Sunday, January 23, 2011

Just A Few Layouts

I did one of these a week or so ago, but never got the photo taken until today. The other two I did last night, but I am not overly pleased with one of them.

This first one is my "One Little Word" layout. It's a very odd picture in that I colored and texturized it in a very strange way. Oh odd photo for an odd girl, lol.

I really like this one. It's a photo of Kevin's federal recovery coordinator, Mary. She has been with us since Kevin was first wounded and has done so much for us that I could never begin to say how much I appreciate her. She really is an angel and I knew I had to make the title to this "Snow Angel" as soon as I saw the pic.

This is the one I am not overly fond of. I admit that the snowflakes are a little hard to see, but I just think it needs more. I don't know what though. I don't have many Christmas embellies, but hopefully something comes to mind soon. Although I am uploading it here, in my mind it really is unfinished. I am open to suggestions...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

One down...

...only 51 more to go, lol.

Seriously, here is the first layout of the year. I based it off of a PageMaps sketch and it is a photo of Kevin with Charlie Daniels. If I remember correctly, Kevin had no idea who Charlie Daniels was, but he was still just so excited to have a visitor.

I am hoping to scrap some more tonight, but we shall see...

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A New Year

Well...I failed miserably at my goal for last year. I guess I was not thinking about how quickly life changes with our situation and that when I set the goal all was running smoothly. Shortly thereafter (in Feb) everything fell apart with Kevin again and we had to leave our home in FL and head to TX again. It will be a whole year in just a month since we came here and it looks like we will be here a while yet.

But anyway, I still scrapped more last year than the previous and I think that this year I am just going to lower the goal - making it more attainable. I have also decided to set some 'nudge' goals; like creating 2 PageMaps layouts every month.

So tonight I am hoping to work on my Ali Edwards "One Little Word 2011" layout. The word I have chosen this year is OPEN. Somehow during the last 2 1/2 years I have closed myself off to everything. I haven't really had a choice as my lifestyle taking care of Kevin is all-consuming, but I need to start making time for myself. I need to OPEN myself up to the real world; to making new friends, to financial possibilities to just flat out being open to changing the person I have become. It's not going to be easy, but I have to at least try. I think I just retreat into my shell because it's hard watching everyone out there in the world do what they want, when they want to. I don't have those freedoms; and yet it's what my son so valiantly fought for over there in the desert. Ironic, huh? My son fights for our country's freedom and I lose mine completely in order to take care of him for the rest of his life.

Ack! Well, this is not going to be a reflective post - it's going to be a new year, new beginning post.

Let's hope I can actually scrap tonight and get the new scrappy year started...

2010 Layout Titles

Just posting a list of last year's layouts for my own records:

1. A Day at the Beach
2. Fascination
3. Anticipation
4. Life is a Journey
5. Today
6. True Patriot
7. Riverwalk Fountains
8. Adore
9. Self
10. Safari Adventure
11. Journey
12. Just Plain Silly
13. Charming
14. Cool Due
15. Dolly
16. Screamed Loudest
17. Family
18. Solitutude
19. Litte Girl
20. Siblings
21. Holding Hands
22. Tourists
23. Enjoy Life
24. A Day...Garden
25. Together
26. Bedtime Hugs
27. Mission San Jose
28. Friends Forever
29. All Smiles
30. Reflection
31. Long Road
32. Hangin w the Band
33. Answers in the Sky
34. Attitude
35. Reflection
36. Love
37. Always on the Phone
38. Happy Days
39. Pathway Home
40. Sound Check
41. Koi Pond
42. Raven Haired Beauty