Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Bird is the Word {Wish} Layout

There's a new word up at Bird is the Word 
and it's WISH!  How EASY is that to incorporate 
into a layout?!  Easy-peasy so play along for a 
chance to win the latest kit from Tidbitz in Time
and snag yourself a Winner's Badge if 
your layout is judges as one of the top 5!

These days I am just feeling the need to pare 
everything down for a more "slick" look - 
I'm growing a bit weary of layouts that are 
just "too" busy & I am also really conscious 
(since I've been sorting all my pages out into
 new albums) of the practical aspect of getting
 all these pages into a viewable format & 
having the albums hold at least 20 pages!

Do you know the song this line comes from?  
Airplanes by B.O.B and Hayley Williams.  
My kids are crazy about it right now 
(even though it isn't that new!).
I thought the sentiment was perfect 
for the photograph & the way 
my son is feeling right now!

These Tim Holtz tags were just ideal obviously!

Finally I used one of my Maya Road 
plastic doilies & am LOVING the look!

Still no printer so I am forced into a 
hand-journaling phase!Can't stand it any longer
 & am going to have to buy a new printer 
this weekend if mine is still not repaired :(...

Supplies List for "Wish" Layout

Black Cardstock - American Crafts
Circle Print - Cosmo Cricket - 
Social Club - Swingin'
Chevron Print - 
Packaging - My Mind's Eye
Yellow Buttons - My Mind's Eye
Tickets - Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Black Doily - Maya Road
Alphas - Webster's Pages - 
Storytellers - Lullaby
Thickers - American Crafts 
Chipboard Stickers "Typo"

***Please can anyone who knows the 
manufacturer of the Chevron print 
please let me know so I can add it to 
my supplies list (the arrow design) 
thank you!***


Bellaidea said...

1.practical aspect...yes, I know those tick ones are problematic
2.your journaling, well, I really like it his one!
3. thank you for all your visits and nice comments my Friend!:)
4.finally-I really like the look of this one :)

Diana said...

Go clean & simple!
What a touching LO. So sweet.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh I loveeeeeeeee that song! That photo is PERFECT for it!! This is GORGEOUS! I love love love the tickets and the doily! :):):):):):):):):):):)

scrapbookertink said...

Hi Helen, hope you are all well, it is half term here for us and I feel stressed to get everything done, does it sound familiar LOL! This is different for you but I like it, suits the masculine theme, the song, yes we have been singing that for a few months still sounds good though, take care, Doreen x

Evgenia Petzer said...

so cute!!!

MARILYN said...

Clean, Simple and Very Lovely page!!!
love the tickets and the doilies!
the theme and the photo are perfect!!! love your boy page!!

Marelize said...

I love that song Helen! One of my faves. Gorgeous layout and those tickets at the top are perfect. :)

Stefanie said...

Beautiful! Great masculine Lo, love the dark colours with pops and of red and th e yellow buttons are a fab addition.
Love it.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I am so with you on this one, it has that CAS and masculine look, it is fabulous, and your handwriting is perfect, which is something I cannot do and admired you for that on a lot of your layout!

Marivic (Berry71Bleu) said...

Wow Helen, you are one busy gal..Congrats on your new DT position!!Love the make-up LO and of course you Wish LO too!! Can I vote for you? If you need my votes for anything, you know where to find me, but then again, you don't need votes, you should be on top of the list. You are so organized with you postings and your projects..I so admire you!! I wish I could be like you!
Thanks for always stopping by leaving me nice comments...You know, I appreciate it..Really!!!!
Lotsa, lotsa hugs from me!! Stay awesome my friend!

Svjetlana said...

Gorgeous page Helen and the style is just perfect for boys photo. And your handwriting journalling is brilliant. I don't like mine too but always tend to handwrite and it gives a personal touch that will be appreciated by my children one day.
I love 'Wish' challenge, might play myself if get any chance for crafting any soon.

Jasmine S said...

I loved the design of this and your eye is instantly drawn to your gorgeous photo because of the "black" space. I love the wish tags, the multi colored title and your handwritten journaling is beautiful. Great page.

Leonie said...

Don't buy a printer, I think you handwriting is lovely. ;)
really nice layout, beautiful sentiment and the doilies look fabulous.

Mitralee said...

I think I really loved the mixed fonts on this page combined with those solids and the black paper provides a nice contrast! Off to look up that song!

topkatnz said...

I totally agree with your words about simplicity and practicality. I am preferring really simple pages at the moment and can't believe the complex ones that appealed before. I guess it is a fashion thing too, but it is a 'needs must' thing as much as anything for me. I just find simple pages so much more appealing these days - and I love your layout:)

topkatnz said...

I think a lot of us could do with a wish right now too - but I don't think just one would do it.

Alanna said...

Love that song and love that page! Lovely as always Helen :)

Shayne said...

Love the simplicity of this LO - and yes, the 'busy' ones are gorgeous but a real challenge to fit into binders!

And your handwriting is divine!

Kerryn said...

I have given up on albums completely LOL.

It's fun to experiment with different styles and I love what you have done with this more simply embellished page. Gorgeous!

Alison said...

Like the simple style of this one Helen
Alison xx

Blossom inch said...

love how you put the two plastic doilies of MR at the side and awesome pic of your DS. Very nice layout altogether!

sandi said...

Wow! This is fantastic! What an eye-catcher! The design and mix is just absolutely perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eila Sandberg said...

Poor Reilly, it really is so difficult to be his age and have a chaos of questions and emotions ping-ponging. The photo is truly of star quality Helen, love the feel of vulnerability to it. Such a bold visual statement you're making with your clean and crisp page, I do admire this cleaner style of yours. WTG! xoxoxo

dstandard said...

This is just an awesome boy page - totally fabulous and the photo is awesome!

Rachael Funnell said...

Seem to be catching UP on your Blog... AGAIN! LOL!
I know I've said it before & I will say it again......
I LOVE your handwriting!! Howz the printer Situation???
Cause my thought is KEEP on handwriting on your Layouts.....
Just Saying!! LOL!
FANTASTIC layout.......

yyam said...

Wow! Love the simplicity of this one. The dark background really draws the eye to the photo. Awesome work! :)

Lynette said...

I also love the simplicity and the shear beauty of this layout.