Catching up after the holidays!

My, my, my!  I cannot believe that I haven’t posted any of my layouts here in such a long time.  Guess I have been really busy!  So…let me get started with some scrapbook layouts I have completed in the past two plus weeks.

Fall was a Snips and Snails mini that had great fall colors. Here’s my layout of the Old Mill at Berry College.  I took this photo on a beautiful day on November 9, 2012.

Nature’s Gold is another fall themed kit by Aimee Harrison.  For this layout I used the sketch to watercolor technique on the main photo.

Next was a layout about friends, made with a collab collection by Aimee Harrison, Digilicious Designs and Snips and Snails called Season of Friendship. This is the group of friends who took a cruise together in October 2012.

Then we move into kits for Christmas.  Hark the Angels and Silver Bells were both re-releases with new additions by Snips and Snails.  My layout with Hark the Angel features an angel ornament on my Christmas tree last year and a brief history about the song Hark the Angels Sing.

The next is a photo of William and Sarah last year on Christmas Eve.  I can see the excitement in their faces.

I’ll have more to share in a few days.  Happy scrapping!

 

 

 

 

Holiday Baking

I’m not really into baking except for the holidays.  I love to fix goodies for family and friends–and me.  These photos are from 2011 and are just a few of the things I made–the ones I remembered to take photo’s of. One of my absolute necessities for Christmas is Orange Cranberry Nut Bread.  It just says Christmas morning to me!  Here’s a scrapbooking layout I did this week and Orange Cranberry Nut Bread is the lower right photo.  I wish I had some right now!

This layout was made with a new digital scrapbooking collection called Country Kitchen by Snips and Snails.   This collection just begs for recipes, photos of favorite recipes or food, or people eating food.  Or the elements go with any country themed page.  This collection is available today at The Digichick where Stephanne of Snips and Snails is the guest designer this month.

Check back on Saturday and I’ll have more new things to look at.

Changing seasons and new scrapping layouts

Good Monday morning.  I hope you all had a great weekend and expressed your gratitude to a veteran somewhere–if you are in the USA or Canada.

I have two different layouts to show you today that are both done with new scrapbooking supplies from the very talented Aimee Harrison. First is So Thankful, released today at Scrapbook Bytes.  This kit has great fall colors and lots of parts to choose from.

I chose to title my layout So Thankful also.  After all the destruction from Hurricane Sandy, I was reminded how fortunate we were that we were not affected by the storm.

Next is a layout using photos of snow last year.  Here in Georgia, we don’t get much snow, in fact most years we don’t get any at all.  We were looking out the window and saw a red bird looking back at us.  I just knew he was saying “all my food is under the snow”  So my husband went out and cleaned the snow off the wall and put out bird seed.  In about ten minutes, the birds had found their food.  How did they know it was there???  Look below!

For this I used Winter Dawn that you can find  today at Gotta Pixel.  It is part of their Gotta Grab It offerings this month. If you hurry, it is on sale.

Here’s hoping you have a wonderful week and are making those plans for Thanksgiving with family!

 

Fall is all around and I’m feeling thankful!

It is definately a colorful fall here in Georgia.  The colors are at their highest now but leaves are falling so fast that much is already on the ground.  This week I have done three scrapbook layouts to share with you.

First is a fabulous collection from Stephanne at Snips and Snails called Autumn Opulence released on November 11th at The Digichick, where Snips and Snails is a guest designer this month.  As you can see below, there are lots of bright and rich colors and patterns in this collection.

When I saw the colors in this collection of scrapping goodies, I immediately thought of some photos that Kathryn had taken of Sarah in a dress with those colors .  Not knowing the story behind these photos, I thought Sarah, standing at their back door, was wanting to go outside to play ball–probably with her brothers and her dad; and in the others that she was sad because they would not let her play.  When I called Kathryn to ask about the photos, she laughed and said no that was not what was happening.  See below the real story.

Next is a lovely fall scene taken at the lake at Berry College.  You might not see the swan in the photo because he is just a tiny white speck in the water.

The last layout used a kit called Count Your Blessings, also by Snips and Snails, released on November 9th at One Story Down.

I chose a family photo for this page because I consider my  children and grandchildren my most precious blessings.  Kathryn took this photo last year on Thanksgiving.  I had asked everyone to wear a white shirt and jeans for the group photo.  Here’s that page.

I will have more to share with you on Monday–November 12th.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day-or IDSD

I have been having fun going around my favorites sites–on line of course–and participating in International Digital Scrapbooking Day.  I’ve collected lots of goodies and had fun, and the weekend is not over yet!  woohoo!

I have completed several scrapbook pages this week utilizing the amazing kits from two of my favorite designers.  First lets look at Florentine Dreams by Aimee Harrison.(Image below is linked to one of her stores)

As soon as I saw this kit I thought of my dream vacation  to Italy after my retirement.  This photo was taken during a gondola ride through the canals of Venice.

Next is a bright and sunny collection called Girasole (Italian for sunflower) from Stephanne of Snips and Snails.  It is available only at One Story Down.

Here my first layout featureing a closeup of Sarah.  Kathryn (Dream Big Photography) took this photo.  I love this black and white version of the photo.

Next is another photo Kathryn took with her cell phone while they were visiting the pumpkin farm.  It is a sunny feeling photo that looks just right with the bright yellow background.

Got to go participate in a chat.  More soon.