Monday, 3 June 2013

Page Maps and Trying Something New...

Hey Blog-world!

Quite the busy day today (yet again!).  C1 celebrated her First Communion along with about 10 other children in our church.  They all looked soooo amazing in their pretty dressing and dashing little suits.  Some of the little guys also dawned a fedora!  Adorable!  I'm very proud of my little girl's accomplishments.  She really does not cease to amaze me!  We headed to a massive Asian buffet restaurant with the whole family (grandparents, aunts, uncles).  This place actually had a map on the placemats to direct your palate.  That's how big it is!  And Yummy too of course!  Today is also my BFF's little guy's birthday!  The big whole hand birthday!  Happy 5th Birthday little man!

With that as a segue, and my current lack of experience making masculine creations in my scrapbook repertoire, I decided to spread my wings a little and make a boy-ish layout.
When I first saw this photo on my BFF's FB site I knew I had to scrapbook it!  These guys are so quickly growing into little men and this picture just seemed to emphasize it!

I've had this MME (L'il Robots) kit lying around for a while now (at least a couple years).  The colour pallet was inspired by the folks over at MME with this photo.

I'm glad I got to use it!  The kit came with 2 robot die cuts but the other robot was quite large and didn't quite fir the scale of the photo but I wanted 2 robots for the 2 boys so I used the Hero Arts stamp to accomplish this.  Perfect!  This layout was based off of a sketch from Becky Fleck over at the Page Maps Blog and the "Boy/Girl Challenge".  LOVE LOVE LOVE her maps and have gone to them many a time when the creative juices just aren't flowing so freely.  Here is the sketch:
I'd also like to submit this to the following blogs:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes
A Blog Named Hero: It's a Man's Man's Man's World
My Mind's Eye: June Challenge
Use it Tuesday: #56 Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey-Masculine

Thanks for dropping by!


  1. This is an absolutely GORGEOUS layout. I LOVE how you used a gear for one of the letters. It's just FABULOUS all the way around! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at A Blog Named Hero!

  2. Gorgeous LO :-) the photo is super cute and the whole design is wonderful ! I love how you used the gear to make the 'e' too ,,, very clever :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  3. I am not a scrapbooker, but I'm very impressed with this beautiful layout - love the robots and gears! Thanks for playing with us at A Blog Named Hero!

  4. I love to see more layouts at Use It Tuesday! Great layout!
    Thanks for playing along at Use It Tuesday.

  5. Fabulous job, so glad you were finally able to put that kit to good use. Thanks for sharing your work with us at Use It Tuesday!

  6. That's a great layout!!! Love it!!! Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!!

  7. Love to see layouts at our challenges, and yours is really cool! Thanks for playing with us at ABNH!

  8. Absolutely love this layout - the embellishments and colors are perfect. You did a great job on a masculine theme - and got use of that kit. Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday!

  9. MY BABIES!!! I love love LOVE IT! It's gorgeous! I hope a framed copy of it is in my near future? *bats eyes hopefully* Look how talented my BFF is!


  10. What a beautiful work. I just love all your details. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Crafting Journey. Iwona


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