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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Dino Love {A Lesson in Dinosaurs}

Sometimes I scrapbook Tanner's art instead of photos.  Tanner has been spending time on http://www.pbskidsgo.org/ with Dino Dan and  he has learned quite a bit!!  He drew me these two special pictures.
I had previously designed a Dino Love page and had not cut it out (yes, I do this often!!) and thought I could make it work for these pictures.  You can see the 4x6 rectangles I used to represent the photos.  I used Life Is A Beach for the title and Dinosaur Tracks for the dinosaurs and trees.
I took my design and copied and pasted the pieces into new layers and grouped them by colors.
I found these patterned papers in a new Me & My Big Ideas paper pad called Boy Oh Boy that I found at Michaels.
The trees did not have layers, so I cut them out in green and brown and made my own.
The dinosaurs are cut out of a green metallic polka dot paper.  I did not want the dinosaurs to look exactly the same color, so I grabbed my ink pads.  I made the triceratops mostly brown, the long neck mostly green and the T-Rex a combination of the two.
I inked the trees brown.
I inked the mountains green and brown.  The inks give it depth.
I matted the pictures in kraft brown and adhered the mountains to the back.
I added in the accent pieces and the most important piece.....
The lesson about the Brachiosaurus from Dino Dan!!!

Tanner made me several pictures of Brachiosauruses passing gass, these were the top 2!
This is one of the many joys of raising boys!! 

Thank you for stopping by today!

8 comments:

Katie said...

Those pictures are hilarious. What a good artist. Yes, I have boys too and the stuff they say!

Cathy said...

I raised 4 boys and saw many dinosaurs in my day. Like your layouts:)
Cathy
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Leslie said...

That is awesome!!! My youngest (7) loves dino's. He has told everyone for 2 years now he is going to be a palentologist! I will have to do this as well for things he has done. TFS!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What an awesome dino-spread! Just love it and I be Tanner is so proud of his drawing being displayed in your books! TFS

Lisa said...

Love the layout!! I am a mom of 3 boys and I am loving that you made a scrapbook lo of 'gassy dinos' Way to embrace lil boys!!

Great idea to do a page about artwork too!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Lori, how cute!!! I'm sure Tanner is just thrilled to have his artwork displayed so beautifully!!!

Fern said...

OMGosh Lori!!!! This is tooo cute and I love Tanner's pictures!! I never really thought of a dinosaur passing gas!!! :o) This is what scrapping is all about!!!!! I love it!!!! Hugs!!!

Nadia said...

I have albums of my daughter's work too! I love seeing children's artwork. Your project is so much fun! What a great LO!