Tuesday, July 24, 2012

His First Specs

For many months now I've been whining about the lack of scrapbooking paper with blue, true blue, real blue...not denim or turquoise or aquamarine. Tired of waiting, I picked up this collection from October Afternoon and decided to go with it. The 9 To 5 collection does have a tad of blue in a few of the papers and I hoped it would look OK with the photo I had been saving for those perfect blue papers that never materialized. I shouldn't have been worried!

Two patterned papers from Crate Paper were brought in to go with the soft greenish-yellow (gold?) color in the houndstooth, stripe and diamond printed papers from 9 To 5 collection. The golden yellow doily print was chosen for the background and a little bit of the alphabet paper was tucked alongside and beneath the photo. I had some embellishments cut from a 9 To 5 paper, a tag and journal spot from Crate Paper, a wooden potty person, chipboard beaker, and a couple of stickers to arrange as accents to my page. Everything was coming along fine. And then...

I carefully peeled off the backing of an ancient 7-gypsies fabric label...and accidentally dropped it...directly onto my (already adhered) photo. ACK! Just when you are wishing the old adhesive would fail, it proves to be perfectly preserved and the most tacky sticker I've ever encountered is stuck firmly to my picture. I was able to carefully peel it off the photo, but it left a big old sticky residue of adhesive which couldn't be rubbed off no matter what I tried. Everything came to a screeching halt until a replacement photo could be printed and picked up from Sam's.

Finally, here is the completed page:



I just love this photo of my youngest son, which is why I was so particular about how it was scrapped. He was all dressed up for my niece's wedding and sporting his brand new glasses. This was his first pair and they complimented him well. He was so shocked when the optometrist instructed him to wear them all the time, not just when he needs to see something in the distance. We didn't realize his eyes were so bad either. Thankfully, it didn't take too long for him to adjust. Now they're just another part of him.

13 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

super layout- i am so loving the blue and yellow color combo these days

laura said...

That is a great photo. I understand why you were searching for the perfect papers. I have had a sticker residue problems recently. I tried un-du on the photo and wiped with paper towel and it worked really well. Figured I'd try as I was going to have to reprint anyway.

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Love the mix of papers you chose. The colors showcase this sweet pic beautifully!

byondbzr said...

I love it, great mix of products!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Amazing layout!
I love the product you used and the colors are perfect!
And that is such a great photo of him :)

Danielle said...

Great photo! Love the papers you put together for the page.

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

Perfect paper to go with a sweet photo!

Melissa said...

I love the papers you chose, they compliment the photo perfectly!

My son (9) got glasses about 8 months ago. I'm so used to them now that he looks a little funny to me when he takes them off to go swimming.

Your son is very handsome!

Annie Collins said...

I too love the color combo and the paper used. Your little guy is so handsome. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting I appreciate it.

Sue Althouse said...

That is a precious photo and worth all the effort you took to scrap it! I agree, I think a good blue is one of the hardest colors to find.

soapHOUSEmama said...

oh, that's funny - it was worth the wait! Great page!

Tracy said...

Your layout is great. Wonderful photo of your son. Your son looks handsome with his new specs :)

soapHOUSEmama said...

This IS such a great one! Thanks for linking up with Purple Mailbox :)