Sunday, January 11, 2009

Happy New Year!

Yes, I know I'm late ... I've been on holidays!! Our annual NY trip to Colo. Bliss, total bliss. We slept in, ate too much food, had afternoon naps, spent time in the pool, went canoeing, did a bit more swimming, read, read some more ... the kids rode their bikes, got totally filthy, and had a fantastic time. I could fill pages with how much I love Colo! Plus, it gave me the perfect opportunity to play with the new lens I got for my birthday. I got some fantastic pictures, and I've already scrapped a few of them! I got lots of scrapping done while I was away - it was nice to scrap for the fun of it, not because I felt like I had to fit the layout to specific challenge criteria, etc etc. I had fun! So, what did I do when I got home? Did a challenge layout! lol of course. I can't help myself.

I did this one for Scrapping The Music - the song this week was Hands by Jewel. It has made me dig out my Jewel cd - I forgot how much I loved her music! This was my annual "NY reflections" layout ... very deep and meaningful. Look at that bald head! It's grown back a bit since then - I'm looking very fuzzball-ish right now.

I'm doing a "52 pickup" layout challenge this year - a layout a week, with specific criteria. The first one was to use some metal on your layout - and lets face it, most scrappers have heaps in their stash! I used an old metal frame on mine, cut in half for the photo corners. I'm going to do my 52 layouts using photos that I've taken in that week, so it'll be a record of my year. Some people at Scrap Therapy are doing a photo a day, but I just don't have time for that, so one a week is as much as I can commit to. This one is a picture of Kelsey at Colo, using my new lens.
K, that's it for now. Take care of you!!

6 comments:

Scrapping The Music said...

Love your layout! Thanks for playing along with us.

Julie said...

Love your pages PT. Colo sounds like so much fun. Thanks fot playing along with us at STM.

The Tucker's and Wolek's said...

LOVEEEEEEEEEEE your LO's.....LOVE the journaling and that flower on the STM LO...thanks soooooooooooooooo MUCH for playing along with us! :):):):):):):)

AlexM said...

Love the design, with the round scalloped shape, the pink and the journaling big tag. Beautiful and simple. Thanks for playing along with us!

mandysea said...

JUST gorgeous - both lo's PT!!

Donna said...

I really love this LO... that's some real journaling there. Thanks for opening up. We love having you participate at STM!!