Sunday, July 24, 2011

I Love My Big Brother

I hope everyone is keeping cool during this heat wave. It seems most of the country is sweltering. I hope we all see some relieve soon.

It's time again to reveal a new challenge at Lasting Memories. The challenge is all about the title. Make the title stand out or use an unusual technique to create a memorable title. Check out the video that Karen has linked on the LM blog.

To create my page, I used the current sketch at Sassy Lil' Sketches. I loved this sketch as soon as I saw it. I took me a little bit to find the photos I wanted to use with it.

I love the banner, but I don't have any pre-made ones left, and I didn't think I had the time to cut out all of the triangles. But I was inspired by one of the design team members, Lisa Rounds. Her banner was made with circles folded over the string. That seems easier to me. So this is what I came up with.

I used a variety of alphas to create the title, and a punched heart and heart button for the word love. When we picked out Tessa, we got her from the same place we got Willie. The guy told us that they have the same parents. We hope so. Willie has been nice to her since we brought her home, but a little standoffish. This past week, he has been getting very friendly. He is constantly playing with her, letting her climb on him and pulling on him. He seems very concerned about her, always making sure that she comes back in from outside, or helping to look for her when we can't find her.

I am using this layout as my entry into Scrappin'-n-Chattin's 52 Week Challenge and this month's twine challenge. I used twine for the banner, but you can't see it. I also used twine on the heart button in the title and the buttons on the centers of the flowers.

Make sure to check out the stand out titles the design team came up with. I hope you will give it a try too.

I am also entering this layout into the following challenges:

Sketches In Thyme
- Open Challenge
Crafts and Me Challenges - Add a flower
DYSU Challenge Blog - Wings
Flutters By Wednesday - Open Challenge
Paper Cutz Challenge - Anything Goes


sharon said...

LOVE this layout, and the banner, and colors!! Everything compliments everything else perfect!

Brenda said...

How cute is that? They really do like they are enjoying each other. I love your title and that banner works so well.
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Anonymous said...

What an adorable layout ... love the photos and love your banner!!! Thanks for playing with us at SLS!

Danni said...

Awww, this is just so cute! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!!

Cindy Gay said...

Sweet design and sweet puppy!

Cheryl said...

Cute layout! Adorable pictures and wonderful design.

Kristie said...

Cool way to make a banner! Love the papers you used too. You already know how much I love the pictures :) Thanks for playing along with Flutter By Wednesdays and PaperCutz!

Joni Parker said...

Cute pics & great story!! Cute banner!! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketches in Thyme!!

WencheP said...

It's beautiful. Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Daynene said...

Love your layout and your blog. I am passing along to you a blog award. Head over to my blog and grab the award. New follower.

glassgraffitix2 said...

What an adorable LO! Terrific job on the title.

* Vanessa * said...

The skecth you used is wonderful and your take on it is just perfect!!!
Thanks for playing with us at Sketches in Thyme!!
Kisses, kisses!!

Ren-Yi said...

Oh my! This LO is the cutest. The puppy is so sweet and just the right LO title to go along with it. A page to treasure of the many years. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

Inger said...

What a super cute LO!!!
Adorable pictures! :)

♥ Inger

Lauren said...

This is so cute! I love the photos!

Jamie Fox said...

Oh my gosh! This is just STUNNING. Those colors, the banner, the way you did the title. Man you just freakin' ROCKED this!! Love love love! Thanks for playing along at Sassy Lil Sketches!! :)

Cherie Averill said...

Adorable! I love what you did with the sketch! Thanks for joining us that SLS! I hope to see you around more often!

Evanna said...

Beautiful! I love the colours and the photos are so cute!!

Tone K. said... cute dogs !! Really sweet ! :O)
Thanks for playing with us at Sassy Lil Sketches!!! :o)

tiffany said...

love love love this!! great take on the sketch, thanks for joining us at Sketches In Thyme! =) Tiffany

Jinny Newlin said...

Too cute! LOVE that banner! Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Sketches in Thyme!