Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Basic Grey - Ready for their CloseUp

My not-quite 8 year old wanted a "real" camera for Christmas. I kind of had in mind a "cheapie" but my mother and sister picked out a canon that is technically nicer than my pocket digital *LOL* To his credit, he has been super careful with it so far. But, it is hilarious to me that the self-portraits have already started - along with pics of his so-willing-to-mug brother. Anyway, I printed these out thinking I might try PL this year (Ha!) and decided to scrap them instead of my 2 y.o photos for once :P

I used a sketch by Ashley Rock and pulled out my untouched (aka hoarded) collection of BG Boxer. I added a little misting with a mask, a little paint splatter for texture, and a few brads and a journaling card to the BG stickers, PP, and fussy-cut elements. I was thinking that this line would probably mix great with LYB Saturdays- now I wish I hadn't put myself on restriction for Lent *LOL*

Thanks for stopping by. I so appreciate all the nice comments on my posts. How do you all "reply" to comments? Do you reply in the comments (I figure people rarely come back to check for replies) ? Do you reply on their blog? Not reply at all unless there is a specific question?

Supplies: Basic Grey PP, die-cut stickers, alpha stickers; OA sprinkler; TA glimmer mist; Crafters workshop stencil; MME journaling card; CM pen; Brads unknown


  1. Love the pop of blue in this! Good question about replying to comments :) I have wondered this too!

  2. Great color combo, Karen! Perfect!
    So fun that he has his own camera :)
    We tried that with my daughter.
    Gave her my old point and shoot, and she ended up dropping my new one. So I had to take the old one back til the new one is repaired!

    If someone asks me a question, I usually will reply in my comment section. And I think I get emailed if people reply to my comments on their blogs.

  3. How cute! Great layout and cute boy. I see most kids doing this with cameras, cell's a new generation for sure:)

  4. Cute layout. They look like they are having a blast.
    As for replying to comments I reply by hitting the reply button at the top of my email. But some dont have their emails set up for receiving them.
    I usually like to visit their blog, if they have a specific question I answer on their blog. I agree I don't think anyone comes back to check on the original blog post.

  5. Great layout & I love your blog background, its really cool!

  6. Love the layout, the paint spatters and misting adds a nice touch! I've wondered about the comments too, I try to visit the persons blog if they leave me a comment and comment back on their blog. I'm not sure how the email thing works, not everyone has an email to contact them with.

  7. Thanks for participating in my sketch contest!! =)

  8. Hello-- just wanted to let you know I posted your layout on my facebook page ;)