Friday, August 14, 2009


Hi friends! The inspiration for this layout is a fantastic picture of my son that was taken in 1990. He was 9 years old at the time. I am very close to my son & we chat almost every day. He works extremely hard & puts in tons of hours weekly. I ran across this picture when I was on the phone with him as he was driving home from a 7 AM to 10 PM work day. I could think of nothing else but the photo reflected Simpler Times ! He loves his work & we love him for being such a hard worker!
I used the great July 2009 Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook that featured the wonderful Traveler line from My Little Yellow Bicycle. Perfect for what I was trying to convey! I also wanted to drift away from flowers... I need to NOT do flowers all the time!!
I used 3 different 2 sided papers from the traveler line. They all work great together so this was SIMPLE.. almost no thinking! I decided to use circle layers. I was then able to carry the circles throughout the layout.
The chip bicycle I had from a set of Basic Grey Recess chip shapes... it was just one of those odd embellies I thought I would never use UNTIL i seen the bicycles on the Little Yellow Bicycle papers. I inked the chip bike & Basic Grey "Sweets" alpha with Adirondack Denim ink. It actually looks a little more navy in person,, but seemed to photograph a little on the royal blues side. All navy papers was also inked with the Denim ink.

Kit included Buttons Galore buttons was added to fill in some thin areas & also to continue the circle theme. I doubled matted the pic with coordinating card stock. All green papers was inked with Distress Peeled Paint. All Orange was inked with Adirondack Terra Cotta ink.

I covered various sized chip circles using the "Cover old chip" method & adhered randomly. I added buttons & stickled the edges with 3 shades of Stickles-Lime Green, Dark Blue, & Cinnamon. Wahhlah.... done!
This was such a fun layout to do. I enjoyed my flower -free experience!
Thanks so much my friends for taking a peek! You are the best!


Julia said...

Oh Lynn this is fantasic. Love all the circles and that bike is just perfect.

Debbie ♥ ♥ ♥ said...

Spectacular work Lynn!! I love the bike and all the circles!
I too long for the simpler times!!

sue said...

great page lynn, i find it hard to not use flowers too but I love the sentiment, special memories need special pages x sue x

Jocelyn said...

This LO is just perfect....oh the colors and the love!!!! You have so much great detail on this...I may have to "borrow" a few of your ideas!!!! Have a great day!!!! :)

Maggi said...

I love it Lynn! The button circles are fantastic and the Stickles are perfect!

Sandy said...

This page is just fabulous..your work is so everything about it...esp the title!

Jenny said...

WOW! What a fabulous page! I found your blog from Sandy's blog and I am so glad that I did!!!! You are super talented and I love your style! THANKS!

Siri Fjørtoft, Fjørtoft Design said...

Hi Lynn!

I love your LOs! They are truly inspirational :-) There is an award waiting for you over at my blog :-)


Dragonfly Treasure said...

Following you too =)!!


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