Sunday, July 25, 2010

Feeling Small Isn't Always A Bad Thing.....

This is a very simple and quick layout of my favorite pictures from Jekyll Island. Some one wanted to catch the sunrise over the shore, and drug everyone out of bed at 6:00 am. (not exactly everyone else's idea of vacationing!) However, they were all glad they humored me, because it was breath taking! I love this large photo. We are very self-centered and just seeing how vast God's creations are and how small we does tend to put us in our place. I wish you could see all of the golden hues in the smaller photo. The sun was glistening off of the waves, and was creating a haloing effect over everything (even J - which is so far from the truth, lol!)Of course the first thing that popped into my mind was the lyrics from the Leann Wommack song.

Basically this is one sheet of patterned paper, a Hambly transparency, and letter stickers. I wanted it simple b/c I love the photos so much.

Take care,

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Scraps + a sketch = quick layout

I went to crop last night at Sweet Memories . I mainly went because I had an assignment that I needed to finish. Once it was done, I was having so much fun and wasn't quite ready to come home. I was very limited in what supplies I had with me, but I did have the scraps leftover from this layout. I was planning on making some cards with them. Instead, I used the scraps and this sketch - Creative Scrappers Sketch #112

These were some photos of J and my sweet sister-in-law before she left to go back to Hawaii. J surprised April by coming down stairs in this get-up. Love the socks! (And she does have bathing suit bottoms on under the grass skirt.)

We love and adore April so much. I wish her the best in life.

Enjoy your weekend!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Gettin' My Scrap On....

I have done a little scrapping lately. I did a cute mini book of my mother-in-law's surpise luau for her 60th birthday, but I didn't even think to take photos before turning it into Sweet Memories. Don't worry, Sandra - when it is off display, it will be yours to keep :)

I also completed this layout today using Creative Scrappers Sketch # 111.

I loved this picture from last summer. You may not can see the detail in a blog post, but in the real photo you can see every muscle on J's body & every ripple in the water. When I saw this sketch, I immediately thought of the Bo Bunny Sunkissed line. And rest, my friend, is history :)

If you have never used a sketch as inspiration for a layout, I am challenging you to do so. It is a great way to spark your creativity. I have several sketch blogs listed on the right side on mine.


Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

I just love that the 4th is falling on a Sunday this year! Do you know what that means? Yep - 2 days of festivities! And the weather this year is PERFECT!

J & I walked in the local parade this morning in support of our local TEA party. We then went to Chick Fila (Christian Chicken, as we like to call it), and had a picnic at the Southwire lakes. Next up is a big batch of Adam's Ribs (seriously the BEST ribs EVER!) all rubbed down and ready for the grill. We are having a feast w/ our neighbors tonight.

Then tomorrow, we will have church, a congregational picnic there, and then tailgating waiting on the Carrollton fireworks display. Praise the Lord I am off on Monday, b/c I will need to recoup!

Hope you all have a safe & blessed 4th w/ family and friends. Take time to remember that polictical and spiritual freedom are not free, and both were paid for by blood shed!