Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Glitter...In the Rain

  Playing in the rain is a joy that I think all kids should experience. I have fond memories of puddle jumping with my grandparents as a small child. I take every opportunity to let my son enjoy the rain. So, a few days ago, when the cooling rains came, I indulged my son in just that. It has been so hot lately. We are already near 100 degrees and so playing outside is just miserable right now. Playing in the rain really afforded my son the ability to stretch his legs and burn off some energy. As you can see, I snapped some photos of him while he danced in the rain...while sipping a cup of coffee and enjoying the sound of the drops on the roof top.
  Rainy day photos can really capture some great moments, but, despite photo editing, the pictures can still be a bit on the blue side. Color Room palette #10 really offered some great color choices to warm up the pictures.
The sketch also worked well with the photos I had chosen. I took the practical scrappers challenge to use something from my cabinet on a page...I used a bobby pin as the handle for my homemade umbrella. I cut the umbrella top from an older piece of fabric paper in my stash ( manufacture unknown). Then I slightly bent the bobby pin and adhered it to the back of the Umbrella top.

 I added some Making memories crocheted passport trim. I really am quite pleased with the results. I created the rain drops with waterfall stickles. I doodled a little with the stickles around the word rain in the title to create a puddle.

The title was cut on my cricut with CK's beantree font. The title itself is actually the June 7th quote on the club ck blog.I used my word processor to print part of it for the title.
I find a lot of inspiration on Club CK.

As usual, I love making two page lay outs. I used the same Sketch from The Color Room for the 2nd page.

I hope that next time it rains, you will let your child dance in it. Maybe you'll even dance a little yourself. Life is too short to miss moments like these.


  1. Hi, Christy!!
    So glad to have you over at Sketches for All!
    I just became a follower and feel free to follow me if you like too!
    Love this LO so beautiful!!
    Very clever and fun idea in making your unbrella! It is so awesome!!
    Our dd loves to play in the rain too!
    Have a Blessed day!!

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  3. AWESOME project, i love your layout!!! the umbrella and those little drops are so cute~!
    thank you so much for joining us at Practical Scrappers this month!!


  4. I absolutely LOVE how you used the bobby pin but especially how you made the puddle. I have done many rain layouts and never thought of that before!

    practical scrappers DT

  5. Incredible photos....I remember loving this as a child! Great story to tell. thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers!
    Kim xXx