Tuesday, August 17, 2010

lollipops and layouts

The lovely ladies at Lollipop Ladies have inspired me, all they had to do was dangle a "carrot" in front of me - and my carrot- a picture of a banana split .... now who wouldn't want to get their hand on this?

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


  1. Hi Mel,
    Gorgeous layouts! Glad that the Lollipop Ladies challenge inspired you to Scrap - That page with your daughter is so very sweet :D
    The inlink thingy closed at 12 so that is why it would not let you link you your entry! I could not work out how to add it in either!
    Thanks for joining us and hope you join us again this fortnight for another scrummy inspirational pic!

  2. love your layouts, that photo in the first is gorgeous and love your handmade flower.............

  3. Both gorgeous Mel. Love that photo of DD and her eyelashes. Very cute sprinkles on top too. Did you notice the brown circle sort of looks like an oreo biscuit....
    Love the one of you and DS. So much to look at. Love that red spot pp.

  4. WOW.. how cool are you making your lollipop flower :)
    Love that first page with the inspiration from the ice cream.. yummo....

    :) x
    PS fixed that link too on my blog. :)

  5. Lovely layouts...great colours & love your handmade flower (hehe, mine never seem to look that good).