Every Saturday I sit for 2 hours with my son at my daughter's dancing school. She dances. We wait. Sometimes we go shopping. Sometimes we just hang out. He plays his DS, or the games he conned me into putting on my iPhone. I catch up on magazine reading and chat with the other waiting moms. This past Saturday I pretended to read a magazine while I contemplated what to make for a layout challenge issued to me by Keshet for Ella; a little Spring Cross-training with Write.Click.Scrapbook. It needed to be a layout using photo booth photos, or something like photo booth photos. I wrestled my iPhone back from Chris and searched for a photo booth app I had just read about:
PocketBooth. For a mere .99 I had a photo booth in my hands! Within a minute I knew exactly what the page would be about. I took Chris outside where we sat on a bench and he did what he does best - make funny faces for a camera. Here's the resulting layout:
Since the photos are a strong, busy element, I tried to keep the rest of the page pretty simple. I know, that striped paper is nuts but somehow it works. Must be because of the simple shape of the photos and the fact that they are black & white. The materials all came from my current Studio Calico kit (Singin' in the Rain), with the exception of the green letter stickers. Here's a close up:
I love those buttons (from Pebbles). I cut the little flowers with my Big Shot (big surprise, right?)materials: cardstock: Bazzill; patterned paper: Studio Calico, Webster's Pages, Cosmo Cricket; buttons: Pebbles; letters: Basic Grey (green), American Crafts (black); sticker: Cosmo Cricket
It was so easy to take these photos, load them into my computer and print them (via Elements). Best 99 cents I ever spent! I happen to have a lot of photos like this. Chris loves to take photos of himself making funny faces, especially while he's bored hanging out at dancing school with me. I'm glad to finally have some of them on a page.
Back to Ella & Write.Click.Scrapbook. - Keshet's post today is part of the Spring Training Series. Have you been participating in the challenges? Great prizes up for grabs. (Today is a copy of Kelly Willette's book!) I'm hoping to catch up now that the weekend is here!