Thursday, September 20, 2007

Free to Be Me

Julie says, KAYA!

I gave this LO as a gift to my 8-year old son, Ian because we were having a rough time with safety rules. It is the beginning of the school year and the “No TV, No Computer” rule is back in the Kelly house, so he is frustrated. Last week, I thought I lost him in a hardware store, when we have an “always stay close to Mommy” rule in public places (I found him sitting in a corner reading a book!) When he got punished for knowing the rule and yet intentionally breaking it, he said “Why aren’t you letting me read there? You never let me be myself!” We used this LO at dinnertime, to get the conversation started on safety rules what it means to be “free to be me.” (Can you tell his parents are in the training/learning biz?) Picture: circa 2002, The Dunes, Mt. Baldy.

Materials/Techniques Used:
Started with a Pierre Auguste Renoir “Seascape” cardstock by Paper House. Tore brown cardstock and inked its edges to match sand. Painted a pink and brown ribbon with blue-green acrylic to resemble ocean. Cut out paper for arch and rays. Layered 6 different cardstock on each ray: Paper Reflections, Creative Memories, Carte Postale, Rhonna Farrer, etc. Adhered fisherman’s net rope (from leftover goodie bag on Ian’s birthday.) Embellishment is made of a 3-layer diecut Flower Brad Metal Art by K&Co, added to 6 layers of strips of different patterned papers. Title is made of DCWV gold glittered die cut letters, edges inked in black.

Inspiration Used:
Somerset Magazines

About Me:
Philippine-born, living in the US for almost 2 decades. Primarily full time mom and homemaker. Volunteer Art and Reading teacher in my kids’ classrooms. When not involved with kids, I work from home as President & CEO of my own Human Resources and Learning Management International Consulting firm, and as hands-on partner of Scrapbooking is a hobby my kids, friends, and I share and enjoy very much. Cardmaking, Photography, Suzuki Music (piano and violin), and Interior Design (only of my own home), are now great interests of mine.


zabethtan said...

Hi Julie,

Nice Inspiration you share for us. Pa scrplift na rin. Btw, love those technique you use super professional.

cabbiejanescrapper said...

i love the layout design! free na free. i love the strips of paper you did here.

C70 said...

Julie, I love the papers and all the glitter! The colors you picked really go well with your photo!

Lee i. said...

Love that photo. And I had to check the techniques you used one by one cause I want to try them out, too. Great way to use that Motifica BG paper.

marjorie said...

you lo screams fun! and i feel carefree just by looking at it.. thumbs up for you julie!

Me-anne's Nook said...

Hi Julie, great job here, love the way you cut those PPS and put it together to come up with this lovely LO. WTG. TFS! and Congrats!

Candy Bonoan-Lagazon said...

Really love your style! Love the papers you used here, too. I esp. like the curved pattern as it really is a very imaginative way of making the sun.