Saturday, July 23, 2011

Scrappy Saturday 2.0

I {{heart}} this picture of me and my boy....I posted it on my blog and had a ton of comments about how he towers over me...this is when I insert that I'm a petite 4'8"...my boy is at 5'4" and still growing....hoping that he takes after his Scandinavian heritage on the height vs his Japanese.  Although truth be told, he has exceeded my brothers in height...

Love how the orange zig zaggin' makes for a fun detail...btw, that orange thread is vintage...it is on a wooden spool...I tend to hoard it but thought it would be way too fun to add to this layout:)

I confess, I'm a collection kind of girl...when I buy schtuff...I buy a ton of schtuff in that collection.  It makes it easy for me to work with and good grief, who can resist?  All but the embellies are ala Pebbles...I adore their Happy Go Lucky line..The alpha's are American Crafts.  I'm chuckling because before I knew it, the layout turned out more girlie that I had originally planned but hey, it works:)


The label panel that the '14' rests on is upcycled from a Starbucks sleeve:)  The PTI Orange Zest buttons have been strung together...I like that look..hence that string tail that you see..

I was inspired by the Sketchy Thursday feature over on the Pebbles blog:


I tweeked it a smidge...

Who's up for a scrappy challenge?

53 comments:

  1. The colors and embellies (birdie and flowers are very cute) are very well put together. I love the color combo.

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  2. I'm purring LOUDER than the cat that's perched directly next to my head, on the back of the COUCH! {And SHE'S getting irritated with me! Doh!} THIS is WONDERFUL and inspiring on SO many levels, Amy! Your use {and ADVICE} about embellies, PLUS, just the fact that you think to do a L/O like this while the memories are still fresh, and THE FACT that you even think to take the pictures... You are ONE smart, AND crafty cookie! YIpeeeee!

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  3. Oh wow, Amy, this turned out really nice! Great colors and sketch…perfect. I enjoyed learning a little more about you. I did not know that you are 4'8". I have a friend that is 4'10" (to my towering 5'1" lol) and I know how difficult it is for her to find clothes. Your boy is super handsome. I love this picture of you two…he clearly loves his adorable mom!

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  4. This is such a fun and happy page Amy. I love how you tweaked the sketch and I love that you didn't stick to 'boy' colours - gorgeous page :)

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  5. I like the LO - not too intimidating and the rectangles are more like mini cards :>) I agree that the button detail is fun and overall, every box is just full of fun. I still can't get into the scrapbooking again. Between you and Yvonne though maybe I will have a breakthrough :>)

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  6. I think this is a perfect mix of boy and youth! What a fun layout.

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  7. Awww what a sweet pic of you and your boy! Love the mix of embellies on this fabby LO (and it was totally worth using the orange thread for the fun factor!)
    Have a super duper weekend, girlie!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  8. Oew! Gorgeous!! Loved the picture too! love how you used it on this colorful layout!!
    looking forward to a new scrappy saturday! :)
    Els.

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  9. Oh, Amy, I LOVE your LO. (and the picture of you and your son is so super sweet) Love all the fun details and fabulous colors on your lo ! Have a great week-end, hugs Karin

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  10. Wonderful layout of the two of you and I love the colors that you used in the layout.

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  11. Fabulous LO Amy! I love all the details on it! Great job!

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  12. Wow, this is one fabulous layout!

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  13. Super cute Amy! How old is your son? My son is 11 and he is 5' even. He has some catching up to do until he gets to me, I am 5' 9". :)
    Hugs~

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  14. I think yor wonderful layout reads more "happy" than "girlie"! Love it!

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  15. Adorable Amy! Love all of your fun details and that orange thread totally rocks!

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  16. Oh my goodness...I absolutely ADORE this! Could not LOOOVE it more!!

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  17. Wowzaaa, super gorgeous. Soooo much fun, the photo, the colors, all the "stuff". LOVE!

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  18. LOVE! I'm just in love with this layout, Amy! Toooooo cute! Such a great take on that sketch. I love how you skewed the photo block off to the side. And cute, cute, cute embellies you added. This just totally makes me happy. :)

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  19. AAAADORABLE Photo and Page Amy.....LOVE this!!

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  20. Soooo super fun Amy. Love those Pebbles goodies...especially the puffy felties. :)

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  21. Hi Amy! Happy Saturday to you. Actually just seeing you scrap made me want to scrap! don't know why, but then I saw the link. I will try to get something done before the deadline, but can not promise! Love your happy page! colors everything.

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  22. So gorgeous Amy.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  23. oh my! LOVE how you used the sketch, it is amazing.

    lisa a.

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  24. So bright and fun and not too girly (ok, a little girly but you're a girl and he's your boy so, like you said, it works). Love the black and white photo surrounded by all that color!

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  25. What a fun LO Amy! Love the bright color combo and darling photo!

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  26. Loveeeeeeeeeee this! LOVING the stitching the colors... and that block design is AMAZING!! Ohhhhhhhhh and need bloggy help.. how did you get your profile pic up in the little blog logo??? :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  27. This is such a great layout, Amy. I love that Pebbles line, too! and what a terrific photo of you and your boy. Ahhh, I remember whose days. Mine are now in their late twenties. Treasure your time together and make memories for your future!
    Hugs!

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  28. aww!.. super duper adorably cute! :D

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  29. ahhhhh hhhaaaa.... this layout is so pretty!!! am i allowed to use that word!!!... Its really gorgeous sista!!! I love it..love the sketch...love the choice of pp...and your cute embellies... of course your fabulous stitches.... hmmm.... am so tempting to join ya!!!!..let see..... ahyhoo.. your picca with your lil man...is super CUTE... hugs...xoxo

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  30. OH MY! This LO is SUPER SUPER amazing! I love the papers and the design--what a great page! I really want to be good at making LOs.....I find them harder to make....maybe I should take some lessons from you!! I might post my recent one this week:) THANKS for inspiring!!

    And thank you so much for stopping by my blog:) You are the BESTEST:) Blessings!!!!

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  31. Love this adorable and fun layout!!! (=

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  32. what a sweet page,amy:) love the cute pic and that sketch is great, too:)

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  33. HOW MUCH do i loooooooooooove this LO?!?! hint: it's a really REALLLLLLLLLLY lot!! it's funny, too, until you said that, i hadn't really thought, "oh what cool feminine style on a BOY lo..." but really you HAVE used some stuff i MIGHT'VE thought was girlie. that's quite brilliant of you, actually! ;)

    ps: 4'8"??!?! i'm OVER A FOOT taller than you! suddenly i feel like the jolly green giant!!! :) :) :)

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  34. This is a wonderful layout! Such a sweet picture of you and your son!

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  35. What a fabulous page! Love all those happy elements you used!

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  36. Great page and LO! I scrapped a page yesterday (2 Saturdays in a row - wow!) so I will link it up once the sun comes out to take a picture!

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  37. Cute LO! Love your take on the sketch!

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  38. Fabulous! Love the bright and happy colors! :)

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  39. omg..love this LO! all the embellies are super cute! great sketch too, cute pic..love it! :)

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  40. I absolutely love this layout and your take on the sketch. I love tweaking them too. It just makes it your own and you definitely did that. I am SO going to try this sketch. Do you mind if I link back to you?

    Love it.

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  41. Holy jeepers, I love this layout!! The pic of you and "the boy" is spectacular, but I love all the stuff you included!!!

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  42. Amy, you know I'm a big fan of your cards, but your PAGES, my goodness! They are beyond phenomenal. You are truly a gifted scrapper!

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  43. absolutely fabulous layout, Amy! so beautiful and delightful and i adore all the details. amazing work as always. love love it!

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  44. what a sweet LO! not too girly at all.

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  45. So fun, bright and sweet. Loving this page and the happiness you can just feel.

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  46. Amy, this layout is screaming happy and beautiful indeed. loving all the colours and embellishments.

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  47. Totally gorgeous layout, Amy! Love, love, love!

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  48. Hi Amy,
    I always love your scrappy layouts. This one is no exception...love it! I love all the four panels and the details in each one. Great picture of you are your son.

    Happy Belated bday to him.

    You lucky girl going to the Amuse sale this month! I wish I lived there.

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  49. that pic of u and ur boy is so dear! :) and I love your layout! all that white space is yummo!! and I buy lotsa sctuff too.. :) stuff i forget i already have or prob too dear to use! lol!! :)

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Cheers,
~amy~