Top O' the Mornin' to You!!
I am half Irish (my mom was born in Belfast Northern Ireland) so March 17th is a special day in my family. When I was growing up, green of course was the color of the day and we always had traditional Irish food like Irish stew, potatoes and soda bread. As I got older I was introduced to the ritual and pleasure of making REAL Irish Coffee...so delicious! Today my older son will be wearing green to pre-school and we'll make sure to have some green food (broccoli!) and some special green cupcakes tonight for dinner. I will be visiting mom and bringing her a cute wooden plaque with Irish sayings for her room at the nursing home. And tonight we will sign the final papers for our new house. It's a lucky day indeed!
I decided to use our St. Patrick's Day thematic Page Pak to create a quick layout to show how lucky I am to be a mom to two great little boys. The luck of the Irish was surely with me when I had these two!
Instead of using just one photo, I had a few photos of my boys, so I blocked them together to take up the same amount of space allocated for the photo in the sketch. Then I used the papers and embellishments from our "Lucky, Lucky Me" Page Pak (which will be in the shop later today!). I backed the LO with the solid black cardstock and cut a 10 inch square of the darker green as a matte for the photos. To make the strips of paper that run alongside the photos I chose to use the fun patterned paper, a solid green and the strip of ribbon from the Pak. Another wide strip of the lighter green acts as my journaling box and is anchored by one of the black and white chipboard embellies from the Pak. Two other coordinating B&W chipboard buttons balance it out on the other side of the LO. The only other supplies I used were black ink (Staz-on) to edge the photos and paper, and also to create the title with some cute Kaisercraft stamps. (And because of the orientation of the boys in the photos, I chose to run the title across the page rather than up and down as in the sketch.)
As always, our Page Paks come with enough materials to make at least two 12x12 layouts for only $5.00, usually with leftovers! Hmm...that means I can go make another layout and maybe some St. Patricks Day cards! Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!
Note: Make sure to check out DT member Jamie Cripps St. Patrick's Day LO that was featured in Scrapbook and Cards Today Blog last week! Congrats Jamie!