Friday, April 9, 2010

Flashback Friday Catch-Up

I used to be very active in the Layout a Day (LOAD) & Flashback Friday (scrap our childhoods) groups over at 2peas.  It seems like forever since I've been a regular with health problems then falling in December really kept me from doing what I love.  These ladies are so talented, sweet & encouraging - I have been missing them terribly.

So here are a couple of pages from my childhood....

My mom has a darker complection like her mother.  She was into getting a suntan one summer so my sister & I wanting to be like mom were sun obsessed too.  The color theme of the page was inspired by my bathing suit (pink) though mom should have gotten me something that looked better on my not so skinny body - at least I was just in the back yard.  It's hard to see the photo anyway I haven't quite gotten the hang of how you get the photo to still look as good as the layout does in person.

The clothes line is perfect for this page since we had our laundry hanging just out of sight on a spinning umbrella looking clothes line.  After breakfast that was our chore before tanning.

I won a class from Tania Willis over at Debbie Hodge's sight last month all about home made embellishments.  She showed how to make epoxy looking layered buttons.  I always want to buy all the embellishments that come with the new lines but they can get costly really quick.  American Crafts are some of the most expensive yet these were easy to make & gave a similar effect.

Supplies:  Paper (American Crafts - Dear Lizzy, K&Company & Basic Grey); Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamps (Hero Arts); Ink (Hybrid); Pen (Zig); Buttons (Misc Stash & Making Memories); Letters (Making Memories Slice); Punch (Fiskars); Gem (found object on a walk); Adhesive (Kokuyo, Glue Dots, Zyron & Xva); Thread (Coats & Clarks)

The other page is a poor quality but special photo of a memoriable Thanksgiving spent with neighbors at the last minute.  All of us didn't have other family to gather with out of town that was the usual... so we all got together & had a great time.  We even all got dressed up to make it more special.  This is only photo I still have of all the kids playing Monopoly.  No it's not the greatest photo but it is a great memory to me.  So I encourage you to use any photos you have to tell the stories you want to scrap - even if it's not so hot - don't let it hold you back.

I altered the Prima flowers a bit to make more of a statement on the page.  Layering several flowers, a piece of toille & a special gem center made them look like they would have cost $4.99 for the 3 of them if they were packaged. 

Supplies:  Cardstock (Bazzill & TLC); Paper (TLC); Flowers (Prima); Gem Centers (Prima); Toille Flowers (Making Memories); Punch (Fiskars & Stampin' Up); Rub - Ons (Cloud 9); Ink (Ranger Distress Ink & Colorbox Chalk); Letters (Sassafras Lass & Jenni Bowlin); Tag (Pink Paislee); Adhesive (Kokuyo & Zots); Pen (Zig)

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great Friday!


dining room furniture said...

I love everything in this post! I like the cuteness of the project and the colors that were used!

Marlene said...

Love the layouts!! The first one with the little hanging clothesline is so stinkin' cute!

FibreJunky said...

You are so right. Even if it's not the world's greatest photograph, if it's the one that tells the story, that's the one you need to use.

Can you tell I used to sell Creative Memories?? LOL

I *love* both of your layouts and I am so thrilled that you shared the stories behind them.

Kyky said...

Love these LOs!

2 Worlds said...

Suz these are gorgeous ! You did great layouts , i missed you at the shows from Create Scrapbooks hope you have time to visit us

Viji Siddharth said...

love the the borders!!love how you used the border punch on both side...totally cool!

Viji Siddharth said...

love those handmade embellies you made!