Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Challenge 1a - Kevin at his Best

My one and ONLY new year's resolution this year was to scrapbook more. And these ScRaP SiStaZ challenges are a perfect way for me to stay good on that goal.
Check out the first challenge here.
My first challenge with this challenge was the Magenta debacle.
My second challenge with this challenge was then trying to print the pictures that I wanted to scrap with AT Meijer (for Owen's 1st birthday). I wanted to do a combo of 4x6 and wallets, but at Meijer, when you print wallets, you have to get two wallets of the same photo. Uh, uh. No thanks. I'll wait for Magenta to come back in stock.
My third challenge with this challenge was trying to find photos that I already had around the house so that I could scrap a different project than what I had intended (I am NOT a mass photo printer in advance kind of girl. Unless I have a project to do, my photos do NOT get printed).
The photos that I found were not from an "event", but I made them work. They were left over photos that I had printed for a Father's Day project last year.
So here it is...."Kevin at his Best"

Now, I'm not as analytical between my layout and the original layout as Mindy (this is scraplifting, after all). And I'm not as carbon copied or obsessive about my layout as Kim (love you Kim!). And I'm really proud of Amy for letting the wrinkled ribbon "go", because it's the memory that counts...not the ribbon.

But, here are some of my observations about completing this challenge.

1. It sucks to not be able to print my own photos.
2. Cutting out a scalloped border after 3-5 glasses of wine is NOT easy.
3. It sucks to not be able to print my journaling and to have to use my own handwriting instead (ESPECIALLY after 4-5 glasses of wine).
4. Scrapbooking with a 4 year old hanging off your left side and a 7 year old hanging off your right side is a pain in the tookus. Note to self - get a lock for the office door.
5. It was REALLY hard for me to take a picture of this layout so that everyone could tell just how totally smoking hot my husband looks in the matted photo (that doggone glare kept flaring up!)

And here are some details about the products I used.

1. The patterned paper is from DCWV's Old World Stack.
2. The alpha stamps are all CTMH (plug! for Kim)... "at his" - Amore Lowercase, "Best" - Delightful Alphabet.
3. I used several Stampin' Up products (plug! for Stacey)... scallop punch (matted behind KEViN chipboard letters), Photo corner punch - I guess both of those are really EK success purchased through Stampin' Up, Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, Chocolate Chip marker and ink pad.
4. Chatterbox Chocolate box letters self adhesive chipboard, but they don't really stick unless I use my ZIG 2 way glue in the blue pen dispenser.

Looking forward to Challenge 2! Or even possibly completing a second layout for Challenge 1!


~Amy said...

Looks great! I love the color of the pics...goes so well with the papers, etc. I change the setting on my camera to the "P" which removes the flash so I don't get a glare. :)

Mindy said...

Very nice, I like how you matted the one picture to make it "pop" out.

I had trouble with the glare when I tried to photograph my pages too, and when I turned off the flash it got grainy. Maybe the trick is to use a tripod on a sunny day.

Kim said...

Great layout! Love the look!
You are sooo lucky you said "love you Kim" and added the CTMH plug :) LOL!!!

Tina said...

Kev does look smokin' hott in the matted photo... he looks like a 70's pimp with those sideburns! That's the pic to put next to the bed to get you fired up! ;) LOL! Love the colors... and the subject!!

Cinco Quintanas said...

Your pages look great Heather. Like Amy commented, I like how the pictures match the colors of the paper, etc. And you also did a great job describing the process and tools used. I didn't do this with mine. I guess I missed that direction from Tina. lol. You have inspired me to do a layout of my hubby similar to this. :)

kid_curry said...

Beautiful layout. I think you captured masculine, but you still "embellished it up." Since all my people are boys, I'm always debating ribbons, scallops, etc. . . Nice job, making it work.