Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I Heart Faces--- Photojournalism

 haven't played along with I Heart Faces in a while so I thought I'd jump in on this one. The theme is Photojournalism ---Using an image (or images) to tell a story. We can enter a collage of up to five photos, if we'd like. I took these photos of Miles coloring this weekend. The story they tell is of his intense focus and determination. Coloring that picture was Serious business for him!

Edited to add... One day I am going to treasure these photos because of the "little" kid way he is gripping that crayon. He just can't figure out the correct hold yet.

Head over to I Heart Faces to see the other entries!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Final Dakota pics!

I finally finished editing the remainder of Dakota's senior photos. She is such a doll and I had a good time working with her.



Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Audrey at Four Months Old

Well, the four month photo shoot for Audrey didn't go as well as last month. She was a little sick and I was in hurry to go shoot Dakota's senior pics. We did get this one good photo though. Then Audrey's Grandpa Ian dropped by and I got a few shots of them together.

Here's the layout I made using Audrey's four month pic. I love this kit. It's called Fading Summer by Becca and the colors are gorgeous!

Journaling reads: Audrey, at four months old, you are just a bundle of joy. Your sweet personality is only matched my how incredibly adorable you are. It’s true that we haven’t officially come up with my “grandma” name yet but just know that this grandma-nana-mamaw-amma-mimi-grandmother loves you with all of her heart,

Created with Fading Summer By Becca at 9th and Bloom. Template Fusion freebie from 9th and Bloom

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

More Dakota pics

I've finally edited most of Dakota's senior photos. Here's another sampling.


Monday, August 23, 2010

Dakota's Photos

I had the pleasure of taking photos of my daughter's friend yesterday. She's adorable and was very cooperative...I'm not used to that level of cooperation with my own kids! I'm just going to post a little sneak peak of these because Dakota hasn't seen them all yet.  What do you think?

Friday, August 20, 2010


I've been wanting to scrap these photos of Miles and Daddy on the merry-go-round for a while. They were taken when we went to Kennywood in June. I love these pics because they both look so happy and the one of Seth on the little pastel horsie CRACKS me up. Miles took the big horse and left the little one for Daddy.

Created with Merry A Round by Kim B at Digi Scrap Obsession

I had to mute the colors a bit in these photos to get them to blend well with the colors in the kit so here are two of the more colorful originals.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Princesses, Big Hair and Potty Training

Here are my recent scrapbooking layouts, on a wide variety of subjects!

Princess Chloe and Princess Emma
My Eighties Big Hair Days
Journaling reads:
My Life, 1989

My Friends
Aquanet, obviously!

Created with Ever After  By Becca at 9th & Bloom
Miles and the infamous "Jealousy Photo", taken shortly after Audrey's birth.

Created with Lady Bug Garden by Vonnie's Digiworld, Doodle Me This by Chris Greiser and Joy Alpha by Pixiemama, all part of the Chickadee August Grab Bag at Scrappity Doo Dah

Miles lovin' Audrey when she was a few days old.

Created with Lady Bug Garden by Vonnie's Digiworld

Potty Training Time!
Journaling reads:
Miles, you first started potty training before you turned two years old. You completely got the hang of it right away. Unfortunately, you then decided that you had “been there, done that” and quit! We were back to diapers for the next six months, until YOU decided that it was time. You quickly became very anti-underwear during your refusing to potty train phase. Once you got back into the game, you would only wear character underwear, backwards. That’s right...backwards. The pictures are on the butt and you wanted to see the pictures so you wear them backwards! You are so quirky and I love you very much!
Created with Potty Time by Vonnie's Digiworld and Dani Moy Designs

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The return of Old Whitey

When I first knew my husband, a decade ago...Old Whitey was the guitar he used. I loved the sound it really cut through and captured me. Over the years, he's added other guitars and Old Whitey was put on the back burner. Just lately, Seth spruced him up and has started to play him a bit. This clip is of the guitar solo from "Free To Be Me", by Seth.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Miles' Dance Moves

Just to state the obvious here....Miles loves music and he can totally get down! It's actually hilarious and awesome at the same time. He gets so overcome with the music...he just doesn't know what to do. He dances, hugs, spins, rolls...whatever it takes to get that feeling out there. This video is of Miles dancing to ZEN at a gig this weekend.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Nice Accolade and Two Princesses

Hi all! Yesterday I made a page of  Emma and her friends performing in their Old Brick Playhouse play. I used the kit, Ephemeral Soul from By Becca, which is one my all time favorite kits. Imagine my surprise when my layout was selected by the Gallery Standouts Blog.  That's a first for me and I was so thrilled!

Very soon, I'll be doing some layouts with a princess theme because Becca is almost finished with a gorgeous kit called "Ever After". So, of course, I had Chloe and Emma dress as princesses for a photo shoot. (And they even Wanted to do it!!) Here's a sneak peak of our Princess Emma and Princess Chloe photos. Aren't they lovely?

Monday, August 2, 2010

One hobby at a time?

I realized that I haven't posted any scrapbook pages in a while. Actually, I haven't posted any for the entire summer! So this is going to be a HUGE post. It seems like I can only focus on one hobby at a time. It's either photography or scrapbooking...not both. If I could get my act together, my two hobbies should be....organizing my house and working out! I guess that's wishful thinking though.

Anyway, here are some recent scrapbook pages. I've only been averaging about one a week, which is much less than I used to do.

I've made several for Audrey's book.
Audrey at three months old.
Created with Kim B's Picnic Promenade -Elements and Prints and Plains

Audrey at birth.

Audrey at two months old.

Audrey and Aunt Emma

Audrey at one week old.

And a few other pages...
Jack at the beach in 2003.

Seth and I, in 2003. Quote reads, "I dropped a tear in the ocean, and whenever
they find it I'll stop loving you, only then."

Emma and Chloe

A couple of Emma...

The big kids at Great Wolf Lodge, during our Christmas vacation.

Whew...I think I'm finally caught up. I'm going to try to stay on top of this from now on.
Thanks for looking at my scrapbook pages!