Thursday, September 8, 2011

Creating Just To Be Creative

I love those moments when I don't have any projects due and I can just dig in my stash and create just for the hell of it. Having the freedom to use any product that I want and scrap whatever moves me is quite liberating...and fun and I think it even lit a spark under my mojo!

I started going through my Basic Grey stash. Seeing their recent DT call reminded me of how much I love their papers and that I haven't used them in a while. I came across the Archaic line which I had been hoarding for quite some time a knew that it was finally time to dust it off.

This past Earth Day, I took the boys to the Earth Day Party at our local zoo. While searching for the bear exhibit, I happened to see the "Please Do Not Feed The Bears" sign. Of course, I just HAD to get a picture of them by the a scrapper, my mind was reeling with ideas as soon as I saw it.

This layout about my hungry boys is the result of the marriage between that photo and those papers!

journaling: Don't let those sweet faces fool you, these two boys can eat! They are always hungry! The big one more than the little one. It's funny though, they never seem to be as hungry for broccoli as they are for sugary snacks!

It's been about 10 months since I last created a 2 page layout and it feels like it's long overdue!! I really had fun with this one! I used a hodge podge of basic grey papers (oliver, periphery, perhaps, lime rickey, two scoops, and marrakech) then mixed in some stickers from BG, pink paislee, sassafras, and bella blvd to highlight some of my favorite photos that I took of Donovan during his first (and so far only) soccer season.

journaling: I was really surprised when Donovan said he didn't want to play soccer after his first season. He had a great time with his teammates and learned a lot and we had fun cheering him on. When asked why he didn't want to play anymore, he said he just doesn't want to play and he likes basketball better. Since he's into basketball and karate, we don't press the issue. As long as he's getting exercise and enjoying himself, that's all that matters to us!

Here's a closer look at the 1st page...

...and a closer look at the 2nd page...

I think I need to do 2-pagers more often...uh, but don't quote me on that! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by today!!


curlyqmosaics said...

Such fancy layouts! I am particularly loving the dinosaur one at the top. So many fun details with the embellishments and that zany patterned paper is way cool! TFS!

Mocha Scrapper said...

Love love love the layouts and I agree with you, yes you need to do more 2 page layouts! Keep them comin'!

Diana Waite said...

wow GORGEOUS stuff!!

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