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One Way to Fun

 I had a hard time deciding which of my photos to use, because I was stumped as to what I could use for the top part of Pattern 19.  I finally decided to design a mosaic of an event for which I had several pictures (in case I "messed up").  The one I chose was Easter Sunday, 2011 (which is also our 8-year-old twins' birthdays).  I started with the second page and completed it, all except the top border.  The element I chose was handwritten journaling, and I matted it on black.  I cut out a purple scooter with my Cricut (to match the one the children were riding) and adhered it with pop dots.  Next I created the first page.  For the title, I used a strip of banner patterned paper, a One-Way sign, and black sticker letters.  

After agonizing for awhile about how to finish page 2, I decided to use a black marker in my Cricut to make the 1" square traffic signs and the Bump sign, which I matted with black (along with the Speed Limit sign and Stop sign).  If you followed the arrow signs, you would be going in circles, which was what the children did all afternoon.  Of course, I colored in the stop lights.  All in all, I was pleased with the entire project and have learned to appreciate the effect of Pattern 19.

Shared by Linda Holmes on February 20, 2012 | Memory Date: April 24, 2011
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I can really tell that your grandchildren had fun!
Posted By: Georgia Bizal  |  November 20, 2012 at 8:12 pm   
I thought the way you cut the grass into squares as part of the whole picture was a really nice touch. I am still developing my mosaic skills and great ideas like this page are inspiring!
Posted By: Cheri Farmer  |  March 7, 2012 at 2:53 pm   
My niece has a similar pink/purple scooter and it cracks me up when all the kids pile on! But, I really like the way your colors work together. The green in the pictures is so rich against the grid paper and then those arrows and road signs look all the more vivid. A really stand-out layout! Great job.
Posted By: Deborah White  |  March 1, 2012 at 3:21 am   
I really like the road signs. Your layouts are so awesome!
Posted By: Rhonda Roumph  |  March 1, 2012 at 12:39 am   
I got on your Journella page. It took me a while, but finally figured it out (more or less!!) Will enjoy looking at this and passing it on too.
Posted By: Janic Step  |  February 29, 2012 at 12:30 am   
It always look like so much fun at your house Linda! Your pages are always lots of fun to look at,the colors work great together,and I like how your themes always work so well together,great job !
Posted By: Donna Bossone  |  February 21, 2012 at 1:07 am   
Children's toys always have great colors and you did use them really well. Great job.
Posted By: Dale Hill  |  February 21, 2012 at 12:47 am   
My first thought this the hip Grandma that had the New Year Party? I expected you to be riding! Great layout and love the wheel coming off the page.
Posted By: Julie Oconnor  |  February 21, 2012 at 12:20 am   
Love the brightness of the layout. And the road signs are great!! Looks like everyone was having a wonderful time.
Posted By: Beth Glass  |  February 20, 2012 at 9:29 pm   
I like how you used your Cricut markers to create embellishments for your page and the bike coming out of the photo is so effective. Great page!
Posted By: Sarah Lewis  |  February 20, 2012 at 4:49 pm   

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