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Friday, November 9, 2007

Bloggers Challenge Week 20-My "D"-Man


Today's challenge was to prepare a card or Project using Pictures. I took this as a great opportunity to start my Christmas Crafting. This Scrapbook on the Wall Page will be a Christmas Present for my 11 year old Son Jonathon...........Shhhhhhhhhh Don't tell him!!!!!!!

Jonathon is generally more an artist than an Athlete (hmmmmmmm takes after me!) but after having the opportunity to play tackle Football last year, he has become a Football Fanatic!!!! This year he played on the Defensive and Offensive Line. He quite enjoyed playing with his age group this year. Last year, he played in a different League and given his size and stature, was a nine year old playing with 12 and 13 year olds! Needless to say and in his words, he spent most of the season on his butt. I admired his determination to stick it out and play again this year. He hopes to play in High School and I will be behind him all the way!!!!!

Scrapbook on the Wall is a very neat and simple project. A few tips for success:

  1. Purchase a canvas and paint the background with acrylic paints. I painted this canvas with Black and then used MM Copper Scrapbook Glaze drybrushed through for some contrast.
  2. Ensure that you use a very strong adhesive to secure your elements. I use Sticky Strip to Secure photos, matting and chipboard as it is quite durable. I am not all that concerned about keeping everything acid free in this case as over time, the pictures and element will fade with light exposure (I'll do an archivally safe layout for his scrapbook!)
  3. Follow the same layout principles as you would with cardmaking and scrapbooking and you will have an attractive and well balanced layout.
I am off to check out all my Bloggers Challenge Friends Projects now. Care to join me??? Follow the links on the sidebar to check out this talented group of ladies awesome creations!!!

Keep your eyes peeled on my blog!!! Hanna Sneak Peeks are coming soon!!!!!

16 comments:

  1. What an awesome gift - I'm sure your son will love it!

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  2. Great layout...love the X-men factor! I'm sure your son will be very pleased with your efforts.

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  3. Very nice layout, Vicki! He'll love it!

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  4. Great scrapbook page--I'm sure your son will love it!

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  5. This is great, Vicki...what a great thing for a boy's room. I'll have to remember it for when Kyle gets really active in sports.

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  6. Cool page Vicki! My son is in to football too (tackle at 8 yrs old) but we like it too.

    Great gift!

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  7. Great Gift Idea, I love the embossing you did for this project, it gives some great dimension to it.

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  8. What an awesome idea - scrapbook on the wall. That's neat!
    Claudia

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  9. This is a fabulous gift for your son, excellent job!

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  10. This will make a great gift for your son. What a fun way to share and display photos!

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  11. Great tips and ideas for a super project! So smart to use this challenge to complete a gift-giving project!

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  12. I love your canvas!!! They are the perfect wall art and gifts.

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  13. This is a great gift. You did a super job on it. Thanks for the tips too I have been wanting to try one -- don't know when but hopefully I will remember the tips when the time comes, lol!

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  14. Oh how cool! Totally love your scrap page!!

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  15. Great page!...and what a GREAT idea to give it to him as a Christmas gift.

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*****Vicki*****