Ok, I'm going to start posting some of the layouts I've done so far. I didn't take pics of all of my work. I gave some away as gifts and forgot to take pics. This is what I have so far though...
This is pretty much my first layout created outside of matting photo's. I was new to taking pics and didn't have an editing program at that time so its not the clearest image.
http://www.thecolorroom.ning.com/ There is soooooo much inspiration there!
The title stickers and pointer finger are from her sale as well! Here you can check out her blog http://www.alyssasscraps.blogspot.com/
This is a photo of my husbands national guard unit. Photo was taken by Janean Deplanty at www.gobblersknobphotography.com
Next, is my son swinging. Unfortunately, he refuses the big boy swing and insists on the baby one. He could swing ALL DAY LONG if we let him.
http://www.twistedsketches.com/ Its one of my main reasons for starting a blog, by the way. I just threw caution to the wind and tried out for their design team when they had dt calls. I didn't get it but I really didn't expect to this early in the game! Just decided to get my "feet wet" and try on the idea! I don't know how to post the sketch but the twist was maps. This is a goofy pic of my hubby in Iraq. Titled "So lost without you"
The journaling reads:
"Steve, I miss you so much. Life feels like a whirlwind of chaos without you. Its so hard to feel like myself when such a huge piece of me is missing. The thing I miss most is your hugs. I never knew how valuable they were until you were gone. Being in your arms was the one thing that could take the craziness away and help me to focus again. Can't wait to feel your arms around me again. I love you."
By the way, it is a goofy pic of him but I love it because he is being a dork for the camera...and anybody who knows Steve knows that his sense of humor is one of his best traits...another huge part of him I missed!
Next we have a page I made for the color room...don't remember the palette number. I absolutely love the color room but absolutely hate this lo! The only thing I really like about it is the photo...nothing else about it really felt normal for me. I really struggle with color schemes...but at least I tried, right?thecolorroom.ning.com
Below are some prayer journals (altered composition notebooks). I made about 35 of them out of different Tim Holtz papers. The Bible pages are from a my moms favorite Bible that was no longer being used because of the pages falling out...I can't think of a better use for them. We wondered if it was an appropriate thing to do but then I thought about the story I heard about those Christians in countries that ban Bibles...a lot of the time they are just given pages to read then they would trade the "WORD" secretly with their other fellow christians.
The bark is from the tree's Payton and his gpa were cleaning up in this photo...and then I used modeling paste mixed with sand and paint and one of Paytons toy trucks to mimic the dozer tracks...if that's even what that machine is called! (Don't know my heavy machinery)
Hoping to post a layout a week...so I hope to see you again soon!
(Wow, I really love how I make it sound like "you all" are just waiting for another post from me! On pins and needles just waiting to see what I come up with next...when in reality I have no followers yet...so "you all" doesn't even exist! ha ha)
So to those who may stumble onto my blog...have a great week!