Saturday, April 7, 2012

Two 'Let's Go Fly a Kite' layouts

You probably think I'm going to share some great spring layouts, right? Wrong. I am always months behind when it comes to scrapbooking and this is actually from this past Christmas.

So what's with the springy colors and titles for these layouts? Well, winter wasn't exactly wintry here in Virginia this year. There was pretty much no snow, and the temperature was well above normal for most of the season. So, on December 23rd when I found myself home with the two girls and it was so nice and sunny, and warm (even though they have their winter coats on) we ended up outside playing with sidewalk chalk.

At some point the girls ended up sitting on the steps and Ellie broke out into song. No Christmas Carols here, instead, she decided to belt out (I'm sure everyone in a two block radius who was outside heard her) Let's Go Fly a Kite from Mary Poppins, which she had recently seen for the first time.

Carina, who at that point was saying pretty much nothing intelligible, sang along, loudly.

Just another little moment in our lives.

Back in the old days I probably wouldn't have bothered with a layout to document this event, but this year I'm trying to do a better job of documenting the everyday, the little moments, the precious seconds. And I find, that I am really enjoying that process, that it allows me to not move from one holiday season/momentout event to the next, but to stop and appreciate the moments in between. It's fun, and it's good for me, and I hope will be good for the girls when they look back on their books later on in life.

In case you're wondering, the kite shapes/insides were drawn free hand and cut out. I attached some twine for accents. Other than that, these layouts were pretty simple. I don't like to do exactly the same layouts for the two girls, so even here where it's the same event, I like to mix it up a bit. I'll often use the same papers/embellishments to save time, but I like to see what the photos want to do on the page.

I also took the opportunity to work on my lettering. This is something I want to be better at, to be as comfortable in writing out my titles as I am when stamping or using stickers. Since I'm still working on it, I used a pencil to sketch out the letters first, and then went over them with marker. On Carina's layout I added some pink accents with my blending pen and Sorbet ink.

Hope you are having a wonderful Easter weekend!

Supplies Used:
Paper/Cardstock: Mayberry Level 2 Papers; Colonial White and Hollyhock Cardstock
Ink: Sorbet
Other: Dimensional foam tape, Blending Pen; EK Success Black Zig Marker; The Twinery Lemondrop and Pink Sorbet twine


  1. SOOOOOOO cute! LOVE the story of this being around CHRISTMAS and they belt out a song from Mary Poppins! SOOOOOOO funny! LOVE those papers:) Great LO!

  2. Oh the layout is so cute. I am new, Please visit my site and become a follower. i am now your newest follower. Hugs and God bless!

  3. These layouts are beautiful! I love the colours, twine and flags. I'd love to be able to scrap like you!

  4. so darn cute...I love how you did the photos...great layout..