Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Little Arrows

Since the theme for this weeks Wednesday Stamper was announced this morning I can't stop singing this old song from the 60's that used to play on the radio when I was small. I used to play the record on my little record player and sing along lol...


"LITTLE ARROWS
Leapy Lee

There's a boy a little boy
Shooting arrows in the blue
And has aimed them at someone
And the question is at who

Little arrows in your clothing
Little arrows in your hair
When you're in love you'll find
Those little arrows everywhere
Little arrows that will hit you once
And hit you once again
Little arrows will hit everyone
Every now and then "





Which brings me to the first ever finished scrap page I've made lol. This is my practice piece for a forum challenge. I own about 4 scrap books with every intention of filling the sleeves with pages of wonderful photos..... the thing is, I bought those scrap books about 5 years ago when I started crafting lol and did two half hearted attempts and ran :0), so now I need to dust them down.

I wish I'd glued the whole photo section an inch or so lower on this piece (need semi sticky stuff I guess now I'm getting into scrapping lol)

I bow down to all scrappers.... its not as easy as it appears lol I didnt use a 'scrap lift' or a page template as it goes against my nature, but just played around with shapes.

41 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow Jo this is brillant. Great LO. Awesome.

Greensleeves said...

Way to go, Jo, there's no stopping you now. Great LO! Love Kane's cheeky smile.

Femmy said...

beautiful page!!! great colors and love the bird in the ring of arrows!!

isascrapandstamp said...

I am SOOO impressed Jo !! LOLOL.
your page is fantastic. As you said, the pic could be a bit lower (and bigger too ?), but you did ever so well ! Can't wait to see the next one
isa xxxx

Sanja said...

wonderful page,Jo!!:0)

Sija said...

Love it Jo! great LO and wonderful song.

Carrie said...

lalalal - singing that song too now. Love the LO - very cheerful colours which suit the photo

Anneke said...

very beautiful page and design.
cheerful colors

Audrey said...

Wow - for someone who's never made a scrapbook page, you're a master! I love how bright and cheerful the page is without being in your face - and what a happy smile ;-)

Janny said...

I am not a scrapper but I like this, beautiful page!

Rein said...

What a beautiful LO,
wonderful pic!

Hermine said...

Gorgeous.

KardKrazy said...

Well, this scrapbook page is a work of art....just gorgeous.
(Seems like if you attempt to make every scrapbook page a work of art like this, you'll get about much done as you have LOL).

Manja said...

Wonderful page... great designed.

Patti G. said...

Jo,
Hey doll! I hope all is well in your little lovie part of the world! <3
This scrapbook page is beautiful! LOVE the arrows, the dimension and the colors! Oooooooo beautiful, not to mention that SWEETPIE smile there! :0)
Your tree themed tags below are also stunning!
Sending hugs across the miles,
Patti

joanne wardle said...

wow jo! this is a great page. but I think you are right about the placement, still it's fabulous. I am exactly the same with scrapbooking. it was why I got into crafting, but soon fell by the wayside.

and I've never heard of the song, lol

alcoholinky said...

gorgeous page Jo. love the colours and the way you've highlighted the word with the arrows.

Joanne you haven't heard of that song cos you're too young! lol

Netti said...

I've never done a scrapbook page but this looks fab to me. It all comes together very well and now you have ME singing little arrows round the house!!

katrin said...

yes jo - this song was too automatically in my head ... ;-)
great scrapbookpage - all detials are simply PERFECT!!!

barnie said...

Really a wonderful layout, so many lovely details.

JACKIE M said...

Beautiful Layout, The photos are great too.

Kaz said...

aaaaaaaaaawwwww that's a brilliant pic of Kane- you're a natural jo, when's the first online crop then????

Paula said...

Very beautiful flowing page with fabulous colour & an amazing photo.

Gabi Mewi said...

Such a beautiful page - I love the colors.

bastelkueken said...

your Lo is fantastic and great

Kris Dickinson said...

Adorable!

audrey h. said...

Are you sure this is only your first scrap page? It is fabulous. Love the colors as it makes the whole page so fun and shows off his little personality and that great smile :) Love it!

deb said...

Is there nothing you can't do, this is brilliant Jo. A really happy, fun page, and that photo of K is gorgeous.

Laura said...

Your colorful and lively page points to you becoming a fabulous scrapbooker!:)
Creatively Yours, Laura

Karin said...

Briliant page Jo and it made me smile!!

Barbara said...

Really pretty page

Gillian said...

Love the composition of this page Jo, it's a real happy piece that compliments kane's smile so well:)

Barbara Hagerty said...

Absolutely perfect, Jo! What a beautifully created page!

All my family photos are in boxes...maybe some day...

Jean said...

this is great!! i love all the elements and layering you do. i look forward to seeing more of your pages, i may have to do one myself...

Sue Smith said...

Wah hoo... scrapbooking Jo! I love this layout, it's lovely, such gorgeous colours. The lyrics are almost as wonderful as "The Final Countdown" LOL. I'll be singing that in my head for the next 2 days - thank you!!!!

Seona said...

Who wouldn't grin to see that lovely wee cheery face. It's a lovely bright page and a great job.

Lana said...

Aww..he's looking as cheeky as ever! Odd that you've just done your first scrap page as I am working on my first too and am scared as hell!!! (insert shocked face!) Great work!

Em's Blog said...

this is beautiful, a real treasure and the photo of Kane is just gorgeous!

She said...

Beautiful - I started singing that song too! :-) xxxxx

Lydia said...

Fabulous page!!
My OH is always singing that song!! ^.^

Angela Sumner said...

Jo this is fabulous!! I attempt to scrap now and then, ive a pile of albums and mini books, a ton of photos to fill them and a massive fear i'll never do them justice so they sit in a box....
you did a great job, the colours are beautiful and the photo of Kane is lovely....looking forward to your next page :)
xx