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Arranging Portraits

ArrangingScrapbookHello All!!!  Sorry this one is going out so late in the day!  I started doing it earlier but I had to help my neighbor’s baby sitter get their little monkeys calmed down!!!

I have to point out the butterfly chair, it was made from iron.  Absolutely beautiful!!!  I loved it, but the price tag did not love my wallet!!!  One of these days, I would love to have one for the garden I imagine myself having!!!
In order to enhance the decor, I used some cardboard to make the date  and journaling pop out.
The font was cut at 1 inch using the inside of the Zoo Font Cartridge.


I took a shot of the building we were shooting by, as it was in a historic part of town and  it seemed like it would be a great shot!  My journal area talks about where we were to tie the building shot in.

Anyway, I think I have said this before, but I’ll say it again:  portraits are my very LEAST favorites to scrapbook!  I never know what to do/write/or how to embellish!

**As a side note, though way more important, please pray for us as we are seeking to find the house God intends for us!  We are looking for something we can grow into, as the Zoo needs more Monkeys!!!  Thanks!!!

Originally posted 2011-09-11 04:14:00.

4th of July Page: Bottle Rocket Fight

Fabulously Fun Independence Day Celebration

Okay, going to go with a disclaimer:  “I do not endorse nor encourage playing with fireworks, they are dangerous and not to be used as a toy….  They should be used under close adult supervision!”  That being said, my mom was there and participated… so I guess our adult supervision was insufficient!  LOL.  The letters are cut using a font I found for free on-line…  I’m sorry to say I don’t remember where!  Just do a web search and you should find one!  There are all kinds of free fonts, I don’t encourage using the ones you have to download, but that’s just my opinion.  😀
I made the arrows to add some journaling to the page and it worked nicely to add a little something to the page.  Honestly, I made the arrows using a template my Mom got for me as a little girl at a tupperware party.  Remember those ladies???  I remember that I couldn’t WAIT to get old enough to go to one so I could buy whatever I wanted.  Man, those were the days!  Now there are hardly any sort of tupperware, much less those great parties to get AFFORDABLE goods for homes!!!

Originally posted 2011-03-16 17:54:00.

First Day of School: Freshman!!!

Okay, so I’m a bit behind!  I JUST got around to scrapping this page.  It’s from the first day of school (at least it was THIS school year!).  She was a first day freshman at a brand new school!  Fortunately, she is use to me doing 10 million pics so she didn’t mind me taking pics!  Anyway, yeah, just now scrapped it…terrible parent….blah blah blah…..  stop judging me!!!  LOL.  Hope you like the layout!  I decided to put the pics on different ‘mats’ so that they could each have their own stories without having to do a double page layout.  I am reserving the other page to put her grades on at the end of the year, along with some memories of the year.
I put a list of the classes she is taking for a couple of reasons: 1. to take up space and 2. so we won’t forget.  It’s always nice to flip through a scrapbook and be reminded of something that reminds you of so many others!  For those of you trying desperately to read the caption beside that pic, a stray had done it’s business in our driveway and she dropped her shiny new pencil in it AND stepped in it.  (She is quite talented indeed.)  In our house, we laugh a LOT, so this was just something that made us laugh (her too, we’re not cruel!).  LOL.  I’m still smiling about it, funny stuff!  You don’t get this comedy just anywhere!!!
Used the Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut Cartridge to cut out the bus, then colored it in with colored pencils.  I wrote a school name on the bus.  The stickers were random school things I cut out.  A good place to get school type embellishments, if you don’t have anything or want to go buy, is anything with the school logo on it, magazines, or even pictures on packaging.  They work and look great!  Trust me, no one is going to turn up their nose and say “is that from a MAGAZINE???”  They will however, tell you how great it was that you thought of it!  LOL.  (That’s when ya point em to the Zoo, LOL)

Originally posted 2011-03-12 18:25:00.