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MMDD 3/13 Brothers


The first challenge for March 2013 (#5) is to use MM Bamboo Grid paper with Page Pattern #52. Part of the design was to chose from Tags, Large Title and/or patterned paper. My pages are both done with photos of my sons when they were very young. My title for the this project is Brothers 1988.

The photos are mounted on green card stock that compliments the Bamboo Grid Paper. I also used Ivory card stock. Nick and Jeff were Three and Two years old. My precious toddlers! The boys had favorite friends Talking Mickey and My Buddy. I really wish I had taken better photos when the boys were younger, but I am happy to have these photos.

My journelling was do in the Curlz font in alternating colors of blue and green and I attached green and blue stars on the corners. The tag was cut from my Sizzix machine and I added a dye cut star and a brad.

The patterned paper I used was stars from end to end of the grid paper

My second page is using the same color grid paper, Bamboo and pattern #5. Nick was 10 and Jeff was 9 and we went to Dorney Park n Pennsylvania. This time I used teal blue matting.

Or favorite rides at Wildwater Kingdom were the Riptide and the Lazy River. I found a great patterned paper that looks like waves and bubbles. The color of the paper is just perfect for this grid paper and the photos.  I downloaded the title and used it as my title. 

On the photo at the top right I added a ribbon over the date that my camera included in my photos to hide it. It is a soft green satin ribbon. I used a portion of a photo with a yellow tube that I mounted on teal blue card stock with a water splash brad for my tag.

This was such a fun day and a great memory for us. When I was choosing my photos for this challenge, my boys enjoyed seeing these photos again and it sparked lots of conversation which I find is the best part of scrapbooking.

As a side note, I really had trouble photographing these pages. The top portion of the page always comes out wider than the bottom and it was very hard to crop. I did not have this trouble with my earlier pages. I am going to have to practice lots before I take the photos for our next challenge!

Shared by Dale Hill on March 10, 2013 | Memory Date: March 10, 2013
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I have the same problem photographing pages that you do. Drives me crazy! I a real teal fan, so I was naturally attracted to that part of your layout. For those of us who have older photos, much older photos, we can certainly see a difference between how we do things today vs many yesterdays ago. What you've done works well. What wonderful memories. Makes me smile.
Posted By: Diane Cook  |  March 15, 2013 at 12:51 pm   
Two great examples of how just a little patterned paper can really go a long way! Love how you used the photo of the "tube" and the "splash" brad on the tag. Great details.
Posted By: Tami Potter  |  March 11, 2013 at 3:05 pm   
Love the way you incorporated the tags and the brads, Dale! The star brads are perfect with the star paper. I like the water patterned paper and the splash brad, too! Fun memories and fun photos.
Posted By: Lori Hanson  |  March 11, 2013 at 3:29 am   
Dale! I really like the fact that you used photos from when your children were young. It's nice reliving those memories. I love the Dorney Park page! THe water paper and splash brad are a nice compliment to the whole theme. Very nice job!
Posted By: Shannon Nixson  |  March 10, 2013 at 9:44 pm   
Dale! I love the pictures of your boys when they were little! What do you mean you wished you took better ones?? Those are priceless! And growing up in NJ, I think I've been to Dorney Park too! What great pages of great memories! I especially like the little tag with the photo of the tube...and the brad that looks like a splash of water. Great job!
Posted By: Heather Cartland  |  March 10, 2013 at 8:47 pm   
I love that you found a creative way to cover up the date stamp from the camera. The tag on the same photo, with another photo is a great idea and I love the splash brad you used to attach it Dale! seeing them as little ones with "buddies" bigger than themselves is a priceless memory. Remembering them together is indeed the fun part of scrapbooking!
Posted By: Andrea Fisher  |  March 10, 2013 at 8:17 pm   

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