i FINALLY found my camera after it being MIA for like two weeks. whoops. now i just have to find the battery charger... AGAIN... oh well, its just in time to snap some photos of a few new layouts with some of the new goodies at Memories Live On. YUM YUM!
Lately, i've been trying to work out how to spend more time making and less time managing. Of course, it takes some careful planning, BUT i think the rearranging of priorities and responsibilities is going to be well worth it.
speaking of creating, look what i had time to do:
a few years back i started a tradition of taking husband to a local(ish) winery for a picnic lunch and tasting. pretty low key/low budget but totally up his alley. when the Sweetly Smitten Collection came into the store i knew husband was going to get a layout with this line. the images of the line are clearly feminine but the colors are rather neutral. i know there are a lot of scrappers out there who adore all of the flowers out there, BUT are blessed with all boys to scrap about. it can be done...
I was sooooooooooooooo excited for them to come in but i am even more excited to play with these paper foldies from Sassafras. They are so amazingly lovely. i went a little nuts with the glossy accents here but it just picks up so much of the detail of these little guys.
i also put together a little something using Three Bugs. They have the cutest papers which is so far from my style its rediculous, BUT it completely reminds me of husband's grandmother. I love seeing our grandmothers with the boy. Its amazing that these women are so strong still and we still get to share our loves with them. Grandma Joan is a big reader and the journeys she takes with the boy through books is priceless.
The few details I put onto this page really make the photo stand out for me. a couple brads from American crafts and everyone's favorite squashed spiral paper flower seal the deal. ok, and i have to swoon a little over the Thickers. KRAFT THICKERS omg i am in love! nevermind the biggest detail of all, the background is cardstock. embossed core'dinations. so simple and so very perfect.
anywho, it feels awesome to share again. will have to go on a mission to find my charger and get back to crafting. oh, and throw in a load of laundry too!