Thursday, July 31, 2008
This is the lone product of our plants this year so far, bless its little heart. I wish I could say that its determination paid off, but it was pretty mealy. At least it made for a purty picture. ;)
This is another page where I let Elements do a lot of the work for me. I journaled and did a portion of the title work directly onto the photo using the program. For the embellies, I used a combo of ready-made 3D stickers and hand-cut flowers from some patterned paper I just bought during our recent trip to Roswell (thanks, Aunt Jo, for the birthday money!). I mounted a few of the cut-outs to the page using pop dots for added interest. On the title lettering, I heat embossed the top and bottom edges of the letters.
I am a foodie with a soft spot for fast food
I am an outstanding conversationalist in my sleep
I am a stickler when it comes to a clean kitchen
I am a slacker when it comes to a clean car
I am the type to research every purchase
I am an unabashed grammar snob
I am horrible at being idle
I am lost without a list
I am a mother
I am a wife
Thanks, as always, for taking the time to look at my work!
[Journaling: You love your "nanas" so much, that word emerged in your vocabulary even before "mama." There's no doubting you'd eat them for every meal given the opportunity! 7/08 ~ 11.5 months.]
I really had fun with the embellishments here. I made the metal flower and heart embellies with craft wire and glass beads, and then I did some chipboard work with the other flowers with acrylic painting and paper covering. And, per my current obsession, I had to throw some hand stitching in, too. :) I've been really giving my Elements software a workout lately, playing with journaling and title work directly on my photos. The white space of Charlotte's high chair tray was perfect here for the title.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Thanks so much to Jen for giving me the Arte y Pico Award! This award recognizes a blog's creativity and overall contribution to the blogger community. I have the honor of selecting the recipients for the next award! And although I was asked to pick five, I'm picking six. So there. :)
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1) Choose 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award based on creativity, design, interesting material, and overall contribution to the blogger community, regardless of the language.
2) Post the name of the author and a link to his or her blog so everyone can view it.
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Tuesday, July 8, 2008
(Thanks also to Mom for the coordinating bows she picked up for Charlotte while she was here during the baptism. I am in LOVE with putting a bow in those curls!!)
This, my friends, is the look this little one gets on her face the moment that Daddy walks in the door from work. I am so happy to have captured it on camera, even in big brother's piggies are in the picture. :)
And what is the only accessory this ensemble is lacking? Look in her little hand! A CAR!