Monday, April 6, 2015

MCT Scrapping The Little Things.....{Happy 14th Birthday}

Good Morning and Happy Monday everyone!
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend!

It is time for another "Scrapping the Little Things" with My Creative Time
where we share Project Life, Smash book or Scrapbook LO's using MCT stamps and dies!
For today's LO I grabbed one of my favorite pictures of my son from his birthday in February and made a smash page with it. 
Alittle background on the picture. He and a few of his friends are really big into playing Airsoft. If you are unfamiliar with Airsoft and how it is played, it is similar to paintball except the boys use mini plastic bb's instead of paint balls. They go to an indoor playing field where teams are formed and different games are played. I am sure you are wondering if it hurts when they get shot and the answer is yes. The dress for these games range from regular street clothes to full out camo gear (which you can kinda tell in the picture is what my son wears) They also as a safety requirement, make everyone who is playing wear goggles and a face mask.  
So for his 14th birthday he took 7 of his buddies up to play for the night. I usually don't go and watch but since it was his birthday I did and he promised me I could snap some pictures :) I was able to grab this one as he was gearing up for the first round of the night!
I wanted to keep my page pretty simple making the picture of Casey my focal point. I pulled colors from the picture to use as my theme as well as using several MCT stamps and dies.
For starters, I used the Bunch of Fun Circle Dies to make some random circles up the border of my page. Then using the numbers from the Stitched 4x6 Journal Die set, I die cut the 14 for his age. For the birthday sentiment, I used the Stitched Decorative Banners and the stamp from the Wow So Many Candles. Finally I wanted to add some additional details to the page without overcrowding it to much so when I saw the window stamps from the Main Street stamp set, I thought that would give the extra color I wanted as well as the extra details. There was no set pattern to how I stamped it and I ended up blending ink colors to match my color theme. I am happy with the way this LO turned out :) 
One last added detail~ some Trendy Twine tied in a bow and my project is all complete!

My Creative Time Products Used:
Stitched Decorative Banners
Bunch of Fun Circle Dies
Main Street
Wow So Many Candles (retired and no longer available)
Stitched 4x6 Journal Dies
Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More

Additional Products Used:
Totally Navy Trendy Twine
Totally Kraft Trendy Twine

That is all I have for now.... I really hope you have enjoyed my  page!
Make sure you head on over to My Creative Time to see what the rest of the DT made!
I know the inspiration is AWESOME!!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT Monday!!!


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  2. OMG What an awesome LO your son sure is one handsome dude!!
    Great photo and fab and fun ideas for your LO too. I had never heard of Airsoft but am definitely familiar with really did a great job scrappin' it too. Great ways you used Miss Emma's goodies.YOU ROCK!!

  3. Awesome layout! Perfect for your boy!

  4. I like the windows stamped as an embellishment for a boy page...what a clever idea and thinking outside the usual. The simple circles are like the round air soft bb. I like the simple layering of your layout. I bet the boys had a blast! Great layout.
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  5. What a lovely layout! Looks great! :) Have a great day! :)


  6. FAB LO...great colours and design!!!

  7. Fantastic layout Jessica! Your arrangement and colors are awesome! What a great picture of Casey to!
    Have a great day!
    Sherrie k

  8. What a fun layout page! Love the masculine theme with those gorgeous colors! Looks like your son had a blast, my son was into air soft guns a few years ago too!

  9. Awesome layout my friend!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  10. Love your layout Jessica! Thanks for sharing about Airsoft. Ouch I would be too chicken. Looks like a great day and you captured a keepsake!

  11. The is so fabulous, Jessica!! I love the layout!! The picture is so sweet!! I've played paintball once and ouch!! I don't think I could do Airsoft, but it sounds fun!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  12. Fabulous page and love the background - perfect!

  13. Jessica ~ AWE this layout is seriously PERFECT!!! LOVE all the details and oh my how you matched the colors to what he was wearing ~ I bet him and his friends had a BLAST!!! Handsome young man too! AMAZING as always!

  14. This layout came out great, nicely done!