Sunday, August 25, 2013

Ah, to be so easily entertained…

These pictures were taken on a day trip to Essex, CT in July. Lovely little town, and we really lucked out with the weather, since it rained before we got there, and right after we left. There’s a beautiful town green overlooking the Long Island Sound, and Lilia was endlessly fascinated by all the clover growing there.

Lilia-EssexGreenSince I started with the whole digital scrapbooking thing (and even before), I have amassed a huge number of kits and collections, some for free, some not (remind me to tell you how deliriously happy it makes me that digital stuff is so cheap). So it drives me a little nuts when I have an idea for a page and I can’t find all the elements in one kit.

Such was the case with this page. I was using a template, and had a vision of how I wanted it to look, but I had to use 4 different kits to get what I needed. Which means I can’t post the page in the gallery that was hosting the template challenge, because it uses mostly stuff from other stores. Oh well.

Credits: Template by Little Green Frog Designs – Scrap Orchard August Challenge; Papers and butterflies: Live Life Every Day by Lina Dragani (LDrag Designs); flowers from Love Her Forever by Lorilei Murphy (Studio Rosey Posey), and Summer Livin’ collection from Sweet Shoppe Designs; clover from Laugh Lots by Bella Gypsy.

I have mixed feelings about this layout. I kind of feel like the elements overpower the photos, even though I tried to keep the colors minimal and the patterns unobtrusive. I even removed some of the elements from the template. Again, oh well. It’s another memory preserved, and isn’t that what scrapbooking is about?


Sunday, August 11, 2013

It’s not California…

Oh, this is gonna be a rough week for me. My baby (OK, she’s in her 30s, but she’s still my baby) is moving out of NYC. The last one of the three to go. I knew it was coming, but was living quite comfortably in the land of denial. And as she keeps reminding me, it’s only Boston, not California.

Annisa_fly-webI made this page about a month ago, before the news was official. Now everybody knows, and it can go public. Just a note, this is not a very recent photo of her, but it’s one of my favorites and I think it was taken in an airport, which makes it appropriate. And she really doesn’t look any different now. She’s as vibrant and beautiful as the colors on the page.

Oh, this week is gonna be hard. I just have to keep repeating: It’s not California. It’s not California…

Credits: Template from the Going Solo package by Mye De Leon (Pixels & Co.); Paper from Quilted with Love by Janet Scott Design; Ribbons from Break the Pattern by Lauren Grier; Bird from Touch the Sky by Digilicious Designs. I have searched through every folder to track down where I got the alphabet and flowers from, but I can’t find them. I’ll update this as soon as I do.