Sunday, June 5, 2016

June SOS Book Cover Challenge "All about Dad!"

Hi Everyone!  Happy June!  Can you believe we are almost half way through 2016??!!!
I don't know about you, but I am happy that summer is finally here and can't wait to spend time out on my deck relaxing, in the weeks to come!

June happens to be my FAVORITE month!   (1) Because it is my Birthday month ( I'll hit double nickels on the 14th!! YIKES!! - How did that happen??)  (2) Because June 14th is FLAG DAY  - and also my Birthday - and I LOVE Red White and  BLUE, the USA! and our "Grand 'ol Flag!" and last BUT not least (3) FATHER's DAY falls in JUNE - and I am SO VERY BLESSED to have the BEST Dad in the World!!

So... this month's Book Cover Challenge, over at Scrap Our Stash, is a PERFECT to celebrate my DAD, and I am SO VERY HAPPY with how this layout came out!!

Here is the challenge:

I knew I wanted to use a photo of my Dad, from Father's Day 2015  - and I knew I had a photo of him holding the "Fudgie the Whale" Ice Cream Cake we got him for Father's Day from Carvel.  It fit PERFECTLY with the Challenge!  We "Surprised" him with a cake we use to have when we were little, and still laugh about the "Tom Carvel, Fudgie the Whale" commercials!  Also, when I found the photo, Dad had on a YELLOW Shirt! - Now, the shirt in the photo doesn't count as a "STASH" item - but it sure helped to use it as a jumping off point - and to help select papers and embellishments from my "Stash!"

ALSO - another note on the challenge - your layout doesn't HAVE to be about a DAD - you can use anything from the book cover as your inspiration - maybe the paint splatter, or balloons, or presents. Maybe someone sitting in a comfy chair, or a special secret or surprise.... It is all about how YOU are inspired, so have FUN with it!!  Just let us know what inspired you!

Here is my layout - and I have to say, it is one of my FAVORITE Layouts to date: 

 As for the "POPS" of Yellow, I am sure you can see them in the layout and in these close ups..... 

Loving the little mustache embellies and papers in this collection too! Can you see the tag tucked behind the photo?

Flair ( the round "Love" button) is one of my new favorite embellishments!

I made a pocket behind the photo, so that I could stick in a tag with journaling. I used 3M Foam to make the pocket. Loving the added texture the fibers bring to the layout!

More Mustache FUN on the tag too!

He sure is a "Whale of a Dad!"
Happy Father's Day Pop!!

I loved using the My Mind's Eye Market Street Nob Hill Collection for this Layout - I think the colors and style worked PERFECTLY for this challenge and with the photo!
 My Mind's Eye - Market Street Nob Hill Collection:
Streamer / Stripes / Starburst / Stache - 12 x 12 Papers
Label Stickers
Chipboard Buttons
American Crafts Thickers "Weld Flower" and DIY Shop Gold Letter Stickers
Ranger Distress Stains:
Mustard Seed / Hickory Smoke / Tarnished Brass / Evergreen Bough
Washi Tape / Fibers
Graphic 45 Tag

Thanks for stopping by, I REALLY hope you are able to play along with us at SCRAP OUR STASH this month, and can't wait to see your "take" on this FUN Challenge!!  Head on over to the SOS Blog for full contest details and PRIZE Info too!

Hugs ~ Sherri