Recently I joined the ScrapHappy family. Lots of inspiration and monthly challenges. There is a fee to join, but it’s super reasonable! And I believe the Flikr gallery is open to all. So pop over and see what it’s all about.
The first challenge I participated in led to this layout…
Before my husband left for his deployment as a civilian contractor we took the boys to Build a Bear. They were each allowed to choose an animal and then Daddy recorded a special message for each boy to put inside. They LOVE these Daddy Dogs!
The picture was awful and yellow from the overhead lights so I just switched it to black and white. That allowed me to use any paper colors I wanted. :)
For the title I printed out this tag and then stamped the letters inside. It looks pale here but it’s easier to see in real life.
I added the ribbon because it felt a little like a dog collar with a name plate on it. Plus it gave a supporting line to the layout.
I printed out my journaling in a text box in word (line spacing 1.2). And then I just cut it into strips and glued them down one…by one…by one…by one…you get the picture. :)
I only had one picture for this layout so it was perfect for a 1 pager. And 8.5×11 seemed the perfect size. I love that in my new 3 ring albums I can mix and match page sizes! If you are wondering, this layout will be in my All About Us album because it focuses on a relationship between my boys and their Daddy.
Do you scrap with black and white photos? Ever had to deal with extended separation from a loved one? What tips and tricks did you use to help little ones with missing a loved one? I’d love to hear all about it!