Thursday, 24 March 2011

I spy with my little eye...

my handsome dude, Daniel posing at the Sidney Aquarium.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

48 years

I love the way Mum matted the photo and put it on a card.  I can flip it up and read what she wrote whenever. This will be a special layout in my album.

The color room had the perfect colour combo for this layout last week. Pinks and black.

I picked up the papers at Unforgettable Memories.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Love to Fish ~ Two page layout

I picked up the Karen Foster fishing line the last time I was at Unforgettable Memories. It is so perfect for these photos of Duncan trying to get a nibble. I used the word paper for my title, the fishermens ruler and as a base for my photos.

I also used one of my many, rarely used stamps on this layout.  I stamped bullrushes on green vellum and layered them on top of other elements on my page.  I love that the pieces are a little see-thru.

The bird on a branch is one of the woodcuts by Kaiser.  I painted it brown then used crackle medium to give it some texture.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Boy on a Beach ~ a two page layout

I knew I was going to cut out the Karen Foster wave paper as soon as I laid eyes on it.  And it was the perfect colours for these photos of Duncan and Kona on the beach in Victoria last summer.

I did this layout at Unforgettable Memory's scrap retreat this weekend.  I took along a couple of stamps because I have so many and I never use them.  I used both on this layout.  The boat image was stamped on some light yellow pp and then cut out.  The snail and text stamp I put directly on my background paper in the upper right corner and under my journaling spot.  Just a little extra texture.

I've had the fish beads forever.  I strung them on black twine and let them play in the waves.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Winter is for the birds 12x12 layout.

I'm sure Breanna was having fun on this day, but it looks cold out and her poor little lips are chapped. It must have been really cold out this day because Breanna has her ear band on and a winter coat.  It seems like it has to be below -20 before my kids get their winter gear on.  They are still going to school in just hoodies. I'm sure their busdriver must think I'm a bad mother to let my kids go outside underdressed, but I figure they're old enough now to dress themselves.

I used BoBunny's Midnight Frost line.