ScrapFIT Workout #74

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Good afternoon!  I promised you all, in my previous, Bazzill Basics Giveaway Winner post, that I'd be back, this afternoon, with a layout to share; and I'm here, now and while my house is peaceful with rest-time slumber, to bring you just that.
I started this layout by using a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker and the fabulous, alphabet stencil that came in my August Jenni Bowlin kit to stencil in portions of the alphabet background on the stitched, grid, base page.
I then layered a vintage, scallop journaling card and strip of chevron, pattern paper, which was anchored with black-threaded, straight stitches, as well as a mustard, stripe, chevron, cardstock sticker, haphazardly and horizontally, near the base of that alphabet, stencil background.
After matting my photographs in Whisper White cardstock and adhering them in their respective locations, I laced a couple of hemp twine bows through an airplane tag, which was penned with Ezekiel, 4-yrs.-old and adhered, with foam tape, just to the right of my bottom photo.  I then dressed it up with an aqua, "FOUND AT:" Chris & Shain's, Loveland, CO, cardstock sticker; a white, crochet flower, anchored with a navy Bella Brad; a mustard dahlia; and an aqua button, laced with white string.
The bottom edge of the layout was grounded with a strip of soft green, stitched, diamond, patterned paper, as well as a "MEMORIES", cardstock, sticker tab and a black, scallop label, which I filled in with the June 2008 date.  Both of the latter were anchored with black-threaded, straight, machine stitches to mimic those of the base page.
The window at the top of the base page was labeled with Colorado Springs, CO and tops the anchored, with more black-threaded, straight, machine stitches, "SWEET REUNION" title, which was made from ivory, shadow alphas and navy, bubble letters and, in turn, tops my journaling.  The journaling reads, After all the fun @ Chris and Shain's, we headed down to Garden of the Gods with plans of staying overnight in the Springs and hitting the zoo on Wed.  Because of all the busyness of the 1st few days of our trip & the terrific stops we made along the way, none of us realized, until it was way too late, that Ezekiel had left his precious Pooh Bear & blankie behind.  We were able to reach Chris' Mom to overnight them to us, but he still had to sleep 2 nights without his lovie.  We had given up hope of them making it, before we had to leave for Durango, when we decided to check the front desk one last time & found Ezekiel's treasured pkg. just setting there.  Boy, was he excited!
Inspiration for this layout came from ScrapFIT's Workout #74.  Thanks, Diana!
I'll be back, first thing tomorrow morning, with another fun layout, boasting all kinds of yummy stamps from Market Street Stamps.  I hope today's piece inspires you to stop back by.  Thanks so much for visiting me!  Big hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: Whisper White (SU); stitched grid & soft green stitched diamond (Basic Grey); chevron (My Mind's Eye) Ink: Basic Black (SU) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); alphabet stencil, black scallop date label, shadow alphas, & navy bubble letters (Jenni Bowlin); "MEMORIES" tab, airplane tag, & mustard stripe cardstock sticker (Basic Grey); aqua "FOUND AT:" label (October Afternoon); white crochet flower (Paper Studio); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); navy Bella Brad (Pink Paislee); mustard dahlia & aqua button (SU); white string (Hobby Lobby); hemp twine (May Arts); vintage scallop journaling card (BoBunny)

10 comments:

Lisa said...

What a cute layout of your guys Jinny! Love Ezekiel with his stuffed toy. When our son was a little guy he always took one to grandmas and slept with a different one each night...sigh...the memories!

Lynn said...

Such sweet pictures and of course, a fabulous layout Jinny!

Lanette said...

WOW! What a great take on the sketch, thanks for working out with us at ScrapFit!

Jeanne J said...

Jinny Looks great!!! Love all the close ups so I can take it all in - so many perfect details!

Diana Fisher said...

I love what you made and all of the fantastic journaling on the side like that! Great layering, too! So glad you liked the sketch!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I love love love the photos, the stitching and loveeeeeeeeee the way you journaled!!!

Kara Lynne said...

Such a wonderful page and (now) a great memory. Those are the very moments to capture. I love your details!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

this layout is fantastic, love all your details, those photos are great and all that handwritten journaling, this page has everything to tell the story and I love that!! thanks for playing along with us at scrapfit!

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, what a fabulous take on the sketch. Love the way you created your title with the stitching and great journaling section!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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Tracy said...

Amazing layout Jinny and packed with tons of memories. I can see some of Adina's features in Ezekiel's face in the picture where he's holding his treasures. Sweet! Hugs!