Welcome to the second day in our series! We hope you enjoyed hearing from Shimelle in Day 1 and will play along in her challenge. Now let's hear from Lisa as she shares how she captures dirty knees and baseball games. Scroll down for her challenge for your chance to win!
We're a baseball family - and summer means a LOT of ball! There is something special that strikes me about this photo of Alex. I shot it through the fence as he took a moment to gather his thoughts before warming up as he waited his turn to bat, and I love how that frames him.
There's something irresistible about digging in the sand. For this shot, I cropped in close - but not too close. I wanted to catch the sandy toes and swimsuit, but I also got the farmer's tan and the waterway that was being constructed.
Plaid shorts, skinned knees, and little flip flops. This photo makes me catch my breath - it IS summertime Sam, 100%.
It seems we come across so many of the same scenes each summer - so I try to shoot from a different angle than I usually would. Try to look at those moments in a new light. You can see this in the three photos above - each is an event that happens over and over, each summer, but I think those shots capture something new. So get down low. Tilt your camera. Crop in close.
I don't use a lot of themed products in my scrapping - I more look for colors that fit the stories I want to tell. For summer i reach for sunny bright colors - but like to make sure I've got some good neutrals to mix them with! Here's a collection of items that I have in my stash (or en route to me from 2peas!) that I think will work well for my summer pages :
Simple Stories - 100 Days of Summer Collection kit (the Hello Sunshine Paper is my favorite!) - nice clean colors - bright without being overwhelming.
Basic Grey - Out of Print Collection Pack - love the softer colors and the newsprint feel.
Crate Toy Box 12x12 Chipboard - perfect for everything boy, in any season!
Collage Press Hometown Summer Punchouts - love the mix of accents + journaling cards
Crate Toy Box Buttons - I use buttons on almost every project - love the variety in this pack!
Studio Calico Pickle Mister Huey - this is the most perfect green mist, ever.
American Crafts Doll thickers, in black and pool - the font and scale on this alphabet is perfect!
The circles of mist on this page make me think of popsicles - perfect with the photo!
These photos make me smile - my oldest got SOOOOOOOOOOO dirty at this day camp last summer that we started calling it dirt camp. The little chipboard clothes made a perfect embellishment for this page.
Every summer once August rolls around, we make sure the kids get their "last requests" in. School start mid August for us, so we try and fit in a little extra fun before we go back! I made this page to highlight some of what we did during those last couple weeks of summer.
This page documents one of my very very favorite days of last summer. I packed up the boys and we headed to a nearby lake, and had an absolutely perfect day. Looking at this page makes me anxious to get back out there!!
I love Kim recorded her vacation to do list - I need to ask my boys what they want to do this summer to make sure we get it all in, and this would be a great way to record it!
This page by Marcy has a great composition, and I love the stitched sand dollars - what a perfect accent for a beach page.
The color combo on this page by Kelly just screams summer, and I love her paper pieced sun and misted background.
Try looking at your product in a new way. Look for patterns and colors that fell Summer-y to you. My challenge is to use non-themed product in a Summer page! You have one week (through the 27th) to upload your layout. Don't forget to check the challenge checkbox! The winner will be announced on the Education board. Have fun!
Thanks Lisa! Join us tomorrow in Day 3 as we hear from Jen Gallacher!