Monday, May 12, 2008

Priorities

I didn't post much last week, sorry about that. Life was just crazy. We had teacher appreciation day/week at the school and my hubby was gone for part of the week. Add those two things to the constant motion of my life and well, blogging fell by the wayside.
I did have a nice mother's day. Sarah and I spent a few hours on Saturday putting in a flower bed in the front yard. It looks awesome! We planted pink hydrangeas, white impatias, a pink bogunvilla (yes, I know I can't spell that..), and a couple other bushes I can't remember the name of but they had greenish red leaves. I hope it all grows and fills in to resemble the picture in my head! I'll be sure to share if it does.
I spent some time this morning scrapping while I was keeping the laundry and bread going. When I reorganized my photos a couple weeks ago I made of point of putting little stick up tabs on groups of pictures that I needed to scrap. This is one of those groups. They are from 2000 ( I think!) , back from our California days. I just love these pictures of my Ethan. He was the most smiley baby I have ever seen! Such a total cutie! still is!! Anyway, I tried to keep the layout fun but clean so the pictures could really take front stage. I started with Certanily Celery cardstock from Stampin' Up! for my base. I cut one inch strips from three different sheets of designer paper in the Summer Picnic collection from the Occasions mini collection. I stuck them across the lower part of the pages, overlapping them so they weren't all the same width for added interest. For the circles, I used my Coluzzle. I mounted my pictures in old olive and tempting turquoise cardstocks, colors I picked up from the designer paper. "go go go" is stamped with the Taffy Alphabet using Old Olive craft ink. To give the page a bit of a pop, I added colored mini brads here and there. The best part of doing these pages are the memories they bring back of my sweet boy. He has always been such a joy! I just love him!
Sorry this picture isn't bigger....Any tips on that? I'm working on it...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like those pages. The green just speaks grass and outdoors and happy. As did Ethan. I remember that back yard. >sigh< So much closer to mine. >sigh again<
When I double clicked on the picture, it came up larger...a bit blurry, but larger.
Good page.
MOM