Thursday, August 16, 2012

Throwback Thursday Plus Some Current Layouts

I have pulled up the very first layout that I posted on to two peas back in November of 2002, that is over 10 years ago.  I have an old gallery there under a different pea name, I had taken a several year break from scrapbooking when I divorced my kids' dad and when I got back to it, I had forgotten my pea name.  

With today being Throwback Thursday I figured instead of an old picture of me and my husband I thought I would go back and find an old layout to share.  Wow is all I can say, lol.  The picture is horrible too. 

This was about our California trip, it's a 2 page spread (I was really into those) all about our day at the San Diego Zoo.
And here is a look at two layouts I finished yesterday...I think I have made some tweaks, lol. I'm still using the August kits from Studio Calico and I have to say that that I am loving the fact that I can get such a variety of colors.  I have managed to get some soft tones and some bold bright ones, it's just great that I feel I can get so many looks out of the same kit.  I was really worried that joining the kit club that I would have a hard time making my pages all look different and honestly it has bee a no brainer.  Studio Calico really does put some truly good kits together.

This is one of our pit bulls and since they are inside dogs they are not much for the outside heat here in Texas but Solae loves to go outside roll in the grass and sun bathe.  It's the funniest thing she will lay like that for several minutes.

This was my first time using an enlarged photo, I have been wanting to try it and I am very pleased with the results. I wanted the page to be fun and silly just like my kids in the photo.

Oh an here is another sneak at what's I'm in the middle of creating...notice another great color scheme. lol

Thanks for looking!


Alinor said...

love love what you did with the big photo!!!
and this new layout looks great, you keep making me want to come back ;)

Jenny Lilac said...

OMG I totally love that House Full of Silly layout! First, what you did the title is super cool, and I love that that was their response to your new lens - typical kids!! Right onto my Pinterest board!

April Michelle said...

Thanks! For the title I just typed out the word SILLY in my cameo software then duplicated it three times, each duplication I made it bigger than the first. I cut them using three different papers and then layered them on the page, biggest to smallest. The top smallest layer are the BG chipboard letters that came in the kit.

Jasmine said...

Your title work is fantastic - very inspiring! TFS.

Meghann said...

Your pages look great! I especially love the 'Silly' layout and how you did your layered title! I can't believe you're in Spring! I'm in Katy! If you ever want to get together, just email me! If you go to Archivers in Katy, you'll usually see me there too. =)

em said...

The Silly layout is so creative and fun! Love it!! :)

laura said...

Love your layouts. The House full of Silly is a riot!

vtpuggirl said...

Love how your photos work so well with that kit!

Staci said...

Fun LOs! You do beautiful work!