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January 27, 2010

Must be "Dragon Week" at my house!

Today I finished a page that focuses on a photo of my son (15 years old, at the time) standing in front of an enormous Lego Dragon (some call it a sea serpent - we say "dragon") at Downtown Disney in Orlando, FL.  My family loves dragons! As a teen and young adult, I used to scour stores before Christmas looking for just the "right" dragon figurine for my step-dad. He always was a huge fan of dragons, so it became a tradition, of sorts, to purchase something dragon-related for the holiday. There are five kids between him and my mom; needless to say, he received dragons in excess!
Anyhow, this love of dragons, which is the Chinese Symbol of Good Fortune, was passed down to all of the children in our family. When I met my husband, one of the first things we found we had in common was the Medieval Era.  In my own home, I do not decorate with dragons, but we read fantasy novels, play fantasy video games and computer games, love the Renaissance Festival, and always stop to "gawk" at anything we see on our daily adventures that relates to dragons!
My point in telling you this is to convey just how "TOTALLY COOL!" this lego dragon was to us all when we saw it in the water. :) It's incredible what the Lego folks can do with their little plastic, colorful blocks, but this just blew us away! There is part of this that you can not see - there are four large arches behind this characters head that are his tail - the entire thing spanned over 75 feet of lineal water space. Just awesome!
Material List

Stampin' Up Cardstock - Night of Navy, Real Red, Garden Green, Old Olive, Whisper White
Karen Foster Paper - Dragon Scales
DCWV - All About Boys Paper Stack
Cuttlebug Machine
Cuttlebug "Distressed Stripes" Embossing Folder
Inkjet Printer
Sure Cuts A Lot & Cricut Expression
Glitter Gel Pen
Stampin' Up Circle Punches - 1" & 3/4"
Stampin' Up Corner Punch

The fantastic dragon silhouette was cut from a clip art in SCAL using the Trace Image option. (This piece of artwork was drawn by Becky. You can visit her incredible artwork site here. )
Thanks for looking at my page!

1 comment:

  1. Great layout - love the paper choices and photo in a circle looks great!


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