My goal was to creatively create a layout my style but with multiple photos.
This is number 1 of 3 for this week. (Hint: I have more to come for a special event.)
The photos are of Jacob during his biggest snow storm yet in South Carolina! Doesn't his smile tell you everything! That snowball in his hand did land on Mom. He helps to build snowmen and generally stomp around in the snow. My children did not grow up around snow like I did. They don't know the fine art of catching snowflakes on your eyelashes, opening your month and with your tongue catch snowflakes, or catching them on your mittens and trying to see if they are all really different. Snow angels? No way.
What I Learned
- Five photos on one layout and it turned out cool.
- Use what is broke. The title "Jingle Bells" is from Kaisercraft. I've had it awhile and somewhere in the mix I broke it. Add some Snow Cap paint and be creative. It was easier than trying to piece it back together again.
- The snowman stamp is from Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtzcollection. I stamped the image and embossed. I cut it out, added a bit of faded jeans Distress Ink, and of course a scarf for a nice chilly embellishment.
- After struggling a bit I realized that if you have multi-photos on a layout you really need to keep your design simple. I wondered where I was going to put my journaling. While I was editing the photos I discovered all this snow "white" space. I added the journaling right to the photo while editing. It was fun and so easy.
- Bo Bunny rocked the house with this line.
Well, Ruth and I each found a wonderful piece of memorabilia or ephemera. She found four chairs in great condition that was priced beautifully. $135.00...$130.00 over budget.
I found this incredible 1920's Lighted Theater Shadowbox. The outside frame was gorgeous! This inside was tin and I would have loved to use Graphic 45's Curtain Call line to alter the inside. It too was $135.00, well over the 5 dollar budget.
I did want one other thing: a 1 pint milk bottle. Surely I can find one for around $5.00. Nope. The empty bottles went for no less than $24.00. Again, it was outside my budget.
Ruth and I decided we had fun, went through a lot of temptations, and acknowledged we will shop at the Flea Market next time. LOL
Have a Crafty Day!
1. a fan
2. accomplishments this weekend
3. walks in the early morning
4. time with Jim
5. my beautiful, talented, loving daughter