Monday, February 27, 2012

Thanks Living February 15

The other monthly challenge that I've vowed to keep up with is the Thanks Living challenge.  I've been keeping my journal but I have to admit that I haven't been doing it daily.  I was so good at first but then slacked off.  I was doing it every week or so but now I'm back on the daily track.  Not only is it good for the soul, it's good for the memory and all those daily happenings!

So this layout came from one of my statements on February 15th.  I wanted to get a photo of the kiddos to send to Pascuala.  I have no idea why I thought of it but I asked A if he wanted to get his hair spiked.  He was so pumped about it - I even had to get the full-on shot (as requested by Mr. A).  K also got fancy for the picture and put on her bright pink lipstick - wowzers!  Fun times with my two munchkins are so precious and I love each of them.

Digi supplies used:  "Rawr" kit by Melissa Bennett; "Date Bits" by Misty Cato; "Thanks Living" download by Deena Wuest

Since this month's lesson was on visual hierarchy, I focused on the words to play around with it.  I took Deena Wuest's design for the title and recoloured it to suit the colours in my layout.  Then I played with fonts, colours and sizes in the journalling block.  With the block being that green, it made it a bit tougher to decide on colours but in the end, I'm happy with what I ended up choosing.  I decided to make key words bigger and change their colour to have them stand out and I made sure that my Thanks Living statement really stood out, which is why I "framed" the journalling with them.

I have a couple more statements that I'd like to scrap yet so I may have more of these coming.


Beth Hallgren said...

Love this! The colors are so bright and eyecatching :)

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

I think the colours are awesome! Really give it that happy feeling! Great job Dana!

JennC said...

What a fun bright page!! And those two are so adorable!

Steffanie said...

Cute page! Love the bright colors!

okanogangirl said...

Adorable! That picture of your boy is just priceless!!!!

Auntie Em said...

Great LO Dana! Sounds like you are really getting back into your scrapping! Yea for you! :)
Our son had the spiked hair experience back in the day. He's in his 30's now and starting to wish his hair was thick enough to spike again!