Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Week 52

I don't do December Daily but I sure make up for it on Christmas morning. I just cannot bear to leave any photos out because each of them tell their own story... and I want to capture ALL of those stories while the kids are little. No doubt that will wane as they grow... but for now... I ain't leavin' nothin' out.  Like a good PL friend once said, "Don't cull. Just buy another album." ;)  I can still fit a whole year into two albums so I am happy with that.

I used those Becky Higgins Christmas themed cards from the Project Life app that I was talking about on these pages. I love that I can add brushes and stamps to them in Photoshop to make them my own. A few had winter Christmas sayings. I just blocked out the words and added my own.

I just love how much love and happy I captured in these pages. Christmas means so much to me. Most importantly of all it means FAMILY and being GRATEFUL for our blessings. Yep, a heart full of happy here.

Week 52
So as you can see... LOTS of photos.
Design A + Design U.

I especially love that little 3x4 with the mini photoshoot pics of Austin with the Santa hat. Last year I had Albert doing the same. They weren't very good photos by any stretch of the imagination. Taken hurriedly when he started saying, "Ho, Ho, Ho." So I kept them small and still captured the story. He was wearing an ugly orange shirt so I wanted them black and white BUT I wanted to keep the teensy bit of red hat that you can see. The oldest "photoshop trick" in the book. Black and white with coloured highlights. It's a bit old hat (hahaha I am so funny aren't I? :P) and maybe a bit corny but for this it worked. Little details like that are what I enjoy about putting my LOs together. It's the attention to the details, I think anyway, that make a great page. (Jeez, now I sound up myself. :P) He was wearing that same orange shirt in the bottom left 6x4 too... so I just made that black and white.

Albert and I went to the shops to finish his Christmas shopping. He didn't appreciate the carol singing as much as I did. Fingers jammed in ears. ;) I LOVE this photo. I love the look on the lady's face in the background. I know her... she is the grandmother of one of my other children's friends... so it kinda made it extra special. Looking back at these photos I think Albert has been wearing that red shirt for three days. Good grief child. Take a bath!

Design U + three 6x4s in one of those American Crafts 3up on a 6"x12" pocket page.

This is the back of that American Crafts 3up pocket page + another Design U.

Last of all the back of the Design U + Design A.

I've written here before about how much getting in front of the camera means to me... even when I'm not looking my best. Like my hairdo? The twelvie made her own hair look awesome with her new curling wand but didn't have the same patience for my "old" hair. Charming child! ;)

We were all dressed up to go to a friend's 40th birthday but our bloody car battery died and so we couldn't go. Never one to miss an opportunity (or effort... getting us all ready and out the door is no mean feat!) I insisted the minions let me have a family photo. For once they actually cooperated without the usually dramas and whingeing. Even the biggest boy.  I will be using those for my 2015 cover page. The photo in my blog banner is one of them... but I had a few cute out takes and this one of my husband and Austin was a favourite so I included it here. 

So the back of that Design A will be my last page. I have used mostly Midnight Edition (by Liz Tamanaha of Paislee Press) throughout 2014. I adore her designs and will probably continue to use them throughout 2015. The 3x4 "joy" card on the first page of Week 52 is one of hers. I recoloured it to suit my LO. Being able to buy her digital designs means no shipping costs and instant gratification. Two things I am big on. ;)

I will finish off the year with a couple of New Year's Eve photos and the Last Page Cards from the kit. Simple. Quick. Done. I will share in a week or so.

Happy New Year!

May 2015 bring you and yours health, wealth and happiness.

Watch out for my next post...
I will have a Project Life giveaway for my blog followers.

I'm sure I can find something awesome in amongst all this craziness that I call my scraproom.
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1 comment:

Leah said...

That friend of yours must be really intelligent. How could you possibly cull any of those pics? Love what you do, happy new year to you and your family xxx