Green Bananas & Shenanigans

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Hey there. I have so much going on here today. Nothing like waiting until the last minute. But, well, it's still summer at my house which means lots of time with my children, not so much time with my crafty supplies, let alone blogging. So here goes. These pages are inspired by both August challenges at Scrap Our Stash

First up is the PAPER stash challenge. (Now I remember why I waited so long to write the post. I wanted to retake the photo. Forgive the poor editing ;-) )

In our family, we like to make jokes about each others' silly quirks. In this case, it's my husband's  preference to eat only almost green bananas. No spots, not really yellow. Pretty much green. My son took it upon himself to snap this photo while the two of them were out shopping.  As I was searching for product to use, I remembered I had this Bella Blvd collection. The saying on one of the papers was perfect. I painted the words I wanted to highlight. The combination of yellow and green help tell the story as well. 

Anyway, I used Polka Dots, Alphas & arrows, Paint (I painted the words green), Echo Park (the green background paper) and 3 tiny black Rhinestones.

Next is the sketch + stash challenge

 I played around with the sketch a little by using triangles in place of the rectangular shapes. The rest of the design is fairly evident. I used stripes, Simple Stories and paint/mist.  I liked using a dog themed line mixed with colors and patterns from another line. The result is lighthearted and fun, like the photo.  Some Paper Issues Swag Bag pieces and Printables made their way onto the page, as well as inspiration from the August Pinspire me board. 

Again, my son is showing me his sense of humor. Self Timer Shenanigans indeed. I left my phone at home while I went shopping. I came home to a giggling boy, who couldn't keep this to himself.  "mom, check your phone". So I did. He knows that if he does silly things, especially with my phone, it's going to go public at some point.  He didn't mind this time, and I love seeing him be silly. 

Well, that's it for now. Thanks for looking at my creative view. Check back again later today. Ive got more to share.

Supplies-Green Bananas-CS-American Crafts, PP-Echo Park, Bella Blvd, American Crafts, Washi-LoraBeilora, paint-Crayola, wood pieces-UmmWowStudio, Flair-A Flair for buttons, alphas-Bella Blvd, DoodlebudDesign, stickers-Bella Blvd, Freckled Fawn.

Supplies-Shenanigans-PP-Studio Calico, Simple Stories, Pink Paislee, doily-unknown, wood pieces-Elle's Studio, Studio Calico, enamel dots-Simple Stories, mist-Heidi Swapp, sequins-Swag bag, printable, Paper Issues, stickers-Studio Calico


  1. I love both of your pages, but especially like the one you made for Scrap our Stash! It is so fun and fabulous!!! Thank you for joining Scrap our Stash this month!

  2. These are great photo! Gotta love Evan and his sense of humor! You did a wonderful job with both challenges. I really love all the little details you put into your pages---so much cuteness going on! Thanks for linking up with Scrap Our Stash!!

  3. HI Devra! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash! I LOVE BOTH of your layouts for the 2 challenges this month! The "green banana" one is a great way to scrap your hubby's silly quirk and your son is too much with the selfie on your phone too! Lots of Laughs to be remembered always!

  4. Fantastic layout design. Love the details and stash used. Great sketch take. Thanks for your entry in our challenge at Scrap Our Stash!

  5. Awesome layouts Devra and fantastic take on both challenges! Thank you for playing along with Scrap Our Stash!

  6. love both-especially with all that green on the first- (are you sure that wasn't a plantain? Even so, I have to buy my bananas really green too :) THey just taste firmer that way! Kate (SOS)