Monday, October 31, 2011

Black and White photo challenge

Each month the Nikki Sivils blog issues a challenge and there are chances to win prizes. 
 For the next month, the challenge is to use black and white photos.  I found the perfect photos of our youngest grandson to turn into b/w.  Can I say I love this piece of red patterned paper! This is a print I would want to use over and over since I am madly in love with anything red.
 I cut this design from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge by Close to My Heart. It is designed to use to create a flower but to me it was the perfect accent for a "boy" layout.  I placed it over a piece of Core'dinations embossed cardstock.  I love the letters and numbers in the paper.
 I created a little collage of elements to finish off the layout.  The half circle is a banner cut from the same cartridge as is the little tag with the cut out heart. The other patterned papers and the alphabet sticker letters are by Nikki Sivils too. 
And, to share a few photos...
 We visited the San Diego Safari Park recently and one of the highlights was viewing the baby elephants. There were several and this one was only three weeks old. 
 What was especially fun was the group that was carrying for the baby.  Not only was mom close at all times but there were two other elephants in various sizes who were just as concerned. 
 See these guys?
They are waiting for this big guy to finish drinking water!  He is big and they seemed to understand that.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


  1. adorable LO of your little guy~super cute pic's!!!

  2. Fantastic layout! Great pictures too! :)

  3. Wonderful layout and photos, your grandson is adorable!

  4. I sooooooooooooo love love love that lo!!! And the zoo photos are sooooooo fun! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  5. He is such a cutie! LOVE that fab lo! AMAZING photos!

  6. love your layout! and your pics of those elephants are wonderful...i love that little guy!

  7. Fabulous page - your g-son is so darn cute! I'm a HUGE zoo fan - most of my kiddos are getting too big to want to go!

  8. Such sweet photos Linda! They ARE perfect in Black and White. I love your layout and that red paper is great. I will have to get some of that. :)