Some photos beg to be scrapped and this grandpa and grandson sharing a name and a kiss on a beautiful summer day in August was all the incentive I needed to grab my supplies. The orange wildflower on this kraft paper from Scenic Route perfectly matched grandpa's shirt and also gave a summery feel to the page.
- Scenic Route Paper - Ashville Collection - 12x12 Paper - Kraft Wild Flower
- K and Company - Rough and Tumble Collection - 12x12 Patterned Cardstock Double Sided Paper Pad - Rough and Tumble
- Teresa Collins - Journal-It Collection - Die-Cuts - Journal-It
- American Crafts - Flair - Everyday - 8 Adhesive Badges - Smile, BRAND NEW
- BasicGrey Thickset undressed alphabet letters
- Adirondack ink pads in lettuce and rust
- date stamp
- Pitt Pens in sepia
- Measuring two inches in from the left edge, I adhered a 3" wide strip of plaid paper from the K & Co Rough and Tumble collection.
- I cut around one of the flowers and leaves with an exacto knife and slid the 5" x 7" photo under the cut edges. I adhered the tiny pieces with a bit of glue on my finger and rubbed the back side and pressed it down.
- Two journaling die-cuts from Teresa Collins Journal-It collection provided the three places on my page for bits of information such as names and dates and a quote. The journaling was done with sepia Pitt pens.
- A "smile" Flair badge from American Crafts was the exact color of the leaves on the paper and added to the storytelling message.
- BasicGrey Thickset undressed chipboard letters that were inked with Adirondack lettuce and rust inks set a bold title on my page and related the message of grandpa and grandson sharing a name.
- Tiny stamps with brown ink identified the "unshared names" of grandpa/grandson.
- A date stamp with brown ink shows the date.
A simple page with the right supplies packs a tremendous "punch" for that special page and leaves the focus on the photo.