Saturday, June 25, 2011

I really like this template by Taylormade at Oscraps, it is so versaitle and fun.  This simple layout was a great backdrop for the delicate & intricate butterfly in the photo.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Auntie's Tree

My aunt has one of the nicest 'rustic' gardens I know and she puts a lot of work into her landscape.  Several years ago they had a big wind storm hit her property and knock down 1/2 of the old growth trees on her 30+ wooded acres.  Here is two photos of one of those beloved trees showing the passing of the seasons.  I saw the photos and they just spoke to me....I just had to stop everything and d-scrap a page, and here it is....
Life is so beautiful, just taking moments of each cycle of time can bring such beauty and perspective to our lives.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Father's Day 2011

I have the most difficult time getting cards in the mail.  I have to start a month in advance and have the date to mail on the envelope and then carry them with me for weeks.  Well, I wasn't that organized this last month with the kids and all their activities.  So, I e-mailed this page to my Father for Father's Day.

The template is by Taylor Made Designs, from Oscraps, 'Aftermath'.
The paper is also found on Oscraps, 'Whimsy' by Vicki Stegal. 
I am not sure where I got the top flower but the second blue and corigated and the paint splatter is from Oscraps designer Ju Kneipp.  The leaf is also from Oscraps, 'Prego' by Maya de Groot.  K. Chen 'Christmas Story' swirl.  The sentiment is from DCF.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Victoria unmasked

I just had to try this mask technique.  I am sure it has been around for a long time but it is new and appealing to me.

While surfing one of my favorite sites Oscraps and one of my fave designers Biograffiti I happened across this set being offered and just spoke to me.  It was so simple and so perfect for my fearless daughter.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Brotherly Love

My two boys, what a pair.  My youngest of 3 wants to be just like his older brother in all ways.  I snapped these photos while the boys were just hanging out on our back step.  I did not have to pose them or set any of the shots up I just let them be their selves.

The Template is from by designer biograffiti title 'Celebrate 5'.  I went with the Who, What, Where, When for my journalling.  Sweet and simple.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

perfect 5

Five is the magic number for my photos.  I always seem to have groups of photos to put together.
It is summer time and that means Swim Team, lots of swim and pool photos.

Go Stingrays, Eat my Bubbles!

The template is from Oscraps, a Cinzia Loosemore's Design.  'STINGRAYS' spelled out in Clear Gel Letters from FDS.  The background paper is from ScrapGirls 'BMU' Zoomba Paper.  I really like the black textured paper, it has harliquin diamonds embossed in a continuous pattern which adds dimention and interest to the page.