Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Treasure this Time Tuesday - Scrapping your Tween

I had to take a couple weeks off from Treasure This Time Tuesday because, well, life.  I am a music teacher and married to a Pastor.  Lent is an extremely busy time for us AND it's also music contest time.  I am happy to say though that I am back at it this week and I have a layout I am loving about my oldest son!

As I have shared in previous posts boys can be tough to do layouts about.  Not only are there fewer boy themed lines out there but if your boys are like mine - they are doing a lot but not always saying a lot.  Especially my oldest (at ten) is getting harder to scrap!  Today I have a layout to share with you that was inspired by one I found on pinterest.  

I have a whole board that I call "mojo" and it's specifically projects that have something that I am either thinking about incorporating or just have a really unique element that I want to try.  I think it's my favorite board on Pinterest and you can check it out here if you'd like!

The gal whose project I pinned was a featured member from Studio Calico and the original post from her project is located here. Her name is Jenny Alfonso and I just love how she created the cascading words using Thickers!  

Now on to my creation!

While she used just one word in each line - I added to it.  I listed out things that have been good and bad this month and then figured out how to line them up accordingly so they start small and end small.  I then used the dots on my paper to try and keep things straight.  It was a little bit of a challenge with letters in varying sizes!

This approach to journaling worked great with my tween - a few words and a little extra detail added with the extra letters.  I love how it captures just who he is right now!

After creating my journaling I created a  cluster on the right side of hte layout with bold colors and shapes to help enhance the handsome pictures of Timmy!  It's definitely a busier layout than you typically see from me - but I am completely in love with each and every detail!

How do you scrap your tween? I'd love to see some fresh ideas!  Share them with me here in the comments or on my facebook page!

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Stickers: Basic grey, Pebbles Inc
Wood: Studio Calico
Tags: Core'dinations
Enamel Dots: Recollections


Cheryl W. said...

Fantastic layout! Imagine the conversations it will spur years from now when your son is grown.

Leslie Germain said...

Adorable page! Love how you did the words down the side with the extra sayings!!


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