PDCC131 - Simon Says Stamp

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Note: If you've come here looking for my Market Fresh May Kit Sneak Peek: Day 2 post, please scroll down.

Welcome to The Play Date Cafe's Challenge #131!
This inspiration picture had me digging through my pictures for photographs of my family fishing.  We do this a lot, so I didn't think that finding any would be a problem.  However, I was looking at paper enough to do a one-pager and pictures, of each, individual excursion, enough for a minimum of two pages.  LOL!  So, I used this seaweed, algae, goldfish, and black color story to turn photographs of my boys, at a baseball game, into a treasured memory, and I just couldn't be any more happy with the way the photographs really picked up on those seaweed and algae colors.
I started this layout by dressing up the top right corner of the ledger, base page with a black domino; kraft, "FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION" tag; torn strip of green, glitter paper; and a chipboard baseball.
The bottom left corner was then embellished with a kraft, travel tag; cardstock, sticker ticket; another strip of green, glitter paper, anchored, at its left end, with an orange, stripe, epoxy brad; and a stamped, in Jet Black ink, row of numbers.
A couple of hand cut, from patterned papers, pennants prepped the page for black-threaded, straight, machine stitches, running around the entire layout approximately 1/2" in from the outside edges.
After framing the far left picture with a punched, across its top edge, piece of notebook, patterned paper, I adhered it, along with the other two photographs, in their respective locations and dressed them up with a couple of punched, from an aqua, decorative, patterned paper, photo corners.
A cardstock, sticker, score card was placed under the photographs top left edges and used to anchor my "take me out to the ball game" title, which was created from black, mini alphas and stamped, in Jet Black ink, letters.  A trio of hand cut, from Garden Green cardstock, pennants, with penned, in Basic Black ink, outlines, turns our attention to the bottom of the photographs.
I collected our tickets together with a simple, paper clip; tucked an aqua, circular, cardstock sticker under their bottom right edges; and ground their right edge with a chipboard tree, as well as another piece of that notebook, patterned paper, which was punched, across its bottom edge and used to journal, We had so much fun at Yong's customer appreciation event.  Ezekiel loved the T-Bones playground, and they wrapped up the night with a win.
Further inspiration for this layout came from PageMaps' 6th Anniversary Celebration Layout Contest.
Now, it's your turn, you have until the close of the day EST, next Tuesday, May 15, 2012, to link up your takes over at the challenge link above.  Please also use that link to check out what the rest of the team has been up to, as well as to find out what you're playing for from our monthly sponsor, Simon Says Stamp.
Simon Says Stamp 
Thanks so much for dropping by, and have a terrific Thursday!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Onesie Twosie - numbers (Wplus9); Outline Alphabet Set (Jenni Bowlin) Paper: Garden Green (SU); ledger, orange number, & aqua decorative (Crate Paper); notebook (Basic Grey); green glitter (DCWV) Ink: Basic Black (SU); Jet Black (StazOn) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Corner & Spiral punches (SU); cardstock stickers & chipboard embellishments (Crate Paper); domino & kraft tags (Jenni Bowlin); orange stripe epoxy brad (American Crafts); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); black mini alphas (Jillibean Soup); paper clip (office supply store)


Lynn said...

My goodness..did you ever pick up the colors with the pictures. Such a fabulous layout Jinny. Question for you...do you print your photos at home? If yes, what type of printer do you use?

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!! I loveeeeeeee how well the photos match the colors this week and loveeeeeeee that you added the tickets!!

Marlena M. said...

What a special page Jinny! All your details really capture the mood and theme of your wonderful photos.

Donna B. said...

Great layout Jinny!! Such cute pictures!! Love how you incorporated the colors and used this fun sketch!

Tracy said...

Kansas City T-Bones huh. LOL Won't forget that name anytime soon. :-) You couldn't have picked better photos for those colors. Fantastic layout of your boys Jinny! Hugs!

Colleen Dietrich said...

That is SOME challenging looking layout, but you manage to do it with ease, Miss Jinny! Your pages never look busy, yet there's so much to see.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Your son is the spitting image of your husband. I have fond memories of going to baseball games with my Dad. I wish I had pictures to do something like this.