Saturday, September 15, 2012

Layout Share: "Giddy Up Papa"

Going though some older photos the last couple of weeks, I came across this gorgeous photograph of my father with three of the little kidlets. This photo was taken in 2002, and captures a regular activity Papa shared with the grandkids and nieces. It is important to me when scrapbooking that the focus is always on the photograph and the story behind it.  This photograph really is my dad in a nutshell, willing to do just about anything to make the kids laugh and smile. We are very lucky to have him. The three kidlets in the photo, are my nephew Kodi (he is now 16,) my cousin Mary (she is now 14,) and my son Elliot who is now 12 (sigh.)

I wanted the picture to be black and white to draw attention to the fact that this photograph was taken 10 years ago. I knew I wanted the embellishments to be very colorful on top of a neutral backdrop to really help draw attention to the photography subject. I also wanted a variety of colors, but it was important they all coordinate well together. The majority of the colorful papers and embellishments are all from Jillibean Soup. I love their bright colors and wide variety of patterns, basics, and super fun embellishments and label stickers. 

Products used:
  • Studio Calico White Woodgrain Cardstock, layered with an 8.5 x 11 inch piece of vellum, layered horizontally (woodgrain was first misted with Studio Calico Mister Huey in Real Red, Warm Calico, Leaf Green, and Sherbet.)
  • Patterned Papers (Solids) Jillibean Soup Soup Staples II Coordinating Paper in Orange Salt, Yellow Salt, and Turquoise Salt. 
  • Patterned Papers (Other) Jillibean Soup Macho Nacho line, 3 Parts Muscle
  • Embellishments (Jillibean Soup) Macho Nacho cardstock stickers, Memorable Hexies 4 x 8 stickers, Journaling II Soup Labels, and Bite Size Bits 12 x 12 Grandma's Lima Bean Soup Paper.
  • Embellishments (Others) American Crafts Amy Tangerine Goodness Letters, Studio Calico wood veneer stars and cameras, Tim Holtz tiny staples, film strip washi, and American Crafts aqua glitter ribbon.

Happy Saturday!



  1. Beautiful layout! Congrats on getting the new blog up and running! Can't wait to see more!

  2. This is a lovely layout, so nice to capture those special memories, nice to see you have a blog :)

  3. What a lovely page! And congrats on the new blog!

  4. This is a fun page!

    I only recently started blogging myself:-) Have fun!

  5. Great layers! Love the vellum.

  6. You ladies are way too sweet, thank you so much for the incredibly warm welcome.