I did something crazy...I made two 8x10 scrapbook pages! I have only made a mini 6x6 scrapbook on one other occasion for a Mother's Day project. So this is only my second attempt at scrapbooking and I have never had to make pages this big! I ended up placing them in a frame because I don't even own a book to clip them in, hee!
Both of these photos were taken on Father's Day, 2006. It was Jason's first Father's day with two daughters. Eva is a little over 2 in these photos, and Claire is 8 months old. I am not the best photographer, and we've never had the best camera, but I still love these pictures. What fun it was to create a scene around these photos...made me enjoy the day all over again. And the new sentiments from Man of the Hour fit perfectly!
This whole idea started with this photo of Eva. It's on our refrigerator so I see it every day. I love her precious little face and how Jason is looking on in the background...
Chose papers from Simple Stories (again!). The blue hexagon background gave me the idea to make a hexagon sunshine to match. I wanted yellow in the page to match Eva's shirt...is that how you are supposed to choose color schemes when scrapbooking? Lol! Told you I am a rookie!
The centerpiece of my sunshine is this adorable sentiment from Man of the Hour! Is it ever true in our house!
Another sweet sentiment from Man of the Hour under the photo. I also added the little date stamp from My Kind of Guy (also to be released tomorrow).
Up next is my sweet Claire! The idea for the background of this page came from Claire's little garden-embroidered hat in the photo.
Oh that smile on her face as she looks at Jason...melts MY heart!
A garden of hearts made with the stems from Pic-Nic Patterns, a sentiment from Man of the Hour, and little embellished heart die cuts.
A different kind of sunshine for this page made with a circle nestie and 2 cloud die cuts. I actually sliced off the bottoms so that they would be flat. All of the soft pastel papers on Claire's page are from Basic Grey's Fiction collection.
NOTE: Don't forget that today is the Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Party! Claire will post a Mr. Linky set on her blog at 1:30 PM (EST) for you to join in the fun. The theme this month is Spring Flowers. I will be back later with a project.
TOMORROW is release day! We will be back with our traditional release day blog waltz at 2:00 PM (EST) and the 3 new stamp set will be available for purchase in the store!
More projects featuring the wonderful Man of the Hour set await you!
Eva's Sunshine page:
Stamps: Man of the Hour and My Kind of Guy, Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: PTI Rustic White, Simple Stories "24/Seven," "Snap Color Vibe," and "Urban Traveler" Collections
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle
Other: Spellbinders Hexagon Nestabilities, Circle Nestabilities, buttons, twine, frame
Claire's Garden page:
Stamps: Man of the Hour, Pic-Nic Patterns, Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: PTI Rustic White, Basic Grey "Fiction"
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle, Fresh Ink in Basil
Other: Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, A Muse Studio cloud dies, PTI Heart Print dies, buttons, pearls, twine, frame