Friday, August 19, 2011

the lakes brothers {a scrapbook layout}

I'm not a big fan of vintage papers or embellishments. I'm much more of a modern, clean, and simple scrapbooker.
But when I found a Jenni Bowlin kit at Tuesday Morning for super cheap, I thought I'd pick it up-I might use it for something. It's a more modern vintage look.
This weekend I had a few hours while the kids were watching wrestling with their dad {don't ask} so I did a little scrapbooking.
These pictures were originally intended to be framed but when I saw them I knew I wanted to tell the story of our boys. Of the special bond they have as brothers. It's amazing to me they way they interact with each other. They can argue and fight at home but they are such a unit to outsiders. They stand together always. Amazing.
I felt like the B&W photos had kind of an old fashioned feel, so I wanted to mimic that with my papers and embellishments.
 I struggled with the title-I knew I wanted to use the "name" sticker, but wasn't sure if I wanted to spell out Lakes Boys {what we, and everyone else typically call them} or Lakes Brothers. I felt like Lakes Brothers really told the story more.

I also wanted to capture the idea of how lucky these boys are to have each other-because they really, really are. This "lucky" bingo card and some twine were perfect!
 A little old fashioned-modern vintage. 

Supplies: Cardstock-Bazzill, Patterned Paper-Jenni Bowlin, Embellishments-Jenni Bowlin, Twine-We R Memory Keepers, Letters-My Mind's Eye Lush

This is our last weekend of summer, our 3 oldest go back to school next week-we might just end up at Kings Island again. :) But first tonight, we'll be meeting our son's first grade teacher and touring his new room.

Have a great weekend!


  1. I love your modern vintage design! The Lakes Brothers are handsome and very photogenic! What a great find...and great layout with the jenny bowlin stuff! -Amanda

  2. Such a cute photo of your boys! Love your layout, that bingo card IS perfect and the twine too! Have fun tonight meeting the first grade teacher :)

  3. his s so darn cute! love the bingo card! great 2 pager

  4. What a great two pager! Love the way you photographed it too, so fun!

  5. did i miss something where oh where did you find thos eblack clipboards.. or did u paint them.. i so love your blog thanks for sharing...