Tuesday, September 8, 2015

"Fanta"-stic Fun

No one in my family is much of a pop drinker, but we do love pineapple.  Therefore, we got excited when we came across pineapple-flavored Fanta for the first time.  We split one bottle among the three of us, just to try it out, and we liked it.  It was so syrupy-sweet that just 1/3 of a bottle was the right amount. 


Of course I had to save that Fanta bottle cap and do something creative with it.  I decided to make it into a sunflower.  I used decorative tape and twist ties (from bread wrappers) to fashion a stem and leaves for the flower.  It was a fun and symbolic embellishment to use on this scrapbook page about my son's growth in his martial arts class.

Supplies: cardstock from Neenah Paper; alphabet stickers, die cuts, patterned paper, & enamel shapes from October Afternoon; tape from Scotch/3M; decorative scissors from Fiskars; pens from Zig; household mini stapler, paper clip, twist ties, pencil, & bottle cap; sequin from my stash.

There is nothing wrong with your screen.  Do not attempt to adjust the picture... :)  My journaling on this scrapbook page explains: "A. told me I could only photograph his red belt test if I used Photo Booth.  It was fun, and he passed with flying colors!"


Photo booth is a fun app, and I love the silly pictures that it gave me.  My favorite is the one above, where it looks like my son is sparring with himself.  (He told me that's his evil twin.)  I hope that this scrapbook page brought a smile to your face.  :)

21 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful scrapbook page, and love the Fanta ornament. I've not seen pineapple Fanta here. Have a nice week and Happy T Day hugs, Valerie

Linda Kunsman said...

that is an utterly fun and creative card you made Denise! I'm afraid that pop would be way too sweet for me though. Great layout too-looks like such a fun app to play with. Happy T day!

Simply Playing said...

I LOVE the Fanta flower! Very fun photos and great color matching with your papers. I bet your son loved it as well.

dawn said...

Hello and Happy T Day! I had no idea of the new flavor, yummy for those who enjoy pineapple. LOVE the cute flower you made, so fun!! I haven't tried that app but it looks like a good one for kids. We will do anything to get our pictures as moms/scrappers won't we. They look so cool! Thanks for sharing and have a good day.

IrinaR (Irina Rakovets) said...

Очень интересная страничка Дениз! и такая классная идея с крышкой от Фанты)))
еще мне понравился эффект с зеркальным отображением сына на фото!

TwinkleToes2day said...

A fabulous page and many congrats to your wee martial artist.
I'm not a fizzy drinks lover so whenever I do have any, it is just a wee drop. I like what you did with the cap and wrappers. Hope you've had a Happy T Day :D

Dianne said...

Indeed...I AM smiling! Love the fun colors, the bottlecap flower, and 'fanta'stic wording!! perfect layout...congrats to your son on his karate! and happy T day!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This really IS Fanta stic. What a great app. All the photos were so impressive and the evil twin was superb. Personally, I like the top one the best. Of course, I love the Fanta flower, too. My bread ties sure aren't as clever as yours. You did a great job.

Thanks for sharing this scrapbook page and your Fanta with us for T this Tuesday. Just the thing to think outside the box.

Rita said...

Now that was a clever way to use the bottle cap and twist ties!!
Congrats to your son...and his evil twin. ;)
Happy T-Day! :)

Carol said...

Love the scrapbook page and that sunflower is so cute!!!! I've never seen the Pineapple Fanta either....I'll have to look harder.

~*~Patty S said...

What a fun app indeed and what you created with it too Denise.
I am not much of a soda drinker but I can see where you were tempted by the pineapple flavor AND the bottle cap too ;-)
We used to drink fruit juice in bubbly water as a sweet treat when the boys were young which is many moons ago now.
Happy T Day oxo

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Your bottle cap embellishment is so cute, lovely layout! I am not a soda lover as well but I do love pineapple.

Sharon Fritchman said...

Congrats to your son! What cool and creative photography!!! And I love, LOVE the scrapbook page you made in honor of his achievement! YAY!!! (and thank you so much for your wonderful visit to my blog! HUGS!!)

Halle said...

That is super fun!! Love the colors too!

Karla B said...

I love Fanta, specially the grape one.Love your creative piece.Adorable!Have an inspiring week!Happy T-Day! :)

Patricia said...

adore this !! good good idea !!!

Lynette Jacobs said...

Wow...what a creative way to use a straw and bottle top. Well done.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very clever recycling. Enjoy your Sunday!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Twenty Five Smiles said...

This is so fun!

Dani Cristina said...

Great LO,love....Wonderful design and photos!!

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Tracey Sabella said...

What a fabulous layout with these amazing bold colors. So perfect for the photos!! Love how you repurposed the bottle cap and ties to create this fab flower embellie!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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