Sunday, September 18, 2011

First Jump for Color Combos Galore Inspiration Board 209

Such lovely colors over at Color Combos Galore this week. You should seriously consider playing along. I was a softie for that teal already....and orange...oh yes, I do love orange. Melon makes me happy combined with those two...and white, that just sets it all off. 

When I first saw the post, I wasn't sure what I was going to scrap. I have caught up pretty much with the exception of another summer page or two I'd like to make. Then Lexi got home and raced up the stairs and said GUESS WHAT MOM!? I was She said:  "I got to do my FIRST JUMP TODAY!!! with Daddy in the background saying...the horse just stepped over the jump you know...(he is a spoil sport that one) and she was hopping around and jumping. 

Later when she popped upstairs and saw my layout with the horse button she asked if I was scrapping her jump. I said I'd like to, but then I don't really have a photo of the horse you were on.

Yesterday we tried to drive by and see if J.R. the jumping horse was out, but he wasn't. So, she suggested photographing her boots and offered to do some journaling describing what she was feeling.

So put this page together very quickly. I had the lovely background piece of paper from my trip with Shirley to Canada. She actually bought the same piece but for the flip side. I had seen it a few days earlier on a blog which you should check out. Anne Pennington was talking about using star burst patterns on her new blog Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge and I had to have a piece. I hadn't seen any wandering around the store until Shirley flipped over the piece of paper she was buying and I was Like OHHHHH! It's called Life is Beautiful/Bouquet of Bliss by Sassafras. Lucky duck me, the edge of it is that cutie pie little scallop that I also used. You can see a close up of it above. It is already edged in teal so worked perfectly.

The flowers were some passed along to me by Helen and the brand escapes me. I typically take things out of their packaging to tidy up and conserve space. Maybe she'll help me out later. I know the one on the top is Prima and I think from my stash. The little leaves that are velvet AND orange are also from my stash as are the little sparkly orange brads.

The Doily I used was one I had been hoarding for a while. It was in a huge bag of things passed along to me by Marilyn. I just added some spray adhesive.

I really wanted to draw your eye to that single photo of Lexi's boots. The point of the challenge was to focus on an object or one single person. I think that the paper and the round doily really does that for me.

My title was fun too. The jump letters were some chipboard letters I had already from K & Co but were various shades of silver and purple. Gesso to the rescue along with an orange Close to My Heart stamp pad and some cool crackle glaze. The First letters were from Cosmo Cricket. I love using two different kinds of letters for a title.

I think I may make one more page today at some point. I agree with Anne, that challenge on Sketchy Thursdays with the Star Burst paper is calling my name. They have paired up with ScrapFit which is also a fun challenge. This time I may make my own paper, lets see how that works for me.

Have a great Sunday!


  1. OMG, I can't keep up with you at the moment, so much to look at, I now have a few hours a week to scrap,blog etc as life is back to school, work, university etc,etc. where have those long summer days gone! Love the Jump layout, the title is perfect, loving that horse button and the B&W picture of her boots is so cool. Loved your funny comment on my blog, you crack me up, take care, Doreen x

  2. I think the brand is Petaloo :) Lovely page & great photo of the boots!!

  3. I love love your layout!!!!just fabulous the colours are perfect Fabulous work!!
    love the boots LOL

  4. I can just see your daughter jumping all around the house so excited! That is wonderful news and yeah Mommy for making a beautiful memory for her!
    This is fantastic and I LOVE the b&w boots. Mega cool!!

  5. Mitra and Lexi, really cool page. I like the idea of the boots even better than I think I would have liked the horse picture. Love the colors that you used. As usual, the layout was great.

  6. Mitralee - i freaking LOVE this - I love the Sass paper (one of my favourites of theirs). You have done an awesome layout - love the journalling around the sunburst, love the photo, love the embellies - love it all. Thanks for the mention for another Freaking scrappy challenge ... you rock, chickie!!

  7. This is such a gorgeous page!! I wanted to participate in that color combo, those colors are so pretty. I just haven't had the time for challenges lately :( I absolutely love the way you did this layout, I love how you wrote around the edge of the circle...absolutely gorgeous!!


  8. Ooooh how cool is this!? Now I want to go take a photo of my daughter's riding boots! I am in LOVE with this layout. That starburst pattern in the background is PERFECT! I have to go check out that Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge link. The name just cracks me up!

    Thanks so much for your super sweet comment about my Inherited Love page. You made my night!

  9. Love this! You used those colors so well! That pic is awesome!

  10. love that you used a picture of Lexi's boots to symbolise her first jump, that horse brad is awesome and how divine is that large doilie...all really lovely.


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