Wednesday, October 27, 2010

LOAD days 26 and 27!!

Here are 2 more layouts to add to my LOAD group!!
Day 26
 Day 27


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

LOAD catch up......days 16 thru 25!!!

studio calico kit

bloom and grow album kit by Danielle Young Designs

bloom and grow album

studio calico kit

instinct kit by ninth and bloom

studio calico kit

bloom and grow album

bloom and grow album

bloom and grow album

bloom and grown album
jlabre touch of spice kit
Yes, I am still going strong with LOAD!!!! Here are my latest layouts! I did not load these in order .......I have been getting some pages done for my vacation album in there as well......LOAD has really been inspiring..the prompts are great and I definitely do it again!


Saturday, October 16, 2010

LOAD days 13,14 and 15!!!

I am still hanging in there and getting my layouts done......I think by the end of the month this will be a habit!!! I hope!!!

Day 13
day 14

day 15

Day 15 I decided to start our vacation album.....I want to focus on the photos since I have so many really nice ones from the there won't be a lot of embellys and journaling....I'm going to let the pics tell the story!!
Today I plan on doing a bunch of layouts just because I am inspired to get my hands into my paper stash again!!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

LOAD 10/10 days 9,10,11 and 12!!!

YES!!! I am still here and I am keeping up with the LOAD challenges!! It feels so good to be digging into my photos and my scrapping stash again!! Here are the last 4 days!!

Day 9
Studio Calico kit

 Day 10

this is side 2 of yesterdays page
Day 11
paislee press you are here kit font is my type
 day 12
taylormade designs in moderation kit font is pea sandra dea


Friday, October 8, 2010

LOAd 10/10 days 6,7 &8!!

I am still keeping up.....just have not updated the blog! Here are the last 3 days layouts......I am really enjoying the challenges that Lain has been posting!!
paislee press everyday ordinary quick page

paislee press number 27 template , 3 paper peonies commitment kit
one little bird instinct kit, fonts are pea emmie and milk and cereal


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

LOAD 10/10 Day Five!!!!!

I'm going to post this quick layout before I head out the door for bible study with the girls......

paislee press template No 15,one little bird storyteller kit
another digi layout of my cute baby boy!


Monday, October 4, 2010

LOAD 10/10 Day Four!

one little bird storyteller kit, font is fontastic journaling reads
I find it hard to believe that you are nine years old now. Where did the time go? You are growing up so fast and truly becoming more of a man every day. You are a hard worker and are always there to help Daddy with the next job. You are also a wonderful big brother always making time for Christopher and Caleb and making them feel good. I can really see you beginning to grow into the man God wants you to be and I am so proud of you!
Jacob Walter 8/2010.
Here is my day four layout for LOAD! I had a blast using a lot of what I learned in Amanda's Everyday elements intermediate is the before......kinda hazy and the lighting is very harsh because it was the noon sun on the beach......
 And then I ran color correct.......and deep clean and this is what I got.......I love it!!!! Soooo much better! I know I'm still learning but this made such a difference!!!

Hoping I can keep up this pace......4 layouts in 4 days so far!!!


Sunday, October 3, 2010

31 Days to a better photo!

 Ok So I am going to be following along with Darcy on her 31 days to a better photo.....a lot of it I am already doing but I need to do it better! So if you need help getting out of auto or understanding your camera this is a great place to start!!!
Today she wanted us to play with shutter speed and here are my results

1/2s F 22.0 ISO 400

1/30s F 8.0 ISO 400

1/13s F 13.0 ISO 400

1/80s F 5.0 ISO 400
Thanks Claire for being my model!!!!


LOAD 10/10 Day three!

bazzill paper, bazzill just the edge cardstock strips, CM heart punch, 3 paper peonies word art
, coffee shop barrista action

Another one done and I really feel my love for this hobby coming back!!! Of course I spent more time editing the photo here then actually doing the layout.....but I wanted to keep the design simple to focus on the photo!
I used coffeeshops barrista action to begin with then made it B&W and used the gaussian blur filter to blur the background.....I really love the way it turned out......I am really liking keeping my photos big on my pages too....very dramatic!!!
Ok I'm ready for day 4! Bring it on!!!!


Saturday, October 2, 2010

LOAD 10/10 Day two!

studio calico kit Partly Sunny from June

Can you believe it is 9:30 am and I have finished my LOAD layout for today!!!! That's what happens when you have a bad head cold and can't sleep! I was up at 5am and figured I might as well check the challenge for today and get started!!! I even decided to use one of my studio calico kits and do a paper layout!!! I am really happy with the way this one came out! The journaling is under the photo and reads....
Quote is by Mother Theresa. Journaling is under the photo and reads

 I love this quote! Having so many children and seeing them as blessings from God is not a popular mind set these days. So many people ask me why? Why so many children? And I usually just smile because the only reason they are asking is they have not experienced the blessing that comes with a big family. I get more hugs and kisses, constant company and the joy of raising children to love God and serve Him! No, it’s not always easy and there are days that overwhelm me but it keeps me real close to my God and it is only through His strength that I can do these things!  It is sad that our culture does not treasure children as the bible tells us many people are missing out! We all love our big family and can’t wait to welome baby number eight........who will arrive mid March!!!