Well hello internets! How are you this Tuesday? Here at the Dickinson household we are in full-tilt summer mode - sidewalk chalk-ing, arts & crafts-ing, picnicking, park exploring, play dating and of course, keeping cool at the pool-ing. (Of course, all this requires that mama do a little deadline ignoring -- and possibly some freak-out melt-downing when she realizes that July 1 is a mere three days away.....whew, deeeep breath!)
OK, that's better. So today I wanted to share my final gallery at Elle's Studio. These pages will solidify my reputation for being a fan of both stars and circles. The last batch of pages I've done all include some form of these shapes. In fact, my new motto for scrapping just might become "Want to make your page more fun? Add a circle & star and you're done!"
Note to self: do not attempt rhyming poetry before first cup of coffee has been consumed.
Ok, onto the pages!
School Portraits | supplies: patterned paper (Basic Grey, Making Memories, Girls Paperie, Sassafras Lass, Cosmo Cricket, Studio Calico) + Elle's Studio Tags (This Moment, Vintage Calendar, Fun Striped, Handmade Layers) + Basic Grey rub-ons + Sassafras alpha + Fiskars border punch + Creative Memories circle cutter + pens (American Crafts, Sharpie) + ribbon, buttons
I am always challenged by scrapping school pictures, so these have been laying in my to-scrap pile for quite awhile now. I can't get over how small the kiddos look - lots of baby fat rolls and chubby cheeks! (sigh!)
Since the background colors are so neutral, I wanted to add pops of color with the border. I used lots of various sized circles, layering paper, rub-ons, tags, and buttons with foam adhesive for dimension:
All the supplies (except the Elle's Studio tags) are from the Studio Calico kit, Continental.
Rock Stars | supplies: patterned paper (Cosmo Cricket, Crate - Dresses, Crate - Fabrics, American Crafts, Pink Paislee, Webster's Pages) + stickers (American Crafts, Pink Paislee) + Elle's Studio tags (This Moment, Handmade Layers Pennants) + American Crafts pen + buttons
These photos of Riely and her cousins crack.me.up. These two girlies are serious about their rock star status. And I guess I shouldn't talk too much smack, since they both can kick my butt in Just Dance 2.
This page uses the Singin' In the Rain kit from Studio Calico, to which I added the Elle's tags. I used some of my bare chipboard stars as templates to trace the star shapes onto patterned paper and then cut them out. You can never have too many stars, right? (The correct answer is NO.)