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Sunday, September 18, 2016

ABC Album S - U Layouts

I have a confession to make. This past June, I started making an ABC album to give to my son's kindergarten teacher as a thank you for all her hard work with him. Well, a couple things happened to prevent me from finishing the album: I realized I was running out of time and had too many layouts and not enough days to get it done before the last day of school, and the album was turning out so cute I was having a hard time even thinking about parting with it! So I changed tracks, put the album away, and gave his teacher another gift, and decided I would eventually give this to my son as a momento of kindergarten. I finally pulled it out this week and I am determined to finish it before the end of September, so here are two more layouts.

For the S/T layout, I used a sketch from GrandDiva's Creative Corner. I had to compress the elements on my layout since I used an 8" x 8" canvas and my photos are slightly cropped 4 x 6s, but I think you can still see the bones of the sketch. The story behind the tickets is that my son has issues sitting still in class, plus he struggles with impulse control, so his teacher and I came up with a behavior incentive using tickets and rewards. It mostly worked!

For my U layout, I used a sketch from Let's Get Sketchy. Once again, I compressed the sketch for my smaller format and I eliminated one photo, but this sketch seemed to lend itself to the smaller size quite well. This was my least favorite rhyme out of the whole album, but I just couldn't come up with another thing for "u," so I let it stand.
Recipe:
Snowhaven Level 2 papers
Black, Glacier, Whisper, Cashmere & White Daisy cardstock
Black, Glacier, Whisper & Cranberry ink
Black marker
Silver metallic pen
Picture My Life tabbed journaling cards
Licorice Opaques pearls
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: title, pennants
Cricut Artiste cartridge: scissors
Cricut Artistry cartridge: light bulb
Fiskars scalloped scissors

5 comments:

Kate Lai said...

Simply beautiful!SO glad you joined in at LETS GET SKETCHY!

Masami Tsuji said...

Awesome pages!!
Thanks for sharing it with us @LGS!!

Joefil said...

Beautiful pages! Thank you so much for joining us at LGS :)

Brenda said...

Great layout and take on the sketch! Thank you for playing along at GCC!

Helene Bogren said...

Perfect take on the sketch! Love it! Thanks for joining us at LGS!