Pumpkin Patch

This was the first year that my boys went to the pumpkin patch separately.  They each had a field trip, my youngest’s first one ever, my oldest’s first one in kdg.  But I didn’t want to do TWO pumpkin patch layouts.  So I found a layout that would accommodate both sets of photos on one spread.

The color combination was one of the challenges on my SCRAP bingo card from my weekend crop.  On this layout I was able to mark off not only the color combo but also using a Cricut (title), using ribbon, handwriting my journaling, and incorporating the date on the page.

My bingo cards used several color combinations from Stacy Julian’s I love color tab on her blog.  This one is called summer salad.  Even though the salad speaks of summer, the colors said fall to me and I thought they would work perfectly on this pumpkin patch layout.

The layout inspiration came from Scrapbooks Etc online.  As you can see it is a one page spread and since I always do two I had to adapt from the original.  I essentially flipped this page for the second page.

It is easier for me to see how a layout will work on two pages if I sketch it first.  Helps me figure out the dimensions I need.  So here is what my sketch looked like.

I started on the left page with my youngest son’s field trip.  I used journaling strips to tell a little bit of story about him.  Especially the part where he only wanted to hold hands with his teacher and NOT Mama.  🙂
I like my title to tie into my journaling.  So this title reflects on the idea that now that I am staying home I finally have time for us to experience these things together.

The right page is dedicated to my older son’s field trip.  He also was all about his friends and didn’t really want much to do with me.  🙂

While the journaling strips next to the pictures tells about each child’s field trip the journaling at the top is all about my reflection on this time with my boys.  It reads…
“I started staying home to have more time with my boys.  While there are times, already, that they pull away to be with friends there are many more where their smiles and snuggles are all for me.  I will always remember this as our time!”

I love how this layout turned out.  Things I never would have done (colors, handwriting journaling, etc) if left up to me came together to make a really nice layout.  AND I was scrapping pics from Oct 2010!  Which means I am very close to “caught up.”  In fact, after this layout I only had 3 more layouts of my boys to complete before I was able to focus my time on a new scrappy project I have been wanting to start for awhile now.  I’ll blog about that soon…after I blog the 3 layouts of my boys.  Want this blog to be “caught up” too.  🙂  Tee hee!

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