Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Now that's loyalty

The dog was created specially for children. He is the god of frolic.

Henry Ward Beecher, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

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This page really was a challenge for me, I wanted to have a timless feel but still have a sense of the energy that 'is' Luke and his pal Sam. The pj's are from Sweden, a dear friend sent them for him and when he was in the 'forest' the pictures came out with a timeless feel. This page took me quite a long time, playing with elements and goodies, trying different looks. The more I tried for something the less it worked, so I started playing with elements of color and movement and it worked.
My challenge, for myself, lately is to try and take the things I love in my digital scrapbooking and incorporate some of them in to my paper and hybrid projects, and the reverse is true as well. Not to copy entirely one medium to the next, but to get a similar feel or dimension from a photo that I want to play wit in both types of scrapping. Here is an example - one digi page which I
LOVE how it turned out and one paper one that shares a similar feel but is not exactly the same. I'm pleased with the results and it lets me try new things.
So here I am working, playing with Luke, trying to do some things around the house and to get ready for a crop tonight. I'm pretty excited about that, and am looking forward to spending time with other creative scrappers. It's not the same as scrapping at home with all my own goodies and little Luke and furry inspirations running around but it will be some good girl time. I haven't been to a crop since spring, and Earl's Mom is going to come along too. Should be a great time.

Luke and I were doing dishes, playing bubbles and how he is driving his Tonka Jeep/Bronco around the house. Feathers, our red and white Border Collie, has wisely decided to hide somewhere with stairs from the crazy little driver. I think it is time to get some more work done today, and get ready for a super weekend with the two loves of my life - Earl and Luke.

Be well and be brightly blessed, always and in all ways!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Herbie Stunt Double

Luke has discovered, with the help of Mama and Deeda, the classic Love Bug (Herbie) movies...he has all but two of them (the new one and Herbie Rides Again). He especially likes it when Herbie splashes in water, and of course we had a couple of nice days and were able to find a nice puddle for Luke to reinact his favorite Herbie splashes...good thing my camera had fresh batteries! He had such a super great time. Word art by Bethany, backgrounds by Honey Designsand Scrapgirls. My photos, laughter and fun by Luke. Bethany has some wonderful word art (okay she has LOTS), Honey has kits that just totally rock and Scrapgirls are my girls and the stuff there is almost as super as the people you'll meet!

I did paper pages this weekend too, along with my digital page of Luke, which is the opposite of my usual. I've gotten almost 9 pages done in traditional and hybrid forms, while I only got one digital done :-) But I got to scrap and that felt SO GOOD!

I made a mini album for Earl's Kok using some wonderful freebies from Raspberry Road Designs (Hootin' Annie) and they were put into an owl shaped chipboard album. Wrapped a ribbon around it and used a cute paper clip with a flower to tie it all shut.

I'm on the deck right now - a few skeeters but the Off Powerpad Lamp and the wind are taking care of them, Luke is playing in his sandpit...I have to do some work but it is so nice right now I can't miss these moments of summer.