Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Thinking Spring!

It's supposed to be 52 here in MN today, and I can't wait!  It's been such a weird winter, little snow and mild, so we've been spoiled.  This week's challenge over at The Paper Players is Spring has Sprung, perfect for a day like today...hopefully, if the weather people are right! 

When I think spring, I think about no longer hibernating and getting outside more....with that comes bikes!  Our girls love riding around the block, so I grabbed some pictures of my youngest from last spring trying to learn to ride a bike with not training wheels. I also noticed I could incorporated a color challenge from Create with Connie and Mary....a two for one!

Take a look at my page and see how I combined the challenges:

It always makes me giddy when I find photos that go with color challenges and I don't have to turn them to black and white images.  The page is pretty simple, but I really like how it turned out.  The 12 X 12 is Island Indigo textured card stock.  I'm still on the fence with this color, it's not my go to blue.  I punched a bunch of the Decorative Label from Wild Wasabi card stock to create my border on each side of the So Saffron DSP, which is from the Subtles DSP paper packs.  I added a Top Note die cut for my journal area as I thought it went well with the punch.  I used my Indigo marker to write some notes and tied on some Indigo ruffled ribbon for no reason other than I love that stuff.  The title along the bottom is done using the Letter It and Number It sets.  Another one of my go to's!  I stamped using Versa Mark ink on Indigo card stock and then heat embossed with White embossing powder.  I strung some Indigo bakers twine through the letters/number and added some Clothes Pins to each end.

A closer up:

I wish I would have snapped the picture from the other way. The numbers in the Number It set have a "NO" in the corner, making it perfect for the title "ATTEMPT NO 1".  Sorry it's hard to tell in the larger photo with the twine.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look....now to go enjoy the sunshine!


  1. What a wonderful layout and being a fellow Minnesotan I am loving this spring weather here today.
    Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Players this week.

  2. I LOVE your page! What a great way to capture that first bike ride. I love the way you did your letters. These colors were perfect for this page. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

  3. Adorable page! Love how you combined the decorative label punch border with the larger top note. The Number It set with the clothespins & twine are precious! Not to mention those sweet pictures...so glad you joined us at CCMC and The Paper Players!

  4. What a fabulous page! It is amazing when you can find pictures that work with the color challenge! I don't think that has ever happened to me. I love your simple layout...it really showcases your photos! Thanks for playing along with week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  5. Bobbie, your page is fabulous. I, too, live in Mn and it was 63 in my neck of the woods yesterday. Soon, I will be watching the little girl across the road on her bike... your page really reminded me of that. So glad you joined the paper Players this week

  6. This is such an awesome scrapbook page! Love the photos!! They do work perfectly with the challenge colors! I love the label punches along the top with the Top Note die being the journal area - very clever! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  7. What a CUTE page!!! Love the alphabet title!!! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  8. LOL, if my mom ever scrapped my bike-riding attempts, she'd have run out of pages and "attempts"!!! This is sweet, a great way to highlight that fun day as well as a good way to use those colors! Thanks so much for playing with the Paper Players this week!

  9. Oh my gosh! This is so cute! I LOVE the little tags across the bottom! What a fabulous way to memorialize the occasions. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!