Friday, March 8, 2013

Day-to-Day Memory Keeping with LYB

As you can guess, my son loves to play with our Wii (now don't worry we make him play outside plenty too).  Some might say he is even a bit obsessed with it.  We're pretty sure he could bowl on our Wii before he could talk - now at 4 1/2 he does both quite well.  So on Monday, I asked him if I could take a few photos to document his passion for Wii and he said yes... 

I thought it would be fun to take some of Becky Higgins photos sleeves and combine them with Little Yellow Bicycle's Naturals embellishments and Clear Stamps.  I'm a novice stamper, but the Ranger Inks sure made this project look easy...  AND you can order the sheet protectors from Prime.  Woohoo two-day shipping for free!
This is basically a mini 4x6 layout with the LYB Vacation Clear Stamps as the focus.  I grabbed my Makin' the Grade 6 x 6 paper pad, a fun notebook punch and some of the cork and canvas Naturals embellishments.
The font on these stamps is exclusive to Little Yellow Bicycle.  Isn't it cool?
This title was fun to make.  I combined LYB cork alphabet letters with the Friends Clear Stamps. Then, I stamped the word moments onto the letters for a fun effect.  The cork readily soaks up the ink and does not require much pressure for a beautiful clean stamp.
The LYB Journal Cards and Tear Out Ticket Books are great layers for the 3 x 4 pockets.  I journaled on this one, added a cork tag from the Naturals that looks a bit like a clipboard and then backed it with some of the MTG patterned paper. I also ran the journal tag through my Xyron 2.5 Create-a Sticker for permanent bonding.
I thought this group of photos really embodied the sentiment "Attitude is everything" from LYB's My Happiness Clear Stamps.  Not to mention my son's pension for style. 
On most of the stamping, I used the Ranger Archival Ink, because it is so clear and true, but on this Naturals canvas tag, I used Tim's Distress Ink in Faded Jeans for a little rougher texture and color that would go well with the whole concept of the poject.  I also had to add one of the little Ranger Idea-ology fasteners shaped like a hanger.
That blue alphabet is part of LYB Naturals canvas alphabets and it comes in both upper and lowercase letters.  It's so striking with the red Archival Ink.  Again, cork is such a great surface for stamping like on the little star.
These Naturals burlap hearts are so stinkin' cute!  I used some of the Tim Holtz stains to die the largest one and then stamped the sentiments on the other two with black Archival Ink and added a couple of the Idea-ology Memo Pins.  I used my Xyron 2.5" Create-a-Sticker to get the hearts to adhere in this cluster.  They were so easy to fun through it.

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Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend!


Michelle said...

This is wonderful, Liz!!! I am enjoying seeing everyone's PL pages. And, oh my gosh!! I can't believe he is 4 1/2 already! He is so darn cute. You certainly can't deny your kids aren't related. :)


Love it!!!!!

Melinda Spinks said...

Liz you have totally rocked the Project Life and the photos of the little Henry are gorgeous.

Mary T said...