30 April 2008

A day in pictures

Tonight I picked up my photos from the 25th and decided to do the layout right away instead of letting things stew and gather dust. I'm not 100% happy with the result but it'll do. Besides, it's only the first time I was doing this and I have 11 other months to make up for it! Out of the 30-odd pictures I took, I used 14 and followed the album prompt almost to the letter.

What I liked about this project:
-having the paper already picked and glued down makes things so much easier;
-having to take certain pictures and use those in the layout also makes things easier;
-using a lot of pictures and cropping them in different sizes was interesting;
-as was layering some of the pictures.

This project definitely forced me to step out of my comfort zone when it comes to scrapbooking. Before this, I had mostly worked in 12"x12" or 8"x8" (with the exeption of one or two projects for other people) so working in 6"x12" for myself was definitely different. A fun project which kept my hands busy long enough to stop thinking about food.

(And I just spent the last 15 minutes typing up a storm about food and weight and personal issues and with one click, deleted the whole thing because really, I don't need to air my dirty laundry in public. And my blog is titled Good things and Good thoughts! So there.)

PS I changed my counter so I can now see where my visitors are from. Cool, huh?


Sandra Evertson said...

Great layouts, and love the pieces below, especially the purple kitty with his bum up in the air! Fabulous!
Sandra Evertson

artbrat said...

Cool project. I really loved the pictures of the playground and for some reason the clock one. You did a wonderful job and by viewing the finished product one would never know you were out of your comfort zone.

Sioux said...

Very nice layouts. Love the second, especially. Hope you are doing well!

judie said...

Ah Mz. KoolAid, I admit to being one of those "lurkers" you posted about in previous post. But it's only because I enjoy coming here and checking out your eye candy. ;) xoxoxo