Friday, February 8, 2013


Hi there,
Is anyone getting bombarded with this huge snowstorm sweeping through the New England States?
I still can't figure out how it managed to miss us!  We're usually right in the middle of all the storms!  I'm glad we're not getting much.

Today's layout was submitted at About A Boy  for their very first February 1 challenge.
The challenge is to create a layout about the man/men in your life and use their name somewhere on the page.

Here's what I created using a sketch from Scrap-A-Little Sketches (#21):
This is our boy when he was 4 years old.  I can't believe he's now 20!!  This was his, what I call, "fake smile."  All the lady had to do was point the camera at him and he was all smiles.  It was the cutest thing ever!  There was no need for her to say, "Smile!"  He had that all under control.  :)

Supplies used:
Paper: DCWV, Colorbok
Clear Title Stickers: Miss Elizabeth's
Perfect Pearls Mists: Blue Smoke
Mister Huey's Color Mists: Shine
All the papers were misted (except the strip of paper with the name on it).  The name strip was also the only paper piece that was distressed along the edges.
 I chose the button colors from the paper colors and added them randomly on the page.
 I found this large brown and blue striped button in my button stash... perfect for this page!  I threaded ribbon through it (which wasn't easy) and knotted it.

Clear letter stickers spell my little man's name.  Wait... he's not a "little man" anymore... but he was at the time this photo was taken!  :)

After misting the center of the page I tipped it up and banged it on the desk to make the drips travel downward.

Ribbon was added above and below the photo and paper strips to "frame" everything in.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. So sweet and such a great age! These still photos are always so hard for me but you make it look great! Love all the misting too. Thanks for joining us at About A Boy. :)

  2. Sweet layout! Your Andrew has a great fake smile! Thank you for playing at About a Boy.

  3. Such a cute boy! love the colors on your layout.
    Thank you for joining us at AAB.

  4. What a sweet layout and cute picture! Thank you for playing along with us at AAB!

  5. beautiful page, great job with the challenge, love the buttons thanks for joining us at AAB!

  6. I really like al the different techniques you used and all the thoughtful details, especially his name. Glad you came over to About a Boy

  7. He looks so cute! What a lovely layout! Thanks for joining us at AAB!

  8. Love all the little touches of your layout! Thanks for joining us at About a Boy!

  9. Thanks for sharing Andrew with us! I love all of the adorable elements on your page. Thanks for playing with us at AAB

  10. Beautiful layout! Love all the texture you've created. Thanks for playing with us in the About A Boy challenge.