Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Once Upon a Time


It feels like way too long since I scrapped a page. I finished my parent's Disney album and I was burnt out on scrapping after that marathon. They did love their album for Christmas though. Here is a LO that I just finished today. Max and I have been down with the stomach flu and it felt good to get back up to my scraproom and get a page done. This is my DS, Evan. Since he's a kindergartner, he gets to participate in his school's Birthday Book Club for the first time. We pay $15 and he gets to pick what type of book he would like and the PTO purchases it in his name and it goes in the library. It's a good way for the school to get new books and it's great because the kids have a lasting memory of the books that they helped buy for the school. Evan's book this year was Jack and the Beanstalk. It's a newer version and very fun to read. There is an ogre in it instead of the giant. I used this awesome sketch over on Stuck on U Sketches (SOUS). My friend, Leah, has been wanting me to try some of the stuff over there...thanks, Leah for pushing me! ;) I used my Cricut for this LO. I used My Community for Jack, the beanstalk, the giant, and the hen. I never thought I'd get to use these great cuts on this cartridge. I used George for the circle, Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More for the funky background shapes, From My Kitchen for the golden eggs, and Storybook for the title. I did lots of inking on everything to make it all pop. I heat embossed the eggs for that perfect "golden egg" look. Papers are all by My Mind's Eye...Tres Jolie collection.

10 comments:

Leah said...

Oh Jennifer, I am just freaking out that you were able to join. I thought you were sick? if so, you did sick really well! LOL!
This page is total magic! I love it! I really totally have to get that cart out! Maybe I will make that my goal! The details here are awesome and the cuts are perfect! That is the coolest thing I have heard about the school and the library book! Today is my volunteer day and it's in the school library and computer lab. So I understand how important and fun for the kids that is!
Again, SO glad you could join us! love ya lots Jen!

Jennifer Campbell said...

Wow... I love that layout! Great take on the sketch and choice in pattern papers! Thanks for playing along with us at Practical Scrappers!

Nadya 's World!!! said...

This is such a lovely layout!!! I love the soft colors you used. I'm so glad you used this cartridge, now I have ideas what to do with those shapes... :) Thanks for playing at Practical Scrappers!! :)
Nadya

Michele said...

This is so cool!!! love your paper embellies, they go perfect with the photo!

Jamie Lane said...

This is amazing! Love all the detailed you have put in this layout!

Sherri said...

I so love this layout. I love the idea behind it, and you executed it so well!

Tanya Rudd said...

Fantastic, it is an amazing layout perfectly laid out! Thank you for playing with us at Practical Scrappers this week.
Hugs
Tanya

Sandi Clarkson said...

You already know I love this one .. am thinking about how I could use Jack for myself! Thanks for joining us!

Sandy said...

Hi Jennifer and welcome to our fun little sketchy family...This is so wonderful...I have this cart and love love love how you have used the cuts....I work in elementary ed so reading is dear to my heart...this is so wonderful!

Nanne said...

wowzers Jennifer, I'm so glad Leah pushed you to join our little family this week.. This layout is just fabulous!! I love all of the chalking you did, a lot work but it just looks so amazing..
*I also love the story behind the layout as well, how lucky the school is to have kids and parents that are so willing to help..
Thank you for playing along and I hope to see you again soon..
hugs
Nanné