Thursday, January 24, 2008

Counting our blessings

I was so excited because I finally had a free minute to scrap a few pictures from this summer. (Let's just say that when we woke up this morning, the temperature was 10 below zero. BRRR. I thought the summer pictures would warm me up.) I completely finished the layout, went to print my pictures, and was so sad to find that my printer is OUT OF INK! UGH! So tomorrow, I promise, I will post my completed layout, pictures and all.

In the meantime, I wanted to share with you my favorite layout from last semester's scrapbook club. (It meets at my house on the 2nd Tuesday of every month...come check us out sometime. We have a blast!) This layout is from CTMH's Cherish book...it has GREAT layouts, and makes it super simple to do layouts quickly because it tells you where to put patterned paper, etc. and has a perfect cutting guide! I love it! Back to the layout...my goal for every Thanksgiving is to scrap the things that we are thankful for during the previous year. And each of those layouts will include a current picture of our kids. So this is the 2007 version of "Counting our blessings"...







Paper: Enchanted, Autumn Terracotta CS, Sunflower CS, White Daisy CS, vellum (all CTMH)
Inks: Pansy Purple, Autumn Terracotta, Garden Green, Sunflower CS (all CTMH)
Accessories: Twill ribbon, garden green brads, colonial white spiral clips, colonial white waxy flax, friendship dangles, chocolate ribbon, copper photo hanger (all CTMH)
Stamp sets: Goodness of Life, Rustic Alphabet, Autumn Splendor (all CTMH)

Journaling Reads:
Samantha....We are thankful for your 4th birthday this year. We are thankful that you have been blessed with two wonderful preschools and an exitement to learn! You are learning to read and you even taught yourself how to play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" on the piano this year! You are our blessing -- how we love you!
Hudson...We are thankful for your 2nd birthday this year. We are thankful that you love fiercely and passionately (tractors come to mind!). We are thankful that you gave up diapers early this fall, and we are thankful that you love to help daddy work outside. You are our blessing -- how we love you!
Hunter... We are thankful for your 1st birthday this year. We are thankful that you learned to walk. you love to read (I've never known a child who loves to read so much!) -- may you always be thankful for books. You are growing into a funny, energetic and "ambitious" delightful little boy. You are our blessing -- how we love you!
Six years later... We are thankful for the blessing of our sixth wedding anniversary this year. It's hard to believe we've been married for six years, and yet has it only been six years? I don't remember life "before". Six years and what do we have to show for it? Three beautiful healthy children.

Our family is a blessing. How loved we are!

So there you have it -- just a few of the things we're thankful for!

See you soon!


6 comments:

Latisha said...

What cute layouts :) Im in sbs10 with you, I can't wait to see all of your creations :)
Latisha

Trudi said...

welcome to SBS10, thanks for your comment, I'm a VERY amature photographer. Love your layouts, I can't wait to see more.
Trudi

Chrissy said...

Great layouts and pics. I love the photos, they catch the character of them all....beautiful:-)

Lisa said...

Great layouts. Isn't it fun to go back and scrap another season. ESPECIALLY when it's so COLD now. Thanks for sharing. Great design. SBS 10 - Lisa

AnneMarie said...

love these pages!! super job!

Tickle Me Pink said...

Beautiful!! I love how you shadowed the title and how you overlapped it a bit with that cherish layout!

Marjorie - CTMH :D