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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

These are pictures of my granddaughter, before and after getting her hair cut. The second picture does not have a smile. So sad. But just so you know, I did wait to create this layout AFTER her hair had grown out. I used the I AM collect by Simple Stories. Such a great collection for us gals, young and old. The pair of scissors is from an Amy Tan die, I ordered it for this layout, and the many others that I wanted a scissor die cut for, but it is bigger than I anticipated. I will, however, use it again I am sure.
I just love layouts with big, long titles! And this one was fun to make. The kids were all acting silly at Vacation Bible School and all had such funny faces in this picture. It is a small church and only about 40 kids go altogether to the summer fun, but they do indeed have fun. And they learn a lot while doing it. The picture was taken on a cell phone, and just a little blurry, but perfect none the less, because it captured a moment in time, when kids got to be kids.
I found the larger picture of my granddaughter and thought, well, it is blurry, but it is all I have to remember the moment, so I will scrap it anyway. Needless to say, after I had finished the layout I found the other smaller, and clearer picture. I had to find a way to add it to the layout. I tore up embellishments and added it to the lower corner of the larger picture. Then my layout looked off balanced, so I had to do more. I add the other little box with the 'this totally rocks' and still needed more. So my title, instead of just being "Face Painting", which I thought was kind of plain anyway, became "Face Painting - a pigment of your imagination". So all in all, I am happy with how my layout turned out, and that I was able to include both pictures.
With this layout I wanted to create a background of words with a tone on tone look. This is my grandson at a very small creek. Being from the big city, he was really enthralled with all the nature he could find. He does not, however, like our bumpy roads (there are some gravel in the area). I love how the layout turned out, I used the black to really make the picture and some of the word pop.
Quite the sleepy little artist - but neither her nor her sister could stay in bed knowing they had some crafting that they could be doing. Although sleepy, she did succeed and come up with a cute little design on her cup. And no, she did not ask how to spell "Christmas".
As soon as the girls got up on this Saturday morning, they wanted to craft. I had bought these cups, and they had so much fun creating with them. I had just as much fun making layouts of them creating with them. They are neither one morning people, but Charlee is usually the earlier riser. And they were both proud of their finished cups.
I thought I would try my hand again at using watercolor on the background with this layout. The paints that I used had a pearl tint to them, and were pastels. The last time I used watercolors I spilled the cup holding the water on the layout, but this time I did much better. (I did keep the layout last time though, and went with it!). I used scraps behind my photo and ephemera from a kit. I was determined to use some of that ephemera, because I had it so long. The kit used is from March 2015, Clique kit. I ended up making 9  layouts with it, and I loved that I was able to kill the kit except for a handful of the ephemera.