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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Surprise Scrapbook LO

Today I am sharing a LO I created about that exciting day back in May when I surprised my daughter and grand daughters.  Lauren was so surprised to see me show up to pick her up from school and I just love that my daughter was able to capture her and my happy face on that precise moment!  I have other pictures of that moment, but chose to use this ones because they really show the "happy" in us!

I followed a sketch from PageMaps not without changing things a bit...

This is my LO using a variety of products from different companies. I really like it when I am able to use products from different companies and that they match.

I used Basic Grey for my background paper and the folder too was from a pack of BG cards I found at my local craft store.
The other PP is from Echo Park.  The buttons are from October Afternoon but had no idea what collection because they came with a kit from Studio Calico.
The heart paper clip is from Recollections and the tiny one from Tim Holtz.

I have been trying to use all those alphas glitter or not that I have purchased during the past three years because I either had to have or they were on sale (the case with most, ha!) and never use... It is my goal to use them till I have no more and am forced to cut my titles on my cutting machine or using dies.

I was a bit hesitant to use for the first time some color shine on my layout thinking that I might ruin it, but it all worked out! pheeww! I really like how shiny it is and the color so turquoise not so minty green like the title it bears.

The colorful polaroids are from a Heidi Swapp collection that I love and had to order online like a year ago but had not yet used (I now have more since my local scrap store has them available and even had them on clearance. Love it when that happens! )

I did not take a better picture of my journaling that it's inside the folder but it is a notebook type of shape cut with a die from MFT using PTI Kraft paper.

This is the PageMaps sketch that I use as inspiration.  And there is a challenge over at the PageMaps blog that I will be participating in with this LO.