Sunday, August 26, 2012
While in Serbia, we attended my brother-in-law's beautiful wedding. It was at a restaurant atop an old Roman fort, overlooking the Sava and Danube rivers. It really could not have been more gorgeous, or more perfect. And because the girls looked so pretty in their dressy dresses, of course I felt strangely compelled to create some layouts. Go figure. It was a beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple!
Thursday, August 23, 2012
So my oldest daughter, my first born, starts Kindergarten in a week and a half. I gotta say, I've been pretty excited for her to start school, mostly because I won't have to pay for all day preschool for her anymore, but also because she is so flipping excited. I think she's asked when Kindergarten is going to start pretty much every day this summer. Mama? Am I going to Kindergarten tomorrow? No, sweetie. You are going in a few weeks. Wait, is that after tomorrow? Yes, honey. The day after tomorrow? No, in a few weeks. But is that after tomorrow? Yes. And on, and on, and on. I'd say she's fairly stoked. So I capitalized on her excitement for all things Kindergarten when I talked her into being my subject for my first ever photo shoot this week for an online photography class I'm taking. And it worked. The conversation went something like, hey sweetie, do you want to take some pictures with mommy? No. They are special, Kindergarten pictures...Okay Mommy! It was my first time shooting in all manual and I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out. Not perfect, but not super sucky, either. And it took all my willpower not to tweak the hell out of them with Lightroom, but that wouldn't be helpful when getting feedback from my virtual instructor and classmates, so I refrained from going all preset crazy. And, of course, where there are pics, there are layouts. And these pics definitely made for some nice layouts about Kindergarten and all the sappy journaling that comes out when I'm feeling all parent-like and sentimental. And I must be trying to squeeze out every last bit of summer Scrapbooking time because I did make a few Serbia layouts today, too, which I'll be back to share tomorrow. TTFN!
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
I had so many instagrams from Serbia that I decided to make my very first ever mini-book with them. It took a few days, but it was fun. And now if I don't make a single Serbia layout I'm still good ;) I used thin cardboard and cut it to 8x8 inches for the pages. I also used an October Afternoon mini-book for some pages and to embellish the cover. Thanks for looking, friends!
Friday, August 17, 2012
So, as promised, here is my post on all the scrappy goodness I threw down while out of the country for 2.5 weeks. First, the supplies. I filled one large 2 gallon zip-lock bag with: 1. One Studio Calico Brooklyn Flea kit plus add-on patterned paper2. 4 sets of extra packs of various Thickers 3. Small amounts of different colored twine 4. A handful of various Studio Calico wood veneers 5. 3 rolls of washi 6. 5-6 different extra sheets of patterned paper from Studio Calico's Elmwood Park kit 7. Photo Splits 8. Runner Adhesive 9. Super small Fiskars scissors 10. One black marker 11. A stack of about 20 photos that I chose and printed at home 12. A few doilies 13. A couple of small packs of random embellishments And from all that I made 15 layouts. I probably pulled out my supplies to scrap 5 times over the course of our trip, usually when the girls were napping or playing with their cousins. It was awesome. I felt like I took just the right amount of supplies and it was a lot easier to create when I had fewer supplies from which to choose. Also, it pushed me to do different things with paper and scissors. Like hand cutting. Lots. So here they are for your viewing pleasure. So, tell me dear readers, do you take your scrapbook supplies on vacation, or is it just me? Please share, because I have a bet going with Husband that the world is full of crazies just like me ;)