Feb 7, 2006

Some of my favorites

Blue Sarah
The photo that I used in this LO is the one that catapaulted me into digital scrapbooking. I did this layout a number of months ago during a chat at Digital Scrapbook Place. We were scraplifting the LO Blue Lady by one of the members there (sorry, I can't remember all those details). I had finally figured out how to use brushes for this LO and had fun!

She was 6 months old and riding in the backpack carrier while our family was on a Sunday afternoon walk. My DH took our photo; I just love her expression and the little tilt of her head.
Credits: Artistamp font
brushes by default PSE, 8nero, Void, victoria extras and Lep-reflections and probably some I made.

The second layout I'm sharing is one of our family. I did this LO for a sketch and color challenge at 3 Scrapateers. We really enjoy hiking at a nearby state park. On this LO I really wanted to make sure I journaled. So here goes:

Journaling reads:
Another afternoon/evening of hiking and spending time together at one of our favorite places. We are very blessed to have such a wonderful state park so close to us! It is only about 10-15 minutes from our home - give or take. We have taken many different trails at the park, some are more off the beaten path than others. One of favorite places to go is a well beaten path, but not an official path -- the overlook rock (not an official name but our name for it). This is part of the bluff that overlooks the Des Moines River. The path to the bluff is well used; and as the photo tells, there are not safety rails on the bluff.. It is about 30-40 feet above the river and has a great view of the river. We have also had exciting adventures taking the less traveled path from the bluff; muddy trails, slippery paths and great fun have abounded. Usually Mom carries Sarah in the backpack (as she is not walking) and everyone else uses their own feet. If Peter gets tired, he either rides on Daddy’s back or Daddy’s shoulders. Caleb and Joshua usually find a walking stick or sword or spear
or javelin to be used while hiking. This day Joshua was also wearing his Robin Hood hat and his green shirt to complete the outfit. Caleb enjoys sitting at the edge of the bluff and looking over the edge. Joshua is more like his Mother and stays farther from the edge, but Peter will probably be more like Caleb and his Daddy, although we don’t let him get that close yet. Sarah enjoys riding in the backpack; she likes to see where she is going. She has the cutest denim hat that she wears to avoid a sunburn on her head; her hair is still very short and fine. All in all a wonderful time spending time together and enjoying God’s creation.

Credits: Papers,ribbon and journaling tags by me.
eyelet by Andrea Nelson; word art - unknown; Clay alpha by Ronnie McCray

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