Thursday, September 13, 2012

Long Time, No Craft

Well, I'm back. Holy moly. I can't believe I neglected my poor blog for over two months! There went that New Year's resolution. =P Anyway, Bloglandians, let's just say that it was a long, busy summer, without a lot of time for crafting, but I'm looking forward to fall and holiday crafting, and this month I decided to try to focus on getting some scrapbooking done. So I'm here to share a layout I did yesterday, and hopefully over the next few days/weeks I can share some more layouts as well.

I've been working on going through all of the family photos from my childhood and getting them scanned in and digitized so I can get them safely stored. It's been really fun seeing all of the old photos and every once in a while I see one that I just can't wait to scrap. Today's layout is an adorable photo of my mom, when she was about 6 months pregant with me. It's not the greatest quality photo, but I was able to restore it a little using some techniques I learned in Jessica Sprague's This Old Photo class. I highly recommend this class if you have a lot of old photos. I'm only 3 lessons in and it's already helped me so much. Alright, enough chatter, here's the layout:


And here are some close ups of the embellishments and title:




I got the sketch and inspiration for this layout at the CSI:Color, Stories, Inspiration website. It's a very fun site where they have a new "case" every week to inspire you. I really liked the sketch they had this week and the color scheme seemed to work well with this photo. Check it out if you are looking for some fun inspiration.

Also, I've decided to enter this layout in the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week. The theme is "hero", and the more I thought about it, the more I realized my mom truly is one of my heroes. I know it sounds cliche, but especially when I look at these old photos of her, I am reminded of what a great mom she was. I was her first child.....and I was a HELL of a first child, I assure you. =P Yet somehow she out-stubborned me and managed to raise me up right...and I think I may have turned out okay. =) And now here I am, 31 years old, and she's still helping me out; she's currently teaching me to drive, and just helped my buy my first car a few days ago. Thanks, Mom, you're the best.

And thanks to you, for taking the time to check out my blog! =)

*~M~*

P.S. I'm going to try something new here on the old blog, and I'm going to attempt to list my supplies using the InLinkz Link Manager. Here's hoping I did it right.....