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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Applause | The Missing U

Back to share another LO I created for my friend Ted.
Ted and I had and continue to have a fun relationship, and by that I mean that we were always making fun of each other and pulling jokes (for a lack of a better term) on each other... all in good spirit and for the love of humor, so when I saw that "they" had taken this picture of him, well I could not stop laughing.
He thought he was going to be hilarious by showing the crowd this sign, and the joke was on him! LOL

I was really having a hard time with this LO's title.  I kept coming with things like "the spelling be that could not" and all sorts of titles that included the spelling bee, but I could not find paper that had bees combination school related.  I did find that I had this CartaBella collection and decided to use it and this is how the title evolved into "the missing U."

This is one more LO inspired by one of the awesome PageMaps sketches.

I know it need a bit more embellishing on the journal card, but since I am just adhering with removable tape so that he can later type the journal entry and I will be giving him things such as paper clips etc. and will be showing him how he can run it through the printer if he chooses not to write in the entry himself.

Of course I had to use glitter paper and glitter alphas for the U to make it stand out!! LOL
For the background I used grey cardstock but the color was a bit intense so I decided to add vellum before adhering and stitching all the circles.

Thanks for taking a look.  Here is the sketch that inspired this LO.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Pirates of Penzance LO

Today I am sharing a LO I created for a friend.  He use to be my assistant and decided to call it quits last year!  We remain great friends.  Last year as a "see you later" (retirement present) I asked him for pictures so that I can create a scrapbook of his memorable moments at work, specially with the kids...  Little did I know (or that he knew) He gave me a CD with 147 pictures!! say what?  I meant a usual 10 page scrapbook album (he obviously had no idea, LOL).  Now I am trying to play catch up and the easiest way is to scrap lift or use my favorite PageMaps as a starting point (otherwise and most often it takes me too long to come up with a design).  So I set out to visit the PageMaps Blog and came across this sketch:
and here is my take:

Ted enjoyed his work mostly because of the interactions he had with the kids (and he just loved working with me, Ha! ... you'll see in future Lo's)
 I was able to use a couple of the several pictures he gave me of his participation on the Pirates of Penzance play along with our kids.
I never thought that I would combine these colors (pinks and blue/greens with red) but I think it works. I wanted to bring out the colors on the pictures.
 The letters I used are glitter clear stickers from Colorbok.
 The take note journal card I created it using an exclusive to SSS by Kelly Purkey.
The mustache had to be added because I read that in this comedic play one of the previous actors to play Mayor-General Stanley made fun of it by wearing one in an exaggerated way, and Ted wore none!