scrapbooking

A Photo | A layout

yellow flower

My plan was to join in on all the challenges Shimelle put up for the Scrapbook Day last week, with a few digital pages. But my time didn’t stretch as wide as I wished. But here are my two contributions that I had some fun making. One layout. One photo edit.

The yellow flower is really a weed in my garden. I love how beautiful it is when you get up close. For this edit I really like how the darker, more bluish background made the flowers pop. Here is the original:

yellow_flower_orginal-web

I was also inspired by the forth challenge, about the telling the story behind the photo – and this was what I made:

this photo | the story
(Click image for credit + journaling)

scrapbooking

Thoughts about a photo

thoughts about a photo
credits: alpha, papers and elements from Front Page by Sweet Tomato Designs

I’m not entirely sure why, but this photo speaks volumes to me. Maybe it’s the memory of so many times I’ve been with MT down by the lake or the fjord, watching him throw rocks out in the water? Maybe it’s the independent way he moves around, happy to have me there but don’t need my help or guides any more? Maybe it’s because finally, after many hours doing youth work in church, I got a chance to sit down eat a pizza with my favorite boy and enjoy the outdoors on this fantastic warm spring day? Or maybe it’s all of the above. Mixed together somehow.

For I know it’s not the purse, that is an okay enough thing and I like it. But not enough to make this about it. I think it’s all about the boy down by the lake – I can’t tell how much I love him. This afternoon it’s finally all about him and me, right now nothing else competes for my attention. (written 10. April 2011)

Sometimes I feel that a photo need a scrapbook page of it’s very own, even when it was part of an event that I already have scrapbooked. I know there are different approaches to this, but I love to use my favorite photos several times – documenting more than one aspects of the story. I could off course make a double page spread, including both the event itself and the feelings or/and my thoughts about it, but I like the pages to not look the same so each of them can stand alone. (I will show you the other page I made later;  since I’m on the team @ the daily digi I get to play with the digi files one month early and I used them for the second page. Check out The Digi Game here).

Do you approach this like me, or do you have another method?

Happy Scrappy Saturday!

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See more photos from the day here: Youth Work Weekend.

General

I Hearts Faces; Shades

face-w-shades

I’ve been thinking about entering the contest of I ♥ faces for a while. Finally I just did it 🙂 The challenge for this week is to present a photo with a face and some SHADES. I just knew I had a few photos of MT from when he was around 3 years old sporting some shades, looking cool. Thankfully I found them!

And above is my favorite and the entry for the contest. Below are the runner up 😉 You can read more about this weeks entries in this and this post.

Serious Shades

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