Tuesday, October 16, 2012

First Day of School/ Color Me Scrappy Challenge #14

I am so behind on my scrapping and project life. I have every intention to catch up though. It has been a rough few weeks with Anurag. He has not been well and last night was his first asthma attack for this winter. I think it is because of him rolling on the carpet at our friends house. I told him so many times, he doesn't understand :( .He is wheezing. I hope he gets better soon. I hate it when he is not well and he says ' it hurts Amma'. So helpless! 

Moving over to my layout! I have been wanting to scrap Anurag's first day of school pictures! I saw this T-Shirt at Target  which said ' Ready Set Go' and I knew it would be perfect for his first day. I love the bright orange shorts! He knows the signal so well. Red means stop, Yellow means slow down and Green means Go! He tells me this over and over again when we are driving. And hey if I don't slow down and choose to go instead ( I did that once) ..he promptly voiced his concern and told me ' You should have stopped, It was yellow. I saw the signal turn red. ' I felt horrible. Not doing that ever again!! He is so caring. Sid told him once that we don't talk and drive because it is not safe. He tells me everytime I pick up the phone to just call for a minute or two! He insists that I should stop talking. I hardly do it ever, just those quick, I am on the way or Where are you. But I listen to him :-) I feel so happy that he looks out for all of us!

This is what I came up with the challenge palette for this fortnight at Color Me Scrappy!  I had so much fun working with the challenge colors. It is totally me:) Bright and Happy!  I used SC Yearbook , AC shoreline and some things from my first SC kit. Yes you heard that right!! I am subbing to SC now! YAY! I wrote the date on the apple wood veneer.  

The layout is based on this color palette. Check it out! Love it!

I used craft knife to distress and tear the edges and stitched on the paper with my sewing machine. I really had to stop myself from sewing more on this layout! It is a lot of fun and addictive! The abc card on the right is a silhouette store file. I added the thursday and friday flair. Those are his school days. The Yearbook wood veneers are awesome! I love them! 

I picked up a pack of 50 wooden clothespins from Joann's. They were just a few dollars. I painted them with regular acrylic paint in Red, Yellow and Green and added a twine between them. Sort of like developing pictures in a dark room. The washi tape came with my first SC kit. I had trouble figuring out what to write with on the washi tape. After trying out a few pens, Sharpie worked with no problem.

I love the foam thickers by Amy Tangerine. I colored the white foam thickers with a yellow memento marker. Stamped the first day of school. It  is from  a set by Ali Edwards. I am loving all her stamps! They were on sale at Two Peas! Go get some before they run out! I picked up four sets I think! I am totally a fan of her stamps:-) I love them. They are perfect for project life and layouts! The cut the geo tag and the title on silhouette. I used pacifico font for the title. It is a free download from dafont.

I just wanted to show you the layers I created on this layout! The sewing adds a lot of movement. I let the loose threads hanging. Tearing added so much to the layout. 

I got all mu supplies from Twopeasinabucket! I highly recommend that store! They always have the latest and the greatest in stock and at good prices!

Please stop by Color Me Scrappy to see what the other designers came up with! You have until the end of this month to enter this challenge for a chance to win the mystery prize! Thanks for visiting me! Please leave a link to your blogs, so I can visit you as well. I will be adding the supplies list later in the day! 


Patterned Paper: AC Shoreline, SC Yearbook and papers from SC Kit.
Cardstock: Bazzill Smooth White Cardstock
Embellishments: SC Wood Veneers, Flair from A Flair for Buttons, Twine from the Twinery, Washi Tape from SC Kit, Freckled Fawn Arrows Washi Tape, AC Thickers
Tools: Silhouette Cameo and Fiskars Rotary Paper Trimmer
Pen, Ink and Stamps: Blue Ultra Fine Sharpie, Memento Tuxedo Black and Ali E School Stamp Set
Others: Wooden Clothespin from Joann's,


Stephanie Stanton said...

I love all the stitching, it a great layout....Life throw all kinds of crazy stuff at us Mom's sometimes, I hope your little one is feeling better soon!

lavina agarwal said...

gorgeous lo!

Christina Collins said...

Such a gorgeous layout! I love all the texture and layers.

Sharon Fritchey said...

Such a fun and happy page! I love how you incorporated your creative photos (I love him holding the 1 day of school sign!) on your beautifully designed layout!

Sharon Fritchey said...

P.S. I love your blog, too!

Banu said...

Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog. This LO is just stunning. Gorgeous. Loved all the layers, stitching. The details. Amazing. I am just in love with your silhouette title's, can you do a blog post sharing you tips and ideas. i have terrible time cutting out delicate titles.

Jinny Newlin said...

What a pretty page! LOVE all your distressing details and text! Your little one sounds absolutely precious! Hope he feels better soon!