Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Field Day Fun

First off, thank you to everyone for the comments and the personal emails.  It has meant a lot.  :)  I don't want to skip over that.  Thank you!

Well, the end of the school year always marks Field Day for the boys.  This year was slightly different because they each had their Field Day on different days, in the past it has been on the same day.

The boys couldn't be more different.

Austin is competitive.  He wants to win.  And he wants others to follow the rules.
Hayden is a complete goofball.  He just wants to have fun.  I swear, he was falling on purpose at times just to get a laugh!

And of course, they each wanted their own layout done, with nothing about the other one on it.

Is this just a boy thing?  Sometimes I think they can't stand each other.

Anyways...here's Austin's Field Day layout:

I just love that top picture, where Austin is mid-air in front of everyone else in the potato sack race.  :)

I used the very cool Wave Searcher collection from Fancy Pants.

Here are the close up's:

I love those tiki dudes...not that they have anything to do with Field Day, but they are something DIFFERENT than the usual stuff I add to my pages.  

Those lines and swirl are a transparency from the line that I used behind my photos.  I thought it worked well like that.  

And then here is Hayden's layout:

This layout uses the fun Summer Soul collection from Fancy Pants.   Those white pieces are actually cut from this chipboard sheet:


I had two of these sheets of chipboard.  I thought about making a design using the surf boards, but I had already used some of them, so I didn't have as many as I wanted.  So instead, I took my scissors and cut around the empty spots and just used the outline.

Here are some close up's of my layout:


And speaking of Fancy Pants...did you see the sneaks of their newest releases:



I've already created some with these. I will share soon.  :)

Well thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!!!

I hope you have a fantastic day!


20 comments:

Miriam Prantner said...

Great layouts! Love how different they are, but similar papers/techniques. The stitching especially is FABULOUS!

soapHOUSEmama said...

These are great! I LOVE the combo of the black and white photo with the color picts and the use of the transparency. Also, your use of the chipboard and the stitching is amazing!!!

Susan Martin said...

These two layouts are amazing! The photos are fantastic and I love the colors you chose to make everything just pop! You are right.. those Tiki's are adorable! Love your stitching on both pages. And how you used the outline of the surfboards.. Ingenious!! That was a REALLY great idea!!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Cool use of the "leftover" chipboard, Pamela! The tiki guys are a great touch and would have been perfect for the layout I did last year about DD's end of the year Survivor party. :)

Margareta Carlsson said...

Amazing layout! I love all those layers!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are both amazing!! I love love love that sun on the first one and LOVING that amazing stitching on the second one!! You are just WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!

Tammy said...

So sorry that you are going through a rough time. You are brave for sharing your struggles and you are right, so many of us can relate. Hugs to you! Hope you have a sunny and bright and happy summer. Your boys sound exactly like my nephews! Love your different take on each layout. I love the Tikis!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Great layouts!
I love that you were able to get so many photos on one layout!!

Connie Mercer said...

you blow me away~fabulous!!!!!

Jingle said...

WOW! These are both absolutely amazing layouts!!!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Oh wow! You totally captured the excitement of the younger kids with that first layout!!!! And how much the older ones want to win really shines in that second layout. I'm totally in awe of both of these! Fantastic job! (Field Days begin tomorrow at my school- hope they are as sunny as your kids days!)

Lynn Murphy said...

great page. Love the b&w and color mix. and the papers and embellies totally rock.

МД в картинках said...

"Those white pieces" are genius!
And both LOs a so bright and fun.

Suzanne Webb said...

Your layouts are absolutely stunning!,, You have incorporated so many fun details, my eyes just kept wandering across the pages!

Madeline said...

Oh Wow...I love both of these! Great pics, awesome design and fabulous colors for an end-of-the-school year field day!

Christina Collins said...

Oooh! These are such fun layouts. I love the little tiki men.

Izzy Anderson said...

Your layouts are both really cute. I love the tiki men too. Sure, they go!! I think they're the perfect addition. Love the stitching on your other page. Beautiful work.

Penny said...

Beautiful layouts and as always the stitching is FABULOUS! Love Penny

Erica said...

Read your last post and I can relate. Sometimes life just throws so much at us. I go through spots too where I just want to curl up in a ball. I don't create much then either and my husband reminds me how much I enjoy it.

Both of these layouts are fantastic!!!

Christy said...

I always love all the little touches you add to make your pages have so much WOW to them!! Love how you got so many pics on one page :)