Friday, July 27, 2012

July at The Paper Mixing Bowl

The July recipe at the Paper Mixing Bowl was strawberry shortcake.












I don't usually have Fourth of July pictures to scrapbook.  I seem to forget to get the camera out and usually we are just watching or shooting fireworks and they just don't photograph well for me.  I thought these pictures from a summer birthday (rocket themed) we attended would fit the bill.

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I used several of the "utensils" from this recipe.  I made a banner for the title on the lead page.  I strung the banner on a piece of twine.  I am really loving all the banners out there right now.  I also used star shapes cut from various patterned papers and included my journaling on a star.  I worked with contrasting patterns and created a couple of die cut stars out of corrugated cardstock that I pained cream.

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I rarely find scrapbook layout sketches that include a second page and our lives are too busy to fit on just one page.  I find it easy to allow a great sketch become the lead page and the second page a complimentary page. 
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For this second page I blocked my photos in the center of the page.

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Then I pulled some of the elements from the first page with star die cuts from the various patterns.

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Supplies:
Paper: Bazzil (Red) October Afternoon (Rocket Age) Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream)
Tools: Papertrey Ink Dies (banner builders, stars) Stampin Up! punch (notebook border) Fiskars (bracket punch)
Other: Papertrey Ink (button twine) Deadbeat Designs (alphabet) Slice (Basic Shapes 3)

5 comments:

  1. Love your take on the sketch Sara!! Great fun photos and love the banner. Thanks for playing at PMB!!

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  2. Fabulous take on the recipe! I love how you made it into a 2 pager!Great banner and stars too!

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  3. I love that plaid! It's one of my favorite colors! ;)
    I also like that you were able to choose photos that were summery and not necessarily patriotic.

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  4. Great LO - adorable photos and I love the banner and stars! GREAT take on this month's recipe - thanks so much for playing along with us at The Paper Mixing Bowl!

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  5. Great use of the challenge recipe... Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Mixing Bowl.

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