Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New Tradition

Today's layout started from Shimelle's new Starting Point's series that runs each weekend.  On Saturday, there is a partial layout.  In this case it was the background paper, 4 - 5 1/2" squares and one strip through the center.  Then on Sunday she posts a complete page built from the starting point.  You can use the starting layout however you wish.

I used 4 squares from a coordinating 6x6 pad from My Mind's Eye.  They have a bunch of these out now.  As far as I can tell, these papers are only available in the small pads.  Pity, as there are some great prints.  My center strip is also from a striped paper in that pad. It is seamed but covered by the photos.

I know the one photo of my husband defies all the photography rules about shooting a subject with is back to the sun, but moving him would have defeated the point.  Plus I love how the light fell.  Shimelle also has a new series on camera lessons. I need to take it to see what other rules I can break!  :-)  I wish I took better photos but I just don't have the patience for those perfect shots.

Anyway, it reminds me of a relaxing evening in early summer.  Even though I'm ready for cooler weather, I'm nostalgic for this night too.  It is part of the beauty of living where we get to experience all the seasons.

Thanks for visiting today.  Off to my regular workroom to finish some draperies.

Ingredients:  DSP:  Paris by My Mind's Eye
Chipboard:  Stampin' Up!  Stickers:  Crate Paper
Thickers:  American Crafts


  1. Love those photos, rule breaking or not! Also love the background papers you chose, such a nice blend of colors, very eye-pleasing.

  2. Beautiful page, and looks like a wonderful vacation! Your pictures are great, and the papers you chose really showcase them well.

  3. Great page. If we always waited for the perfect picture we wouldn't have many pictures to go along with our memories.


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