Friday, October 12, 2012

It's Blog Hop Time!

Hi! And welcome to my stop on the Number of Photo Blog Hop! I haven't participated in a blog hop recently, and I have kinda missed it! **If you didn't arrive here from Amanda's Blog, then go back there and start the hop.**

My number of photos I used on this layout is 1. I loooove doing one-photo layouts. Maybe because then I get to focus more on the products I use than worrying about how I'm trying to get ten bizillion photos to fit on one page... I'm no good at putting lots of photos on one layout.

I used my new Echo Park Everyday Eclectic line for this layout. I just love the brightness of this line. And better yet-- it's paired with the kraft tone! I did something a little different to the background paper this time. I started out with a piece of Cosmo Cricket woodgrain embossed paper (from Core'dinations), but I didn't like how the color was. It was kinda a creamish-brownish drab color. Sooo I solved my problem by sanding the paper and then dabbing some white Mister Huey all over the page. I sprayed the mist on a kleenex then used that to apply the mist to the page. I loved the outcome! It washes out the woodgrain a bit so that you can see the color but it does not distract from the page.

As for the title, I used a lyric from a Kenny Chesney song. I don't even think that I have listened to the song hardly, but it came to mind. It's a two way title, really. First, because of the song... don't blink 'cause the next thing you know life will be so different than in this picture, and two, the girls were about to close their eyes because of the sunshine (If you have ever tried to take a picture like this... I call it a pinwheel... you know how hard it is to keep your eyes open because you're looking straight into the sunshine!)

Oh- one more thing. Here's what the journaling says:
"Laura's 14th birthday party was a BLAST! All of the friends Laura invited were so sweet and fun! They had fun posing for lots and lots of photos- per their request! Sept 22, 2012"


Ok! That's it for me today! Hope I have inspired you with my one-photo page! I'm sorry, I don't have a prize this time. I haven't had time to even think about it; I've been so busy. Maybe next time! I'd love to hear your comments of course, and if you like what you see, I would be honored if you would become a new follower of my blog! Now head on to Jen's blog for some more inspiration!

14 comments:

Heather M said...

Love your patterned paper & title!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love these papers and what a fun design, great photo!

Steffanie said...

Love what you did with the background paper---now I need to get me some of that! Great work with this EP collection. I have it and did a lo with it but it was a struggle for me. I found the colors an odd mix off bright and washed out. You made it work perfectly!

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Very cute! Love what you did with the EP collection....looks like a fun party!

Melinda said...

Great photo and layout!
PS-Love that song too!

Pam said...

Very nice LO !

Tulip Scrapper said...

Love what you did with the background paper--I never would have thought of that. Great job!

Charo said...

Yes, the background looks great and I love the idea of this photo, I will try that with my granddaughters, a game for a visit-- what an inspiration your blog!

Moongirl said...

I love the whitewashed wood! Gonna have to try that.

Mandi said...

Great page. I love the papers you used.

Devra said...

Heather, this is really pretty. I like all the little details.

DanaMK said...

I love photos like that and have never taken one - I definitely need to! I love what you did with the background paper - it's perfect!!!

melshappyscrappyplace said...

That photo is adorable! Love your Lo and use of the Everyday Eclectic. Cute!

Melissa Chesser said...

I really like the picture...need to remember that pose with my girls. And I love your paper.