Sunday, March 30, 2014

Trying to get that perfect picture

supplies used - kraft cardstock - Close To My Heart,  patterned paper - Simple Stories Homespun 6x6 paper pad, heart punch - Martha Stewart, Alpha stickers - red - October Afternoon, blue - Jillibean Soup

Ah - the perfect family photo. They are few and far between at our house. With Shane we are on a strict time limit. When he is done taking pictures, he is done.  And then, of course, there is always operator error - meaning I'm hitting the wrong button - instead of hitting the timer button I'm actually taking the picture. That is the case with these photos. But, if we just stick with it - once in a while we do get a good one!

I decided to play along with some of the sketch challenges over at Cookin' Up Creations.  This is the sketch that I used
and the challenge was to use distressing. I distressed the edges of my paper strips and inked the edges of my hearts. Two of my favorite things to do!

I am also entering it in the Lasting Memories #180 Alpha Wars challenge - to use 2 or more different alphas.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Brilliant - love the kraft background, and very classy use of multiple fonts.

  2. What a fun layout - love how you did the strips of paper - great choices. Such a fun thing to scrap. I did a similar layout when my kids were little. trying to take the Christmas card picture was not easy with an almost 2 year old. These layouts make for great memories!!

  3. fantastic layout! love your mix of alphas, as well as love the story behind the photos. thanks for joining us at lasting memories. look forward to seeing more of your layouts.