Monday, October 22, 2012

Living In Paradise

That's how I feel when I'm walking around my yard marveling at the beauty God has created! Each year I take multitudes of photos that just beg to be made into a layout. The problem is that they are all so colorful it's hard to choose paper and embellishments that don't compete.This year I gave in to the color and used some gorgeous floral Basic Grey paper with even more colorful flowers :) The pop of yellow on the left seems to balance it nicely.

My interpretation of a Creating Keepsakes sketch.

I love Basic Grey sticker sheets. They have so many cute icons, aren't the birdies sweet! Martha Stewart border punch and my ever favorite Thickers.

I loved how the sketch mixed squares with circles.

Prima and Recollections flowers.

Splattering on the background helped keep it from looking too stark. 

Another sticker from the sheet, such a pretty journaling spot.

Dad is slowly getting around. The catheter in his chest is quite annoying to him and necessitates sponge baths instead of showers. Hoping the new fistula will be ready in another month or so. Thankfully it's football season and he's semi distracted!

Matthew had an awesome last game of the season with several tackles, 2 quarterback sacks (one sent the quarterback to the hospital :/ Sorry to his Mom), and he ran a 2 point conversion in for his first ever points!!! They moved him up to Varsity for playoffs, hope it goes well. My nails will be gone before the game is over :(

My poor Mimi is burning the candle at both ends. Volleyball, Colorguard, Student Council, Peer Helping, Health Careers Club and I could go on! She is sick with an ear infection now. Thankfully her last Colorguard appearance will be next weekend, so no more practices in the cold & rain.

Off to bed, work tomorrow. As they rest for the wicked!



Ashley Horton said...

These papers worked gorgeously with your photos Beth!! Great choice!! And you did a really amazing job with this sketch!! I looked at it and thought...YIKES!! :) I didn't even attempt this one. Glad to hear your Dad is doing better and I hope he doesn't have any more bad spells!!

BabyBokChoy said...

Well done!!! I love how you used the floral pattern as background on the left hand side and still kept the photos the main hightlights. Those flowers are absolultey gorgeous!! You know I am a huge fan of your 2-pagers!