrass Lass papers, but at the last minute decided to turn the layout on it's side (turning the lines, too!). Still, I am really happy with how it turned out.

Two of the other Sassafrass Lass cards were "eight" and "Mar." Since Kevin is 8, I pulled out photos of him in March. I loved these shots I took of him trying on his suit for his First Communion at Kohls. The ruled paper I used for this layout was on the backside of my least favorite sheet of paper in the kit. I love the ruled side though.
The kit also came with Stickles. I don't use them very often (mainly on Chirstmas decorations!), but I wanted to put them to use. I decided to accent the shapes in the corner of the layout and also on some of my flower centers. I also dotted the centers of the blue oval sticker strip under my photos with Stickles.
I have photos of Kevin's First Communion pulled to go with this kit, too. (I have a TON of it left! Stay tuned for more layouts!) I will scrap parts of the day in order, but also wanted to pull out a few shots that really made the day special. This layout is also on a "backside" of Sassafrass Lass paper. I love how it looks like it had hand-stitching on it. I think Kevin's First Communion was extra special because 1) Blake served at Mass, 2) Tom and I were involved in part of the prep (lighting Kevin's stained glass candle) before Mass, and 3) Kevin's teacher Ms. Margaret.
These layouts just make me smile. Good times...

3 comments:

deana said...

Multi photos + lots of journaling... LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! Cute pages, Amy! :-)

Noel said...

AWESOME work Amy!! I love the stickle action and I'm with you on the flip side of the Sass Papers, those are my fave!

HUGS!

Melanie said...

You are really going to town with this kit. Love all of the storytelling you are doing on your pages :)