Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Brace Yourself

I think I may have mentioned that I am not a chronological scrapper. I scrap whatever inspires me at the moment. Sometimes it's new pictures, sometimes it's old pictures, sometimes it's the paper or embellishments that inspire me. Well, when Mark had his braces put on 16 months ago, I knew that I wanted to capture that moment a scrap page.I even bought the brace smile embellishment in preparation for the page. Mark was reluctant to have me take his picture at first and I thought, "There goes my scrapbook page." Thankfully, his curiosity won out and I got my pictures after all. I finally got around to working on the layout at the beginning of the summer and now, in celebration of his braces coming off (two months early!!!), I'm sharing the page. (Don't know what it is about cream backgrounds, but I had trouble photographing it).Here it is:

The journaling, which is a continuation of the title, reads "...for wires, rubber bands and monthly visits to Dr. Widman's office."

Here's a close-up. The background paper is actually a tone-on-tone paper from Basic Grey's Boxer collection

I added the priceless tag to a bar code that I cut using my Cricut and the Graphically Speaking cartridge. Finding the "60 watt smile" embellishment in Michael's when they had all of the K&Company embellishments on clearance this summer was just a bonus!

Patterned Paper, rub-ons, cardboard stickers: Basic Grey (Boxer).

Die-cut: Cricut (Lyrical Letters; Graphically Speaking).

Embellishments: K&Company adhesive chipboard (Wild Saffron); Colorbok Woven labels (Inspiration); Jolee's Dimensional Stickers (Braces); Making Memories brads

Ink: Color Box Chalk (Creamy Brown).

Punch: Stampin' Up! (Photo Corners).


Anonymous said...

Awesome LO!! I love the 'braces', and I think the barcode says it all doesn't it? LOL!!

Lydia said...

That is so great love the way you cross the A with the mouth that is a neat idea

Pamela said...

Oh I love this page! Very creative! :)