Saturday, October 6, 2012

Reading anyone???

This month's challenge over at Scrap the Boys is to scrap your boy's favourite book/book series to read or what they love to have read to them if they are too young.  As soon as I saw the challenge, I knew that my layout had to focus on Mitchell's love of reading.  Only problem is that he has LOTS of favourite books on the go at any one time.  He devoured the 'Diary of a Whimpy Kid' over the Christmas holidays and soon moved onto all things 'Horrible Histories'. While he likes the TV series of the same name he spends hours pouring over all of the books and telling me about all the things he has learnt - maybe he has developed his love and interest of history from his History-teaching mother ;)
This is my take on the challenge:

The photos are not the best quality but with a bit of help from PicMonkey (favourite way of editing photos these days), I got them to a point I was happy with. Used some of my current favourites on the layout - Greatest View buttons, Studio Calico Wood Veneers and a Charm's Creations heart. 
And what would a recent layout of mine be without some journalling from my trusty typewriting.  Sure getting my money's worth - lol it cost me a new ribbon as a friend from work gave it to me!!! 
His next reading challenge as the journalling suggests is going to be 'Harry Potter' - it will be interesting to see how he goes with them.  They will be his most challenging read to date.  Gotta be happy about having a boy who loves to read :-)
And yes, it might surprise some of you (insert Donna here lol) but I am actually happy with how this layout has turned out.
Thanks for stopping by.
S xoxo


donna said...

Bahahahaha :-P

I love this Hun.... Mitch will love Harry potter... I think Kirst has them all if you want to borrow them
D xxx

Sandra said...

Love the fact that boys read books. Your page looks amazing, I love the colours and the placement of embellishments.

Oward(e) said...

I love your creation. A big congratulations

Kim Ewins said...

Love your layout, the colours look great (love the stripey pp). Great when they love reading, isn't it!
Thanks for joining us at Scrap The Boys :O)

Unknown said...

This is such a great layout!! I love the design and how you have used all those great embellishments. My nearly 9 year old is a bit of a book worm also. He loves Diary Of A Wimpy Kid too!

Belle à cropper said...

beautiful ! very original, thanks for paricipating !

Chantal Vandenberg said...

So cute! Great layout!

Linda said...

He sure loves to read! Love the heart you put on the page

Thx for playing along with us at Scrap the boys :)

Dot said...

Fantastic layout! Love the colours and the whole arrangement :)

Unknown said...

Fabulous layout Sarah!!! Love everything from the pics to the typed journalling :) Thanks for playing along at STB!

Michelle Jamieson said...

Fabulous layout, Sarah!
My son loves the Diary of a Wimpy kid books...great he loves to read!!