So I was bored and surfing the digital scrapbooking sites over the weekend, snagged some freebies, even bought a couple of things, then thought -- "Wait a minute, why am I DOING this? I rarely ever digi-scrap!" And I decided maybe I'd better put some of my huge stash of digi-scrapping stuff to good use, especially since I'd actually shelled out money for some of this stuff.
So I thought -- heritage photos. I have a ton of those now and maybe rather than printing them out and paper scrapping them, I could do some in digital. Of course, this is a struggle for me, because I want to FEEL the 3-Dness of the stuff on my page, not just have it LOOK 3-D. But I broke down and did a page anyway, and I am very pleased with how it turned out!
This is my grandmother (Mom's mother) when she was 16. It's my favorite photo of her, and I wanted to do something really special to set it off. And here's what I came up with:
My grandmother was the very epitome of the Proverbs 31 Woman. If you don't know what I'm talking about, here's a link to the chapter. Start with verse 10. And keep in mind, this passage isn't something women HAVE to be, it's something to aspire to. I think my Granny did a very good job of reaching that aspiration, just by being herself. I really miss her. I was thinking today about when she was in the rehab "home" a few weeks before she died, about her struggling to walk between the parallel bars. She was a super courageous lady. Thinking about it makes my heart hurt, though, so I have to kinda slam the door on those thoughts.
Granny loved pink, roses, butterflies and hummingbirds. I couldn't figure out how to add hummingbirds without it just getting overboard, but I think she would have liked this layout a lot, although she would have disagreed with my declaration that she was a Proverbs 31 Woman!
Anyway, here are the "ingredients":
Brads: Michelle Underwood "Chocolate Soup" kit
"31": Amy Teets "Sunporch" alpha
Bkgd paper: Atomic Cupcake "Divine Damask"
DP: Raspberry Road Designs "Seventies Stylin'"
Bible verse: Eyelet's Scraps Designs "Scripture Pack 1"
Flowers: Paula Yagisawa (Dreamer Paula) "Sunday Morning"
Buds: Dyp Designs "Eastermania"
Butterflies: Ana Flor "Silk Butterflys [sic]"
Frame: Diana Burton "Heritage Helpers"
Ribbon: ScrapStreet "New Orleans Valentine"
Raffia: Thao Cosgrove "Raffia Embellishments"
"Proverbs" letters: Zee Helmick "Vintage Buttons" alpha
Font: Lettering Delights "Wedding"
As you can see, I'm no more a "one-kit" girl with digi-scrapping than I am in "real life" scrapping, lol!
So, I'm working on a paper-scrapped layout about my twin nephews. At the moment I don't like how it's turning out, but I'll go up and play with it some tomorrow and see if I can't figure out what's bothering me and fix it.
Hope everyone has a great week!