One last page before the month of May rolls away. I am still working on the May Page Maps sketches, but I am afraid I am still one short. Not too worry, I'll just finish it in June and know that my scrapbook album is now ten pages bigger.
I had a funny story about my sister rolling around in my head and even though I didn't have a picture of this exact moment, I wanted to put it to paper, so I simply selected a random picture of her and made this page. I reached again for the Playful Polka Dots Simply Scrappin' kit. You'vseen quite a lot of this kit since it came out but it's just so fun and cheery, I just can't help but want to create with it. Which is good, because now that I've bought it, I might as well use it! (What a novel idea for a lot of us, right?...)
Here's the story behind the page: My sister wanted to tell us that she had met some Latino guys in the bus who spoke Spanish, but what actually came out when she told the story was that she had met guys who spoke Latin on the bus. I burst out laughing and was like, "Those were some smart guys you met there, conversing in Latin!" Needless to say, we teased her quite a bit about it and it's still a recurring joke even years later.
The page is pretty straightforward. I used a lot of die-cut pieces from the kit and a whole lot of brads - a quick, inexpensive way to embellish. The title was created with a mix of die-cut letters and stamped letters embossed with Tango Tangerine powder. At the bottom, I glued my letters on punched squares (3/4 Square punch) and added dotted lines with a marker to create an argyle pattern. I also used my markers to doodle around the flower petals, the letters and to write my journaling. The flower in the upper left corner was punched with our new three-way punch from the Summer mini and the right border was created by using the Spiral punch.
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Lower
Simply Scrappin' Kit: Playful Polka Dots
Designer papers: Brights Collection
Punches: Three-way flower, Spiral, 3/4 Square, Corner Rounder
Big Shot: Billboard die, Simple Letters dies
Accessories: Markers, Springtime Vintage Flower, Stampin'Dimensionals,
Brads, Button, Wite baker's twine