The Summer of Dads and Grads
The best moments at our house aren’t when my husband is buying things for my girls or taking them to a local amusement park. Rather, the best
moments are playing tickle torture after school, going on bike rides and just plain lounging and having fun together. Dads are often the ones who are
gone for a good portion of the day at work and in our case as a military family, gone for weeks and months at a time. So it’s the quality time that our
children really thrive on and savor with him.
I love how these layouts captured just that, special time with dad or grandpa! Whether it’s a walk on the beach or just having an afternoon together,
these dads and grandpas clearly made the most of their time with their kids and grandkids. The men in our lives don’t always want to be or aren't often in the
forefront of scrapbook pages, but these ladies clearly put the men in their lives in the front seat of their page!
Dad by Kat Poole
Supplies: Paper: BasicGrey, Sassafras Lass, Alphabet Stickers: Jillibean Soup, Stickers: BasicGrey, Jillibean Soup, Paint: Apple Barrel,
Pens: Sakura, Sketch: Creative Scrappers, Sketch 121.
Editor's Note: I love how the fun banner and paint splashes all mingle nicely with the bright and colorful photos, reinforcing the feel good effect.
Just Being Together Is Enough by Lisa Swift
Supplies: Paper: Lily Bee Design, Chipboard: Cosmo Cricket, Scenic Route Paper Company, Alphabet Stickers: Mustard Moon, American Crafts, My Little Shoebox,
Rub-Ons: Lily Bee Design, Creative Imaginations, SEI, Doodlebug, Die Cuts: Ormolu, My Little Shoebox, Maya Road, Jenni Bowlin, Little Yellow Bicycle, Journaling Spots: Colorbok,
Transparency: Hambly Studios, Stickers: KI Memories, My Mind's Eye, My Little Shoebox, Ink: Close To My Heart, Thread: Coats, Other: Clothing tag, ribbon. Tools:
Border Punches: Fiskars, Martha Stewart Crafts, Stamps: Staples, Other: Sewing machine.
Design Notes: My daughter had such a playful relationship with my Dad. I wanted to use lots of soft edges and a mix of girly and masculine colors to reflect that.
Journaling: Alexa and PopPop in Florida, February 2010.
This Is The Good Life by Pamella Perry
Supplies: Paper: Lily Bee Design, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Chipboard: Lily Bee Design, Rub Ons: Lily Bee Design,
Twine: The Twinery, Spray Mist: Studio Calico, Thread: Coats and Clark, Tools: Punches: Marvy Uchida, Border Punches: Fiskars, Other: Sewing Machine.
Design Notes: I didn't want the book print patterned paper to be so obvious, spraying it with white mist muted it just a little.