Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I Have a Confession to Make...

I DO NOT like doing holiday layouts!!!...Valentine's Day, Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Birthdays...whew, I'm glad to get that off my chest!!  :)  Don't get me wrong, I love the actual holidays and the celebrations that go along with them, but I just have a really hard time getting them scrapped.  I think it's because there is an "actual" theme/color scheme that usually goes along with each holiday.  I am more of an every-day, layout kind of gal.  I like to scrap the photos that don't automatically have some category that you feel like they need to fit in on your pages.  So, this explains why I still have Christmas, Valentine's, Easter, and 4th of July pictures from 2010-2011 to get scrapped.

Today, I decided to tackle these photos of my son and his first experience with dyeing Easter eggs (which was pretty hilarious btw!).  Instead of going with the typical Easter theme of eggs, baskets, and bunnies, I just took more of an everyday approach to my colors, papers, and embellies.  I am happy to say, I really am pleased with the way it turned out.  It's not overly embellished, but it is a boy layout, so I couldn't stick a flower on there like I normally would for my girls' layouts!  :)

I used the July 21st sketch from Sassy Lil' Sketches.  There is still time to join in the fun to win this month's prize, so hop over there and check out the great sketches for this month!  I had a little fun with this one and flipped it to fit the orientation of my photos.  Instead of adding the banner to the top corner, I just made a little scalloped border under the row of photos and added the talk bubble over the top of my pictures, for my journaling.

Products Used:

Paper:  American Crafts & DCWV
Punches:  Marvy & Martha Stewart
Thickers:  American Crafts
Mini Market Stickers:  October Afternoon
Brads:  Recollections
Pen:  Sharpie
Other:  Baker's Twine


  1. I can so relate! Christmas especially for me. Love the balck scallop border & title :)

  2. I love your unique style and this layout just shows it off! The title is my favorite part!

  3. Oh my gosh this is ADORABLE!! Love it! You rocked this sketch. Thanks for playing along at Sassy Lil Sketches!!! :)

  4. That would be why I haven't even processed my Christmas photos yet! :0

    This is seriously cute though, seriously!

  5. Very pretty !! Cute photos !
    thihi....I scrap everything AND chronological so I scrap a lot of photos from holidays. Even if you do not like did it very well :o)

    Thanks for playing with us at Sassy Lil Sketches!!! :o)

  6. Love this LO! The borders, the twine, the paper strips, the fonts.

  7. In spite of your dislike for scrapping holidays, you always make them work! I love this Easter page and that it's NOT traditional Easter colors!