Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Man vs. S'mores

Last summer for my husband's birthday and our anniversary, we went out to my families cabin.  I had been dying to have some s'mores, and spent the whole week previously talking about how I was dying to have them.  The whole time, I could not understand how my dear husband was not excited about s'mores.  Well, once we got to the cabin and started the fire he started our conversation with "I have a confession to make."  At that point, I was thinking "what is he going to drop on me?"  To which he stated "I've never had a s'more."  I was floored!  He had no idea what a s'more was, how to make one, nothing.  And being the scrapbooker I am, I had two thoughts 1) this was a momentous moment in our marriage, I mean seriously, how did he get to 29 years old and not have a s'more and 2) this is totally photo worthy.  And here is what I came up with:

The first Marshmallow that my loved one "roasted" he more like crispified, and then he lit it on fire and flung it as far as he could, you know, Denis the Menace style.  I thought it would be fun to reflect this in the layout so I ran the edge of the smaller mallows through my Versamark and then dipped in some Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder in  Black Soot.   It gave it that perfect crispy look that toasted mallows get.  For the title, I used some Foam sticker letters from Pink Paislee in brown and white.  The white ones I then colored with two different shades of ink to get the gradient effect.  I did this with the marshmallows as well.

On a related note, if you are in the market for some really good outdoor/camping/hiking themed papers, I suggest you run to your nearest Michaels and get the SEI Outdoor Adventures paper pack. I love it.  That s'mores paper that you see on my layout it's from that pack as is the manly plaid.  I'm thinking of going and getting another pack.......

Supplies:  Sketch (PageMaps); Cardstock (Stampin' Up!, Bazzill); Patterned Paper (SEI Outdoor Adventures); Ink (Stampin' Up!); Alphabet (Pink Paislee); Tools (EK Success, Fiskars); Other (Tim Holtz/ Ranger Distress Embossing Powder)

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