Monday, September 10, 2012

And we are back to boy photos and filling in those gaps in Jacob's album(s). 

I've wanted to scrap these couple of photos of the Jacob-man devouring watermelon for quite some time and once again had tried them out on several different papers.  And I'd had these papers for quite a long time too, but it never occurred to me to put them together.  I was bent on using greens and reds because of the watermelon, I guess.  I tried picnic-y looking papers, I tried summer-themed papers with reds, greens and a bit of blue--that was closer-- I even started a layout with those.  But it just wasn't "right." 

I'm not even sure what prompted me to grap these papers (from Basic Grey--ummmm I think they are from Lime Rickey).  But I did and what a difference it made.  The dark blue, sunny yellow, the pink-y red and bright greens just help pop the photo. 

The stickers are a real mish mash from Crate, Lily Bee, and Echo Park.  I made the little flags from Lily Bee's banner stickers and a couple of toothpicks. 

I had lightly inked just the very edges of the main papers to eliminate that tiny white edge from showing and to mimic the outlined irregular boxes of color, so then I loosely outlined the edges of the two pages, added my journaling down the right side along the curvy edge, popped on some buttons and called it done. 

I was soooo much happier with this selection, than any of the more themed papers that I had originally selected.  Even the title, (I cheated and just used the Sweet, Sweet Summer sticker) as the title just seemed to fit with our guy chompin' away at that sweet slab of watermelon. 

Anyway, happy day all! 


  1. Those papers are perfect!
    What a fun and bright layout!! :)

  2. I love those colors and pattern for the watermellon photo. Perfect choice

  3. Such fun paper! It goes so well with your pictures!