Spring Sarcasm

Saturday, March 16, 2013

If you know me, you know that I try to find humor in something, every day.  I also rarely scrap the "things" around me.  Well, today I did both!  I scrapped a photo that I never in a million years would have thought to do if it weren't for sarcasm, humor, and a little extra inspiration from Sketches With Color.  Thanks to Lain Ehman and Twisted Tuesdays,  I also decided to be a detective in my own life.  I took some photos of spring blooming around me, and created my LO using Sketches in Thyme sketch #104.

This is the color scheme I had to work with:

And here is what I created:

The Terrible, Horrible, NoGood, Very Bad Haircut

I have had the absolute worst time finding a good salon and great stylist since moving here.  It's been one mediocre haircut after another.  This one took the cake though.  I won't go into the details, but let's just suffice to say that I have curly hair....

I dont know why, but when I saw the sketch & colors I wanted to use this photo.  Well, I knew it had to be something about me.  (Because again, if you know me, you know having boys, I hardly ever get to use pink on my pages).  Once again, I went to my scraps bin and grabbed papers that matched as closely as possible.  And once again, it fell into place quite quickly.  I wanted to play on the sarcasm and also add a bit of anger.  Sarcasm is everywhere.  The title, the speech bubbles and the colors actually too.  The anger comes in with the capitol letters, the spray mist, the staples, the chevrons, and well, the sarcasm!  BTW, this is the second time I've use this sketch.  You can find the first version here

CS-PULP papers
PP-MME, Creative imaginations, Doodlebug, Basic Grey, 
Alphas-Simple Stories & OA
Wood veneer-Recollections
Mist-Tattered Angels
Twine & Washi-MME

Then to calm myself down, I created this calm and serene page about all the plants blooming in my yard.  I'm really not someone who does this very often, but I do appreciate watching the plants and trees wake up.  We planted tulips and daffodils for the first time.  I've been watching them daily.  I checked out another blog I've been stalking, Twisted Tuesdays.  Their challenge was to create something "spring like" and the "twist is to use or be green".  I tried really hard to upcycle and use a tag from a pair of my son's pants, but I couldn't get it to work.  The photos and title are plenty to qualify for the challenge though.

It's not easy Getting Green

I tried a new app on my phone to create this photo collage. I'm experimenting with odd sized photos.  It's a departure from my standard 4x6, and I wanted to try out this sketch #104 from Sketches in Thyme 
I chose to use kraft papers for a couple of reasons.  One is because it's a great neutral and works well with the photos, but also because Scrap Our Stash challenge this month is to Kraft it Up.  This was a great excuse to use up some printed kraft papers I received in a prize.  I stayed pretty true to the sketch, but I changed the circular element to another rectangle and added brads instead, as well as some top and bottom border treatments. I should have stopped with the brown mist.  The green came out too splotchy, but it still looks ok.

PP-Pebbles, Memory box
Banner stickers-Sassafrass
Alphas-Cosmo Cricket and Simple Stories
Brads-Making Memories
Mist-Tattered Angels, Studio Calico


  1. Very nice take on the Kraft It Up Challenge! The wood grain patterned Kraft paper was a great background choice for your photos! Thank you for playing along at SOS!

  2. LOL!!! LOVE what you did with the Kraft It Up challenge! The sarcasm is hilarious and great to see a different angle in scrapping. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash! :)

  3. What a great layout, I love all the small flower photos you used, just gorgeous. I also think your misting looks great, it's a technique I just tried out for the first time last week! Thanks for joining us at SOS!

  4. Awesome take on the sketch & colors for SWC! I LOVE that you scrapped your bad haircut, and the title/journaling is fabulous! Thanks for playing along =)

  5. love the papers you used! Thanks for playing along with SOS! :)

  6. Very happy to see your layout with our sketch!
    Beautiful LO,........
    Thank you!!

  7. What terrible haircut for a CURLY hair! I'm sorry your day was ruined and all the way until you have to go back to the hairdresser..

    Anyway both layouts are nice and I agree; spring doen't want to come this time... But at least you used a lot of Kraft papers and that, plus the metal, was the main thing for our challenge at Scrap Our Stash! Good job!

    DT La Vikinga / Charlotta

  8. Hello Devra,
    I love your layout that you have done using our sketch - Its not easy getting Green! I love your photo collage and the papers and colour combo is just awesome!
    Thank you so much for hanging out with us at Sketches in Thyme!
    Maven Mel

  9. Cute title! Love your layout of your flowers!
    I made a card once for my Mom, it said; "I may not have a green thumb..." on the outside and inside said "but I do make a cute card!"
    The card was thanking her for help to get her ever growing excess of daffodils and iris planted in my garden beds!
    Thanks for playing along with Scrap Our Stash!

  10. this is beautiful ! thanks for playing with us !

  11. wonderful pages and LOVE the fun title on the top one!!! Thanks sooo much for playing along with at Sketches In Thyme:)