Since this blog is truly dedicated to my personal hobby of scrapbooking and cardmaking, I wanted to be able to include photos on my first post. The next several posts will include layouts that I've completed all within the last month or so. As previously stated, I'm quite behind on scrappin' my photos (imagine that? A scrapbooker who's behind?!) At any rate, the subject of my creations are almost often of my soon to be 4 yr old daughter, Alison. And the photos in the layouts...well....let's just say she was a lot younger!
I apologize for how dark the photo came out. I took it with my iPhone camera as I continue to have a love/hate relationship with my point and shoot...One of these days, I hope sometime soon, I will be rid of that thing altogether in hopes to replace it with one of those fabulous Digital SLRs...I swear I must be the only scrapbooker left in this world who still takes pictures with a point and shoot. *sigh*
I just adore the latest release from My Mind's Eye - Quite Contrary (Jack & Jill line). They are without a doubt, one of my favorite manufacturers. Never am I dissapointed with any of their releases! The photo is of my daughter taken at a shoot when she was 5 months old. I originally scrapbooked these pictures using an older My Mind's Eye collection but I was truly unhappy with the layouts and decided to re-do all the pictures from this photo shoot...I very rarely ever re-do my layouts but it really was begging to be redone! To my fellow scrapbookers out there, isn't it funny how our styles evolve over time?! Sometimes I just cringe at my past creations and think, "what on earth was I EVER thinking?" LOL! Anyhow....here's a close up of the cluster of title and embellishments I used on the layout:
I added the bird's wings on these layouts and attached them with buttons (using pop dot adhesives) cause they looked a little "naked" to me...I thought it added a nice little touch and they seem much happier on the page as a result :)
I have quite a few layouts to share with you over the next week or so, so stay posted as there are more to come....Thanks for visiting today! If any of you have suggestions on how to take better pictures with my point and shoot, please -- I'm ALL EARS! I need all the help I can get :)
Hugs to all,