On Jan 28th, a friend from Newfoundland that I have not seen for 6 years reported to work for a 2 month assignment with me! We were on shift together, we we started talking about the natural beauty on the Rock. So, I wanted to scrap a page from my 2005 Newfoundland vacation ... that I still have not finished!
Truth be told, I have a tough time scrapping my best pictures of the greatest places ... because I want them to be spectacular, and nothing is ever good enough ... but when I do scrap them, my passion and love for those places really shine through! But I also have a tough time with my awful pictures of the greatest places, because whatever I do, it just won't cut it. Well, happily I was able to turn some really crappy pictures into a layout I really like!
We were visiting Bay Bull's, taking a puffin and whale watching boat out to the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. Come on, you just have to give it up to whoever named some of the places in Newfoundland! Anyway, the little boat pitched and rolled ... and even though we were viewing stunning seascapes, puffins and bald eagles ... the pictures SUCK!
I found a sketch from the 6X6 Paper Sketch Class by Alison Davis that I downloaded last year ... using just small pictures ... I substituted a 12X6 picture of a puffin in flight (which I printed onto cardstock) for the 2 6X6 papers in the sketch. I like how the textured cardstock made the picture look like a canvas painting. I'm so happy with this layout!
I pounced on the pictures and finished the layout. These are pictures from 2006 ... my nephew Chris, just 5 years old, and a total Natural on skates! Even then he was being scouted for triple A teams.
|he's a Natural|
|U R outta this world|
And finally ... my friend from work had her second child ... a boy, a big boy (10lbs, 11 oz). I wanted to continue with the theme that I used for her first child. I made a 1 page layout, and included the baby's card (signed by all her friends) as an embellishment on the layout. So I made the baby card this weekend. I needed to go back to my tutorial for accordian hearts ... I really love the finished card. I sewed in 4 little heart shaped pages for everyone to sign ... adorable! I know she'll love it!
Thanks for looking!