Monday, February 28, 2011

Happy Scrappy MONDAY!

So, I finished another double page LO for my friend Carlos' Album that I started working on last year. That means I only have 1 more LO to go to complete his book, whoo-hoo!! I'm so happy to have almost completed this project for him and extremely excited for his family to see it! I don't even know if they know I'm making it for him. He asked me before he left for Afghanistan last year if I could "do something" with his photos after seeing some pics of my LO's that I had posted on facebook. Naturally I agreed and he brought over a huge stack of pics! We went through them together and he gave me a few details which I jotted down on the back of some of the pics I was planning to scrap for him. We have been writing back and forth keeping in touch on facebook during his tour and I am anxiously awaiting his return home and his reaction to seeing what I have created w/his photos.

Here is the LO I finished this week.

I had been putting off scrapping these photos and almost didn't because I couldn't figure out a photo placement I was happy with. That is until I went back through my JAN issue of Creating Keepsakes Magazine! All of a sudden there it was staring me in the face, the inspiration I had been looking for! (Totally Tubular LO by Erika Stanton Page 25).

I went with a kraft cardstock background to try and keep the LO as cohesive w/the rest of the album as I possibly could. I pulled various items from my collection of Vintage Chic Cafe kits I've collected over the months and was even able to use some pp that has been in my stash for the last 4-5 years!! As soon as I saw the snow flurries falling in the close-up shot I knew I wanted to create a similar look on the LO. To create that effect I used a pack of dimensional snowflake stickers that have been in my stash a little over a year. It feels great to have finally scrapped these pics and utilize a few older stash items in the process.

Thanks for stopping by & have a SCRAP-TASTIC day!! : ]

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