Today's layout is a total scraplift. Some days, laundry needs to get done, dinner needs to be cooked so any craftiness has to be quick and easy. Anyway, when I first saw this piece of paper in my package of Basic Grey Basics...
...I had no idea what to do with it. I just didn't get it and figured I would never use it. Then I saw a layout by Sande Krieger, the paper's designer, and I couldn't wait to put it to use! Here's Sande's layout:
Here's my scraplift:
Let me tell you a little be about my layout. For the title, I combined Pink Paislee's chipboard alpha with a Christmas stamp! Yes the word "world" is actually part of the "joy to the world" sentiment in Technique Tuesday's Peace, Joy, Love by Ali Edwards set. I also substituted a Micky ears brad for the dot over the "i".
For the main photo block, I had two pictures that I had taken of Mark in the parks. Notice the bottom picture. It was an "imperfect" picture. There were two people in the foreground which took the focus off of Mark and his friend who were running to check in with their chaperones. Since I only had four pictures of Mark in the park, I knew I wanted to use this one, so I masked its imperfection with a journaling sticker.
I also make note of the fact that I do not have one picture of Mark looking at the camera in the journaling which reads: With the exception of the Electric Light Parade and a few rare sightings, we never saw you in Disney World. And that's just the way you wanted it!
The extra blocks gave me room to log the trip's itinerary (which included a 3:15 AM meeting time on Friday morning)...
...and Mark's entrance ticket. I also included the photo of the band marching (which I had used on a previous layout) with an arrow pointing to Mark.
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (Basics Collection);
Stickers: Basic Grey (Basics, Wander); Pink Paislee (Denim Weathered Wood Chipboard Alphas);
Stamps: Technique Tuesday (Peace, Joy Love by Ali Edwards; Summer Words; It's a Date);
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Pumice Stone); Stampin' UP! (Riding Hood Red);
Embellishments: Disney brad from my stash;
Pen: EK Success Zig Writer (Black).