Hello, scrappy friends! I hope that you are having a good week! I am looking forward to the long holiday weekend! It's sad that we have only been back to school for two weeks and I'm already ready for a break!
Today I have a layout to share with you that I made for my Double Delight sketch challenge that I host over at Soul Scrappers. My challenge is always posted on the 30th and lasts a full month - I would love it if you joined in!
Here is the layout that I created for:
The sketch that I chose I found on Pinterest and it is by Brenda Ragsdale. It had these four great big circles in the background and I am not going to lie these circles gave me fits! Of course, it was just because I was trying to put them in an order that wasn't too pleasing to the eye. Once I finally figured that out it all fell together so easily!
Here's a closer look at each page:
I used an older collection from My Mind's Eye called "My Girl". I believe I picked up a complete kit - all of the papers, all of the stickers and chipboard, and the stamp set on Scrapbook Steals for a really good price a year or two ago.
It's kind of funny how I decided to use this collection for this layout. I was watching a Youtube video and the person was using the boy version of this collection, "Boy Crazy". I immediately thought of some old photos of my boys playing together when they were little and I originally had planned to use those photos with the "Boy Crazy" collection. Then I found the "My Girl" in my My Mind's Eye drawer and it was a perfect fit for these photos of Ada playing ball with her cousin. I've been wanting to scrap these photos for a long time, but I just couldn't find the right papers. I'm so glad that in a very round about way I found the perfect papers to get these photos scrapped!
The story behind the photos - Ada is six months older than her cousin, Elijah, but Elijah is every bit as big as she is, if not bigger, but Ada has the speed that he lacks! These photos were taken over the Memorial Day weekend 2016, so Ada was two and a half and Elijah had just turned two. Elijah was going through the "mine" phase - everything he had was "his" and he wanted everything that Ada had. Ada was just wanting to play ball - and she thought that was what they were doing - when in reality he was just trying to keep her away from the ball! Eventually, Ada caught up to him and tackled him, well, really she fell into him and knocked him down, but she did come away with the ball! They are so fun to watch!
If you're not a member of Soul Scrappers, you should really check it out. There are a lot of different challenges each month - so something for everyone - and I would love it if you played along with my challenge!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! It's going to be a busy day here on my blog tomorrow, so be sure to come back to see what I have to show you! I hope you have a great day!