We spent this past weekend on the coast with my parents ringing in the new year.
One of the things I love about digital scrapbooking is that stories can get told from anywhere you have access to a computer. Some of you may remember this photo from Thanksgiving 2007. The evenings this time visit looked pretty much much the same (everyone sitting around the living room with their laptop). The only difference is that Chris now has a Mac too.
It's been a long time since I scrapbooked layouts just for the sake of scrapbooking (vs. writing a column, fulfilling an assignment, or most recently creating pages for my online class). I loved sitting there on my parent's couch in the evening, computer in my lap, chit-chatting about what each of us was working on and looking at online.
This digital layout came together fairly quickly. It's a simple celebration to kick off the new year. I was inspired by Laura Kurz' use of full page photos (and before her I have always loved how Karen Russell has used enlargements). I love the idea of seeing more of these sorts of full page photos in my albums.
Here's a look at the printed version of this digital layout. I recently got a new oversized printer that I have been enjoying and using the last couple of months. It's an HP Photosmart B8550 Inkjet Photo Printer
(picked it up at OfficeMax when my old HP Photosmart stopped working). The layout was printed on Office Max brand 13×19 photo paper and then trimmed to size and slipped into two, 8.5×11 page protectors.
January One : We celebrated New Year’s weekend on the Oregon coast with Grandma Pati & Grandpa Al. Out to the tall grass we headed to make sure to capture a little of the sunshine that was peeking through the clouds (and attempt to get a photo of both of you looking at the camera at the same time). In 2010 one of you will turn one and the other will turn eight. One will learn to walk; the other to read longer & longer chapter books. You will both continue to get to know each other as your personalities continue to develop. Here’s to the two of you.
Spot Dots No.18 Paper Pack
Word Art: My Family Genealogy Definitons
Stitching: Stitched Layered Template No.2
2010 Bracket: AEdwards 2010-2012 Brackets
Circle Accent: AEdwards Love Epoxy
Gold Heart: PKnox Puttin On The Glitz Fabric Hearts
White Cardstock: MMartin Alana Solids
Fonts: Garamond, Aja
Today I will be pulling out my paper supplies to do some more layouts.
The last few days of my December Daily are coming later this week.
For more information on getting started digital scrapbooking I have a list of recommended resources here.