This week was full of random stuff and then our first summer trip to the beach. I originally wanted to use some of the brand new Becky Higgins page protectors for this week but they haven't come yet !! Hurry up UPS man. So I just got it done and will use them in the coming weeks. I really had fun with this week. Lots of fun photos from the beach.
Here is the first page :
This first page was about the girls digging for dinosaur bones. As you probably know Katelyn is obsessed with dinosaurs and so they love to try to get the dinosaur bones out of these blocks.
I had one picture of each girl that I wanted to include on one sheet. Took two vertical pictures and put them on one 4x6 picture using photoshop.
Here is a look at the journaling cards.
This one I looked up the definition of paleontologist and put it on the card. Found some free dinosaur clip art to add to the card as well.
Another free dinosaur clip art for this card. Journaled about the two girls and their digging for dinosaurs.
Shadow and me and Noah in the stroller getting the mail.
The word on this one is from Ali Edwards playing word art set
I did four extra pages for this week. Lots of extra beach pictures to add. These ones were a series of pictures of Patrick trying to get Noah in the water. I modified a Cathy Z template and resized it to 8x8.
I love the look of layers in my album. This week was no exception. I had a 8x8 and then a larger extra behind it that is probably 8x12. Here's what it looks like in the album all together.
The other side of the collage is a 8x8 picture of Katelyn buried in the sand. The circle that says July is from this website .
I had a whole lot of pictures that I wanted to include in my album from our day at the beach. So I had a divided page protector that fits 3x4 horizontal pictures. I think it was left over from Becky's baby kit. Originally it was 12x12 so I just cut it down to the space I needed.
To make the pictures for this page I just cropped them to size and put them on a 8.5x11 layer in photoshop and printed it out. Cut out the pictures and put them in the protector. Simple as that. Here is what the photoshop layer looked like before I printed it.
Here is the other one.
Here is the other journaling card. This overlay is from this website again . The go outside and play is from Ali Edwards Go outside brush set. Love that one !!
The other side I had one more story to tell. Another My Mind's Eye card.
This card was from a freebie way back. Can't remember where though. The Cherished Brush is from Ali Edwards Summer Rocks brush set.
Here is the second page :
Katelyn is my little fish. She loves the water. Pool, sprinkler, beach. It doesn't matter. She was in the water almost the whole time that we were there.
I have always loved the way that Ali Edwards uses little strips of paper to journal on and then attaches them to the pictures. So I used the idea this week and love the look.
Noah loved the sand, not the water so much. The brush is from Ali Edwards Summer Rocks set. The little balloon is from this free digital website . Check it out, I love it !! Again, was trying to stay with the whole Stars theme.
Another picture that I put a strip of journaling on. Love it and plan on doing more of it.
Patrick and Noah. The late afternoon at the beach is not the best time to try to take pictures. The lighting is horrible. Maybe it's because I'm not the best photographer but I tried. The brush is from Ali Edwards and her Summer Rocks set.
Here is a look at the journaling cards :
Journaling about how we decided to drive down to the beach and how it was the Fourth of July Weekend. Added some stars. The "JULY" is from Ali Edwards day and month word set.
Maddie and her bucket.
Brush is from Ali Edwards Summer Rocks set. The word ocean is from Ali Edwards Go Outside word set. I matched the orange to Maddie's bucket. Though it looked nice.
I just want to say that if anyone has a question about anything done on my blog please don't hesitate to leave a comment. I will answer.
Anything I did, any products used, any digital stuff, please ask. I would love to try and help. Take care now.