I was able to finish up the layout I had on my desk last week about my dad. (yeah, yeah--it's about time, huh). I was stumped for a title. Till I got to thinking about the day these shots were taken. It was a good day. So there you go. Sometimes it just doesn't pay to fight the words that pop into your head. Use 'em.
I used all Bo Bunny papers from their Timeless collection and the coordinating ribbon pack. Also used some Tiny Type Alphas from Cosmo Cricket, some vinyl Thickers, a couple of photo turns from 7 Gypsies, and a journaling ticket from Tim Holtz to finish things off.
This is another one of those instances when I truly only had these two shots of my dad that afternoon. I'm not putting the other photos of the day on this just to squish the entrire day on one two page spread. The layout is about my dad... not the entire day. Since the journaling is private, it is on the journaling ticket and then I tucked it under the photo on page 2.
And both pages together. (Please forgive the cement showing; I take these photos outside for the light and sometimes I just can't seem to crop out all of the old front stoop!) Anyway, so there, I say poo to all you who say you can't use flowers and ruffles on a guy page. The addition of the buttons and the distressed edges on the papers, plus the deeper colors all lend themselves to making the page(s) masculine. (poo, poo, poo, poo---she says again with stubborn lift of her chin).