Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Felipa & Enoch

Grandparents have the best names. Or at least mine do! I love how different they are, how they aren't current or trendy. On my mom's side, her dad is Enoch and her mama is Felipa, neither traditional and both interesting. I wanted to make sure to document them on this page. 
I also just really wanted to document these photos! Like I mentioned in the journaling, this may be the only photo I have with both of them.

Another non-traditional thing about my grandparents? They got divorced in the 70's when my mom was still a little girl. Way back before all of the crazy divorce statistics ramped up. Absolutely no bragging on that fact, just some sharing. And some context as to why this is such an epic photo of the 3 of us.
I also thinks its funny how tiny they are and how huge I look next to them. I'm wearing heels here. But even without them I'm still taller than my wee grandpa. (I get my height from my Dad's side of the family)
Diana blogged about the page design, which is a lift from a Scrapbook Circle subber. You can read more about it on the Scrapbook Circle blog.

cheers & besos,

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Triangles Trend

I had so much fun with this page. It's a pretty flat page which I'm not use to doing, but still fun. Lots going on…it's like a circus! Anyway, I blogged about it a bit more over on the Scrapbook Circle blog. Head on over there to find out more if you're so inclined.



cheers & besos,

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Monogram

Hi there! I'm home!!! I don't think I've been this excited to be done with traveling. It was just too much, in too short a time frame. Lesson learned. But I'm home now and was pretty much over the jet lag as soon as I got back. Huzzah!

I haven't scrapbooked anything all month. But I have such a back log of projects, there's still plenty of blogging to be done. Here's a page I made a few months back, it was for a prompt from the Studio Calico Bright Ideas class, taught by the lovely Nicole Samuels (she has a Creative Live class coming up you might want to check out. Nicole's a great teacher!)
In my Start Fresh workbook, I keep a list of stories I want to tell. Urijah's list has had this idea for awhile now. It's the story of his name and its pronunciation. I realized a few years ago that he has 3 J's in his name, and they're all pronounced differently!

I thought the Monogram prompt from the Bright Ideas class was the perfect prompt for a story about his name. I used a Simple Scrapper sketch for the page design.
I love these photos of him. They were just cute and colorful. He's the snazziest lil dresser. And clothes where I get a lot of my color inspiration when it comes to page design.

The red popped so well and I knew I wanted to use it on the page. I also knew it wold be hard to directly color match the specific shade. When that happens, I tend to use a lot of the same shade of color so inevitably somewhere in there, your eyes will think that it matches. That stripe down the side is washi tape from an old Studio Calico kit.

cheers & besos,