Sunday, October 17, 2010

Reusing photos

I am for the most part caught up with scrapping. (Don't throw anything at me.) I began scrapping when I was pregnant with my first. While pregnant, I scrapped my first years of marriage; everything else was in albums, so I am working on photos from last spring right now, as well as anything current that inspires me. (Note: I am gradually and gently harassing my mother for pictures of my childhood, which I have none of. I do want to scrap those via my 100 moments album, which I've blogged about. Visit Jen Mohler to hear more about that project.)

I mention I'm caught up because I scrapped my Easter 2010 photos already. The photo of my boys in the bunny ears is already on a page. However, I recently came across that photo as I was printing spring photos, and it made me think of my nickname for them: bunny. So I printed it again without shame (why stage a photo shoot for a story when I have a perfectly good photo?), used this week's Sketchy Thursdays sketch, pulled out my Studio Calico kit On the Easel for the first time, and produced this:

I only got one kit this month--I had a lot of the product already--so I only need to make 6-8 to get my money's worth this month. The kit seems kind of soft to me--maybe gentle is a better word--so I guess it's good that I'm working on spring!

As a bonus, here's a card I made yesterday for a birthday Rowan went to:

I'm trying to develop my card-making comfort level, which is nowhere near as strong as my scrapbooking comfort. And BTW, Rowan's favorite part of the card is the monster, of course.


Monika Wright said...

that header...gorgeous. i just adore hydrangea's and peonies!

Diana said...

You meant ME when you wrote not to throw anything at you, didn't you? Heeeee
I envy you, having gotten started scrapping when you did. Well, I did a sort of scrapbooking up until 2000. Then nothing until 2007, but I've backtracked and done albums going back to 2005. So I *only* have 2000-2004 to get caught up. lol.
But that doesn't include the twins' baby books, plus a whole bunch of LOs from this year that I haven't scrapped yet (including Easter pics!)
I am loving On the Easel. I didn't realize it when I saw it online, but it is just flowing for me with my photos.

Amarilys said...

absolutely gorgeous! Love your take on the sketch and that picture is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for playing along Sketchy Thursdays!

Jeanet said...

Love this! That photo is so much fun and I love your layering!
Thanks for playing along with us at Sketchy Thursdays!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeeee your LO and your card!! GORGEOUS colors!! And I just read your first post about your son'e school conference...I am soooooooo sorry you are going through that... my son does not have Autism...but does have ADHD..and it has been a struggle his WHOLE life....he has been kicked out of soooooo many daycares and was even suspended in Kindergarten....and due to the 'bully' antics he showed with his problems from his ADHD... he now hardly has any friends... so sad....and so hard on us as parents... but I really want to thank you soooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Keshet said...

That is super cute! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Sketchy Thursdays!!