But then I realised that this wasn't the prize, but the inspiration for a layout. So I wiped my mouth and got stuck into my scrap stash and came up with this layout of my beautiful daughter and her amazing eyelashes.
The circles are for the ice cream, also in the colours of vanilla, strawberry and chocolate and the yellow for the banana.. all BG papers from the bottom of my stash ... and of course you have to have a cherry or two so I added a cherry flower and the cherry butterfly (MME)
the other criteria was to add sprinkles, so I added these silver micro sprinkles inspired from the silver bowl and a close up of my altered Prima hydrangea flowers and some red beads around the outside of my chocolate circle..
And because there is no such thing as too many sprinkles ... I added some sparkly sprinkly glitter to my title...
And last night I finished this layout (yes ... in one night!!) for the challenge at Scrap the Boys where we had to use flowers on a LO of our boys obviously and if we could, highlight their softer sides.
This is a photo of myself and my big boy taken by my little boy... how cool is that!!
I was inspired by Flis to make my own flower out of masking tape ... but I am not as clever as her but managed to make one out of crepe paper instead after I got the sticky masking take goop off my fingers....
And of course a close up of the journalling. At 8, it is very hard to keep this cool and tough outer shell when you are naturally soft and sweet on the inside... he tries so hard and I think he manages to be cool, but once inside in the safety of his own house and family, the guard is let down and he emerges as a sweet little boy we all love with a big heart.
All this talk of lollipops, banana splits and soft and gooey centres has inspired me to go and raid the left over party bags.... hmmm... wonder if we have any ice cream ...
TFL and I love to hear from you!!!
Mad Mel xxx