My dad turned 50 last month. I don't normally make layouts for every family member's birthday, but turning 50 is a pretty big deal. Definitely worth commemorating.
I used supplies from Studio Calico's May kit, "Playground." The lovely ladies also hosted a challenge on their blog this week to make a pinwheel. You can find the post (with a easy to follow tutorial) here.
Supplies used: Cardstock (Bazzil, Die Cuts with a View); Patterned paper (Crate Paper, Cosmo Cricket, Studio Calico); Die cut cards (October Afternoon); Cardstock stickers (Jenni Bowlin); Name, Date, Place labels (Jenni Bowlin); Brad (Sassafras Lass); Rub-ons (Pink Paislee); Pen (American Crafts, Faber-Castell)
I've had this idea toying in my head about a way I could include a ton of pictures on a layout without showing all of them at once. I have a ton of cheap picture books on hand. You know, the kind they would give you when you turned in a roll of film to be printed? Anyway, I found that it was easy to tear the plastic protectors from the yucky cover and still keep them sewed together. I adhered some patterned paper to the front to cover up the seam. And, there you go – a photo book on my layout. How awesome is that?!?
Here you see my lovely hand pulling up all the photos and showing you the last page. Instead of a photo I adhered 4×6 journaling card. The rest of the slips hold photos.