Thursday, June 10, 2010

Remembering good times

I know that lots of scrappers pretty much scrap as they go along with life - taking pix of their everyday life and then soon after scrapping those photos.  I have quite a few photos of our life prior B.S. (before scrapbooking) and really enjoy scrapping those photos as they bring back such wonderful memories - thoughts of places we visited, friends we made, jokes we laughed about, games we played, dances we danced, all those wonderful little bits of life that are stored in our little gray cells but can be triggered in an instant by a photo or song.  I did the above layout yesterday afternoon for the ScrapGal merry-go-round contest - you do a scraplift of the person on the list in front of you and then the next person lifts your layout - it's quite fascinating to see how the layouts evolve. I haven't scrapped for about a week so yesterday was a catch up day - doing lots of DT stuff - I did 6 layouts in one afternoon - totally amazing for me!!!!!! I knew in the morning that my turn for the merry-go-round was up as I had seen Judean's layout on the thread but I just didn't know what to scrap - so I started working on the Top 10 challenge for the month - 10 things you must have in a vacation - and of course, for me it starts with sea, sand, sun - and then I knew what to scrap for the merry-go-round - I pulled out some old photos of the Bahamas and so many memories flooded back.
Here is the June top 10 layout. I had saved the Coastline wine bottle label from a bottle that we drank last week (Deana, it's great wine!)  I knew the label would be perfect on a layout.
Thanks for reading and hope you are having a super week.  If you haven't linked your favorite shoes layout to These Are a Few of my Favorite Things, be sure to get it done in the next couple of days - we have 28 prizes to give away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lots to do today - a new session of painting classes starts this afternoon!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I mix up my photos that i to old..and back to new!! LOL!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee these Chris!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee the colors...and loving that design on the first one! YUM! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jocelyn said...

This is just beautiful Chris and I would like to take this time to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the get well wishes!!! It means so much!!!

Have a great one and keep creating all of these awesome pieces of Art!!!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Great use of the wine label - it's so perfect for that layout!!! And, um, is that a pig in a swimming pool??? He's adorable! Love the layout!

Oh and p.s. that cuff you made is fantastic!!!

Bekka said...

Six layouts?! Wonderful! These look great!

Hanneke said...

6 LO in 1 morning!!!!???? WOW that's a lot!! I have to a lot of DTwork now we are leaving for France in 4 weeks and i have so much to do!!!!

Love that LO and i love the winetag!!! I love to use old photo's now and then, you are right it does bring back memories!!

Have a great weekend!!
hugs, Hanneke

sarah said...

i LOVE scrappin' the photos prior to my sb obsession. getting anything and everything documented is totally game! :)

anyway, can't wait to see all of your latest paintings! :)


Anonymous said...

Pardon me...?! You did six (6!) layouts in one afternoon???!!! Wowzah girl!!! And this one is beautiful... aaaah, sand and beach and sea - but you know me... Have a great weekend Chris!

yyam said...

These are wonderful memories to scrap...I love to mix it up and scrap new and old photos! It must be great to relive that beach vacation! :)

Jeanet said...

Wow..gorgeous layouts Chris!Love the colors and those photo's are beautiful!So great to scrap good memories...that's what itá all about!