Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Crunch - the Color Room 73

I am a little upset that I got the shade of brownish orange wrong in this palette, but hopefully the rest of the project makes up for my one off-color! 

I was cleaning out my stash a couple of weekends ago when I came upon this 2008 Dill Blossom collection by SEI, and do I love it as much as the day I first laid my eyes on these papers!  So I set out with the mission to use them for this palette.  Following Lydell's adorable sketch, I used a couple of Maya Road album chipboard pieces for my photos.  I have more of these chipboards left so I imagine I will use this technique again in the future.  After all, I have a lot more apple picking photos left :) 

As I type this, I think to myself, gosh, it's always the same ol' boring things I scrap! lol. Strawberry picking, apple picking, blueberry picking... this vegetable, that vegetable, garden this, yard work that, kid A doing this, kid B doing that, lol.  When will I ever get to scrap a trip to Egypt?!  lol :)  I can dream a little right? :)
How cute is this little My Favorite Thing gal? I do love her! :)
Tonight we meet First Born's teacher for the year. I feel nervous.  She's super excited and can't wait for school to start!  I hope she will always feel this enthusiastic about school and its related activities.  Me, I'm just worried about raising an academically accomplished child who can get a college scholarship :)  That's why I feel nervous.

25 comments:

Virginia L. said...

Aw..how adorable is this, Jing-Jing! I love the use of shape (apples in this case) and the warm color combo...LOVE LOVE this! When I grew up, I want to scrap like you!

Virginia L. said...

If you can make vegetable and apple-picking pages look this good and appealing, you can scrap ANYTHING! A trip to Egypt will be nice, but it's the everyday/ordinary scrap-booking makes you the STAR that you are!

Audrey Pettit said...

Ca-Ute page, Jing Jing! I don't think I'll ever get tired of your veggie/fruit obsession thingy. ;)LOVE what you did with the apple chipboard photos! Love that little stamp image, too.

jazsutra said...

love the apples!!!!!!!! Crunch crunch!!! so adorable!!!

jaz

Missy Whidden said...

Gorgeous as ever! I always get excited when you post new pages :) Love how you shaped the photos like apples!

Charlene said...

LOVE how you did the pictures in apple shapes Fab!!!!!!! And the whole page is so so cute. Always......fabulous Jing Jing!! :-)

Christie Bryant said...

Such a cute layout Jing-Jing! LOVE it!
What a great palette.
Good luck meeting this years teacher, I'm sure it will be great!

Karen B. said...

The little stamped girl mixed in with your adorable girl pictures is the best!

curlyqmosaics said...

This layout is absolutely precious! I think those are the most precious photos, and the fact that they are shaped like apples is so creative! :)

jamie said...

i LOVED Dill Blossom!!! I so totally remember that line. Trish had it and I loved scrapping with it...and I think that was before i was on her dt.
and girl...you rock anything you scrap. no worries. do what you love...and you are...
i am not so sure about egypt...but if you ever make it to Rome...please be sure to bring me along!
~j
p.s...thanks for the congratulations.

Nathalie said...

You can scrap gardening and fruit picking pages as much as you want when they look like that!!!! I LOVE everything about it!!! The stamp is adorable and the design rocks! Fantastique Jing-Jing!

Alice Wertz said...

absolutely darling! love those photos and the apple shapes. i love seeing your fruit picking layouts. they will be different every year and you can see how much they have grown, too. hope it goes well with the teacher meeting. i have no doubt your girls will advance with scholarships. then you can use the money saved and go on your Egypt trip! =)

Beth Hallgren said...

LOVE this one!Brilliant idea to use the chip apples :)

Deana said...

ADORABLE. Love the apple shaped photos... cute, cute, CUTE!

teacher jessy said...

So so cute!! You are the only one who can scrap fruits. That is a special trade you got that! You made the layout look so good. Of course you have stinkin' cute models too!

Kim said...

totally cool Jing Jing, I adore those older papers and those phptps cut into apple shapes!!! SUPERB!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

EEEEK....This page screams fun. Love the apple shaped photos and the vibrant orange color. :)

Teresa Wilson Rogers said...

Jing Jing, love these colors, in fact these are MY COLORS!! My living, dining room and kitchen are decorated in these colors. Your LO is adorable as is your daughter as usual. I haven't scrapped in a year and a half and if anything could get me started again, this might!

Colette Bate said...

Well, you KNOW I love all of your pages ... but, every once in a while you create one that completely takes my breath away. This is one of those! OMG. It's perfect in every way ... those apple photos, the crisp white field, striking frame ... your little 'stamper girl' ... and I swear 'A' is getting cuter by the day. I never tire of your outdoor foodie photos. All I can say is your girls must be VERY regular with all the fruit we see them eat! bbwwahahaha

oh yeah ... and that trip to Egypt? Let me know when so I can join you! xoxoxox

Aubree said...

While I adore your "boring" events like fruit and veggie picking...you certainly can't say you don't have other photos!!! How Bout those cruise pixs, china pixs, Philly pixs??!?!?

Love the die cut apples you used in place of lydell's circles!!

Sandi Cl~ said...

I loved last week's pallette although I didn't get around to doing it. When I first saw yours, I feel in love with the apples and how they highlighted the colors as well .. so clever ..as you always are! Hope all went well with meet the teach!

papertrails leaver said...

how adorable this layot is! Love that she takes a few bites and then is done! ;-)

alexandra s.m. said...

Je l'aime beaucoup ta page! et ne te fais pas trop de soucis pour l'├ęcole!

Mandie said...

this is so cute! LOVE the colors!

Michelle said...

Seeing your apple page and the cooler weather we are experiencing makes me want to go apple picking!! Are you ready for this cooler weather? I am not. Your work is so fun! I enjoy coming and seeing your latest projects. Anything you make is wonderful... even about the everyday.