Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Bella BLVD | Fire Cracker...

Hello Friends!  I am back to share a little more of the All American collection from Bella BLVD.



"Fire Cracker"
products used: cs - Kaisercraft; pp - Bella BLVD (All American); alpha - Bella BLVD; other - Bella BLVD: chipboard, crochet hearts, stickers, flags; paint, brads; tools - typewriter. 

With this layout I wanted to showcase how to use these patterned papers especially if you don't have any 4th of July/Americana photos to scrap.  Living in Australia, I struggled to come up with an idea at first.  Then I saw all the cute little fire crackers in the collection.  Instead of creating a layout with fireworks in the "traditional" sense.. I thought I'd use them in a "metaphorical" way.  Yes.  My middle son has a temper.  *grin*


Journaling: always quick to heat up, followed usually with a huge explosion!



Granted.. His temper tantrums usually come after his big brother has been antagonising him or I have repeatedly asked him to clean his room.. And it is not always a pretty sight.  But I wanted to document this aspect of his character.  Hmmm.  I am hoping that he will eventually outgrow this need to vent his frustrations in this particular way.  And so I scrap it.  The good, the bad and the ugly! *grin*
Thanks for visiting..x

11 comments:

Anne P said...

Oh I have one of those too and what a great way to use the papers. And he looks so serene in this picture :)

Rachael Funnell said...

The firecrackers look FANTASTIC & so do the pinwheels... I think these are AWESOME boy colors!!!

Gina Lideros said...

I Love your layout and the title Leanne. Just wait until he turns 13 - that's what I am dealing with now. hehe

Chantalle said...

Dynamite in a small package? Lol. Completely awesome!

Manda Moore said...

This is awesome, I would have been completely stuck with this collection but you totally rocked it.

Kim said...

I cant imagine him having a temper...but love what you have done here!

Lizzyc said...

That is a very clever way to use the papers and the title is fabulous to describe your son at times! fantastic design and layout!

Marelize said...

Beautiful work Leanne! Love how you scrap the 'every day' events. xx

Kerryn said...

You've used this collection so well! Love it! My little man is a bit of a firecracker too. Certainly makes life interesting ;).

Lizzy Hill said...

Brave mum...long as he learns strategies to COPE with it!!! I don't think we can change our temperament as such!!! And BRILL way of using that paper. Really, very, very clever:):):)

Sar said...

Gotta scrap it all, good & bad! Love what you've done with this range x