It's been about 2 months since I have finished Wendy Schulz's Beginner Photography course. I miss it, really and truly. It was a fantastic course; I learned so much. What I have learned the most is that there is just so much more for me to learn! And that I love taking pictures that much more!
Here are some of my favorite photos from the class-
Have you ever played Layout Tag? It is fun...someone creates a layout based on a scraplift from another layout. They send their scraplift to you and you scraplift an element from that layout and so on.
Here is my scraplift and contribution to the layout tag.
One of the recent challenges at The Inspired Scrapper was "Focus on Family." I thought alot about this challenge because the primary reason for me to start scrapbooking was to capture the stories of my family. This challenge made me examine why I scrapbooked. I realized that I was definitely focussing on my family, telling the good and the not-so-good but I also realized I don't scrapbook much about me or my ancestors. Then I realized I had a precious photo of Jean, my father in law, my girls' grandfather when he was a boy. I knew instantly it was the perfect photo for the challenge.
The layout is below.
Supplies: Graphic45 (pattern papers, die cut stickers, alphas, buttons, envelope); EK Success border punch
Ever have moments where you just want to be happy and it just isn't working out? Be it a challenging day at work or with the kids or with the traffic or just anything! Come on, we all have those days! Being a scrapbooker, I don't just scrapbook the good. Yes, I scrapbook the oh-not-so-good because that is what my life is really really like. It's a blend of the good and the not-so-good and I want my girls to know that.
So here is a layout documenting the not-so-good time we had in the summer of 2009 with Madison. I don't know what was bugging her but she was being a real turkey for the whole summer. By the time we arrived in Saskatchewan, she was a ginormous turkey. The only time she smiled was at the playground and well, I just had to snap some photos because I wasn't sure when the next time I would see her smile!
Supplies: October Afternoon (pattern paper, die cuts); American Crafts (alphas); Bazzill (cardstock)
Thanks for letting me share! (And yes, she was a turkey for the rest of the summer...and I was almost eyebrow-less! LOL)
It has been years since I have spent Thanksgiving in Saskatchewan. Quite frankly, I love spending Thanksgiving in Saskatchewan. I love the genuine sincerity and thankfulness of our farming community. They exemplify what Thanksgiving truly means - thankfulness that the harvest is complete.
I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving! Enjoy your turkey, pumpkin pie and yams! *slurp*
What I love about my girls is that they show me, no they force me, to see every day life from a different point of view. I am embarrassed to admit that there are times when I look at life and it all seems the same but when my girls tell me about what they have seen and experienced, it then becomes completely fresh and new. And seeing life every single day with a fresh set of eyes is such a gift.
Here is my layout celebrating that gift.
Below are close-ups of the layout. I made this bird myself :-)
The sun was made by myself too...and the sun always shines when we go to the park!
Supplies: Kiki Art (pattern papers); American Crafts (alphas, journaling pen); gems (source unknown)
Happy World Cardmaking Day! While I struggle with making cards, I do indeed love giving and receiving cards! So even though I find cardmaking challenging, I still continue making cards! (Some day...it will get easier!)
Here are a few cards that I have made using Urban Lily papers - yum!
Thanks for letting me share! Have a wonderful World Cardmaking Day!