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2013 Design Team Challenge #2: The Cat in the Hat

Hi All!

Thank you for stopping by to see my work. For the second challenge, we had to use Dr. Seuss as inspiration and use 1" as a design element.  I was soo excited when I first read this challenge so many ideas ran through my mind.  I love Dr. Seuss and the way he used words, reading and rhymes and there was always a lesson involved! To me, he was genius. So, I began with my pictures and all of my goodies and boom-nothing! It just got overwhelming for me. So, I had to step away, regroup, clear my mind and come at it again.

So, after a few days, a second set of pictures, seasons 1-7 of Matlock and a fresh set of ideas-I went to work!!!!

I used bahama blue grid paper, red and red/white polka dot accent paper.  I also used cut outs from Dr. Seuss scrapbooking paper that I lucked up and found! I thought these colors went well with the colors from the story.

I had to work through having so many pictures for 1 outing and getting most of them onto a page.  So I began by figuring out how I was going to get them onto my layout.

I used this photo fold out (I bought from a Scrapbooking Convention) that I taped down to the page and added 4 pictures and some journaling.

This allowed me to place more pictures from the same event on the page.

Here is the left side of the layout:

I cut the page protector using an exacto knife, cutting mat and ruler.

to be able to open the fold out and see all of the pictures and journaling inside:

I journaled  across the middle complete with Dr. Seuss font!!! and the picture of the dogs are on the other side of the flap where the picture of my husband and I are (pictured above). All of the flaps fold toward the center and magnets (hidden under the photos) holds it all together.

The title of the layout is: When Things Come Together... It's a lot of fun Especially dressed as thing 2 and Thing 1! You have to open the flap the see "especially dressed as thing 2nd ans thing 1".

Here is the right side of the layout:

So here is the whole layout together. I hope you enjoy

On the right side under the quote from Dr. Seuss are 8 additional photos!!!

Another way I was able to get one more picture on the page is, I cut 2 pictures to the same size (3x3), I taped 1 picture to the page:

Up in the left corner I used a Crop-A-Dile to make a hole in the same place on both pictures and then I used a brad to hold it in place, but still able to move. I cut that same size in the page protector to be able to move the top picture to see the photo underneath.

If you made it here-I appreciate you taking your time to look at and read about my work. I'm normally not this lengthy, (I'm a hit it and quit it gal) but I wanted to show you the fun, whimsical ways (I think) to get more photos on a page.

Just because you are still with me, here is the full layout again!!!!

Thank you again for stopping by, hopefully, it wasn't too painful for you!!!!

Have a great day! :)


Shared by Shannon Nixson on January 20, 2013 | Memory Date: January 20, 2013
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This is like totally Seuss! Especially the hidden parts that open into more than even DS bargained for! Great, great, great job.
Posted By: Diane Cook  |  February 7, 2013 at 6:13 pm   
Shannon - you are so creative. The flaps are great. Your colors and patterned paper are great.
Posted By: Dale Hill  |  January 26, 2013 at 12:34 am   
Wow, you had the perfect photos for this project!!! I love it!!!
Posted By: Billi Glenn  |  January 25, 2013 at 3:42 am   
Thank you everyone! I am happy that you enjoyed my layout! Hopefully, as time goes on, we will continue to learn, grow and think outside the box! Thanks again-stay buckled up-it's gonna be a wild ride!!!! :)
Posted By: Shannon Nixson  |  January 25, 2013 at 2:11 am   
Love, love, love this page - especially the interactive elements that allow for more pictures on the same page (I always have too many and can't decide...). Dr. Seuss is such fun and all these pages have been a great inspiration. Now for the time to try to live up to your examples.
Posted By: Libby Wiers  |  January 24, 2013 at 2:12 pm   
Shannon!! I am so impressed with this layout! I have never done a foldout piece like that on a scrapbook page...never anything interactive, and I'm so impressed with yours, I think I might have to give it a try! What's to not love about this layout? LOVE the photos, LOVE the scrapbook paper, LOVE the journaling and LOVE the colors! And you know I think your 4-legged Thing 1 and Thing 2 are da bombs!! My favorite of your layouts thus far!
Posted By: Heather Cartland  |  January 24, 2013 at 12:42 am   
I love your scrapbook paper find! It's a great addition to your page and it carries your color theme as well. I like that your title spans both sides of your layout drawing them together. And getting all the extra photos into the page by adding fold-outs is wonderful! Even your brad blends into the photo! The dogs and their T-shirts are delightful! Nice Job!!
Posted By: Andrea Fisher  |  January 21, 2013 at 10:36 pm   
What a creative title! And I love the picture of the dogs in the tshirts - too cute!
Posted By: Nancy Sanders  |  January 21, 2013 at 10:14 pm   
I LOVE the colors, Shannon! And the cut outs and strip across the middle are darling! I like the fold-out piece, too...Adds a little more space! Nice job!
Posted By: Lori Hanson  |  January 21, 2013 at 4:11 am   
What an absolutely wonderful page, full of creativity -very fitting for Dr. Suess!
Posted By: Tonnya Sayah  |  January 20, 2013 at 11:09 pm   

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