Friday, August 3, 2012

Toothpicks and Tales

Hi everyone!  So I've been playing around with a cheap embellishment...toothpicks.  :)  Just having a bit of fun.  You can buy a box of toothpicks (250 count) for under $1, so it does make for a cheap embellishment.

Here's my latest layout:


I love this layout because it totally looks like a fort to me.  :)

I used the Country Boutique collection from Fancy Pants Designs for my layout.

So I was going through the pics of my dad as a kid and was struck with the fact that Hayden looks a lot like my dad did at that age.  Pretty cool.  I didn't take the time to find the best photo to place side by side...I am sure I could have found pics that look even more alike.  But frankly, I wanted to get the story down but didn't want to take the time to look through all my photos of Hayden trying to find the perfect one that looked most like this photo of my dad.  I saw the picture of Hayden holding his cousin and thought it would work well enough since they were both holding babies.

Here are some close up's of my layout:


I had cut the strip and diamonds before deciding to use the toothpicks behind them so since the toothpicks weren't look enough, I simply cut them in half (which was really easy) and "extended" them.  No problem.

Well thanks so much for stopping in today!
Have a fabulous Friday!


19 comments:

Nirupama said...

Really cool idea. Where they easy to adhere? I love the theme here and the 'dear photograph' effect you got. So cute!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

aren't toothpicks great- i just used them on a project i did last month for jillibean- they make the best banners and so afordable

super super layout

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

really cool look and so creative too!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwww!! That is an AWESOME idea!! I love love love love this!!! Just WOW!!!!!

Erin Blegen said...

Totally love what you've done with all the toothpicks- and love the fort idea! Beautiful neutral color palette- this one is totally fab. Great work :D,

xErin

Lynn Murphy said...

I love comparative pages. Its amazing how much we look alike. Great idea with the toothpicks.

Connie Mercer said...

love how your mind works`awesome!!!

byondbzr said...

very cool ideas!!

angie gutshall said...

This is such a beautiful layout! I love that paper and I too have been playing around with toothpicks so fun!

Miriam Prantner said...

So cool! This totally made me look again! I've used toothpicks before, but never in this quantity. What a neat design element!

Ashley Horton said...

What a fun use of the toothpicks, Pamela!! I use them for flags all the time, but never thought of using them to create a border element across the page!! Love the subtle color scheme...great for a boy page!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Very creative!
Especially with the whole "holding down the fort" idea :)

Margie H said...

OMGosh! What a great idea of using those toothpicks! LOVE that you have a picture of your "younger" dad and Hayden in a page :) The fort is an amazing element with the toothpicks! WOW!

Madeline said...

How creative! Love your toothpick border!

Jenny Evans said...

Oh wow, so creative!! Love the look it gives! Beautiful layout!

laura said...

That was a great idea using the toothpics--they do look like a fort. Great choice of papers.

soapHOUSEmama said...

NO WAY!!!! Gorgeous!!!

Pamela said...

Thanks everyone!!!

Nirupama--they were very easy to adhere. I used a liquid adhesive which probably would work a lot better than a tape or adhesive roller. I used Helmar's 450 Quick Dry adhesive. I pretty much use that for everything. :)

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Wow! Love the toothpick border and the Country Boutique collection...very cute!