I took the time to finish this layout I started over two months ago. I had all the paper cut and glued down and finished the title at my sister's about a month ago. I printed the pictures off earlier this week and took advantage of Tanner falling asleep watching CARS in the afternoon.

This layout is for Tate's album. He learned how to ride his bike without training wheels almost three years ago and hasn't slowed down since. Can't you tell how proud he is from that great big smile? I got the stop light idea from the 2007 CTMH summer idea book that showcased this paper pack. I punched 1 1/4 inch circles of cranberry, sunflower and clover meadow cardstock and applied them to metal rimmed paper tags. I like how this mimics the polka dot paper on page two and goes with the paper motif of Route 66.

Today, I stamped the boy image and colored him in with CTMH markers and water color pencils. I added "go Dude" as a tag to go with the boy image. I remember yelling, "Go! Go! Go!", when Tate was learning to ride on his own, and this image just screamed "go Dude" to me. I used the same paper combination for the journaling box as I did for the go Dude tag. All products used for this layout are CTMH, except for the words on the stop sign.

For the stop sign, I used Karen Foster Designs Snap-Stamps that I won on Cindy's blog Creating with the Heart. She does a great job...check her blog out. I had never heard of these until Cindy posted them on her blog. These are tiny letters that snap together, so the word possibilities are endless. They are easy to use and I am so glad I won them! Thanks, Cindy!

Products used:

Paper - Route 66 Level 2 paper pack; cranberry, sunflower, clover meadow, moonstruck cardstock

Stamp sets - Dude, Essential Alphabet, Get A Way, Whimsy Lowercase, Karen Foster's Mini Formal

Ink - outdoor denim, cranberry, clover meadow, moonstruck

Accessories - metal rimmed paper tags, outdoor denim grosgrain ribbon, outdoor denim large spiral, clover meadow sassy strands, star spangled blue sassy strands, white daisy sassy strands, silver photo hanger, silver photo clips, sunkiss yellow marker, sunny yellow marker, honey marker, water color pencils, clover meadow bigger brads, concave punch

Hopefully, I will have a SCS sketch challenge for you next time.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Connie said...

How cool! I love the stop sign idea and those snap stamps looks great. I will have to look into getting me some of those. Also anything with the cute dude stamp set is adorable.

Jo said...

Another great layout, such a cute boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jeanne said...

Great job, Kim! Love the stop light, what a great idea. You have been busy and creating great things. I always look forward to seeing what you come up with each day. Now if I could be on the ball like you are...

Cindy Vernon said...

The snap stamps look fab! I love that you were able to incorporate them into your layout. So glad you were able to make use of your blog winnings!