Tomorrow, the boys and I are heading out to house- and dog-sit for a week, so I’ll be on a scrapbooking hiatus.  No worries, I have crocheting to do!  There’s a certain baby gift I need to get moving on…

Since I knew I’d be going through Photoshop withdrawal next week, I knocked out a couple of pages today.  First was today’s challenge at JessicaSprague.com – to scrap a screenshot.  I adored Jessica’s sample, with a Google Map of her house, so I ripped it right off.

OurFirstHome

We bought our first house in 1999, so all of the photos are in printed snapshot form.  Of course, this means they’re also packed away.  Once we get to Seattle (and I find them, and I find time to scan them in), I’ll finish this layout right up.

The second layout, since it’s Friday, was for a DigiDare.  This week’s Dare is to scrap a chaotic situation.  With two young boys, it just fell to me to choose which situation.  (You know I have a few to choose from.)  How about a two-year-old eating?  That should fit the bill.

MessMaker

The tricky part of this one was to scrap it in a chaotic style without losing focus on the photographs.  I’m pretty happy with it.  (And, BTW, how freaking cute is that spaghetti-covered boy?)

Our First Home
Scraplifted from Jessica Sprague’s “Hello Home” at JessicaSprague.com
Map from Google Maps
Green paper by Tamra Burwick (The DigiChicks CT Thank You – Creative Sparks)
Ribbon by Danielle Engebretson (Vintage Winter FF Add-On)
Glitter swirl (on flower) by Bohemian Art (Fresh and Fun)
Swirl on title art by Birgit Kerr (Swirl It Up)
Remaining items from Sherry Ferguson’s  Zippity Doo Dah kit
Fonts: Bauhaus 93, DJB Rebecca Script by Darcy Baldwin

MessMaker
For DigiDare #139
Circle paper by Sarah Jones & Frame by Karen Lewis (both from TheDigiChick CT Appreciation Kit – Creative Sparks)
Blue paper by Chris Geiser (Here Comes the Sun)
Darker kraft paper by Lyndsay Riches (Recycled – An Earth Day Kit)
Light kraft paper by Faith True (Arbor Day Kit)
Stitched border by Jady Day Studio (Blooming Friendship)
Messy Stitching & green-bordered tag by Wimpychompers (Cool Cats)
Tags & screws by Flergs (SYTYCD Week 1)
Paint splatters by Flergs (Rough & Tumble Add-On) and by Wimpychompers (Cool Cats)
Alpha by Grazieli Niclass, aka Lili of ScrapArtist.com (Urban Letters)
Fonts: Pea Soniablu, Cry Kitty, Canker Sore

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