Friday, March 19, 2010

The 7 Sorrows of Mary's Heart

Hi everyone! We are having such beautiful weather today I just can't believe that we are supposed to get snow tomorrow. But I am thankful that the sun is shining! Today I am taking the kids to the movies. We are going to see The Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The previews looked really cute...we shall see. I decided to change my blog background...again...because St Patrick's day is over and since I am going back to work next week I am sure that I won't have much time to redo the blog background again for a while so this is neutral enough that it should last me for a while...unless I get a wild hair! *wink*

This week I have been working on Haley's school scrapbook trying to catch up. This is a page that I started when my friend Lynette came over to scrapbook and I just couldn't get my mojo going. I hadn't scrapped in a while and was just stuck on my idea, then when the layout idea came to me I was stuck trying to find the right paper! But I didn't give up I just kept going and this is what I came up with. Once I got over that "creative hump" the rest of the pages I worked on were simple. Funny how that happens huh?

I thought with this being lent I would post this layout first. When Haley was in 8th grade her class performed the 7 Sorrows of Mary's Heart and Haley was Mary. They all did such a great job, it was a very moving performance! The larger picture is a little out of focus but even still I thought it was the best choice for the focal point on the page. She just stands out to me with the blue vale and white clothing. Over the years of taking pictures at the kids programs I have had some pictures not turn out as well, but that doesn't stop me from including them in the scrapbook. I mean if most of your pictures are in focus and there is one, like this one, well I would rather use it for the memory then not include it. The title is done with the Stone Script Cricut Cartridge and the jewel embellishments are clear brads from Hobby Lobby.

Here is close up of the "out of focus" picture. See...not too bad.

I just love my little Epsom Picture Mate printer! This is how you put many photos on a page and get away with a single page layout!

Hope you are having a happy friday! Can you believe Easter is just around the corner? I just ordered an Easter stamp set so I will be working on Easter cards just as soon as they get here! Take care of you!


Whimsey said...

Look at you - I love the new blog layout - I haven't changed mine in forever...might have to scope out a new background.

I love your pictures and layouts; fabulous pictures!!!

Yes - I LOVE Ellen Hutson's store; they have incredible customer service - one of the "best" in my opnion!

Whimsey said...

Hope you don't mind...I have the pink version of this same layout...sorry, I loved it!

What's me at least? Perwinkle is my favorite color - but I always go for a pink/chocolate layout. LOL