In the past few months I've spent away from blogging, I've spent plenty of quality time with the cats ;)
In those same few months, Simon the kitten became Simon the Giant! He's just over a year old now, yet he's longer, taller, and heavier than Dex (who is 10 and a bit of a chunk). He's also, fortunately, very, very photogenic. Let's take a look, shall we?
Here I scrapped my handsome boy with some October Afternoon, mostly to prove to myself that their Sasparilla (sic) line needn't be a little-boys-only kind of line. The map and woodgrain prints are both fairly low-key, perfect for highlighting one of my all-time favorite Simon pictures. I kept the whole thing pretty simple to keep the focus on the photo.
Oh, this layout made me happy -- and not just for the crazy-hilarious-slightly-lewd (and absolutely NOT elegant) photo of Simon napping (more on that in a moment). I'd been sketching layout ideas (I use this little sketchbook, by the way - the daily spots are the perfect size for layouts), and I had this idea that a bunch of tags and elements would make for a fun, graphic, linear kind of layout. I think it worked :). Here, I used Crate Paper's Story Teller collection, which has tag and accent cut-apart sheets that were perfect for this job, along with that wonderful cork-printed paper in the background. Love. This. Layout. It's also really quite simple, even with all the various pieces -- again, the photo tells a story, so I didn't want much in the way of embellishments.
You can find both of these layouts, as well as all the goodies I used to make them, at Scrappy Chic.
Now, about that photo:
This was a 90-plus degree day in May, and Simon conked out in exactly this pose for around half an hour without moving! I thought it was hilarious and absolutely adorable... not that I'm biased at all! Oh, I'm such a cat lady, aren't I? To prove it, this fact: cats grow until they're about two years old. Any bets on how big Simon will be by then?!
Anyway, that'll do for now -- I'll be back soon with some neon goodness (and I'll show some Dexter photos soon, don't worry).
Until then, enjoy yourselves!