Well "officially" it's tomorrow (Saturday).
But we're getting the party started tonight! yay :)
...Kelly & I are both "boy moms", and we are each both very color-centric when it comes to our scrapping - so this summery, fresh color pallete turned out to be a REALLY fun challenge to partake in.
So fun that I created two layouts for it (instead of just one!).
The first was the layout that I intended to create - a grid style page with eight different 3x3 sized photos of Noah.
Assembly Details: I started with a 12x12 @ 300 DPI sized document in photoshop and then cropped my photos to 3x3 @ 300 DPI, and arranged as shown. Then had my 12x12 file printed as a 12x12 photo at Costco (the spaces where my patterned paper went were just white blocks when printed). I recently wrote a Photoshop collage tutorial for Studio Calico - you can see it here - that explains this process in detail.
Then I just filled in the white spaces with lots of fun patterned papers (Bella Blvd's Game Night paper with the playing cards was perfect!) and embellies (SC's Wood Veneer Hearts, Pebbles Glitter Brads).
...I'd been waiting for the right page to use this ADORABLE new camera stamp from the Lawn Fawn 'Say Cheese Too' set, and this ended up being perfect for it. :)
...ALSO Used: Lots of leftovers from recent Studio Calico kits, SC's Grove paper (my favorite), Pebbles orange dots paper and lime green pattern, American Crafts paper, Bella Blvd cloud paper & tail waggers paper, October Afternoon paper, Technique Tuesday 'i love you' stamp, Bella Blvd sophisticate stickers, Lawn Fawn 'i heart you' stamp, and my cloud punches.
The second page uses a couple of 4x6 photos of Evan from our Easter egg hunt last month (and the same color scheme!)...
This was super-simple to assemble - and created while i was "cleaning up" from the first page. :) I ended up just using a few strips & chunks of leftover patterned papers from the first page, and arranging them on the base sheet of paper from Basic Grey's new Hello Luscious line.
The cute little Lawn Fawn bunny stamp is from their 'Silly Valentine' set.
...that 'i love you' stamp is something that i just re-discovered in my stash - and it makes a cute little tag accent when you stamp it on scrap cardstock and trim it out and tuck it under an embellie. :)
Happy National Scrapbooking Day Everyone! Can't wait to see what you all come up with for this challenge...