Hi there everyone,
What a week...
I've made several layouts for that album I'm working on and it is so much fun!!!
Seeing pictures of my grandkids when they were babies is just PRICELESS!!!
It's hard to even stop looking at pictures and deciding what to scrap. I can't include all the pics just because they're so cute, I have to pick important events. But, for me, that is the hardest part. I ooh and aah and procrastinate. Finally, I have to just make myself stop, decide and get on with it.
This layout I am showing today is the last one I made, because one of my favorite challenge sites is "Scrapping Every Day Miracles" and their new one for July is to scrap about "favorite things". That was great because I wanted to include these pictures in the album and they represent my very favorite things...family & beach. There is nothing I like better than to be with my family AND be at the beach. I always tell people that when I get to heaven, God will have a place for me by the ocean. I can really see it...a nice open cottage...lots of windows...a beach, an adirondack chair, a pretty white large shawl and a paint canvas with brushes and paints. (I don't have the talent to paint here on earth...but it's one of the gifts I want in heaven). Daydreaming again....what's your dream????
http://scrappingeverydaymiracles.blogspot.no/ favorite things and an office supply item. Mine is the star paperclip.
Okay, on to my layout...
I have to tell you that this is a lift from a layout I saw on someone's blog a long time ago. I printed it out and have used it several times since. It's such a different layout and I've liked it every time I've had the chance to do it. This one is the beach, but it would be really good in snow too...
The pictures were taken in 1995 with our middle daughter and her three youngsters. The baby at the top is baby Rachel. That skinny guy in the middle is my hubby. That layout was perfect. You have to cut the pics up really narrow and that brings the images to the front focus. So, as I am sure you can tell, I am happy with the outcome.
So here's the other challenges I am entering:
fun with family and grandchildren
what's more sizzling than a day at the beach with little people!!!
http://dutchdare-cardchallenges.blogspot.com/summer pictures and colors
It's hard to see on the photo, but I used white pearl paint to stencil circles on the background and also stamped quite a few dragonflies around the tiles.
http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/ freestyle...anything goes.
That's it for today.
Have a very blessed day...