Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday and that you will make it even better by celebrating 

National Scrapbooking Day 
with Unity and {ippity}!  

Today we have a Blog Hop for you and are also issuing a challenge to you for a chance to WIN!!  
One lucky person who participates in our NSD challenge this week will win the newest 

Unity Scrapbooking Kit 
and also the upcoming 
{ippity} scrapbooking New Release!!


If you are arriving here by way of Heather then you are on the right track. 
But to start at the beginning of the NSD Blog Hop, 
please head over to the Unity Blog to start the Hop 
and then follow the links to the rest of the blogs from there!

Maria was kind enough to make an awesome sketch for us to use.  It includes two 12 x 12 sketches that could be used separately or together for a double page spread.






I chose to use the single layout on the right for my page.


This sketch was the perfect one to use for these recent pictures I got of my son. His name is Ricky and he has a very original pattern of freckles on his face. If you were to connect the freckles on the left side of his face (the right side in the photo) you would be able to form a half smile!




To create the title for this page I used Alphabetically Adorable by {ippity}.
The smile was created by hand!




Can you see Ricky's freckles in this shot? I repeated the theme of dots on the layout by stamping circles using the dotted  background stamp from the {ippity} Love in Return set. I also added buttons and clusters of buttons to continue the "dot" theme. I also added a border on top of the center strip using the same dotted stamp!



The original stamp comes from the Love in Return set also!





The journaling reads...

"Look closely at Ricky's face and notice the row of freckles that if you 
connect like a dot-to-dot it would form  half a smile.  He's Unique!

The sketch was great to play with (thanks Maria!) and we sure hope you will give it a try too!!


I am the last stop for the NSD Blog Hop,
but we would love for you to head over to the
{ippity} blog 
Where Eryn has flattered our fabulous DT member Maria Gurnsey!!

Next Blog


Have a wonderful Saturday and be sure to visit the
Unity Forum on SCS for the last day of their
2nd Anniversary Celebration!


22 comments:

Eva said...

He sure is unique and sweet as him FABULOUS MOM!!!! And this layout is AMAZING my friend!!!! I so love the masked dotted circles you created with different color inks, and that smile line! Ricky sure is a handsome guy!!!! I bet he will adore this layout, too!!!! Hugs....

StampinCathy said...

What a handsome guy to be able to scrap for. Your layout is awesome and so inspiring. I just love how you did the dots and this challenge. Fabulous colors too. You are so creative and just love your creative style.

Lisa H. said...

oh wow! I am in love with this page. first your son, is so handsome, and I just love how unique this page is-perfect way to honor his beautiful smile!

Heather said...

Kelly, your LO is super darn adorable! So unique and fun! Loving it! Handsome young man you have there!

craftymom205 said...

Love the layout. Very unique.

Maria Gurnsey said...

Those are the cutest freckles I've ever seen....what an AMAZING layout about it :) I love the smile you added and the title is too cute....LOVE it Kelly :)

BonnieRose said...

Love your layout.. your son is so cute... don't tell him I said that.. LOL Love your work as always xo bonnierose

dahlhousedesigns said...

That is so adorable, I love how you made a page about it! Fabulous Kelly!

lisa a.

Erika M. said...

Awesome layout!

Gwen said...

What a great page! This is so fun!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Oh--how sweet:) I love things like half smiles on faces:) I have a dimple chin--that makes me think I could scrap about that:) THANKS for sharing! Super handsome young man:)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Your page and layout is just beautiful, Kelly! What a handsome son you have! :)

Jen said...

This is truly precious Kelly...he will love showing this LO to his kids someday...what a spectacular mom you are and you have such a handsome young man! I keep telling my son to stop growing up! *smile*

Carla aka scrappypug said...

What a fabulous layout!

Stephanie Zito said...

Gorgeous layout Kelly! I love your use of all the Ippity stamps and your son Ricky is one handsome young man!

jennifer mitten said...

Fabulous layout!!

Lacey said...

clever layout! thanks for sharing

Donna said...

Awesome layout! Love the dot theme...perfect!

Eryn Hagen said...

Kelly what a FUN layout...so many things about this layout that makes it FANTASTIC! Love how you scrapped ricky's SMILE, how perfect!! AND your use of IPPITY stamps is AMAZING! HOORAY!! :)

Kathy Martin said...

LOL Awesome page! Fantastic design and so colorful! :)

Angie Blom said...

love this layout.. love that title and the smile... can't help but smile dot to dot too. LOve this Kelly!!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

This is a great page! Love it!