Saturday, January 12, 2013

In this moment it’s just you and I forever and always.

My Christmas gift this year was some scrappy goodies. So a new cricut cartridge, a class with Karan and some extra spending money in which I bought myself some yummy paper! So I decided to use Prima’s  Nature Garden Collection for this page. With my new cricut cartridge. I cut out the puzzle pieces, inked the edges, and layered. I cut out borders with one of my MS punches. I wanted to pop out the red so decided to use some of Tim Holtz paper and found a few trinkets I added to the page. I also used my new stamp I won from SGD. The stickers are from Glitz. 
Sketch 82 from Sketchabilities was the inspiration from where I based my layout. 

Going through my stash found this sticker from Glitz that I fell in love with. Because it captures exactly my thoughts and sentiments of the picture. This year marks 10 years that Dave and I met. And I am still completely in love with him.  We have had our ups and downs, high and lows. But at the end of the day he is still my love, my heart and mine. This photo was taken by Barb Weir Photography. Having family pictures is very important for me. Both Dave and I only have a couple of them from when we were kids so we want to make sure that captured these memories. I have to admit before pictures I am a little nuts. I want everything perfect. I spend weeks picking out outfits to match the background, to match the paper I will ultimately use to scrap them. And there is my husband in the background keeping me grounded. When we are at the Studio I start to relax and we take our pictures. Satisfied that I have all the pictures I want of the kids I start to pack things up when my husband asks if he and I can get some pictures together. Just the two of us. A few weeks later when we got the pictures back I fell in loved them. But what really struck me with this picture of Dave and I, is how Barb captured us so perfectly. Dave balances me, he makes me happy, makes me smile, makes my heart sing , my soul dance and most importantly he makes me laugh. He loves me. And this picture captures it.

I love the puzzle pieces. And in this case they were a perfect pick. When I met Dave I was in the process of putting the pieces of my life back together. Building myself a new life. 10 years later, together we built a beautiful family.
Have a great weekend. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Another one ...


So yesterday I spent the day getting ready for today! I cleaned and I organized the whole day so that today I could play. I actually finished off a a page I started early December. It was one crazy holiday!

This is a page I completed of the kids with the Carta Bell collection "Winter Fun"! I based the layout from Creative Scrappers Sketch #239. The pictures again are from Barb Weir Photography. 

lots of layering

made a few tags... very simple

a few captions which help me hide the hidden journalling

Here are a few close ups... I used some Twin, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz, and TCW template in the background.  
Hope you are having a fabulous day!