I thought I would "share" my layouts with you that I had fun creating in Michigan. I was THRILLED that I got some time to just sit with Dawn and we could chat, watch some TV and SCRAP! It's been a LONG time since I just focused on my family and our memories and put that down in our own albums! It made me realize again how important it is to take that time to record your LIFE!!
So I had gathered up some supplies to take with me to CHA and Michigan and it really wasn't that much b/c there wasn't much room left in my suitcase! lol... But I was happy I printed out some pictures and had a rough idea of some layouts I wanted to create! It's VERY different scrapping with only 1/100th of my supplies at home! hehehe... I actually ENJOYED NOT having everything at my disposal because it freed me up to create with JUST what I had on hand. I don't usually crop at stores or other houses so when I create at home there is WAY too much stash on hand... Do you know how that is? I'm sure you do! But going with a limited amount of supplies and just letting go of "perfection" was so GREAT!! I was able to do 5 layouts in just 2 nights!! They may not be prize worthy layouts, but they can't all be and that's not the point anyways. It's to REMEMBER the times together, to JOURNAL our thoughts and it's to ENJOY looking at together in the future!!
So here they are:
My dad turned 70 last October and it's really a blessing to see his LOVE for his grandkids! We don't know how long he will be with us and we treasure this time.
Lance surprised me last summer after I got home from Michigan with a "date nite"! He took me in the new mini cooper to the drive-in!! It was a BLAST and we saw an old Elvis movie!! FUN TIMES...
(out for publication)
I can't believe how "grown up" she looks! This was after she had her hair done and he put some highlights in it. she didn't like it but I had her sit on the stairs and I took a few photos that night of it. (b/c I knew she was going to want to change it back soon :)
This was from our trip to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho a few years ago. I had been saving the pictures for a mini-album but decided to make a 2 page layout with them instead. I've really been wanting to get back to my 12x12 albums and making layouts instead of having lots of mini albums around the house... I really like how simple this layout is, yet has a LOT of photos in it. I got the idea from I think the July/August issue of CK magazine. This trip was in 2007 and Isabella STILL wants to go back there and talks about this day!!
Well, those are my fast and easy layouts! Hope you enjoyed looking at them and i would encourage you to try simplifying things and only allowing yourself to use a small amount of supplies and see how "freeing" that is!! It really makes me want to USE up the stash I have and not look at the cute new stuff out there... (yeah, right! I like the IDEA of that though :)-
Have a GREAT Thursday!! I'll announce the winner of the CHA SUMMER RAK tomorrow!! Get your entry end today!!