Monday, January 11, 2010

Apple of my Eye, Star in my Sky

Good Morning everyone!

Sorry I didn't get back online yesterday to post the layouts I completed the day before. My day kinda ran away with me and somewhere along the way, I lost control. LOL I did get a lot accomplished, but not necessarily creatively. You know the usual...laundry, dusting, cleaning bathrooms, etc., etc., etc. And the bad thing about it...I didn't finish! So, today, I am going to finish up with what I didn't get done yesterday. Hopefully, I'll be able to find some time to get back into the rubber room and do something fun.

What is the first thing you look at when you first meet someone new? Do you look at their hand as you shake it? Do you look at what they are wearing? Do you "size" them up at that meeting? That's called first impressions, btw! :) Well, the first thing I look at when meeting someone, new or otherwise is their eyes. They (whoever "they" are) say, "The eyes are the windows to the soul." What do you see when you look into those eyes? Do you see trust? Or confusion? Or bewilderment? Or happiness? Or mischievousness? What color are those eyes? Are they brown, or blue, or green or hazel?

So what brought on this rambling about eyes? I don't remember what motivated me (probably an article I read in a magazine) but a few years ago, when my grandchildren were a bit younger, I took pictures of their eyes. I thought what a terrific layout this would be. It was a wonderful idea...if only I could get started on it. So there the pictures sat in a file on my computer. I would think about doing the layouts and then immediately move on to something else. Can anyone say "procrastination"? LOL Well, when it finally comes down to where I even dream about doing the layout...then its time to complete it. But not only do I have just one layout to do...but I have 4 layouts to do since I took pictures of all the grandchildren's eyes that day. It was so much fun putting these layout together. Its not hard to do 2, 3 or 4 once I got the first one done.
But what do you do when you want to do 4 identical layouts, but they have to be different. At least three of them have to be different. I love doing the same layout for the twins. That's the pleasure of having twins! Then I remember I have this paper I've used for so many different things, and have enough to complete all the layouts, making them different yet having lots of similarities. I pulled out CTMH's Cocoa Cafe paper pack and sure enough...I had plenty of paper (mostly large pieces of scraps) to do all the layouts.

So let me tell you what I did for these layouts. I found this file from Chris Durnan and I love that "Live, Love, Laugh" quote and I happen to love the font Chris used to create it. I cut it on my Wishblade using CTMH's Buttercup cardstock and Cocoa cardstock. On the twin's layout, I ran CTMH's Dutch Blue cardstock through my "Big Shot" with a screen mesh I picked up at Home Depot. The stamps I used were from CTMH's "Shining Star" stamp set. All the ribbon I used on the layouts were from my stash. And to top off the the layout, I used Prima Marketing's "Say it with Crystals" which really brings some "sparkle" to the layouts.

Thanks for letting me share with you my layouts and how I go from an idea to an obsession to a completed project. Now, onto another obsession. LOL The next couple of days, I am working a layout of my children. I completed the first layout last year but seeing that I have three children, and three separate albums for them, I am duplicating the layout for each of their albums.

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time....

Happy Scrapping!



skertso said...

Wonderful LO's!! I love them! You are very creative and have a keen eye for color combining. :o)


Mary said...

Great idea for a layout! You've been a busy gal!!

Denice aka Dedelicious said...

Love the eyes and the Live, Love, perfect for the LO's!