Monday, February 27, 2012

A boy's life

As you know if you've browsed my scrapbooks or looked through my blog any number of times, I'm a huge fan of Echo Park. So, it should come as no surprise that I snatched up some of their latest collection, A Boy's Life.  Afterall, there are plenty of photos and stories about boys to be documented, in this household.  I loved the somewhat muted color palette, fun icons and clever word stickers that it included. 

The first page, features some cherished photos of my oldest son and one of his Dad around the same age, both riding in a car from my husband's childhood.  I love the fact that my in laws have saved so many toys from that time.  They provide my kids with great entertainment, of course, but also a glimpse into their Dad's life around similar ages as themselves.

Supplies used:  Echo Park A Boy's Life patterned papers:  Energetic, Hot Rod, Imagination, Magnetic, Charmer, Element and Alpha stickers

Here's a peek at the journaling:

I've seen (and pinned!) this circle idea several times and couldn't wait for the opportunity to try it on a scrapbook page.  The Boy's Life collection was perfect for this technique because there were so many great papers in this line that I wanted to use.  Using a multitude of small circles to incorporate all of these papers, was a fun way to highlight the collection, but still keep emphasis on the pictures and the story!

I put together a second page, as well.  This photo just makes me giggle!  I turned around one morning to find our youngest son staring back at me with this face exclaiming, "Look mommy, I have a moustache!".  Love that boy and his goofiness.  He really knows how to turn on the charm and make me smile (especially when he's up to no good!).

Supplies: all patterned paper and stickers, Echo Park A Boy's Life collection (Energetic, Imagination, Charmer, Elements stickers and Alpha stickers), Doodlebug boutique buttons and twine

I can't resist some fun little banner stickers, and thought the upper right corner of the page was calling for a little bit of decoration.

And a look at the journaling and title.  I really liked the font style of the letter stickers that went with this line.  They were great for a big, bold title.  I'm sure I'll find myself sneaking them into another project very soon.

That's all I've got for today.  I'll be back soon to share the progress I've made on my Project Life album.  I've been sticking with the monthly approach and I really love it!

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