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Saturday, March 28, 2009

My weeklong layout...

A week ago, yes, a whole week.... I started this layout. No sketches or creative ideas other than playing around, it evolved quite a bit from where I first started with it. I even asked for help from the gals in Scrapping with Friends on Cafemom for suggestions... This was the first time I tried using the edge distresser that my best buddy Katherine gave me- it looks like a little pink Pac-man (that makes me old, because that was a very eighties reference there.. ). It was so much fun using the edge distresser, I probably went a bit overboard... but it does help a layout with a boy in it not look too girly. So here it is, finally, my son being a goofball (this is not a rare occurrence). When he asks me to spike his hair, he says "like a shark"- meaning: a dorsal fin.. My husband gets really annoyed when I allow him to go to school like this, but I think there's no harm in it, and he's a great kid, so it's not like he's "punking out" with attitude. The title of the layout was actually part of a piece of scrapbooking paper that said that, originally part of the layout that got scrapped (not literally :) ) but I loved the saying, so I used chipboard instead. I kind of wonder if it looks a bit too busy, but I'm as done as I'm going to be with this layout. I haven't scrapped a layout in months, so there was a lot of rust being shaken off. I just couldn't resist using these pictures, they really motivated me to scrap them :) I also made a tag to journal on that kind of blends in but allows me to talk more about what was behind the pictures.

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