So one day I was sitting on the kitchen floor with my daughter playing with a wooden spoon while my husband made dinner (isn't he sweet?!). I decided that my daughter wearing my glasses was probably the funniest thing, well, since the last crazy photo op (and if you read my blog you'll see plenty!) So I had hubby snap some pictures. I was so happy with how they turned out, and I really loved how her feet looked like monkey feet in the first photo! Since the pictures were so adorable, I felt they deserved special treatment and I thought long and hard about how to present them on a layout.
During one of my many visits to Pinterest, I had seen a layout from the BasicGrey blog I just HAD to try myself. It was created by Kelly Goree and posted on the Basic Grey blog on January 29, 2012. Here is her layout and the link:
I just loved the way the bottom third of her page was three-dimensional and looked like a quilt. Obviously the colors she chose for her awesome layout would not work for mine, nor would the waves. But I took the basic structure of this layout and made it my own.
My pink striped background paper, some older stuff from Stampin' Up, just screamed NERD to me. I used one sheet of the striped paper to create my top and bottom portions and used a Fiskars edge punch to make it girly. I chose two neutral colors to go along with it because my other patterns were so busy. I just love the way pink and brown look together, so I chose a nice chocolatey brown to lay the striped portions on.
Next I worked on the "quilt." It needed to be matted so the patterns didn't clash, so I chose an off-white. I cut 6 circles from each pattern and just folded the edges all down. I paid attention to the measurement of the square part I'd be glueing to the off-white to ensure even spacing. It took some adjusting but I think it paid off in the end!
I thought my title needed to be simple since the page had so much going on, so I traced some chipboard letters I had onto the off-white paper. But I thought that was boring by itself, so I added some math equations to go with the nerd theme.
A handful of flowers in the upper right corner and some stickers finish off the page. And there you have my little nerd! Thanks for stopping by!