Thursday, April 15, 2010

LYB in the House!

Did you see? I won't the Little Yellow Bicycle Generation Z contest! I am SO excited! It was a great way to kick off my vacation, too. And it was even better that Lori called me personally. I am always amazed at the designers behind the paper, I think sometimes we just see the final project and forget that there is a person behind it, that created it and that it means something to them to see what other people create with it. I bet that would be cool. But since I have zero graphic design abilities, I will stick with just buying and using it on my projects ;)

I know I have said this before but I love love love gray. I wanted to paint our bedroom gray but Brian refused! And he normally lets me do whatever I want, LOL! Gray is my new black so when I saw this line with the rust and teal accents I fell in love with it. And Kristen was the master behind the kit so make sure you get yours here at Serendipity Scrapbooks.

Here is the mini album I made for the contest. It is about Owen's wrestling this year. I got some shots from a few of the tournaments and these papers just screamed make me a wrestling album! Besides the LYB Generaztion Z papers, I used Core'dinations Cardstock, MLS letters, pretty much all the goodies from the kit and Helmar 450 Quick dry adhesive and Zap dots. {the Quick dry is aWeSoMe on acetate}.





One of the reasons I like this line, too was that the papers had all these great words on them for me to cut out! You know how I love to cut...so I sat down and cut all the words and sayings I liked first and then used them in the ablum.

Some Cuttlebug embossing on here....





The papers from the LYB Gen Z line are perfect for journaling. I am not sure if you know anything about wrestling but it is intense and these kids are young. 5-6-7 years old and going out there, all alone, on a mat in front of 100's of people! are you kidding? I was nervous enough on a field with 10 other players, LOL! So it just amazes me what these kids can do, win or lose. And I hope that Wrestling and sports in general teaches owen the things it taught me about being part of a team and the competitive spirit.


I used the Acetate sheets as additional pages by cutting them down to match the album.



i LOVE this photo of the dads and coaches on the mat just watching, hoping, holding back...all those things we do when we prepare ourselves to "let go".

I know that was photo heavy so thanks for looking and letting me be excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!

20 comments:

Jill Oriente said...

Awesome book!

Jocelyn said...

Love this....such great detail!!!!!

Wishing you a great day!!!

Vel said...

Holy crow I love your work! You are so detail oriented and I love it! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. Totally made my day. :)

vtpuggirl said...

Awesome mini! Your photos are so cool to me, can't wait till my ds is old enough to do those things!

Christina said...

WOW! this is an amazing mini! sports are always so hard for me to scrap but this is just awesome.
Thanks for stopping my my bloggity and leaving some love =) always nice
xo

Audra said...

WOW!! great mini album!! LOVE it!! :)

VAWM said...

Ellen! Awesome work. Our new bathroom is a color you would love white, black and silver lining paint! A very pale gray!

Linda Beeson said...

Those papers are just so amazing on your project! Great choice, cute stuff.

Andrea Amu said...

Ohh my goodness! How awesome is that! So excited for you... and are you going to let me enjoy scrapping with some of your big winnings from LYB? ;) Lol!

laterg8r said...

outstanding book :D

TraceyT said...

What an amazing album!!! Congrats to you on the contest win. I am not at all surprised.

BabyBokChoy said...

congrats on your win, the mini rocks!!!!!!!

Melonie said...

Loving this Ellen! Huge Congrats on your win!

Melanie said...

Congratulations on your win Ellen, I have only used LYB from one line but liked it.

Wonderful mini book, love the grey and yellow together.

Rebecca said...

How cool is that??!! Congrats, you know how much I LOVE that mini :)

dstandard said...

What an awesome album Ellen!

theelfqueen said...

You know that I totally love this mini! I am a sucker for good wrestling pages and this is AWESOME. Super huge congrats on a well-deserved win!

theelfqueen said...

(Mom wins it by Fall! 6 pts!)

AnnetteL said...

Hi Ellen, just wanted to stop by and say thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving me a lovely comment. I love your book so much gorgeous detail!

Audrey Pettit said...

What an amazing mini album, Ellen! Each and every page is absolutely bursting with detail and great photos. No wonder you won, my friend! Huge congrats to you!